Since 2005 The Doctor’s Orders have been throwing unpretentious parties for fans of real music that care more about feeling good than looking good. As the first point of call for the biggest names in Hip-Hop and beyond The Doctor’s Orders have hosted a who’s who of the world’s best DJs & MCs in many of the finest venues throughout London, Brighton & Manchester.

With events at The Jazz Cafe, Trapeze (formerly East Village), Fabric, The Forum & Scala to name a few and guests that have included De La Soul, Erykah Badu, ?uestlove, Just Blaze, Kenny Dope, Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson, Maseo, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, KRS One, EPMD, Marley Marl, Dimitri from Paris, Osunlade, Dilated Peoples, Tim Westwood, Alchemist, Eric Sermon, The Beat Junkies, Jazzie B, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, 9th Wonder, Fatlip, DJ Format, J-Live, The Nextmen, Foreign Beggars, Mayer Hawthorne and loads more besides it is not hard to see why The Doctor’s Orders are the UK’s most popular party crew.

We asked each of The Doctor’s Orders resident DJ’s to put forward one track each for an “Essential Hip Hop” playlist, and here are the results…

Mr Thing:

Run-DMC - Peter Piper

Shortee Blitz: 

Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin'

Spin Doctor: 

Slum Village - Raise It Up

Russ Ryan:
Crooklyn Dodgers '95 - Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers

Mo Fingaz: 

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - T.R.O.Y.

MC Pranksta: 

A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God

If you like the sound of this playlist and would like to check out one of The Doctor’s Orders parties for yourself, then have a little look at the following shows we have on sale at the moment, including their epic New Year’s Eve show with The Nextmen, DJ Vadim, DJ Format and more.