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Hipsters Dont Dance on Arise TV


Last week we had the pleasure of being guests on Arise Tv’s Showbiz Weekly. Watch us chat about our beginnings, our Nigerian and Trinidad heritages and more.

Naira Marley x Praise and Worship (Feat Lumi)


I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the riddim that they use for this but good to see Naira back again. He kind of exists by himself which is great because he can’t be tailored to do certain things yet. A lot of artists that have been picked up by the labels have had their edge sheered off.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x March

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London’s best night for all things Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats and more is back at the Shackelwell Arms. You can find us in the back room recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston. Rum, Batty Riders, Flags and more in our own World Carnival dance.
Music on the night from residents Murlo, Kazabon and Hootie Who will make you Bruk it Down, Azonto, Atigi, Moggela, Bogle and Dutty Whine. Fete Hard or Go Home! Entry is £3 before 12am and £5 afterwards more info on our Facebook Event Page.

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.

Kazabon & Hootie Who At Palm City Social

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This Friday night we will be joining the Palm City Social guys at Catch Bar for some carnival madness. It’s an absolute pleasure to be asked to play alongside Moroka and Vamanos. You can check out the facebook event here.

Sneakbo x Trust No Body


It’s been a while since we have posted a Sneakbo tune. He’s been navigating the pop charts with songs that haven’t really interested us. This new one by him caught out attention since it’s produced by dancehall producer Rvssian. The man the brought us Straight Jeans and Fitted has teamed up with Sneakbo who made his name adding verses to bashment classics. I guess this is an example of cutting out the middle man. This song adds to the current paranoia trend that we are seeing in hip hop and to a certain extent popular culture.