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HDD X Radar Radio 7th September

2 hours of Carnival Tabanca tunes from Kazabon and Hootie Who. These were the sounds you heard on the roads, on the trucks or coming from the cars as well as some new bits in there as well.

You can download the show right here.
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Toddla T Sound at Notting Hill Carnival

Toddla T sound Notting Hill Carnival As big fans of Toddla T’s productions and selections, when we heard he was programming a sound system at Notting Hill Carnival this year we knew the line up would not dissapoint! We caught up with Toddla to ask him a few questions about his plans for carnival.

Why did you want to run a sound system at carnival?

I’ve been in love with Notting Hill Carnival since I first came in 2006, I’m always blaggin gigs but when I was given the chance to programme a day by Mad Fingaz of SSP sound it was like being asked to book the pyramid stage at Glasto for me hahaha  

How did you come up with your line up?

I wanted to keep it friends and family and not go too bizerk, keep it Toddla T ya know. Everyone on the line up is a good friend, collaborator or someone I’ve battered on radio but I also wanted to represent the wide range of carnival sounds, to have Robbo and Breach on the same line up is pretty special I think but makes perfect sense to my ears at carnival, it has a sonic conection. Neezy The Driver aint particularly known but is one of the best DJs I know .. Him and D Double are gonna be a problem! Plus some super exciting secret guests and I’m gassed to see Atumpan perform one of the biggest carnival tracks ‘The Thing‘ , plus my Toddla T Sound.. Shola Ama, Serocee and DRS…… I’m just gettin loadsa dubs done for the occasion!

What’s your favourite carnival song?

Probably Shy Fx – Original Nutter, it’s always mad, especially when he plays it on his Digital Soundboy stage every year.

Toddla and the full line up will be holding it down at SSP sound system on the corner of Alderson Street and Kensal Road on Monday 26th from 12pm to 7pm. 

The Heatwave present Showtime

The Heatwave really pulled out all the stops on this one. A live bashment showcase with some of the biggest names around regardless of genre. With a list like this you tend to have a look and see how is going to be a weak link (not maliciously, but you just do, its human nature) and i say with no sense of hype that there are no Mc’s on that list who aren’t worth their place on that stage.

Come on when are you going to be able to see Wiley share the same stage as YT, Asher Senator and Glamma Kid? It’s not going to happen unless something big was going to pull them together on the same stage. You could probably make a film about how the Heatwave got them all together (a more uk version of that Dave Chappelle/ Michel Gondry flick).

All of those artist coming on stage and spitting over classic dancehall and bashment, even for the non dancehall fan that has to be enticing. If you dont believe me why don’t you check out Serocee and Rubi spitting over those sort of records on last week’s Heatwave show?

The potential combinations of songs is also enticing, Smiley Culture tribute by YT and Asher Sentor, Glamma KId and Lady Chann doing Informer, Lady Chann and Serocee doing their verses of Bad Like Jimmy Cliff VIP… it’s going to be crazy.

And all for the price of £12/£15, which is less than the price of entry to a central london club, less than half a ticket for a Wiz Khalifa or Wu Tang concert, less than the price of some future beardy convention music night thing. Basically it’s a great price for such a unique event. I do hope that you guys go because maybe if it’s sucessful it could be the start of something great. Maybe it would morph into a uk version of Rock the Bells.