It’s hard for us to write about this song. Murlo is incredibly talented and the way he works is unlike any other producer. We sometimes get the privilege to listen to sketches occasionally and sometimes we hear stuff fully formed. We have close to 70 songs of his that he has made over the years.
This one is a track that we love, from the initial sketches, to it being fully formed. I remember where I heard it the first time, I remember begging him to play it at raves (if only to somehow try and lift it from him). All the trials and tribulations only add to a song that I hope will be adding to his defining work. A song that we hope connects with people in the same way that other songs do.
We will be going in like King of the Dancehall Beenie Man at our October session this Saturday at The Shacklewell Arms. You can find the full crew; us ( Hipsters Don’t Dance aka Kazabon & Hootie Who), Murlo and Illanja in the back room of TheShacklewell Arms recreating the feeling of carnival in the middle of Dalston. The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Azonto are not only encouraged but guaranteed. So get ready to Row di boat like Beenie Man……Fête Hard or Go Home!
£5 on the door from 11pm to 3am or email us to be added to the £3 cheaplist (guarantees £3 all night). More info here.
PS. Not sure what music to expect? Give this a listen!
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Tagged afropop, bashment, beenie man, dalston, Dancehall, HDD, hdd october, hipsters don't dance october, Hipsters Dont Dance, Illanja, Kazabon & Hootie Who, murlo, row di boat, shacklewell arms, soca
Hipsters Dont Dance & Swing Ting Present World Carnival from Hipsters Dont Dance on Vimeo.
If you missed our collab with Swing Ting on Carnival Sunday check out what you missed above. If you were one of the may ravers who joined us palancing and skanking see if you can spot yourselves. It was such an amazing night and this video by Akito Hernshaw of Hub 16 definitely captures the vibe. Thanks again to Fox, Trigganom, Famous Eno, Murlo, Samrai, Joey B, Platt and Birthdays for helping us make it all happen.
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Tagged birthdays, carnival afterparty, dancehall party, famous eno, fox, HDD, hdd x swing ting video, hipsters dont dance video, hootie who, joey b, kazabon, Kazabon & Hootie Who, murlo, platt, samrai, swing ting, trigganom, world carnival 2014, world carnival recap, world carnival video 2014
We like to think of Mila J as the turn up version of her sister Jhene Aiko. Don’t get us wrong we love Jhene too but Mila’s music is more suited to the club and Murlo’s refix of Smoke Drink Break Up ensures that you are dancing in the club! Download or stream above.
Carnival may be done but the vibes cyah done at Hipsters Don’t Dance so join us this Saturday September 6th at The Shacklewell Arms where carnival continues and we will shake off those post canrival blues!
Residents Murlo (Mixpak), us (Kazabon & Hootie Who ) and Illanja will make sure to get you bogling, dutty wining and palancing! Fête Hard or Go Home! Remember to bring your whistles and flags, we don’t know about you but we definitely didn’t get enough carnival this year so we will be making up for it on Saturday.
£5 on the door all night or email us to get on the £3 cheaplist (guarantees £3 entry before 12am). More info on the Facebook event page.
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Tagged dalston, hdd september session, hipsters don't dance september, hipsters dont dance party, hootie who, Illanja, kazabon, Kazabon & Hootie Who, murlo, shacklewell arms
To celebrate Notting Hill Carnival and the HDD x Swing Ting World Carnival party on 24th August at Birthdays. We have all teamed up to release a zip full of remixes, blends and edits to get you in the mood. Sharda, Famous Eno , The OG Mr Fox, Swing Ting and Samrai have all contributed to the Zip. You know what to expect! Ps there is an extra special gift if you download the zip in full.
download the zip in full to unlock another carnival special
Posted in Blog, HDD Guide to Notting Hill Carnival, Music, Notting Hill Carnival Anthems
Tagged bumper 4x4, carnival special, cassie, famous eno, fox, free download, free downloads, gypsy grime remix, gypsy riddim grime remix, head gone vip, Hipsters Dont Dance, mc fox, murlo, pull up tall, samrai, sharda, swing ting, the og mr fox, the world carnival zip 2014