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Tory Lanez x Say It

Congrats to Tory on signing the major label deal, he’s been working for a while now and it’s wicked to see that pay off. This Brownstone sampling cut is pretty much still in his lane (no pun).

Bonic x Cheerios (Feat. Dom Kennedy)

Now this is a surprise, Bonic of Philly’s Most Wanted fame teams up with Dom Kennedy for this collab. It’s sounds like an updated Philly’s Most wanted which is wicked. Legacy acts doing updated versions of what they are known for. That’s the ticket.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2011

As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the 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 2011.

Schlachthofbronx – Wine & Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Darq E Freaker – Cherryade
Shal Marshall – Motorbike
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne – Motivation
Tomb Crew feat Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D  – Watch This
Adele – Rolling in the Dub (Shepdog Mix)
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Notting Hill Dub)
Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
Serocee – Oh Na Na
Walter Ego feat Coco & K Dot – Calm Down
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover
Shy Fx – Raver (B Traits Remix)
Beyonce –  Countdown
Toddla T feat Wayne Marshall & Skream – Streets So Warm
Laza Morgan feat Mavado – One by One (DJ Theory remix)
Stylo G – Call Me a Yardie
Kes The Band – Wotless
DJ Khaled feat Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Im on one
Jay Z and Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
Leftside & Shaggy – Jump up Around

It was extremely difficult to pick our top 20 tunes of the year, here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.


Kendrick Lamar – ADHD
Two Bears – Bear Hug
Checan & Ross Orton – Difference
Mr Vegas – Bruk it Down
Dubbel Dutch – Racks Remix
Burgaboy feat Donaeo – Where’s My Mansdem At


Zed Bias  feat Omar – Dancing
Shabba Ranks – None a Dem
Jhene Aiko – My Mine
Spice feat  Missy Elliot – Fun
Flavour – Ashowa Remix feat Asem and Stone
R Kelly – Memories

DJ Whitegold Carnival Recommendations

DJ Whitegold is joining us this Saturday at HDD and we can’t wait. He has is an award winning dj in Canada who has dj’d for the likes of Mobb Deep, Young Buck, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Baby Cham, Buju Banton and 112. A list which is not only impressive but also looks like one of our setlists. We asked him to give us his carnival recommendations which includes tips on the Caribana festival in Toronoto.

What is your favourite Carnival Soundsystem, area of Carnival or Carnival after party?

Caribana (Toronto, Canada)

Well my favourite Carnival party has got to be the Toronto Caribana parade (that is the showcase of the Festival). The festival has been running for 44 years and is always a great time. After months of preparation, masqueraders, steelpan bands and dj’s on floats with a soundsystem not found inside most nightclubs wind their way along a 3.5 kilometre stretch on Lakeshore Boulevard.

As for the best “club parties” after the parade. The best + most successful Saturday night party takes place at the ATLANTIS PAVILLIONS – ONTARIO PLACE. ATLANTIS is one of Toronto’s most exclusive venues on the Toronto Waterfront. Elevated 70 feet above the water, this unique venue is only used for events of this type TWICE ANNUALLY. It features 4 spectacular ballrooms with floor to ceiling panoramic views of the Toronto skyline and waterfront, 13 world-class DJs & MCs & 3 of the city’s biggest personalities as hosts. This is the longest running upscale event for the mature clientelle.

What is your carnival anthem of all time or this year?

2011 Anthems: 1. Kes The Band ‘Where Yuh From’, 2. Machel Montano ‘Advantage’, 3. Iwer George ‘Come To Meh’

What is the best food stall to eat at?

Anywhere on the parade route…SOOOO MUCH FOOD!!!

Bonus: he also included 2 of his most recent mixes, a dancehall one and a soca one (both mixed live and recorded in the club).

DCAL 2011

Our good friend and HDD MC Pranksta sent us this video of Dcal party in toronto. It looks nuts and something that we definitely have to check out some time.