We are thrilled to be heading back to Paris for Teki’s residency at Nuits Fauves this Friday. We had an amazing time when we played there in January and this one is set to be another heater with Akito, Spooky, Teki Latex, Betty, DJ Ouai, Bamao Yende and Violetta West on the lineup. It’s going to be a really “Good Friday”. More info here.
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So this came out a month ago and boy does it still bump. HDD fam The Large‘s mixes really stand the test of time. 6 months later they still get you in that spirit, 1 of her greatest talents is picking songs that stand the test of time. It’s easy to make a hot new dancehall mix and fill it with what runs the clubs at this moment but not stuff that will stay fresh down the line. That’s not to say that this mix rests on it’s dancehall laurels, it mimics The Large’s sets in incorporating sounds further afield. Afropop from Olamide and Gaffici, upfront club music from Dubbel Dutch, Spooky and some guy called Murlo. In fact many people missed out on the fact that he did the cover for her as well. Trust me this mix is pretty much what The Large does in the club, i fully expect you to fall in love with this and then make sure that you catch her next time she plays in New York.
HDD Fam Murlo and Famous Eno recently joined forces and released their Aerial collabortation on Mixpak which has been getting love from Brackles, Scratcha DVA and Visionist and has Spooky on the offical remix. While the pair are on a grime tip they are taking over the 12am – 1am spot on NTS tonight with Serocee and Trigganom on mic duties. We were lucky enough to get a sneaky listen to some riddims that Famous Eno, Serocee and Trigganom have been working on and they are pure fiyah! So be sure to tune in online to NTS for their takeover.
PS. Check out the amazing video which Murlo created for Aerial V.I.P. below
It’s always great to see a producer take a classic and make it his own (especially when done right). Spooky did that with the OG, now we get to see 4 new producers take on his remix and make something different. Samename (those carnival whistles), Murlo, Sir Pixalot and Trends all provide remixes for the 6th release on Oil Gang records. Expect this one to come out in August, on vinyl only. Above is our favourite cut on the original riddim
We don’t know what’s exactly in the water right now but various influences came together at the same time for this riddim mix to happen. First of all you have Spooky‘s Coolie Joyride EP out on Oilgang records, look out for the refixes especially the Samename one. Then you have Spooky’s mix for Mixpak where he showcases his favourite examples of Grime and Dancehall meeting up. You also have last year’s 10 year anniversary of Grime, Oil Gang’s reggae mix he sent us, Slackk and Murlo’s work ethic and Natalie Storm Boys for Breakfast being used by Adidas for their latest campaign(see above). Then there was the tease that we are finally going to hear the sequel to Showa Eski called Showa Step. All of it combined to make us want to do a riddim mix combining the two riddims and cuts from Donaeo, Kano, Ward 21, Natalie Storm, Einstein and the man himself Wiley. Shout out to Commander B for making Pum Pum riddim and Prodigal Entertainment for the riddims themselves.
DJ Spooky is no stranger to remixing dancehall riddims in his own unique way. From Joyride to Coolie Dance he has added his unique touch to them all. This month he has released a new remix to the immortal Playground riddim. It sounds like a Spooky remix but with additional trap snares in order to make it 2012 (no comment). This song has divided HDD HQ like the Montagues and the Capulets, let us know what you think.