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Kazabon & Hootie Who at BM Soho In-Store

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On Thursday 3rd of October we (Kazabon & Hootie Who) will be joining The Large and Murlo on the decks at BM Soho for the Shimmy Shimmy in-store. There will be great music and 40% off Shimmy Shimmy tees and zines between 6pm and 9pm. We will also have some HDD logo tees on sale too at 20% off so come down for a beer and a bargain!

HDD DJs at NICS 4 Launch Party, May 17th

NICS4_launch_440This Friday we are joining Jus Now and The Large for the No Ice Cream Sound launch party. It’s at the Moustache Bar in Dalston and kicks off from 9pm. Don’t miss out for the following reasons:

1) The zine is fantastic and you can get it at the launch before it’s sold online. Issue 4 is NY themed with interviews with Shaggy, Dre Skull and more (and a chart from us).
2) Jus Now were great when we saw them on Regents St this past Sunday. Get Involved!
3) Support a great piece of work by one of the hardest working people in the  scene. The amount of hard work that goes into this zine is untold and we really need people who love the genre like we do to support.

Visit the Shimmy Shimmy website for more information. See you there!

The Large x Fresh Fruit

The Large dropped her new mix late Friday afternoon and we had to post it this weekend because it’s that good. The Fresh Fruits mix combines all that she loves dancehall, soca and its musical cousins. Exclusives from Murlo, Rizzla and more and drops from Machel and more. This mix is great and will be in the running for best of the year. There is such a great balance of stuff on here and many slept on songs. For example Spice’s Nincompoo which won’t get as much love as it should from other musical outlets. Go listen to it now, also artwork by Robin Clare is not to be sniffed at.
Fresh Fruits Mix by the_large

Strictly Riddims No 5 Mixed By The Large

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Inspired by dancehall riddims and the recent work of two of our favourite producers Murlo (Quartz EP) and Dubbel Dutch (Self Help Riddim), we have decided to launch the HDD Strictly Riddims mix series focusing on our favourite instrumentals. With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve. The fifth mix in the series is from HDD resident The Large. The Large runs the excellent Shimmy Shimmy website and is one of the hardest working people in the UK dancehall scene. Her mix definitely does not disappoint, blending old and new riddims from some of the best producers in dancehall, and also features tunes from Murlo and Dubbel Dutch. Who needs vocals!

Download the mix here 

Here more from The Large here

The Large x Vibes Cyah done

The latest mix from The Large is perfect and just in time for carnival. Running through the best dancehall songs over the past few months including Mad Mi on the Bong Diggy riddim and a recent Kartel that is classic Kartel, Party Mi Seh. This is the mix to get you ready for Notting Hill Carnival, play it every day until then. Dont Forget you can catch The Large at our World Carnival party this saturday.

Carnival Tees

Carnival is fast approaching so we chose some of our favourite danccehall inspired tees to get you looking carnival fresh this bank holiday weekend.

Carnival Tees

1. What better way to look bad like Jimmy Cliff than with this Harder They Come tee from Soundkilla.

2. Carnival is all about forwards, rewinds and pull ups, so this pull up tee from David Rodigan’s online store is perfect for the occasion.

3. You can’t fail to look like a Don in the Supercat Don Dada tee from Shimmy Shimmy . Also available in purple.

4. Gabe from Seen  recently exhibited some of his work as part of  Art in The Dancehall grab a piece of wearable art from him with this  Mad Cobra tee.

5. Vybz Kartel is still on top even if he is behind bars! We love this World Boss tee from Swedish t-shirt brand Nuh Linga.

6. Announce your gallis status in this Get Gyal Easy tee from Mixpak . Also available in white.

7. The Yah Suh Nice tee from Shimmy Shimmy is the only t-shirt to be rocking while you bubble bubble bubble like chicken gravy this weekend . Also available in black.

8. The HDD Dance tee is one of the only t-shirts out there with carnival anthem PALANCE across the chest! It features all the skanks you will be busting out at our carnival party and at Notting Hill Carnival – from the robot to the bogle. Also available in white.