Hipsters Don’t Dance have been bringing their uplifting blend of soca, afropop, dancehall and UK club music to dance floors 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 the passion for their musical heritages flourished and became HDD’s “world carnival sound”.
In addition to their headline sets HDD have shared lineups with Konshens, Bunji Garlin, Wande Coal, Patoranking, Dre Skull, Alicai Harley, Jubilee, Teki Latex, Ms Dynamite, Yung T & Bugsey and Belly Squad, and have showcased their talent at some of the UK’s top festivals including Glastonbury, Lovebox, Boomtown Fair and Wireless. In recent years they have become regulars at Notting Hill Carnival with spirited sets at Toddla Ts Soundsystem and on the Red Bull Music float. Their selections have also moved crowds at the 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 Annie Nightingale, 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 years now and with international sets in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, New York and Lagos, their reputation continues to grow.