#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, 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.
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.
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.
The new Tomb Crew track gets a video, the track which features Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D (all of who kill it) is lively. Filmed in East london, the Scenario-esque video is a treat for the eyes as well, maybe this will herald the hip hop video in dance music. Also it shows that you can make a great video without sex… please take heed bro-step producers.