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After going full dancehall/Major Lazer, Patoranking teams up with Wande Coal for some afropop business with husband of the year Wande Coal. My Woman actually resembles more Ghanaian Joey B vibes than classic Naija afropop but it works so well. The thing with that Ghanian stuff is that BPM wise it’s a little higher than afropop but the percussion works like Equinoxx style dancehall.
The video for Wande Cole’s Baby Hello sees Yemi Alade as the video girl in what looks to us like Naija’s 2014 take on Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl video. Rotate is still getting a lot of love from us but this one is following in its footsteps.
Maleek Berry is a don. Such a great producer and he may have coaxed out another great hit from Wande Coal. Maleek Berry is london based and should be working with some uk girl bands stat. This is pure pop goodness right here.
For some reason this is the b side to Million Dollar Girl. It might be my favourite Fuse song in a while, both parties excel on this track. Not fully an azonto track, not fully an afro-pop song but infectious with it’s various stabs and another catchy chorus.
The past two years we asked some of our favourite djs, producers, artists and bloggers to recommend their favourite Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems, food stalls and anthems, and started to compile the HDD Guide to Notting Hill Carnival. Here are our (Kazabon & Hootie Who) recommendations for 2103
Toddla T at SSP Soundsystem
Toddla T has curated one hell of a line up for his takeover of SSP sound system on carnival Monday. Special guests Fuse Odg and Bunji Garlin were added this week and will be joining HDD favourites Serocee, Jus Now, Atumpan, Stylo G, Lady Stush and more between 12pm and 7pm Monday 26th at the corner of Alderson Street and Kensal Road. More details here.
HDD World Carnival Party
If you have been following our World Carnival mix series you know how we like to party and this year we are throwing our second World Carnival party, this time at The Old Blue Last. This year we will be joined by Swing Ting’s Samrai and Palm City Social’s Moroka alongside HDD residents The Large and Illanja. More details here.
Pump it up by di trucks
Following the trucks is one way to make sure you hear all of your favourite soca hits at carnival. A lot of people tend to overlook this part of carnival which is a shame because you really should experience it. HDD favourites Trini Gladiata (who also has a birthday party at Birthdays on Sunday) and Schlachthofbronx will be on the floats all weekend. Try and catch the Abir float as it will be serving free drinks all day, Schlachthofbronx will be at the Urgent Union Float on Monday.
Tucked away in the massive celebration of carribbean music is Nigerian Corner. Basically the biggest Nigerian street party in the UK. Wande Coal, JJC and D’banj have all performed before. It is only on the Monday at Adela Street.
Carnival 2013 Anthems
Every year has it’s anthems and this year we think Whine and Kotch and Atenna will be running things. We also included our dark horse picks for Carnival Anthem 2013, Jus Now – Tun Up and Mavado – March Out.