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.
This riddim by St Lucian team Ace and Penn of Studio 758 and Slu Records has been getting a lot of play at HDD HQ since it came out a few months ago. Each cut on the riddim is strong and full of energy, with Kes’ Body Working and Kakal’s Salt Fish being firm favourites here. Leftside recently recorded Giddy Up on the riddim where we hear him (and his alter ego Dr Evil) go all country – we love it nearly as much as his cut on Benny Hill Riddim. Look out for this riddim in our future sets and mixes – Notting Hill Carnival’s on its way!