It’s our first time djing at Boomtown Fair this year and we are super excited! Find us at Desperados clubhouse on Friday August 10th for Swing Ting presents with Zed Bias, Brackles, Murlo, Samrai, Platt, Joey B and Fox!
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2 hours of Carnival Tabanca tunes from Kazabon and Hootie Who. These were the sounds you heard on the roads, on the trucks or coming from the cars as well as some new bits in there as well.
You can download the show right here.
The Madd Again! album is finally available on the Swing Ting label and is full of heaters from Zed Bias, Trigga, Specialist Moss and Killa Benz. The LP covers a whole heap of styles from bashment, to grime to garage and shows the group’s versatility. Our favourites on the album are Roll Dem Own, Jump Inna Mi Whip and of course Duggu, stream above and pick your favourites, then go support the album here. Madd!
Madd Again is a collaborative project from Zed Bias, Trigga, Specialist Moss and Killa Benz and their first EP is now out on the Swing Ting label. If you have been listening to our Radar Radio shows will definitely have heard us rinsing some of their tunes. Our favourite track from the EP is Duggu which is set to make you buss a skank this summer, stream above or buy here.
Photos by Matthew Comer
Manchester’s finest DJ Darka and CanYouFelix will be joining us for our July Session this Saturday at Meter for a back to back set. We took 5 minutes of their time to ask them a few questions ahead of the event.
You are both residents at Manchester’s dancehall night Heads High, who do you think will have the biggest dancehall song this summer?
DJ Darka For me I’m a huge fan of Mr Vegas he kills it every time & Bruck It Down has to be the one right now. To get the real dancers bruckin out!
CanYouFelix Love Di Vibes – I-Octane is definitely gonna be huge this summer, I’m always on a singalong flex during this time of year
DJ Darka Can I choose Mr Vegas again? If ever I’m in a sticky situation playing uk funky,bass music or dancehall Mr Vegas Nike Air on the Playground Riddim just ignites every to put their hands in the air and switches the whole game up.
CanYouFelix I’ve been listening to grime for years but only started playing out in the last few months. Duppy – Skepta kills both Murkage and KMT always, without fail.
What is the tune you think is under-rated and you wish more people would appreciate?
DJ Darka David Lewis – Hands on Her (Sunship Remix) What a stone cold classic!
CanYouFelix It’s quite difficult to find the appropriate moment to play soukous, I love Fraudian Slip [Uproot Andy Remix] by AJ Holmes and The Hackney Empire so much, often people don’t really know what’s going on but if everyone’s a bit juiced then they go mad.
What can we expect from your HDD set and what are you looking forward to at HDD on Saturday?
DJ Darka I’m really feeling a lot of the new Murlo productions and I’ve been stepping into that Funky realm heavily recently. There’s a new Zed Bias Remix of Misha B’s Home Run it’s a madness can’t wait to see how that goes down, just like his track Dancing with Omar and Fox it’s really infectious and a party starter. Also with it being my debut in the London clubs im really excited to flex in the Big LDN and play some old skool ragga, slack dancehall and fresh uk funky vibes and a dash of UK garage all blended up like a melting pot can’t wait to see how it goes down.
CanYouFelix Energy! There’s nothing chin-strokey about our sets. I still haven’t made it to HDD yet which seems ridiculous, so really looking forward to this one!
As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the 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 2011.
Schlachthofbronx – Wine & Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Darq E Freaker – Cherryade
Shal Marshall – Motorbike
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne – Motivation
Tomb Crew feat Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D – Watch This
Adele – Rolling in the Dub (Shepdog Mix)
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Notting Hill Dub)
Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
Serocee – Oh Na Na
Walter Ego feat Coco & K Dot – Calm Down
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover
Shy Fx – Raver (B Traits Remix)
Beyonce – Countdown
Toddla T feat Wayne Marshall & Skream – Streets So Warm
Laza Morgan feat Mavado – One by One (DJ Theory remix)
Stylo G – Call Me a Yardie
Kes The Band – Wotless
DJ Khaled feat Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Im on one
Jay Z and Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
Leftside & Shaggy – Jump up Around
It was extremely difficult to pick our top 20 tunes of the year, here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.