Marcy Chin’s The Bounce has been a staple in our sets for a while. The riddim itself is great and is something that you can imagine Tink riding, it’s a little bit hip hop/dem bow and dancehall. The 45 King esque chorus works well with Marcy’s no nonesense verses. Watching her perform this at XOYO last year was amazing. Granted it was just Squad who were really into it. Still it was great to see. This video continues in the same vein.
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It’s that time again, carnival is nearly upon us and that means time for another installment of our World Carnival mix series. The latest addition is number 6 in the series and was kindly hosted by Don’t Watch That as a carnival edition of their Don’t Mix That series. Get this through your speakers and head over to Don’t Watch That to read a carnival themed Q&A with us.
As per the other mixes we have featured tunes we have been bumping at HDD HQ and at our monthly parties, spanning soca, dancehall, afropop and club music. It will definitely get you in the mood for Notting Hill Carnival and for our World Carnival party this Sunday.
Download the mix here
Stush HDD Intro
MJ Cole Crazy Love (Murlo Edit)
Kes Endless Summer
Hipsters Don’t Dance Style Up
Popcaan Cool It
Tinashe 2 On (Murlo Refix)
Kranium Nobody Has To Know (Show Me Remix)
Moelogo The Baddest Remix (feat. Giggs)
Mavado Nuh Trust Friend
Leftside Wickidest Wine
Ward 21 Spot The J
Raine Seville Mad Dem
Demarco Gyal Anthem
Gage Hello Kitty
Busy Signal Saddle Up
Patoranking Girlie O
Arri Peters We Drinking (Feat. D’Chancellor)
Joey B Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie)
Marcy Chin Bounce (Feat. Ward 21)
Bunji Garlin All O’Dem
Patrice Roberts Wukking Up
Navino Give God The Glory
Machel Montano Drop It Down
Kes Never See Come See
Busy Signal Luv Gyal
Owiny Signoma Band Nyiduonge drums
Tl Dreamz Undi Da Ki Penha (Feat. DJ Djeff)
Wizkid Show Me D Money
Major Notes 419 Riddim
Gaia Beat Timpelequece (Feat. Fiuk Tutuka)
Bunji Garlin Gi Dem Dey
Olatunji Yearwood Wha Yuh Drinkin
CYPHR & Sudanim U Most
Robzilla Calling All Girls (Samrai’s World Carnival Remix feat Fox )
Konshens & J Capri Pull Up To Mi Bumper (#G2DJ Remix)
Girl Unit Club Rez (Rizzla’s Club Cecile Bootleg Kunq)
We don’t know what’s exactly in the water right now but various influences came together at the same time for this riddim mix to happen. First of all you have Spooky‘s Coolie Joyride EP out on Oilgang records, look out for the refixes especially the Samename one. Then you have Spooky’s mix for Mixpak where he showcases his favourite examples of Grime and Dancehall meeting up. You also have last year’s 10 year anniversary of Grime, Oil Gang’s reggae mix he sent us, Slackk and Murlo’s work ethic and Natalie Storm Boys for Breakfast being used by Adidas for their latest campaign(see above). Then there was the tease that we are finally going to hear the sequel to Showa Eski called Showa Step. All of it combined to make us want to do a riddim mix combining the two riddims and cuts from Donaeo, Kano, Ward 21, Natalie Storm, Einstein and the man himself Wiley. Shout out to Commander B for making Pum Pum riddim and Prodigal Entertainment for the riddims themselves.
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 Ward 21 and their classic song Haters.
If you could assemble a team of producers to make a compilation inspired by dancehall riddims, this is the exact line up we would choose. For us this is the LP of the year, it fits our sweet spot so well. We don’t have to put the words forward thinking or any loose Kartel pun because this is us. Producers incorporating different sounds to create something familiar but brilliant as well. From HDD fam Murlo and So Shifty, to faves like Rizzla & blk.adonis, Poirier, Wildlife! TJ and Suku are great as well, they could have tossed off something that didn’t really fit but theirs are just as good. Cadenza is showing versatility that few UK producers can even match, and that is including the Veterans as well. An excellent job all round, a million forwards to everyone involved.
You can DL Wildlife!’s Kloud via Spin Magazine.
Natalie Storm’s mixtape ‘Songs to F@#k and Fight To‘ presented by Federation Sound and Prodigal Ent dropped this time last year, and here is the video for one of the mixtape tracks ‘Hotta’ produced by Ward 21 (who cameo in the video). This is a fun, colourful video which reflects Natalie’s personality and shows you can create an visually exciting video without a huge budget.