Hipsters Don’t Dance

Hipsters Don’t Dance

Barrio Loco

Inspired by their respective heritages and London’s vibrant music scene, party starters Hipsters Don’t Dance have been bringing their uplifting blend of soca, afropop, dancehall and UK club music to their sets for the best part of a decade. Kazabon and Hootie Who began djing together in 2009 when they launched the Hipsters Don’t Dance club night. This was where their passion for their musical heritages emerged and they
formed their “world carnival sound”.

In addition to their headline sets HDD have shared lineups with Bunji Garlin, Dre Skull, Jillionaire, Jubilee, Teki Latex, Ms Dynamite, Not3s, Yung T & Bugsey and Belly Squad, and have showcased their talent at some of the UKs top festivals including Glastonbury, Lovebox and Wireless. In recent years they have become regulars at Notting Hill Carnival playing energetic sets at Toddla T x SSP Soundsystem and on the Red Bull x Mangrove float. Their selections have also impressed
crowds at the Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, and Boiler Room.

HDD’s skill of seamlessly blending genres and mixing deep cuts with up to the minute selections was honed on their former Radar Radio show and is now reaching new levels on their popular NTS residency. With support from Toddla T, Seani B, Jamz Supernova and Yasser the duo’s mixes have been featured on BBC’s Radio1, 1 Xtra and Asian Network. Fact Magazine and Truants have both featured them as part of their acclaimed mix series and the pair have also curated mixes for Foot Patrol x Nike, Wray & Nephew and Smirnoff.

HDD have been mainstays on the London scene for the last few years and with international sets in Dublin, Paris,
Amsterdam and New York, their reputation continues to grow.