It truly is the Summer of Ricky, this new riddim blends soca and dancehall so well that you wish more folks tried 105bpm more often. Ricky pulled together a great cast of singers to compliment the riddim as well. Gyptian, Kes and the queen known as Zoelah all add their various styles to the riddim. The video above shows Blaze going through his thought process behind the whole thing.
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A collaboration that we would have dreamed of but never thought would happen. One of our favourite R and B stars teams up with Skinny Fabulous for a collab that works oh so well. The riddim suits both of them so well, Jeremih in his laid back r and b guise and Skinny Fabulous and his 100 mile per hour delivery. Also need to point out how good the riddim is, simple but infectious.
So Good! This is everything i wanted and more, the song for the summer gets the video it deserves. Will this catch on? I hope so, we here at HDD are READY FOR DI ROAD!
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 the one and only Lord Kitchener
If there’s one thing we love and appreciate here at HDD it’s when different sounds come together to create something truly unique; Sam Interface and Laza Beam have definitely achieved this with their latest project under the name Jus Now. For this project Sam Interface (from Bristol) and Laza Beam (from Trinidad) have been fusing their favourite sounds from T&T and the UK and have been working with the likes of Bunji Garlin and MX Prime for their upcoming One Time EP. The One Time video was shot on location in Port Of Spain Trinidad, and like their music is a clever composition of island life and the mysterious.
Trust us Jus Now are going to be ruling the fetes from here to Trinidad this soca season, they are even behind one of our favourite soca riddims of 2013 Marimba Riddim, and Bunji Garlin’s Savage. You can hear more from Jus Now on their soundcloud.
We don’t know if it is uncouth to make yourselves unfuckwithable but this is surely the case. After last year’s amazing soca mix (for our HDD Houseparty Series which covered classics), this year’s mix is named after one of the biggest songs Differentology. It features all the tunes you should get to know before Soca Monarch and every Hipsters Dont Dance rave over the next year. Olatunji (aka Tunji Montana), K Rich, Patrice Roberts, Shurwayne Winchester are on the mix as well as the usual suspects. Put this on sneak some rum in your coffee and do a sly work skank.