An absolute percy this one. Shout out SDC.
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We were honoured to be asked by Tamu of the excellent Kenema clothing brand to make a mixtape the reflected her new collection Africa Online. If you haven’t checked out the Kenema brand you must, excellent African inspired clothing made by someone that truly represents what it means to be an African.
So how did we try and capture the sound of the new emerging African talent? We hopped from country to country trying to keep it mainly new stuff. From the horns in Wizkid’s Jaiye Jaiye to SA and Angolan house we tried to capture it all. We even managed to fit in African diaspora with Moelogo’s Baddest (aka Uk’s biggest Afropop song at the moment).
SDC are back with another slice of life rap that’s really good. Produced by fuji king Kid Konnect the song pretty much describes the issues that people may come across when driving.
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
Aidonia Tip Pon Yuh Toe