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As 2012 comes into its last few days we decided to repeat last year’s 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 2012.
Atumpan - The Thing
Kerwin Du Bois - Bacchanalist
Miguel - Adorn
Jeremih – 773 Love
Vybz Kartel - Party Mi Say
Machel Montano - Go Down
Kanye West feat Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz - Mercy
Konshens - Stop Sign
Dom Kennedy - My Type Of Party
Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre - The Recipe
Cham - Wine
Frank Ocean – Pyramids
Murlo - Next To You
D’Banj - Oliver Twist
Future - Turn On The Lights
Trojan - Check Your Weight
The Dream - Dope Bitch
Popcaan - Party Shot
Jessie Ware - 110%
Dre Skull - Kling Klang Riddim
Picking just 20 tunes that summed up the year in music for us was extremely difficult so here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.
Santigold – Disparate Youth
Poirier – Bring It On feat EJ Von Lyrik
Kakal – Saltfish (Magaroze Riddim)
Lexx Blake feat Serocee & Rubi Dan – Let Your Booty Riddim
Stylo G - Press Up
R2Bees feat Sarkodie & Nana Boro – Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-Riddim)
Some days you find some hidden gems, even though Kartel has been in jail for a year now (those free vybz hashtags havent effected the legal system yet) this latest collaboration is a reminder of how good he is. In a recent interview with Boomshots Dre Skull (frequent Vybz collaborator) mentioned that he think Kartel might have nailed down the art of making a song due to his immense practice at it. This is a great example, the interplay between the two is great. The lyrics especially on her part aren’t great but it’s telling that all the elements bring this new hit all together. It helps that there are added signature Kartel sound FX.
The latest mix from The Large is perfect and just in time for carnival. Running through the best dancehall songs over the past few months including Mad Mi on the Bong Diggy riddim and a recent Kartel that is classic Kartel, Party Mi Seh. This is the mix to get you ready for Notting Hill Carnival, play it every day until then. Dont Forget you can catch The Large at our World Carnival party this saturday.
The World Boss may be locked up but his music keeps on giving. The Deluxe Edition of Kingston Story was released last week on CD and vinyl by Mixpak in association with Vice, and the latest single from the Dre Skull produced album also gets the Vice treatment with this video for My Crew. The video and tune go hand in hand with Vybz’s street anthem soundtracking images of the Portmore and street life in the Gaza City.
Catch Dre Skull at our World Carnival party this Saturday 25th August at Visions Video Bar