We will be joining Roxxxan, Bounty’s Radi Dadi, Major Lezza and a Special Guest DJ at Man Down tomorrow night at London’s latest hot spot Basement. We are excited to be playing at Mand Down as when we went to one of their events at Tipsy, it was roadblock and the vibe was so right! Entry is guestlist only, check out the facebook event page here to get on the list and for more details. Expect RnB and ragga flavours!
This Wednesday the incredibly talented Stooki collective are launching their Geodesic mens jewellery collection for Topman and have invited us (Kazabon & Hootie Who) to dj at their party. Some of you may remember us djing at the very first Stooki launch at Red Bull Studios back in 2011 and it is wicked to see how the group have progressed since then. The Stooki x Topman Geodesic Collection Party is taking place at Visions in Dalston this Wednesday from 10pm and is free entry but you must be on the guestlist, so get signed up here and join the movement! Click here for more info.
As we get ready to celebrate 4 years of Hipsters Don’t Dance this live recording of our set from our September party is sure to get you ready for the celebrations on December 7th. We are really excited about having HDD favourites Poirier and Serocee join us for our birthday bash at The Shacklewell Arms. This recording really reflects the HDD vibe and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all on December 7th. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info on our party.
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Tagged Dancehall, hdd 4th birthday promo mix, hdd highlights, Hipsters Dont Dance, Kazabon & Hootie Who, live recording, soca, the shacklewell arms, tropical
For our November session at The Shacklewell Arms we are going to do something special and that’s celebrate World Carnival! The critically acclaimed mix series which incorporates the best of Dancehall, Soca, Afro pop and more is something that we are truly proud of. It’s been described as a transatlantic carnival which surely must be the best kind!
We (Kazabon & Hootie Who) take centre stage this month with an extended set celebrating the World Carnival Sound. We worked hard selecting each and every tune across the five mixes in the series and discovered and championed anthems such as The Thing, Bruk It Down, Bumaye, Whine & Kotch, Differentology and more before they bubbled over to the mainstream. We have also invited one of our fave up and coming djs Thom White to join us on the night.
As always The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed so get ready to buss a wine with us on Saturday. More info on the Facebook Event Page.
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 don. RDX 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.
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Tagged afrobeats, azonto, dalston, Dancehall, hipsters don't dance october, Illanja, Kazabon & Hootie Who, murlo, october session, shacklewell arms, soca, the large