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World Carnival #6

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It’s that time again, carnival is nearly upon us and that means time for another installment of our World Carnival mix series. The latest addition is number 6 in the series and was kindly hosted by Don’t Watch That as a carnival edition of their Don’t Mix That series.  Get this through your speakers and head over to Don’t Watch That to read a carnival themed Q&A with us.

As per the other mixes we have featured tunes we have been bumping at HDD HQ and at our monthly parties, spanning soca, dancehall, afropop and club music. It will definitely get you in the mood for Notting Hill Carnival and for our World Carnival party this Sunday.

Download the mix here


Stush  HDD Intro
MJ Cole  Crazy Love (Murlo Edit)
Kes  Endless Summer
Hipsters Don’t Dance  Style Up
Popcaan Cool It
Tinashe  2 On (Murlo Refix)
Kranium  Nobody Has To Know (Show Me Remix)
Moelogo  The Baddest Remix (feat. Giggs)
Mavado Nuh Trust Friend
Leftside Wickidest Wine
Ward 21  Spot The J
Raine Seville  Mad Dem
Demarco  Gyal Anthem
Gage  Hello Kitty
Busy Signal  Saddle Up
Timaya  Sanko
Patoranking Girlie O
Arri Peters We Drinking (Feat. D’Chancellor)
Joey B  Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie)
Marcy Chin  Bounce (Feat. Ward 21)
Bunji Garlin  All O’Dem
Patrice Roberts  Wukking Up
Navino  Give God The Glory
Machel Montano  Drop It Down
Kes  Never See Come See
Busy Signal  Luv Gyal
Owiny Signoma Band  Nyiduonge drums
Tl Dreamz  Undi Da Ki Penha (Feat. DJ Djeff)
Wizkid Show Me D Money
Major Notes  419 Riddim
Gaia Beat  Timpelequece (Feat. Fiuk Tutuka)
Bunji Garlin Gi Dem Dey
Olatunji Yearwood  Wha Yuh Drinkin
Jubilee  I-95
CYPHR & Sudanim  U Most
Robzilla  Calling All Girls (Samrai’s World Carnival Remix feat Fox )
Konshens & J Capri  Pull Up To Mi Bumper (#G2DJ Remix)
Girl Unit  Club Rez (Rizzla’s Club Cecile Bootleg Kunq)

Bunji Garlin x Truck on D Road

This video IS carnival, and if there ever was a time for this tune, that time is now. Notting Hill Carnival is fast approaching and this tune will definitely be heard booming from the trucks on the carnival route. Big up Jus Now and Bunji Garlin for this one and watch out for Jus Now at Red Bull and Toddla T Soundsystems this year. For more carnival tips check out our guide here.

Kes The Band x Endless Summer

Taken from the excellent Ricky Blaze Uptown Julie riddim (seriously is great), the incredible slice of pop goodness gets a video by the great Jonathan Mannion. Seriously this is the man who although known for his hip hop portraits uses his love and passion for Trinidad Carnival to create something special. Don’t believe me? Check out what he did for Trinidad James.

Back to this one, its not my fave off the riddim but Kes nails all the “i’m a pop star” bits so well. The addition of a New York roof top with Jillionaire (in his words) fake djing, carnival dancers and New York looking great make a great video.

Hipsters Don’t Dance x August

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We are back at The Shacklewell Arms this Saturday August 2nd. You can find us in the back room aka the dancehall recreating the feeling of Carnival in the middle of Dalston. On the night we will have resident Murlo alongside HDD head honchos Kazabon & Hootie Who.

Imagine the house party in Sean Paul’s Get Busy but without the complaining Grandpa. Rum, batty riders, flags and more in our own World Carnival dance. 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 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.