It’s Notting Hill Carnival weekend in London, and for everyone catching the fever all over again, here’s a revival mix to put you right in the zone where you need to be.
We start off in reggae territory, before moving into some speaker-mashing jungle basslines, then moving on to some feel-good soca party vibes that sound even better with a Red Stripe in one hand and a corn cob in the other. Finally, slowing things down is a steaming Lover’s Rock sequence. If this was a blues party there’d be palms banging on the wall and a good bit of whinin’ an’ grinding going on. Check out the two sublime Judy Boucher tracks at the end.
Real music for people who feel music. Straight talk. Download here and enjoy.
MARK DEVLIN: CARNIVAL FEVER REGGAE/ BASHMENT/ DANCEHALL/ JUNGLE/ SOCA/ LOVER’S ROCK MIX, AUGUST 2010
SISTER NANCY: WHAT A BAM BAM
TENOR SAW: RING THE ALARM
LADY G: HALF MY AGE
KRYSTAL & SHABBA RANKS: TWICE MY AGE
DAWN PENN: NO NO NO
HALF PINT: MR LANDLORD
TIPPA IRIE: MISS IRIE
BOB MARLEY Featuring GURU: JOHNNY WAS
SIMPLE SIMON: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
SIZZLA: RAIN SHOWERS
BUJU BANTON: CHAMPION (JUNGLIE MIX)
RED DRAGON: EXPLODE GAL
MEGA BANTON: MONEY FIRST
BUJU BANTON: RAMPAGE
BARRINGTON LEVY: WORK
SOCA SEQUENCE INC. DEZZIE BOY/ BYRON LEE & THE DRAGONAIRES
GREGORY ISAACS: NIGHT NURSE
JANET KAY: SILLY GAMES
JUDY BOUCHER: DREAMING OF A LITTLE ISLAND
JUDY BOUCHER: CAN’T BE WITH YOU TONIGHT