As 2012 comes into its last few days we decided to repeat last year’s near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2012.
Following Press Up, Stylo G has teamed up with Adde for Bad Santa. As the title suggests this is not one of your average classic Christmas songs but in true dancehall style Stylo chats about how Santa go hard from Decmember and how gyal a wine pon Santa. Ho-ho-ho! Stream or download below!
We have been thirsty for a heavy hitting dancehall track for a while now and Press Up is certainly quenching that thirst! The track sees HDD fam So Shifty on the buttons and Stylo G paying tribute to his father Poison Chang. This is the best thing we have heard from Stylo G since Call Me a Yardie and it’s sure to bring back the wuk.
Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week’s edition is from J Alvarez and his love song Junto Al Amanecer.
The So shifty guys are the busiest guys on the planet they just released a riddim alongside Adde called Sweet Sounds riddim. The riddim features Stylo G, Christopher Martin and Ce’Cile among others. J Boog whom we really like at HDD HQ is also included.
The third issue of our favourite zine No Ice Cream Sound is on its way and we are honoured to be djing at the launch party on March 1st at Ridley Road Market Bar. Also on the line up are HDD favourites Smutlee, Clubb Rock, Why Delila and The Large, so its sure to be one hell of a party!
This issue features exclusive interviews with Popcaan, Stylo G, Mungo’s Hi-fi, and Young Warrior, A day in the life of Curtis Lynch, a chart from Poirier, an illustrated doubles recipes from ourselves (Kazabon & Hootie Who) and much more. Copies are limited so make sure to reach Ridley Road Market Bar on the 1st to grab your copy.
As we said when this song first premièred the day before Nigerian independence day, the biggest name in Uk hip hop and Uk dancehall team up for this remix of Call Me a Yardie. This video, like the remix is nice mix of Naija and Yardie influences with overall UK flavour.