Last Saturday we celebrated four years of HDD with Serocee and Poirier as our guests and the vibe was so right as you can see from Egle Trezzi’s photos above . Unfortunately we didn’t manage to capture the magic of the b2b2b2b2b between Serocee, Poirier, Kazabon, Hootie Who and Murlo at the end of the night but if you were there you know it was pretty special. Thanks again to everyone who partied with us.
For our December session at The Shacklewell Arms we are going to be celebrating our 4th birthday. It’s amazing to think that we made it this far. We have been incredibly lucky to have you guys support us as we try and put on one of the best parties in London. Celebrating that World Carnival sound the right way., this is definitely an event you do not want to miss. People were talking about our 3rd birthday for weeks so expect the same type of madness, you will not want to miss out.
Poirier (Mixpax/ Ninja Tune)
Coming to us all the way from Canada, Poirier is definitely someone we admire. A true pioneer whose production work is fantastic, whether it’s his Running High Lp, the fantastic Soca Road Ep on Mixpak or any other of his amazing work.
Serocee (BBC Radio 1/ Jambrum Records)
Serocee is family. We have to have him play at HDD at least once a year and this year it was only right we have him play in december. That way we could celebrate both our Birthdays at the same time. Serocee is guaranteed to bring the fun, looking back at his past sets they have always been incredibly memorable.
It wouldn’t be a HDD party without the residents Murlo, Illanja, Kazabon & Hootie Who who will bring you the best in the World Carnival Sound. Whine and Kotch, Bruk It Down, Azonto are all songs/dances that are not only encouraged but guaranteed. So come on down to the Shacklewell and get lost in this carnival fun.
The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed.
Fête Hard or Go Home!
As we get ready to celebrate four years of Hipsters Don’t Dance on December 7th with Poirier and Serocee, we have selected four of our favourite tunes from Poirier (look out for our top 4 x Serocee tunes next week). Choosing four tunes was a pretty tough task as Poirier has an amazing back catalougue of productions, remixes and refixes. Ever since he dropped palance during his set at Red Bull x Major Lazer Notting Hill Carnival party back in 2010 we knew we had to have him dj at one of our parties! If you are not familiar with his work these selections will give you a taste of what’s in store at our birthday bash on December 7th.
Blazin is on the same album (No Ground Under) as another favourite of ours Go Ballistic from back in 2007, it was probably around this time that we fell in love with Poirier’s productions. Blazin features Face T on vocals and the pair always work well as a team.
Its no secret that we love soca here at HDD HQ and last year Poirier’s Soca Road EP provided us with some fresh power soca with an international vibe. Bring It On is our favourite track on the EP and features Cape Town’s EJ Von Lyrik riding Poirier’s signature soca sound like a pro! Kazabon chose this tune as one of her honorable mentions for top tunes of 2012.
We all know Erup’s big hit but who know’s about the remix ep that came out with remixes of the tune by Poirier, Grahmzilla, Nick Catchdubs and Lunice?! Poirier’s remix is our favourite and still sounds fresh today.
Above is the video for Stylo G’s Soundbwoy which is out this week and if you follow him on twitter he wants you to buy. So go and support him and his label 3Beat (who honestly are having a great summer).
We are instead focusing on Poiriers’s great remix of Stylo G’s Press Up (Orignially produced by our homies So Shifty)Poiriers remix of the tune send it into that same territory as Aidonia’s tip Pon Toe ans Spice’s Hot Patty Wine, an African drum laden dancehall fugue state that we love.
You can grab this track and Murlo’s She Cobra (MIA would body that instrumental) on the Booty Based Mob compilation. It’s pay what you want but we highly suggest paying some money to it.