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Famous Eno x Gypsy Riddim


Today sees Famous Eno’s second solo release on Mixpak and this one is not to be slept on. Gypsy Riddim is a heavy hitting dancehall riddim with Jamaican up-and-comer Vyral joining UK favourites Serocee, Trigganom and Rubi Dan on the vocal cuts. It’s hard to choose a favourite on here as they are all strong but after the friendly b2b we had with Serocee at our birthday party last Saturday Topatop hits home for us – we dread to think what would happen in a serious clash! Stream the tracks below and support another great release from Famous Eno and Mixpak here or here.

Rubi Dan x The Godfather

Rubi Dan and Effect Mode/ Lexx Blake/ Tomb Crew is always a great combination and once again this is the case. Rubi is really building up a great catalogue of hits, whether it’s dancehall, hip hop or any other genre. We heard some more of their collabs and trust us they are great, keep an eye out for them.

Rubi Dan x Serious Slam (Feat. Juxci D)

Rubi Dan Serious Slam Hipsters Dont Dance

#BashmentGeneral Rubi is back with Serious Slam where he and Juxci team up to take on Leftside’s wicked Bong Diggy Bang riddim. It starts off with a bashment cover of Busta’s Serious before Rubi and Juxci spit that gal-a-bend over goodness. It’s slackness goodness done only the way Rubi does. Make sure you keep an eye on his soundcloud as he is constantly updating it with new stuff. You should check out the riddim mix here as it features great cuts from Leftside, Konshens and Busy Signal amongst others.

HDD House Party #1

HDD House Party, the first in a series of Podcasts from Hipsters Dont Dance has finally landed. Our first ever one is the Hip Hop edition. We are joined by Jamie from Effect Mode and Nick from Yo Mama for a chat and a live guest mix from each of them. Jamie’s Mix highlights the Boom Bap sound that influenced his new hip hop project Effect Mode mixed with some of the new stuff that he is into as well as some exclusive Effect Mode tracks, whilst Nick’s mix highlights the different faces of the successful monthly club night Yo Mama. Hosts Kazabon and Hootie Who explore the hip hop that influenced them, whether it be the soulful stuff or the Ragga Hip Hop sub genre respectively.

Catch Effect Mode at Hipsters Dont Dance February Session this Saturday to hear tracks from the project performed live for the very first time!

In keeping with the tradition of that era, you may be hearing some hiss and pops in the recordings. Just imagine you shoved a tape into your laptop.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2011

As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the 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 2011.

Schlachthofbronx – Wine & Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Darq E Freaker – Cherryade
Shal Marshall – Motorbike
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne – Motivation
Tomb Crew feat Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D  – Watch This
Adele – Rolling in the Dub (Shepdog Mix)
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Notting Hill Dub)
Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
Serocee – Oh Na Na
Walter Ego feat Coco & K Dot – Calm Down
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover
Shy Fx – Raver (B Traits Remix)
Beyonce –  Countdown
Toddla T feat Wayne Marshall & Skream – Streets So Warm
Laza Morgan feat Mavado – One by One (DJ Theory remix)
Stylo G – Call Me a Yardie
Kes The Band – Wotless
DJ Khaled feat Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Im on one
Jay Z and Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
Leftside & Shaggy – Jump up Around

It was extremely difficult to pick our top 20 tunes of the year, here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.


Kendrick Lamar – ADHD
Two Bears – Bear Hug
Checan & Ross Orton – Difference
Mr Vegas – Bruk it Down
Dubbel Dutch – Racks Remix
Burgaboy feat Donaeo – Where’s My Mansdem At


Zed Bias  feat Omar – Dancing
Shabba Ranks – None a Dem
Jhene Aiko – My Mine
Spice feat  Missy Elliot – Fun
Flavour – Ashowa Remix feat Asem and Stone
R Kelly – Memories

Shake It for the Horn of Africa

This wednesday we are honoured to be part of this event which is in order to raise money to Goal Uk. There are a ton of incredible dj’s on the line up including Serocee, Tomb Crew, Marco del Horno, Warrior One. Yes King, Kenny Pilgrim, Last Japan, Gaz Ultra, Trevor Daniels, Morcee and its hosted by Rubi Dan. So effectively it’s the cream of the crop of UK bass music all in 1 venue all for charity. The suggested donation is £5 which is a bargain and word on the street is that there will be much more, so please don’t miss out on this unforgettable night.
You can add yourself to the facebook event page here.
Also here is the main aim of Goal Uk:

GOAL has been supporting humanitarian and development initiatives in Kenya since 1992. The current GOAL Kenya programme has offices in two locations: Nairobi and Nakuru. The Nairobi programme comprises interrelated projects that target children and youth in difficult circumstances in the Nairobi slums. Its overall objective is to empower vulnerable children and youth in difficult circumstances, and help them access their rights and fulfill their potential.