A Notting Hill Carnival special of our mix roundup

It’s Carnival weekend, and ahead of Europe’s biggest street party we’ve put together a list of five seminal sets and mixes from recent years, featuring Carnival legends and current favourites.

01

Channel One Soundsystem

Notting Hill Carnival 2016

We begin with Carnival royalty in Channel One Sound System. Present in Notting Hill since 1979, the roots OGs represent what the party is about as much as anyone. Four hours staying true to the original spirit.

02

Josey Rebelle

Notting Hill Carnival 2015 - Rinse FM

Easing in with Half Pint’s Substitute LoverJosey Rebelle drops straight into the ’94 classic Lion Heart by Berty B and Dillinja, embarking on 40 minutes of blistering jungle.

03

The Heatwave

Carnival Bashment Mix 2017

The Heatwave are the duo behind turnt bashment party Hot Wuk. Gearing up for Carnival they’ve put together a mix of the biggest dancehall, bashment and soca tunes of the last twelve months.

04

Newham Generals

Notting Hill Carnival 2015 - Rinse FM

There are so many incredible grime sets from over the last few years at Carnival, especially when Rinse FM are involved. We could have gone for any number of them but there’s something about D Double and Footsie that ratchets hype to new levels. Bluku! Bluku!

05

King Tubby's

Boiler Room x Guinness Notting Hill Carnival 2016

King Tubby’s Sound has a history with Notting Hill Carnival stretching even further back than that of Channel One, first appearing there in 1970. Named after the legendary dub master, a peer of founder Cecil Rennie. These 2 hours span the many iterations of Jamaican Music since the soundsystem’s inception.

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