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Douster x Inna Style N Fashion


You may know Douster from his popular King of Africa or his Dagga remix of Busy Signal’s Da Style Deh but like a lot of the producers we love, he has a love and appreciation for dancehall which is clear in his latest EP on Mixpak Inna Style n Fashion. Not only does the release have the best Artwork we have seen in a while  it has everything you need for your summer soundtrack.

Wine is one of our favourites on the EP due to that demanding intro followed by Cee Gee willing you to ‘make love to the concrete‘ and Douster’s clever sampling – phone interference never sounded so good!

Like Gyptian’s Hold Yuh and Mavado’s Never Believe You, Wine Like a Genie has piano keys that make you fall in love with it. Dancehall tunes built on piano keys are winners in our book and Like A Genie can now be added to this category. You will be singing this one all summer.

Kantana reminds us a little of Gappy Ranks on Dollar Sign, his vocal over the rolling guitar riff and dancehall stabs make it dancefloor-ready and Keida adds the feminine touch to the EP on Never Lose. Listen to the EP below or buy it from Juno, iTunes or Boomkat 

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2012

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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.

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E40 – Function
Kaakie –  Toffee Pon Tongue
Gappy Ranks –  Wickedest Slam In Di Garrison
Busy Signal –  Real Spender$ (Theory Refix)
Burna Boy  – Like To Party
Omarion feat Wale – MIA

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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)

Baby Cham Attacked By Girls

That wasn’t the OG title of the video, it really shouldn’t be the title of this post but here is youtube footage of Cham from a recent club performance. I really wanted to post it because it doesn’t matter how many times I hear Ghetto Story I still love it and you can hear that this crowd does as well. Shoot he even does his verse of This is Why I’m Hot (an aside, whoever produced that should do tons more stuff), of course he does his latest smash Wine, whilst daggering. What follows is a plethora of girls daggering against him, it’s pretty not safe for work, which is a shame because it’s just dancing.

(props to Rawtid )

Cham x Wine

Cham is back with a huge hit , the video doesn’t add anything at all. The song on the other hand does see Cham at his best spitting rapid fire accompanied by a Leftside-esque hook, maybe that’s a collaboration we would like to see in the future. Also this video is NSFW, unless you work in a strip club.

Cham x Wine

We held off posting this video because although the song is straight fire the video is fairly NSFW. Unless your work is comfortable with you watching two girls wine in their bedroom. This is much more twerk team style bedroom video than anything else. To be fair it does fit Cham’s funny sexual wordplay, the highlight being the way he switches from light to aggressive aggressive halfway through his verse. Almost as if he works up the courage to go extra rude every 15 seconds. Anyway we are fans of this and any other Leftside repetitive chorus dancehall track.