As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time for our Top 20 tunes of the year. This year more than others we feel that there is a growing scene with various radio shows, labels and DJ’s playing more and more of the music we love. There has been a lot more attention payed towards Africa, Soca finally getting more shine and Dancehall moving more and more into the mainstream. There may have not been a big crossover song but instead there has been many a song which has caught the imagination of the public. We have certainly seen a shift in our raves where people are demanding we play stuff that a few years ago they would have looked a bit lost at. Let’s hope that this momentum continues with more and more exposure to the World Carnival sound. This list has been based on the tunes that we have been playing out at our numerous raves, listening to at HDD Headquarters and generally being the best ones out this year.
Macka Diamond’s brand new sex anthem which we have been supporting over the past few months finally has it’s own video. Sit back and watch whilst Macka tells you how she likes it. Make sure you don’t pop out her Brazilian hair though. The video is on the edge of NSFW.
The legendary Macka Diamond is back with an anthem for our older friends in the dance. In this song and video she proclaims that she is well 40 and Fabulous and has a guy that looks a bit like Young Chop ogling her. We hope to hear more from Macka after her retirement from dancehall and this is good. It’s kind of crazy that amount of artists that she mentions that are over 40.
Our good friends So Shifty like to keep ahead of the dance trends. They may make some of the best rump shaking dance music around but they like to make sure that they are 1 step ahead of everyone else when it comes to dance moves.
In this edition they alerted us to 2 moves that they will not doubt be busting out over the summer. This first one is the Cow Foot. I like it because it’s simple, like Lean Back simple. I’m a big guy, i look good two-stepping not krumping. There is even a handy instructional video where Macka Diamond (it’s her track) and Shelly Belly show us how to cow foot properly.
The second dance move sadly doesn’t come with an instructional video. It’s Africa Whine by Tiwony and Da Brains. Mixing soca energy and a variation of the Helicopter, this dance is one for those who love to go hard in the paint. Which we do so please expect us to bussing this out all summer.