We are joining forces with Smutlee to bring you a night full of dancefloor heat at the ballroom of Brixton’s Dogstar. Brixton get ready!
You should all know Smutlee by now but if you don’t he’s a badman DJ, producer, and mixtape specialist who never disappoints. His sets have been described as a bass heavy brew of UK funky, bashment, hip hop, dancehall, moombahton and his own incredibly popular productions. This guy has been murdering dancefloors as Yo Yo and Fabric resident for years so get ready to work up a sweat and give your Nike Airs a workout.
We (Kazabon & Hootie Who) will be repping HDD and will get you doing the Dutty Wine and the Azonto with a mix of dancehall, soca, afropop and more.
It’s free entry from 10pm til late so get down to Dogstar and watch the temperature get tun up!
PS. The venue requires I.D. or will refuse entry! Come prepared and ready to bruk out!
Hipsters Dont Dance goes On a Ragga Tip this Friday March 22nd bringing our world carnival sound to Camden.
For our first event at The Lockside Lounge HDD residents Murlo, The Large, Illanja, and Kazabon and Hootie Who will be joined by HDD favourite and past guest Smutlee. Smutlee has djed all over the world and is known for his incredible sets and blends. When it comes to embodying the vibrant potency of the global dance music scene, Smutlee has it nailed. Seamlessly navigating a course between UK Funky, bashment, hip hop, dancehall and moombahton in his sets, the London-based DJ, producer and mixtape specialist does so with a flawless ear for a tune, never skimping on the bass and always effortlessly working any crowd he plays to.
Expect a little bit of this and a little bit of that! For more info check our facebook event page.
Email email@example.com with ‘cheaplist’ as the subject to be added to the £3 list (this guarantees you £3 entry all night). List closes at midday on Friday 22nd.
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 fourth mix in the series is from HDD favourite and all around badman Smutlee mixing some new and classic riddims with the odd dancehall cover. Who needs vocals!.
The third issue of our favourite zine No Ice Cream Sound is on its way and we are honoured to be djing at the launch party on March 1st at Ridley Road Market Bar. Also on the line up are HDD favourites Smutlee, Clubb Rock, Why Delila and The Large, so its sure to be one hell of a party!
This issue features exclusive interviews with Popcaan, Stylo G, Mungo’s Hi-fi, and Young Warrior, A day in the life of Curtis Lynch, a chart from Poirier, an illustrated doubles recipes from ourselves (Kazabon & Hootie Who) and much more. Copies are limited so make sure to reach Ridley Road Market Bar on the 1st to grab your copy.
The title of Smutlee‘s latest mixtape (The “Yeah i put Daniel Bedingfield track on there, and What?” mixtape) is something that has caused some interesting debates between myself and other dancehall fans. Can someone who we all know as that guy that had that big garage track come around and be that english guy singing on the latest riddims. For some they dont wish to differentiate between Gotta Get Through This and the man who sang over one of the biggest riddims this year (Overproof riddim). I am all for him being in dancehall, he can sing and has the ability to craft a great song and he seems to be hustling on the same level as everyone else. He isn’t doing a reality TV show following him around Jamaica trying to make it (I hope not, don’t steal that idea TV people).
Anyway the latest Smutlee mix is a wonderful balance of dancehall, dancehall and hip hop and he finished off with some funky bashment as well. It’s what you would expect from a Smutlee set at HDD so it’s perfect for us.
This year has seen a slight rise in Jamaican artists riding on hip hop beats which is something i greatly enjoy (highlight’s Big Ship remix of Racks, Assasin on the remix of Trina’a Ghetto and Mavado on the Welcome to my hood remix). What’s not to love it combines two of the genres we play at our nights and more often that not a jamaican artist comes up with better punchlines and more memorable phrases than their rapper counterparts. Either way it’s an art form that brings me, Smutlee and Southern H all together (more than usual). Hell even Magazeen (signed to Rick Ross’ MMG label) has caught the ear of rap fans.
Speaking of Ross (Get well soon) Jahmiel hops of arguably the biggest song this year Im A Boss and pretty much runs rings around the beat. I have never heard of him before but his version including some great punchlines is definitely something to enjoy. However the song that he choose to tart of with has got me looking for more of his stuff, Cam’ron’s love song Touch it or not.