This year RBMA are back at Notting Hill Carnival and are linking up with one of the best local mas bands Mangrove to bring one big bad truck to this year’s parade route. We are honoured to be part of this lineup alongside Soca royalty Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons and Olatunji, last year’s Thre3style champion DJ Puffy and some of London’s best selectors; The Heatwave and Jus Now. Serocee will be hosting with PAs from Mangrove artists Jo Money, Sunshine & Nadiva, Soca Jonny, Joni Rich and Survival #1.
Watch out for the truck on the parade route or if you want to play ah mas with Mangrove on the day get your t-shirts and costumeshere.
Stadic is the producer behind some of last year’s big tunes including Fay Ann’s Raze and Town Thing Riddm. In true world carnival style his new project sees soca and dancehall artists working together in a genre they are calling “afro soca”. Mavado and Fay Ann’s offering has some great elements but our favourite of the two cuts on this project has to be She Bad by Suit of Black which sees Assasin, Bunji Garlin and Kardinal Offishal working together and smashing it. Stream the tunes above.
It’s that time again, carnival is nearly upon us and that means time for another installment of our World Carnival mix series. The latest addition is number 6 in the series and was kindly hosted by Don’t Watch That as a carnival edition of their Don’t Mix That series. Get this through your speakers and head over to Don’t Watch That to read a carnival themed Q&A with us.
As per the other mixes we have featured tunes we have been bumping at HDD HQ and at our monthly parties, spanning soca, dancehall, afropop and club music. It will definitely get you in the mood for Notting Hill Carnival and for our World Carnival party this Sunday.
Stush HDD Intro MJ Cole Crazy Love (Murlo Edit) Kes Endless Summer Hipsters Don’t Dance Style Up Popcaan Cool It Tinashe 2 On (Murlo Refix) Kranium Nobody Has To Know (Show Me Remix) Moelogo The Baddest Remix (feat. Giggs) Mavado Nuh Trust Friend Leftside Wickidest Wine Ward 21 Spot The J Raine Seville Mad Dem Demarco Gyal Anthem Gage Hello Kitty Busy Signal Saddle Up Timaya Sanko Patoranking Girlie O Arri Peters We Drinking (Feat. D’Chancellor) Joey B Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie) Marcy Chin Bounce (Feat. Ward 21) Bunji Garlin All O’Dem Patrice Roberts Wukking Up Navino Give God The Glory Machel Montano Drop It Down Kes Never See Come See Busy Signal Luv Gyal Owiny Signoma Band Nyiduonge drums Tl Dreamz Undi Da Ki Penha (Feat. DJ Djeff) Wizkid Show Me D Money Major Notes 419 Riddim Gaia Beat Timpelequece (Feat. Fiuk Tutuka) Bunji GarlinGi Dem Dey Olatunji Yearwood Wha Yuh Drinkin Jubilee I-95 CYPHR & Sudanim U Most Robzilla Calling All Girls (Samrai’s World Carnival Remix feat Fox ) Konshens & J Capri Pull Up To Mi Bumper (#G2DJ Remix) Girl Unit Club Rez (Rizzla’s Club Cecile Bootleg Kunq)
This video IS carnival, and if there ever was a time for this tune, that time is now. Notting Hill Carnival is fast approaching and this tune will definitely be heard booming from the trucks on the carnival route. Big up Jus Now and Bunji Garlin for this one and watch out for Jus Now at Red Bull and Toddla T Soundsystems this year. For more carnival tips check out our guide here.
The latest EP to drop on Mixpak is one from Mr One Hundred and it brings soca to a whole new level. The EP features samples from soca dream team Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons and sounds a little bit like if DJ Funk went to T&T for carnival. Get wukking and wining! You can stream the tunes below or buy it here. Get ready to wuk and wine!