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HDD Highlights: HDD 4th Birthday Bash

Last Saturday we celebrated four years of HDD with Serocee and Poirier as our guests and the vibe was so right as you can see from Egle Trezzi’s photos above . Unfortunately we didn’t manage to capture the magic of the b2b2b2b2b between Serocee, Poirier, Kazabon, Hootie Who and Murlo at the end of the night but if you were there you know it was pretty special. Thanks again to everyone who partied with us.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x December

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For our December session at The Shacklewell Arms we are going to be celebrating our 4th birthday. It’s amazing to think that we made it this far. We have been incredibly lucky to have you guys support us as we try and put on one of the best parties in London. Celebrating that World Carnival sound the right way., this is definitely an event you do not want to miss. People were talking about our 3rd birthday for weeks so expect the same type of madness, you will not want to miss out.

Poirier (Mixpax/ Ninja Tune)
Coming to us all the way from Canada, Poirier is definitely someone we admire. A true pioneer whose production work is fantastic, whether it’s his Running High Lp, the fantastic Soca Road Ep on Mixpak or any other of his amazing work.

Serocee (BBC Radio 1/ Jambrum Records)
Serocee is family. We have to have him play at HDD at least once a year and this year it was only right we have him play in december. That way we could celebrate both our Birthdays at the same time. Serocee is guaranteed to bring the fun, looking back at his past sets they have always been incredibly memorable.

It wouldn’t be a HDD party without the residents Murlo, Illanja, Kazabon & Hootie Who who will bring you the best in the World Carnival Sound. Whine and Kotch, Bruk It Down, Azonto are all songs/dances that are not only encouraged but guaranteed. So come on down to the Shacklewell and get lost in this carnival fun.

The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed.
Fête Hard or Go Home!

£5 before 12am / £7 after

You can find the event here.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x October

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Over the past few years in dancehall we have seen the evolution of certain stars. Cham may have dropped the baby a while ago but he is now a fully fledged star. QQ removed those child star constraints to become a slackness donRDX came back from the wilderness to teach us all how to Kotch.This month at HDD we continue the theme of evolution as HDD resident The Large prepares to jet off to NY.

The Large first played at HDD back in October 2010 and later became one of our residents, any of you that have been to our parties know that she always mashes up the dance! Like a lot of great talents, the bright lights of NYC came calling and she answered. This isn’t going to be her last time at HDD, as she will always be a member of the family but you don’t want to miss out on this set as it will be a special one.

Also on the night Murlo, Illanja, Kazabon and Hootie Who will be bringing you that HDD Carnival sound. Whine and Kotch, Bruk It Down, Azonto are all songs/dances that are not only encouraged but guaranteed. So come on down to the Shacklewell this Saturday and get lost in this carnival fun. To make things even more tropical The Shacklewell are offering two cocktails for £8 for HDD Happy Hour between 11pm and 1am. More details and directions on our Facebook event page.

HDD Happy Hour

Hipsters Don’t Dance x September

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Miss the sounds of the trucks? The bass of the sound systems? Feeling those post carnival blues? So are we, thankfully it’s always a fun and sweaty fete at HDD raves and it’s no different this month. Past September sessions have always been incredibly fun as everyone is in that carnival spirit. So come on down to the Shacklewell Arms to continue that glorious Notting Hill vibe.

On the night we will have Murlo, The Large , Illanja , Kazabon and Hootie Who. All of whom can make sure you perfect your Dutty Whine and launch into Palance that you couldn’t help yourself from doing at carnival. We kick things off at 9pm and as always you can save some cash early with £3 entry before 12am and £5 after. Bring your whistles and flags –  Notting Hill Carnival may be over but we party World Carnival style all year round. More info and directions on our Facebook Event Page.

HDD Highlights: World Carnival Party

Above you can check out a slideshow of the best pics from our 2nd World Carnival party which took place at the Old Blue Last. Below you can check out the live recording of Kazabon and Hootie Who’s set (or download here). Don’t forget you can also check out Samrai’s set here.

Kazabon & Hootie Who live at World Carnival August 24th 2013 by Hipsters Dont Dance on Mixcloud

Hipsters Dont Dance World Carnival

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What’s that? The sound of bass, bottles clinking on the floor and beautiful music surrounding you? Adult xmas aka Carnival is around the corner and for the second year running we are putting on a World Carnival Party.
After the success of last year’s HDD World Carnival party we (Kazabon and Hootie Who) have decided to throw another one, this time at the Old Blue Last. After last year’s affair with some of the leading international names in the scene (Dre Skull, So Shifty and Schlachthofbronx) we are focusing on some of the Uk’s emerging talents.

Moroka and Samrai will be joining us for another party celebrating the inclusive sound of all of carnival. From the Soca Floats, to the Dancehall and Reggae soundsystems to Nigeria Corner and more. Moroka is known for his SA dance sets and has worked the likes of The Very Best, Yadi and much more. Samrai is part of Manchester DJ and production team Swing Ting who have been profiled in Fact Magazine recently. We are excited to have two of the Uk’s leading up and comers on the bill with us.

Also on the night we will have HDD regulars The Large, Illanja, Kazabon and Hootie Who bringing you the best in dancehall, soca and afropop. You can check out what last year’s party was like here.

We will also be doing some giveaways, including the 2013 HDD Carnival pack, on the night. You can check out the facebook event here.