We have been Toddla T fans since he dropped his Ghettoblaster mixtape so being asked to do a mix for his pre Notting Hill Carnival show on BBC 1 and 1xtra was huge for us! It’s very hard to sum up Notting Hill Carnival in 30 minutes but we tried to cover all the different sounds that you hear when walking around carnival in this one. Listen back to the mix plus Hootie Who chatting to Toddla over on the BBC website.
Fox Heart & Soul Riddim (Fox Dubplate)
Traxmatik Passionfruit Refix
Bunji Garlin Big Bad Soca
Destra Garcia WaistLine Killer
Logic Blues For You (Hard Dubhard Dub)
DJ Spilulu NgomaLord
Dynamite Brave (Hipsters Don’t Dance Dub)
Bay-C Gal A Bubble
Famous Eno & Brenmar Get Down (DJ VIP)
Donaeo Party Hard (D’ Bandit Doc Jones Soca RMX)
Bryt I like your girlfriend
Scott Garcia A London Thing (London Mix)
Big Red & Melo feat KC & Scout No Behaviour
B15 Project and Mr Vegas Western End (Birmingham Crew)
Jus Now & Dismantle Spotie
Jamesy P. Nookie (Carnival Del Nookie UK Club Mix)
Bunji Garlin Road Bunx
Sticky Jumeirah Riddim Sequel
Angela Hunte & Machel Montano Party Done
We are incredibly happy to announce that we will be part of Toddla T’s takeover of King SSP Sound this year at Notting Hill Carnival. Bring your whistle and flag and see us at 12:30 on Monday August 29th here.
Last month Jamz Supernova sat in for Toddla T on his BBC Radio 1 show while he was in Jamaica. Jamz asked us to do a dancehall mix in preparation for Toddla’s Jamaica Special so we juggled some of our favourite dancehall tunes of the moment. Listen or download above the radio rip also includes a short interview with Kazabon.
Cham Jump Off
Vanessa Bling Stay Inna Yuh Lane
Tanto Blacks Mi Nuh Likey
XTC x Aidonia Functions On The Low x Fall In Love (Murlo refix)
Konshens Link Up
Busy Signal DWLY (Don’t Want to lose you – Sorry Remix)
Ishawna Long Fingernail
Chi Ching Ching Farout
Kurt Riley Jambe-an Riddim
Machel Montano & Timaya Better Than Them
Ynfynyt Scroll Pull Up To Mi Bumper
Orlando Volcano Wasteman
Alkaline Champion Boy
Popcaan Wicked Man Thing
As you will see from our past posts we and our friends have given you advice on soundsystems since 2011. The advice from 2011, 2012 and 2013 is all still relevant and make sure to check out those posts as a lot of the soundsystems will still be there this year. Remember the soundsystems will be there on carnival Sunday and Monday but Sunday is children’s day so it’s a little bit quieter. If you are planning on going to carnival on Sunday Keshav from Jus Now will be doing a drumming workshop in Powis Square from 3pm.
This year we are seeing differnt star studded lineups on different soundsystems and on Carnival Monday. We will most likely be checking out Toddla T’s Soundsystem at the corner of Alderson Street and Kensal Road,
The Nigerian Corner on Adela Street (it’s the next street over from Toddla T’s soundsystem, plus we heard Patoranking, Phyno and Davido are in town so who knows they may pass through), The Digital Soundboy soundsystem is also one to check out on Tavistock Road.
For more soundsystem info and a map check out the Time Out guide here.
Toddla T Sound are gearing up for another release, this time with HDD favourite Serocee on the vocals. The video follows the crew on tour over the last few months with clips from Lovebox, Tramlines, and the excellent Toddla T Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival. Flash officially drops on October 7th but you can pre-order it from the Ninja Tune store here.
The past two years we asked some of our favourite djs, producers, artists and bloggers to recommend their favourite Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems, food stalls and anthems, and started to compile the HDD Guide to Notting Hill Carnival. Here are our (Kazabon & Hootie Who) recommendations for 2103
Toddla T at SSP Soundsystem
Toddla T has curated one hell of a line up for his takeover of SSP sound system on carnival Monday. Special guests Fuse Odg and Bunji Garlin were added this week and will be joining HDD favourites Serocee, Jus Now, Atumpan, Stylo G, Lady Stush and more between 12pm and 7pm Monday 26th at the corner of Alderson Street and Kensal Road. More details here.
HDD World Carnival Party
If you have been following our World Carnival mix series you know how we like to party and this year we are throwing our second World Carnival party, this time at The Old Blue Last. This year we will be joined by Swing Ting’s Samrai and Palm City Social’s Moroka alongside HDD residents The Large and Illanja. More details here.
Pump it up by di trucks
Following the trucks is one way to make sure you hear all of your favourite soca hits at carnival. A lot of people tend to overlook this part of carnival which is a shame because you really should experience it. HDD favourites Trini Gladiata (who also has a birthday party at Birthdays on Sunday) and Schlachthofbronx will be on the floats all weekend. Try and catch the Abir float as it will be serving free drinks all day, Schlachthofbronx will be at the Urgent Union Float on Monday.
Tucked away in the massive celebration of carribbean music is Nigerian Corner. Basically the biggest Nigerian street party in the UK. Wande Coal, JJC and D’banj have all performed before. It is only on the Monday at Adela Street.
Carnival 2013 Anthems
Every year has it’s anthems and this year we think Whine and Kotch and Atenna will be running things. We also included our dark horse picks for Carnival Anthem 2013, Jus Now – Tun Up and Mavado – March Out.
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