This Thursday Riddim Chango and Shimmy Shimmy are bringing something truly special to Dalston venue Hysteria (formerly known as Junction Room). They are hosting a night of Tokyo Dancehall featuring selectors Part 2 Style Sound all the way from Tokyo, Riddim Chango resident 3rd Ball, Neccessary Mayhem’s Mr Williamz and HDD residents Style & Swagger (Kazabon, The Large & Why Delia). Part 2 Style Sound is the top sound in the Tokyo bass music scene who like to throw dancehall, jungle, dub and dubstep into the mix. To get a taste of what’s in store on Thursday night you can listen back to Sunday’s Style & Swagger show which features a guest mix from Part 2 Style Sound selector 1TA. This mix is guaranteed to convince you to get down to Hysteria on Thursday night.
Legendary UK producer and DJ Curtis Lynch has worked with some of the biggest names in music, from Gorillaz to Alicia Keys to Etana. Earlier this year he worked on the bashment remix of Jessie J’s Do It Like a Dude (featuring Lady Chann) which Jessie often uses during her live shows. His Necessary Mayhem label has consistently put out some of the best riddims in the UK over the past 5 years with such homegrown talent as Tippa Irie, Stush and Mr Williamz adding their vocals, Dancehall Style Riddim (which features Mr Williamz) is a HDD favourite. Curtis will be joined by Mr Williamz on the mic at Dancehall Jamboree on Saturday. Mr Williamz is one of the biggest reggae stars in the UK. Having toured Central America, being named Artiste of the year by the BBC and having number 1 singles in the United States and Japan, Mr Williamz is a seasoned performer and should not be missed.
Here are three of our favourite Curtis Lynch Remixes
Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me (Curtis Lynch Remix)
Not many people can add to Amy’s vocals but this remix is the perfect accompaniment, verse by Blackout Ja.
(Sorry for the poor quality this was the only youtube available)
Alicia Keys – No One (Curtis Lynch Reggae Remix)
Curtis’ superb reggae remix of Alicia’s hit No One gives the original a new found flavour.
Curtis Lynch, Kele Le Roc & Red Rat – Thinking of You
Curtis works his magic on this remake/remix of Sister Sledge’s Thinking of You, and is joined by Kele Le Roc and Red Rat on the vocals.
If you haven’t heard about the massive dance that we are promoting with Physically Fit, where have you been hiding? November 26th is all about Dancehall Jamboree, a celebration of all things dancehall at The Big Chill House in Kings Cross. Here’s our promo mix featuring some of the djs and mcs who will be joining us on the 26th, give it a listen and get ready to make some noise!
Mr Willaimz – Set Da Standard (produced by Curtis Lynch)
Toddla T feat Kush, Mr Bailey, Siobhan Gallagher & Mr V – Lovely Girl
Vybz Kartel – Yuh Love
Dr Evil (aka Leftside) – Wine up your Body
Schlachthofbronx – Wine And Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Chico – Let Get it on
Lea-Anna – Kisses (Joe Grime Beach Front Remix)
Roots Manuva Vs Wrongtom – Bashment Bogle
Ms. Dynamite – Put Him Out (Curtis Lynch Jnr Danger Mix)
Yellow Man – King A Talk
Mr Vegas – Go Go
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Refix)
Serocee & Poirier – Pickney Too Bad (Riddim Wise Remix)
Laza Morgan ft. Mavado – One By One (DJ Theory remix)
Ricky Blaze – Wine Pon Di Floor
Fresharda – My Queen
J.O.E. – How D Country A Run
Murlo – South Sea Riddim
Agent Sasco – Jacket
HDD residents Why Delia and The Large are joining forces under their Physically Fit and Shimmy Shimmy guises to bring you an afternoon of dancehall at the Big Chill House roof terrace in Kings Cross. Headlining the event is the legendary Saxon Studio whose members include such greats as Maxi Priest, Tippa Irie and Papa Levi. Check out Papa Levi and Daddy Sandy performing at Notting Hill Carnival in 2009 for a taste of what’s in store.
Also on the bill is MC Mr Williamz who will be joined by past HDD guest Joe Grime on the ones and twos, Wrongtom, Cool Hand Luke and Felix Hall, and of course Style & Swagger. If this line up isnt enough to get your taste buds going, there will also be a BBQ on the roof terrace. For more info visit the facebook event page.
Why Delila and The Large have put this selection together in preparation for the event, their mix features some of the biggest tunes from the artists on the bill. Enjoy!