7 months after our first World Carnival mix we are back with the sequel. This mix spans not only our musical influences but represents the sound of our heritage. The music that this generation of diasporas (Trinidad and Nigeria in particular) are making. So we have music from countries as diverse as Ghana, Trinidad, UK, France, Nigeria, Portugal and Germany amongst others. For us combing genres such as Soca, Azonto, House and Tropical Bass is natural and something that we have nurtured through our club night. We wanted to replicate the sounds we know are orignating from carnivals in Port of Spain, Calabar and London. We hope that you enjoy this mix, this is what we believe is our World Carnival.
Shank Ghetto Zigi Feat. Sonniballi Amanda Gnucci Banana Famalam Jam Sarkodie feat E U Go Kill Me Rayce Roll Bunji Garlin Bam Bam Shurwayne Winchester Feat Popcaan Nobody Badda Dan We Remix Atumpan The Thing King Bubba Rich Boy Riddim Instrumental X Presidents Diamond Rings Vybz Kartel Half On A Baby (Mosca Remix) Detboi Unleash The Hounds Hardhouse Banton El General Drums Of Death Venice Beach (Whole Sick Remix) Donaeo Feat Sarkodie Move To Da Gyal Dem Remix Kes The Band Precision Wine Sinden Feat Natalie Storm Pull Up Wheel Up Whole Sick & Tomb Crew I Go Sick Bambounou Aladji Timberlee Gunny Gunny (schlachthofbronx Remix) Hipsters Dont Dance Just Fine Without U (Mary J X DJ Tameil X Timbah X Lean Low refix) Popcaan Get Gyal Easy (Toddla T and Cass Lowe Remix) Pirate Soundsystem Bashy Bashy Buraka Som Sistema Candonga Redlight Get Out My Head Greenmoney Tropical Step Schlachthofbronx Apizaco
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.
So the German kings of booty shaking bass music did a cribs episode with MTV Iggy. This is notable for many
reasons, we love Mtv Cribs especially the Redman edition and it just happens to be a hotel complete with wonderful artwork.
FYI that Damon Dash episode of cribs when he is showing off his london flat is actually a hotel as well.
Whatever is good for early 2000’s Rocafella is good enough for SCB.
Not only have they released one of the tunes of the summer (aka “that horn track) Chambacu, SCB also decided to drop some wicked dancehall edits for free since they reached the 10k mark on facebook. These edits include both versions of Phat Punani, Strange Face and Bedroom Bully amongst others.
So this week and next week sees 3 releases that we are very keen on here at HDD.
The first is Serocee whose single Oh NA NA came out on monday. It’s produced by legendary producer Tony Kelly ( 4 time grammy winner) and shaping up to be a dancehall smash.
The second is Trrbo and Cat People’s remix of English Money. This remix elevates the og into some whistful live young leave a beautiful corpse minimal dance shit. That’s an odd description i know but i really like it a lot.
Third of all it’s SCB release of Chambacu (Video above), features remixes including past HDD guest Smutlee. Trust me the selection of remixers is stellar and its perfect for the summer.