Sorry it’s a bit late, we have been under the weather. 2 hours of World Carnival tunes from Kazabon and Hootie Who, including our World Carnival highlight by Hamza with a little help from Ramzriddlz. Get involved now, it’s a great listen.
Whenever we hear that Dre Skull is releasing a dancehall riddim we know we are in for a treat, Smoke Machine, Kling Klang, Loudspeaker are all staples in our sets and Blacklight Riddim was another favourite from the minute we heard it. Dre Skull also has a skill of picking the perfect artists for his riddims, with four cuts from Konshens, QQ, Spice and Tifa all giving it their best, there’s no need for any more.
Check out Dre Skull chatting to the Fader about the riddim here and go buy it here.
As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time for our Top 20 tunes of the year. This year more than others we feel that there is a growing scene with various radio shows, labels and DJ’s playing more and more of the music we love. There has been a lot more attention payed towards Africa, Soca finally getting more shine and Dancehall moving more and more into the mainstream. There may have not been a big crossover song but instead there has been many a song which has caught the imagination of the public. We have certainly seen a shift in our raves where people are demanding we play stuff that a few years ago they would have looked a bit lost at. Let’s hope that this momentum continues with more and more exposure to the World Carnival sound. This list has been based on the tunes that we have been playing out at our numerous raves, listening to at HDD Headquarters and generally being the best ones out this year.
It’s been a while since we have heard from Tifa let alone a vicual but then 2 of them come along like buses. We are focusing on Lyrically Educated as it highlight her fantastic lyrical prowess. So happy to have her back.
You can also check out the funny Got It Like That Here.