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HDD x Radar Radio with Guest Platt

Last Thursday we returned to London’s own Radar Radio and had the one and only Platt of Swing Ting join us in studio. His 30 minute mix is filled with a ton of gooies and exclusives.

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Konshens & Busy Signal x Soca People

So normally, just a collab between the two of these artosts would be enough to get us hype but cropover with tinges on road version and EDM soca makes it even better. Both guys can work well over the midtempo stuff and this is them knocking it out the park.

HDD X Radar Radio June 18th

Last week’s Radar Radio show is two hours of dancehall, afropop, soca, and hip hop with a few throwbacks added for good measure! We’ll be back on the air again next week but in the meantime listen back to the latest show above.

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Strictly Riddims No 16 Mixed by Bacchanal Ronin

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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.

Once again we reach out to Manchester and Bacchanal Ronin provides us with a mix that darts around dancehall, soca and SA house. Sit back listen and bust a skank.

Spanning the full Oh Bacchanal! spectrum; bashment, R&B, hip hop, soca, afropop, afro house and tarraxinha; the point of the mix is how much fun it is to weld all these styles together. Overall, the mix feels tactile with an emphasis on melody. I favoured riddims with novel sounds and samples that make them seem complete and charaterful without a voice… although, feel free to add your own vocals if the urge takes you.

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Natahlee x Bacchanal Zombies

We have talked about the ingenuity of soca stars, they have a limited choice of subject matter but still managed to bang out great and lyrically great songs. Ive joked about ti but the first female younger in my family is getting Roll it Gyal and it’s lyrics as a 14 year birthday present. Natahlee on the other hand takes the subject matter of the moment zombies and highlights it’s similarities with carnival. It’s pretty smart and incredibly danceable.

HDD x Radar Radio With Guest Joya Bravo

Last thursday we returned to London’s own Radar Radio and had the pleasure of Joya Bravo join us in studio. Make sure you check out her interview and amazing live performance. Bashment on a Violin are you dizzy bruv?

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