Over the past few years in dancehall we have seen the evolution of certain stars. Cham may have dropped the baby a while ago but he is now a fully fledged star. QQ removed those child star constraints to become a slackness don. RDX came back from the wilderness to teach us all how to Kotch.This month at HDD we continue the theme of evolution as HDD resident The Large prepares to jet off to NY.
The Large first played at HDD back in October 2010 and later became one of our residents, any of you that have been to our parties know that she always mashes up the dance! Like a lot of great talents, the bright lights of NYC came calling and she answered. This isn’t going to be her last time at HDD, as she will always be a member of the family but you don’t want to miss out on this set as it will be a special one.
Also on the night Murlo, Illanja, Kazabon and Hootie Who will be bringing you that HDD Carnival sound. Whine and Kotch, Bruk It Down, Azonto are all songs/dances that are not only encouraged but guaranteed. So come on down to the Shacklewell this Saturday and get lost in this carnival fun. To make things even more tropical The Shacklewell are offering two cocktails for £8 for HDD Happy Hour between 11pm and 1am. More details and directions on our Facebook event page.
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Miss the sounds of the trucks? The bass of the sound systems? Feeling those post carnival blues? So are we, thankfully it’s always a fun and sweaty fete at HDD raves and it’s no different this month. Past September sessions have always been incredibly fun as everyone is in that carnival spirit. So come on down to the Shacklewell Arms to continue that glorious Notting Hill vibe.
On the night we will have Murlo, The Large , Illanja , Kazabon and Hootie Who. All of whom can make sure you perfect your Dutty Whine and launch into Palance that you couldn’t help yourself from doing at carnival. We kick things off at 9pm and as always you can save some cash early with £3 entry before 12am and £5 after. Bring your whistles and flags – Notting Hill Carnival may be over but we party World Carnival style all year round. More info and directions on our Facebook Event Page.
Above you can check out a slideshow of the best pics from our 2nd World Carnival party which took place at the Old Blue Last. Below you can check out the live recording of Kazabon and Hootie Who’s set (or download here). Don’t forget you can also check out Samrai’s set here.
Kazabon & Hootie Who live at World Carnival August 24th 2013 by Hipsters Dont Dance on Mixcloud
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What’s that? The sound of bass, bottles clinking on the floor and beautiful music surrounding you? Adult xmas aka Carnival is around the corner and for the second year running we are putting on a World Carnival Party.
After the success of last year’s HDD World Carnival party we (Kazabon and Hootie Who) have decided to throw another one, this time at the Old Blue Last. After last year’s affair with some of the leading international names in the scene (Dre Skull, So Shifty and Schlachthofbronx) we are focusing on some of the Uk’s emerging talents.
Moroka and Samrai will be joining us for another party celebrating the inclusive sound of all of carnival. From the Soca Floats, to the Dancehall and Reggae soundsystems to Nigeria Corner and more. Moroka is known for his SA dance sets and has worked the likes of The Very Best, Yadi and much more. Samrai is part of Manchester DJ and production team Swing Ting who have been profiled in Fact Magazine recently. We are excited to have two of the Uk’s leading up and comers on the bill with us.
Also on the night we will have HDD regulars The Large, Illanja, Kazabon and Hootie Who bringing you the best in dancehall, soca and afropop. You can check out what last year’s party was like here.
We will also be doing some giveaways, including the 2013 HDD Carnival pack, on the night. You can check out the facebook event here.
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In the words of Arrow, feeling HOT HOT HOT! Although Hipsters Dont Dance is a rave that celebrates dancehall, soca and afrobeats year round, this might be the best time of year to do so. Treat this party as your Carnival warm up! After last month’s sweaty, sexy and bacchanal affair with NY’s Jasmine Solano, we are back at the Shacklewell Arms. On the night we will have Murlo, The Large and of course us (Kazabon and Hootie Who ). All of whom can make sure you practise your Dutty Whine before you attempt it on a (consenting) stranger at carnival at the end of August.
Murlo (Mixpax/ UTTU)
It’s been a busy month for Murlo, so busy that we have dubbed it the month of Murlo. He has many releases coming out this month (the Southern Hospitality one is out now). His songs got played on 1 Xtra and he was featured in Fact Magazine and Dummy Mag. It seems like the world is catching up to the fact that he is one of the most talented producers and DJ’s around.
Another busy month for Shimmy Shimmy head honcho The Large. She played respected night House of Trax alongside grime legend Spooky. Her last set at the Shacklewell is one for the ages; sing alongs, whining, flag waving, whistles and hands in the air. It really had it all.
Kazabon and Hootie Who
If you don’t already know, we are the DJs behind the HDD club night and World Carnival sound (watch out for the 5th mix in the World Carnival series coming soon). So whether you want to dance azonto, atigi, moggela, whine and/or kotch, we got you covered!
If you are not already convinced that it will be a good party here is what Time Out London had to say about our events:
This excellent dancehall party is as refreshing as a cold Red Stripe in the middle of Carnival
Entry is £3 before 12am and £5 afterwards, more info on the Facebook Event Page PS.Since it’s so nice, Shacklewell Arms are offering a Shot and Free entry before 10pm.