The Carnival Session: LTJ Bukem & SP:MC. Mala, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Afriquoi DJ & Percussion set, Scar Duggy, Keep Hush DJ’s, Nick Castle and Dropout Disco at The Steelyard.

Since the inception of Notting Hill Carnival in 1966, the festival has grown into one of finest celebrations of African-Carribean culture and community in the world. Over 1 million people, from all walks of life take to the streets of Notting Hill, every August Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate fresh food, flamboyant costumes, sound systems, a variety of cultures and more. 

Sadly, in recent years, the media has focused on the few negatives of the event rather than the overwhelming positives and we want to play our part in celebrating what's great about Carnival; the coming together of different cultures and musical sounds to get down on the final weekend of August every year. 

Featuring pioneers of drum and bass and dubstep respectively LTJ Bukem and Deep Medi boss Mala, the sounds of Africa delivered through Awesome Tapes From Africa's cassette player and Afriquoi’s DJ & Percussion show which brings together house, soca, hiphop, soul and jungle. One of the finest hosts in the game SP:MC hosted LTJ Bukem's set, whilst Labyrinth resident Nick Castle and Drop Out Disco played supporting sets in the main room. 

In room 2, community-driven underground music platform Keep Hush were at the controls with founders Fred CC & Freddy Masters and Scar Duggy.