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Dev x Is Jam

THE tune of soca season 2018!

HDD x NTS Oct 27th

Listen back to our latest NTS show below featuring new music from Cardinal Sound, Levi, Sweyn Jupiter, Wizkid and more. Tracklist here.

HDD x NTS Sept 1st

Still a little broken from Notting Hill Carnival, our last NTS show features a whole lot of soca to help cure the carnival tabanca. Listen back below. Full tracklist here.

HDD at RBMA x Mangrove

This year RBMA are back at Notting Hill Carnival and are linking up with one of the best local mas bands Mangrove to bring one big bad truck to this year’s parade route. We are honoured to be part of this lineup alongside  Soca royalty Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons and Olatunji, last year’s Thre3style champion DJ Puffy and some of London’s best selectors; The Heatwave and Jus Now. Serocee will be hosting with PAs from Mangrove artists Jo Money, Sunshine & Nadiva, Soca Jonny, Joni Rich and Survival #1.

Watch out for the truck on the parade route or if you want to play ah mas with Mangrove on the day get your t-shirts and costumes here.

More info on RBMA events at carnival here.

Bunji Garlin & Machel Montano x Buss Head

Two of soca’s biggest stars Bunji Garlin and Machel Montano have collaborated to give us the amazing Buss Head and the video has just dropped (You may recognise this one from our Fact Mix). The pair were formerly rivals so this tune is a very big deal!

Not only is this a great tune but it also carries a big message. In Bunji’s words This song and video was made to showcase the beautiful culture of our Twin Island, an aspect rarely seen by the outside world” . It was inspired by the ancient martial art Kalinda which came to Trinidad from West Africa. In 1884 the Kalinda stickfighters defeated a British contingent who tried to abolish Carnival on the island. Bunji feels “It translates into my story and your story and everyone’s story, because we all have that battle to face to save something.”

Read more about the video over on The Fader.

HDD x Fact Mix 595

We are incredibly honoured to have added the latest mix to the Fact mix series. Listen above for an hour of tunes from Murlo, Hamza, Shenseea, Babes Wodumo,Epic B, Shystie, Destra and more. Head over to Fact for the full tracklist and feature.