The good people over at AO-AO blog premiered this blend just before our last event at The Shacklewell Arms. Its the latest refix from us which we did with Murlo, combining Ruff Endz’ RnB classic No More with classic 90s dancehall riddim Up Close and Personal. Stream or download below and remember to support the original artists Ruff Endz and Donovan Germain.
It’s always great to see a producer take a classic and make it his own (especially when done right). Spooky did that with the OG, now we get to see 4 new producers take on his remix and make something different. Samename (those carnival whistles), Murlo, Sir Pixalot and Trends all provide remixes for the 6th release on Oil Gang records. Expect this one to come out in August, on vinyl only. Above is our favourite cut on the original riddim
Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo (Quartz EP) and Dubbel Dutch (Self Help Riddim), 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 11th mix in the series is by NY’s Fantasy Thrilla, having become a fan of his on soundcloud we have made sure to check out what he has been up to. Whether it’s dancehall, vogue , bounce or whatever else he wants to wrap his gifted production skills around he is a talent to look out for. This mix takes us through some newer dancehall rididms to the newer tropical bass influenced riddims from across the world. You can download the mix here You can find out more from Fantasy Thrilla here
After the success of our debut event at the Lockside Lounge, Hipsters Dont Dance On A Ragga Tip is back for another night of World Carnival fun. This time we are joined by producer and HDD favourite Famous Eno. Fresh from his storming set on London’s important Just Jam, Famous Eno will be bringing us his take on Grime, Bashment and more. Of course we will have our Residents Murlo, The Large, Illanja and Kazabon & Hootie Who on the decks bringing you the best in Hip Hop, Tropical and Dancehall. Don’t forget our motto is Fete Hard or Go Home! Get ready to wuk and wine by pumping our latest mix (below) through your speakers.