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World Carnival #6

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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

DON’T MIX THAT VOL 42: Hipsters Don’t Dance present World Carnival 6 by Don’t Watch That on Mixcloud

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)

Melissa Steel x Kisses For Breakfast (Feat. Popcaan)


The redo gets a good video with Popcaan exuding all the cool. Also nice use of product placement for Puma. With Drake now singing Kranium at gigs this isn’t as strong for summer song contender but it still goes and will continue to do so.

Ps continued shout out to Wundah and Lea-Anna for the OG.

Popcaan x Where We Come From

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Yesterday Popcaan released his debut album Where We Come From on Mixpak with help from strong production team Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Anju Blaxx, Adde Instrumentals and Jamie Roberts and trust us it was worth waiting for. On the production side each producer has excelled and every tune on the album is sounding clean, crisp, considered and perfect for Popcaan’s vocal styling.

Popcaan has really grown as an artist and on this album he proves himself as the Unruly Boss, stepping  away from party anthems like Ravin and Party Shot for a second to lament over a solitary steel pan on Ghetto (Tired of Crying) and to give his commentary on the status quo on  The System. The album of course has some tunes that are more on the slack side like Number One Freak, Love Yuh Bad, and Cool It with Poppy showing his Gallis side with brilliant lines like

any line from Naughty Girl weh mi quote,  pum pum run like Usain Bolt

The album  includes Everything Nice which has become an anthem since its release. We’ve seen artists like Konshens, Aidonia and Stylo G show their support for the tune on instagram, videos of crowds call for forwards at JA parties, and people vibing to it as the lights turn on at the end of our parties.

Our favourites so far are Addicted, Cool It and Ghetto (Tired of Crying) but as twitter conversations yesterday proved the favourites will probably keep rotating. This is truly the sign of a great album.

The album ends Popcaan telling his story on the title track, which reminds us a little of Drake’s Started From The Bottom. Popcaan is reflecting on his journey so far from dreaming big to meeting World Boss to ‘bussing a spliff in the dream car’ while never forgetting his beginnings.

Real thugs never forget the dump land or where mi come from

As the tune fades out it makes you want more and there is no doubt in our minds that there is a lot more to come from the Unruly Boss.

Stream the album below or buy it here.

Popcaan – Where We Come From (Full Album) by Mixpak

Popcaan x Everything Nice


One word, amazing.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2013

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As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time for our Top 20 tunes of the year. This year more than others we feel that there is a growing scene with various radio shows, labels and DJ’s playing more and more of the music we love. There has been a lot more attention payed towards Africa, Soca finally getting more shine and Dancehall moving more and more into the mainstream. There may have not been a big crossover song but instead there has been many a song which has caught the imagination of the public. We have certainly seen a shift in our raves where people are demanding we play stuff that a few years ago they would have looked a bit lost at. Let’s hope that this momentum continues with more and more exposure to the World Carnival sound. This list has been based on the tunes that we have been playing out at our numerous raves, listening to at HDD Headquarters and generally being the best ones out this year.

Rizzla & Blk Adonis Batty Jack
O Money Pull Up
Bunji Garlin Differentology
Burna Boy Yawa Dey
Mavado March Out
Red Fox Hot Like Fiyah
Tarrus Riley To The Limit
Ice Prince feat Burna Boy, Yung L & Olamide  Gimme Dat
Wiz Kid Jaiye Jaiye
French Montana feat Nicki Minaj  Freaks
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru  Khona
Specialist & Ishawna Do For Love
Charly Black & J Capri Whine & Kotch
Macka Diamond Dye Dye
Vybz Kartel  School
Dubbel Dutch Dip So
Drake feat Majid Jordan Hold On We’re Going Home
Beyonce Partition
Aidonia Tip Pon Yuh Toe

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SDC feat Poe & Boj Feel Alright
Popcaan Everything Nice
Popcaan Whine & Stop
Lady Saw  Heels On
Gappy Ranks & K Dot  Salute

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Fuse ODG Antenna
DeeWunn & Marcy Chin Bunx Up
Farmer Nappy Stranger
Kari Jess Like A Genie
Tifa Tiki Tiki