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.
Bang Bang from Olatunji has been featuring in our radio shows since we first heard it at the tail end of 2015. His energetic cut on Skipe Riddim now has a video featuring dancehall style moves and Olatunji tucking into some doubles……it’s nor surprise it gets our approval. NSFW
T&T’s soca superstar and HDD favourite Machel Montano is bringing his On My Way show to Hammersmith this on Friday 28th of August and he’s bringing Skinny Fabulous, Olatunji and Angela Hunte with him. This one is not to be missed and will definitely get your carnival weekend started right. More info and tickets here.
The thing i love a bout soca is that sometimes it doesn’t waste time on lyrics. Thats not to say that they are useless but they take a simple premise and make a catchy tune. This one is about KI going on tour and his mrs leaving him. That’s it but its an ear worm of a song that doesn’t leave you.
Tomorrow is March 17th a date when the Irish and Plastic Paddy’s all over the world celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig or St Patrick’s Day. It’s a day celebrating Ireland’s patron saint (the man responsible for bringing Christianity to Ireland and who also banished the snakes from the Emerald Isle) where people wear green, don some shamrocks and in true Irish tradition get ridiculously drunk. Everyone seems to claim to be Irish when March 17th rolls around, so here are our top 5 drinking tunes from around the globe.
Thin Lizzy – Whisky in the Jar
Kicking off the list with an Irish classic from Thin Lizzy, not the usual thing we post on here but it being Paddy’s Day we must pay homage to a great Irish band with one of the best frontmen rock n roll has seen.