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!
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.
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.