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HDD X Dont Watch That on NTS


Our friends at Don’t Watch That asked us to takeover this month’s edition of their NTS show. With Notting Hill Carnival only days away we thought we would go all in and asked Samrai and our international musical cousin Jasmin Solano to help us bring the vibes. Stream below and enjoy a guest mix from Jasmine and a special carnival B2B2B with Kazabon, Hootie Who and Samrai.

Don’t Watch That w/ Hipsters Don’t Dance, Samrai & Jasmine Solano – 27th August 2015 by Nts Radio on Mixcloud

HDD & Swing Ting present World Carnival 2015


After the success of last year’s World Carnival party we will be back at Birthdays on carnival Sunday August 30th alongside our Swing Ting family and special guests Moleskin and Florentino. Prepare yourselves for another sweaty basement party with plenty vibes.

Advance tickets are now sold out but there WILL be plenty of tickets on the door. We recommend you arrive early for maximum enjoyment, we will be bringing the vibes from early. More info here.

Notting Hill Carnival Soundsystems 2015


Not sure where the soundsystems we have recommended over the last few years will be? The map below will help you find your way. Thanks to the London Notting Hill Carnival for this year’s carnival map, check out their website for more carnival info.

Unfortunately Notting Hill Carnival favourites Good Times, Rampage, Sancho Panza won’t be taking part this year but we highly recommend checking out Nasty Love, Glady Wax, Volcano, The Heatwave at Different Strokes on Sunday, and Nigerian Corner and Toddla T’s takeover of SSP Soundsystem on Monday. There are more than enough soundsystems to check out so go explore and if you want to hear the best soca follow the trucks for a bit!

Machel Montano at Eventim Apollo


T&T’s soca superstar and HDD favourite Machel Montano is bringing his On My Way show to Hammersmith this on Friday 28th of August and he’s bringing Skinny Fabulous, Olatunji and Angela Hunte with him. This one is not to be missed and will definitely get your carnival weekend started right. More info and tickets here.

World Carnival #6


It’s that time again, carnival is nearly upon us and that means time for another installment of our World Carnival mix series. The latest addition is number 6 in the series and was kindly hosted by Don’t Watch That as a carnival edition of their Don’t Mix That series.  Get this through your speakers and head over to Don’t Watch That to read a carnival themed Q&A with us.

As per the other mixes we have featured tunes we have been bumping at HDD HQ and at our monthly parties, spanning soca, dancehall, afropop and club music. It will definitely get you in the mood for Notting Hill Carnival and for our World Carnival party this Sunday.

Download the mix here

Stush  HDD Intro
MJ Cole  Crazy Love (Murlo Edit)
Kes  Endless Summer
Hipsters Don’t Dance  Style Up
Popcaan Cool It
Tinashe  2 On (Murlo Refix)
Kranium  Nobody Has To Know (Show Me Remix)
Moelogo  The Baddest Remix (feat. Giggs)
Mavado Nuh Trust Friend
Leftside Wickidest Wine
Ward 21  Spot The J
Raine Seville  Mad Dem
Demarco  Gyal Anthem
Gage  Hello Kitty
Busy Signal  Saddle Up
Timaya  Sanko
Patoranking Girlie O
Arri Peters We Drinking (Feat. D’Chancellor)
Joey B  Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie)
Marcy Chin  Bounce (Feat. Ward 21)
Bunji Garlin  All O’Dem
Patrice Roberts  Wukking Up
Navino  Give God The Glory
Machel Montano  Drop It Down
Kes  Never See Come See
Busy Signal  Luv Gyal
Owiny Signoma Band  Nyiduonge drums
Tl Dreamz  Undi Da Ki Penha (Feat. DJ Djeff)
Wizkid Show Me D Money
Major Notes  419 Riddim
Gaia Beat  Timpelequece (Feat. Fiuk Tutuka)
Bunji Garlin Gi Dem Dey
Olatunji Yearwood  Wha Yuh Drinkin
Jubilee  I-95
CYPHR & Sudanim  U Most
Robzilla  Calling All Girls (Samrai’s World Carnival Remix feat Fox )
Konshens & J Capri  Pull Up To Mi Bumper (#G2DJ Remix)
Girl Unit  Club Rez (Rizzla’s Club Cecile Bootleg Kunq)

Best Spots to Eat at Notting Hill Carnival 2014


This year our favourites Roti Stop will have a stall at Notting Hill Carnival, find them at Cambridge Gardens and join the line for some Doubles!!!! For more tips on where to eat at Notting Hill Carnival check out the following posts (Wrongtom and Tropical Waste got the veggies covered).

Best spots to Eat 2011 / Best Spots to Eat 2012 / Trini Gladiata’s Tips