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Hipsters Don’t Dance x July

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We are back at The Shacklewell Arms this Saturday July 5th. You can find us in the back room recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston. On the night we will have residents Murlo alongside HDD head honchos and party starters Kazabon & Hootie Who.

It’s been a 2 months since the last session so we are incredibly excited to be back. We are on the road to carnival, you don’t want to miss out! Fete hard or go home!!! More info here.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x The Midnite Mix x Bang Radio

Hipsters Don’t Dance x The Midnite Mix x Bang Radio x June 2014 by Jamie Rodigan on Mixcloud

Last week we were asked by Jamie Rodigan to take over The Midnite Mix on his Bang Radio show, we of course jumped at the chance! 30 minutes of some of our favourite dancehall, afropop and soca tunes of the moment that have been mashing up our speakers and the dancefloor at our monthly parties. You can listen back to the mix above or download here. Enjoy! Also check out Jamie’s Show every Sunday night from 10pm – 1am on Bang Radio.

Style Up  Hipsters Don’t Dance
Cheerleader  Omi (Ricky Blaze Remix)
The Matter Maleek Berry featuring Wizkid
Duppy  Timberlee
Mad Dem Raine Seville
Road  Mr Vegas
Touch_it  Fadda Moses
Saddle Up Busy Signal
Wine & Come Over QQ
Kitty Cat Gage
Gyal Anthem Demarco
The Bruk Out Song RDX
The Bounce Marcy Chin featuring Ward 21
All O’Dem Bunji Garlin
All Over U May D
Syvah Ding Dong
Pump It Up [By D Truck]  Denise Belfon
Volvemos DJ Nelson
Let it ride Samrai featuring Fox
Drop It Down Machel Montano
All Night Busy Signal

Ricky Blaze x Uptown Julie Riddim


It truly is the Summer of Ricky, this new riddim blends soca and dancehall so well that you wish more folks tried 105bpm more often. Ricky pulled together a great cast of singers to compliment the riddim as well. Gyptian, Kes and the queen known as Zoelah all add their various styles to the riddim. The video above shows Blaze going through his thought process behind the whole thing.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x May

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We are back at The Shacklewell Arms this Saturday May 3rd. You can find us in the back room recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston. On the night we will have residents Murlo and Illanja alongside HDD head honchos and party starters Kazabon & Hootie Who.

Murlo has had a busy month; April has seen this guy take over the BBC, with his Xtra talent shows as part of DJ Cameo’s show, and a Light’s On guest mix for Monki’s BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra show.

Illanja, the understated but incredibly versatile veteran dj of the Irish scene and is someone whose tastes are impecable. We missed having him at the Shacklewell last month and are glad to have him back with us this month.

After the success of Kazabon & Hootie Who’s incredibly popular Afropop mix for Mixpak FM the DJs behind the World Carnival sound are back for another set of Dancehall, Hip Hop, Afrobeats and Soca. So whether you want to dance Azonto, Atigi, Moggela, Whine and/or Kotch, don’t miss out on their set.

We will not be having a monthly event in June due to a Field Day takeover at the venue so join us on Saturday and party hard enough for two months! Fete hard or go home!!! More info here.

Mr One Hundred x Palm Tree Destruction

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The latest EP to drop on Mixpak is one from Mr One Hundred and it brings soca to a whole new level. The EP features samples from soca dream team Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons and sounds a little bit like if DJ Funk went to T&T for carnival. Get wukking and wining! You can stream the tunes below or buy it here. Get ready to wuk and wine!

Mr One Hundred – Palm Tree Destruction by Mixpak