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Stylo G x Press Up (Poirier Dengue Riddim Remix)

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.

Wildlife! x Klouds

If you could assemble a team of producers to make a compilation inspired by dancehall riddims, this is the exact line up we would choose. For us this is the LP of the year, it fits our sweet spot so well. We don’t have to put the words forward thinking or any loose Kartel pun because this is us. Producers incorporating different sounds to create something familiar but brilliant as well. From HDD fam Murlo and So Shifty, to faves like Rizzla & blk.adonis, Poirier, Wildlife! TJ and Suku are great as well, they could have tossed off something that didn’t really fit but theirs are just as good. Cadenza is showing versatility that few UK producers can even match, and that is including the Veterans as well. An excellent job all round, a million forwards to everyone involved.
You can DL Wildlife!’s Kloud via Spin Magazine.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2012

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As 2012 comes into its last few days we decided to  repeat last year’s near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2012.

Atumpan – The Thing
Kerwin Du Bois – Bacchanalist
Miguel  – Adorn
Jeremih – 773 Love
Vybz Kartel – Party Mi Say
Machel Montano – Go Down
Kanye West feat Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy
Konshens  – Stop Sign
Dom Kennedy – My Type Of Party
Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre – The Recipe
Cham  – Wine
Frank Ocean –  Pyramids
Murlo – Next To You
D’Banj – Oliver Twist
Future  – Turn On The Lights
Trojan  – Check Your Weight 
The Dream  – Dope Bitch
Popcaan – Party Shot
Jessie Ware – 110%
Dre Skull – Kling Klang Riddim

Picking just 20 tunes that summed up the year in music for us was extremely difficult so here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.

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E40 – Function
Kaakie –  Toffee Pon Tongue
Gappy Ranks –  Wickedest Slam In Di Garrison
Busy Signal –  Real Spender$ (Theory Refix)
Burna Boy  – Like To Party
Omarion feat Wale – MIA

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Santigold – Disparate Youth
Poirier – Bring It On feat EJ Von Lyrik
Kakal – Saltfish (Magaroze Riddim)
Lexx Blake feat Serocee & Rubi Dan –  Let Your Booty Riddim 
Stylo G  – Press Up
R2Bees feat Sarkodie & Nana Boro –  Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-Riddim)

Poirier x Kidnap Riddim

POIRIER is back with his latest riddim, this time self released on his website. The riddim features the likes of Boogat, Mr Ok and L’Xtrmst.Zen. Go get it right now as it’s the bees knees, this quote from the man himself sets it up perfectly.

“The basic idea behind Kidnap Riddim was to create a heavy, hypnotic and minimal beat that could stand side by side in the club with records by the likes of Lil Wayne, Drake or Rick Ross without losing any rush.”

HDD and Friends Carnival Anthems 2012

Last year we asked some of our favourite djs, producers, artists and bloggers to recommend their favourite Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems, food stalls and anthems, and started to compile the HDD Guide to Notting Hill Carnival. This year we have added the following carnival anthems to the list. You can check out last year’s anthems here.

HDD Carnival

Jillionaire (DJ/Mazor Lazer)


J.Bo Tapes (Southern Hospitality)

There are too many Carnival anthems to mention, but I especially love the fact that some tunes only seem to come out for this weekend and still always shut it down… saying that I have never seen anything quite like the reaction to Lethal B’s POW when it first came around, 2005 I think. Crazy.

Alex (Tumbleweave Blog)

Other than the recent ‘family favourites’ (Gyptian, Vybz Kartel, Major Lazer, etc etc) there are a couple of riddims that for one reason or another I love to hear when possible. For example the Money Tree Riddim (and specifically Beenie Man & TOK  ‘Ms World) sends me loco! I am also a big soca fan, and one track that I would love to hear (but don’t necessarily expect to) is Superblue’s ‘Signal For Lara‘ – it’s an ode to Brian Lara out of Trinidad and Tobago, and it is guaranteed to make my day every time.

Moroka (Producer / Pollinate)

Just for sheer power and movement in recent memory got to be the PALAAAAANCE.

James Hamlin (Breaking Bread Podcast / North London 40)

A tough question but I’ll refer to one of my favourite Norman Jay moments of all time. As the clouds broke to amazing sunshine after an hour of solid horizontal rain. Norman dropped Bill Withers “Lovely day” – I’ll never forget that.

Poirier (Producer)

I think my favorite Carnival anthem for this year is Shal Marshall “Trouble“. Also, I have to big up Stylo G “Call Mi A Yardie” and I think the Deejay Theory Remix with a Bob Marley sample is an absolute killer for outdoor summer vibes!


Senseless Records x Synesthesia #3

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The latest release in Senseless Records Synesthesia series sees a lot of people we really like team up. Walter Ego, Poirier, Face-T, Boogat and Lenkemz. So that’s grime, reggaeton, and dancehall all one one release. The myriad of styles on this EP isn’t a distraction just a collection of great music from a series of artists that we really like. You can download it on the 9th of July off their Bandcamp page.