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.
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We are back at the Shacklewell Arms this Saturday and are joined by our good friends Tomb Crew and Illaman (both of whom were great when we had them last year) on the night. If you missed out on the last event at the Shacklewell you really missed out. The venue is perfect for our main party. It’s the start of our monthly residency there. You can save yourself some money by emailing email@example.com to get on the £3 list. You can check out Illanja’s set from last Friday here or the sets from our last Shacklewell event here.
This Friday we are joining Jus Now and The Large for the No Ice Cream Sound launch party. It’s at the Moustache Bar in Dalston and kicks off from 9pm. Don’t miss out for the following reasons:
1) The zine is fantastic and you can get it at the launch before it’s sold online. Issue 4 is NY themed with interviews with Shaggy, Dre Skull and more (and a chart from us).
2) Jus Now were great when we saw them on Regents St this past Sunday. Get Involved!
3) Support a great piece of work by one of the hardest working people in the scene. The amount of hard work that goes into this zine is untold and we really need people who love the genre like we do to support.
Visit the Shimmy Shimmy website for more information. See you there!
As 2012 comes into its last few days we decided to repeat last year’s near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2012.
Atumpan - The Thing
Kerwin Du Bois - Bacchanalist
Miguel - Adorn
Jeremih – 773 Love
Vybz Kartel - Party Mi Say
Machel Montano - Go Down
Kanye West feat Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz - Mercy
Konshens - Stop Sign
Dom Kennedy - My Type Of Party
Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre - The Recipe
Cham - Wine
Frank Ocean – Pyramids
Murlo - Next To You
D’Banj - Oliver Twist
Future - Turn On The Lights
Trojan - Check Your Weight
The Dream - Dope Bitch
Popcaan - Party Shot
Jessie Ware - 110%
Dre Skull - Kling Klang Riddim
Picking just 20 tunes that summed up the year in music for us was extremely difficult so here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.
E40 - Function
Kaakie – Toffee Pon Tongue
Gappy Ranks – Wickedest Slam In Di Garrison
Busy Signal – Real Spender$ (Theory Refix)
Burna Boy - Like To Party
Omarion feat Wale – MIA
Santigold – Disparate Youth
Poirier – Bring It On feat EJ Von Lyrik
Kakal – Saltfish (Magaroze Riddim)
Lexx Blake feat Serocee & Rubi Dan – Let Your Booty Riddim
Stylo G - Press Up
R2Bees feat Sarkodie & Nana Boro – Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-Riddim)
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Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo and Dubbel Dutch, we have decided to launch the HDD Strictly Riddims mix series focusing on our favourite instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve. The first mix in the series if from HDD’s Kazabon mixing new and old Jamaican riddims. Who needs vocals!
Download the mix here