This 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.
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
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!
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.