We love Tomb Crew here at HDD HQ but we were not sure what to expect when Jamie Tomb Crew introduced Hz on They Tz as trap on his Deja Vu Fm show a few weeks ago. We are not the biggest fans of the current wave of Trap music but this one surprised us, it’s a banger, and its available for free! It kinda sounds like if Baauer and Redlight had a musical baby.
HDD DJs Kazabon and Hootie Who took over Jamie Tomb Crew’s show on Deja Vu Fmon the 28th of June. Listen back to the show which includes our Top 7 at 7 and a mix of tunes we are feeling at the moment spanning tropical bass, South African house, azonto and soca.Catch Jamie Tomb Crew’s show on Deja Vu Fm every Thursday between 6pm and 8pm
This saturday we are joined by Whole Sick at the Meter. So in preparation we asked him for five minutes of his time to get to know the fast rising DJ a little more. The tunes you have been working on recently with Tomb Crew, Breathe and I Go Sick in particular, have dancehall influences. What’s your favourite dancehall tune?
Hard to pin one down, but I’ll say Sizzla – Scream, love how raw it sounds, like a call to arms.
You have djed at countless festivals and parties from Snowbombing to your residencies at Kool Kids Klub and My City. What is your ultimate floor filler?
When I’m up against it, Mr. Oizo – Flatbeat always comes through for me, everybody knows it and as that bassline just thunders through the room, you can’t help moving.
What is the tune you think is under-rated and you wish more people would appreciate?
I don’t know if it’s underrated, or if I just didn’t hear it played out much, but I absolutely love Roisin Murphy – Momma’s Place (Heavyfeet Remix). Heavyfeet productions are always on point and this is an absolutely killer tune for starting a party.
Really hyped to come down and play after hearing amazing things from your previous guests. You’ll get my usual frantic tune selection, house and garage are always on the cards, it’s music to make you dance, not think to hard.
What else can we expect from you in the future?
Out next is Drums of Death – Venice Beach (Whole Sick Remix) on 9th April, after that I’ve just wrapped up my ‘Do The Do’ EP for Sounds of Sumo which should be out in May. There’s an EP to come on Four40 Records, and some new collaborations with Tomb Crew and Morcee in the pipeline. I’ll be out at Snowbombing next week and in Ibiza this summer, other than that just keeping busy writing new music and playing UK shows.
7 months after our first World Carnival mix we are back with the sequel. This mix spans not only our musical influences but represents the sound of our heritage. The music that this generation of diasporas (Trinidad and Nigeria in particular) are making. So we have music from countries as diverse as Ghana, Trinidad, UK, France, Nigeria, Portugal and Germany amongst others. For us combing genres such as Soca, Azonto, House and Tropical Bass is natural and something that we have nurtured through our club night. We wanted to replicate the sounds we know are orignating from carnivals in Port of Spain, Calabar and London. We hope that you enjoy this mix, this is what we believe is our World Carnival.
Shank Ghetto Zigi Feat. Sonniballi Amanda Gnucci Banana Famalam Jam Sarkodie feat E U Go Kill Me Rayce Roll Bunji Garlin Bam Bam Shurwayne Winchester Feat Popcaan Nobody Badda Dan We Remix Atumpan The Thing King Bubba Rich Boy Riddim Instrumental X Presidents Diamond Rings Vybz Kartel Half On A Baby (Mosca Remix) Detboi Unleash The Hounds Hardhouse Banton El General Drums Of Death Venice Beach (Whole Sick Remix) Donaeo Feat Sarkodie Move To Da Gyal Dem Remix Kes The Band Precision Wine Sinden Feat Natalie Storm Pull Up Wheel Up Whole Sick & Tomb Crew I Go Sick Bambounou Aladji Timberlee Gunny Gunny (schlachthofbronx Remix) Hipsters Dont Dance Just Fine Without U (Mary J X DJ Tameil X Timbah X Lean Low refix) Popcaan Get Gyal Easy (Toddla T and Cass Lowe Remix) Pirate Soundsystem Bashy Bashy Buraka Som Sistema Candonga Redlight Get Out My Head Greenmoney Tropical Step Schlachthofbronx Apizaco
We have had the pleasure of knowing Tomb Crew (in it’s various incarnations) over the past few years. Thanks to their amazing Yo Mama night (which they run with Food Soundsystem) has been the backbone to our london clubbing experience. And even though we have Effect Mode at HDD this Saturday at the Camp, we wanted to shine a light on some of our favourite Tomb Crew releases. Their production credits are deep and incredibly varied so be prepared for a variety of some of their best stuff.
Tomb Crew- Watch This
We have waxed on about this jam many times on the site, it even made our top 20 of last year. The interplay between the Mc’s, that rumbling bass, that light keys… blah blah it’s pretty god damn good.