Apr 19, 2014
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Posts tagged: Carnival 2012

Mixtape Mondays: LargeUp x D-Life, Safari Sound, Tommy Lee x DJ Gaza Priince

Words by DJ Theory —

With Notting Hill Carnival behind us and Labor Day Weekend celebrations climaxing with the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn today, it’s a pretty decent time of year for Caribbean music. On that note we’re toting some big bumbaclaat mixes for you this week, including an exclusive soca blast from our man D-Life, plus crucial one drop from Sweden and a mix from out of Brooklyn showcasing the hottest new artist out of JA right now, Tommy Lee. Madd again.

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Audio: Deejay Theory x Kes The Band’s “Wotless”

Words by LargeUp Crew —

Our own refix-machine and Mixtape Mondays columnist Deejay Theory is back with another edit geared for Carnival season 2012, putting his signature stamp on Kes The Band‘s “Wotless”.  Shared with a small pool of DJ’s as ammo for Notting Hill last week, the tune is now available for all to share and enjoy, ideally at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn on monday.  If the New York or London fetes were nowhere near your coordinates this year, this uptempo version of one of the biggest soca forwards of 2011 will have you whining, waving and raving like you were front and center covered in sweat, paint and rum.  And you wouldn’t care either, cause right now we just wotless…  Stream and download below

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Impressions: Notting Hill Carnival Wrap-up, Part One

Words by DJ Theory, Photos by DJ Gravy—


Mixtape Mondays: Eccentrix, The Large, Mad Mike x Fras Twinz, Toddla T

Words by DJ Theory —

With Notting Hill Carnival coming to a close and NYC’s West Indian Day Parade on the horizon, there’s no shortage of mixes and vibes to be had this time of year.  Here’s a few of our picks in the mixtape department to get you whining and raving in record time.

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Oh, Bacchanal: “Wotless” Producer Kerwin Du Bois Steps Out With “Bacchanalist”

Words by Jesse Serwer

Yesterday I hit the dealership here in Miami (where I’ve recently relocated after a lifetime in New York) to buy a new car… and my salesman turns out to be a Guyanese DJ from Brooklyn—East New York, to be specific. Small world. We naturally start talking soca and, while I’m filling out my paperwork, my boy Wesley shows me a video he just worked on, for “Bacchanalist,” by Trinidad’s Kerwin Du Bois. Shot in MIA, the clip is the first from Du Bois, who co-wrote and produced last year’s Groovy Soca title-winning “Wotless” by Kes the Band and has worked with a who’s who of soca stars including Bunji Garlin, Destra Garcia, Allison Hinds, Blaxx and Machel Montano—and it’s one of the sharper-looking soca clips you’ll see. Watch it below and look out for the anthemic, infectious “Bacchanalist” (on Precision Productions’ Antilles riddim) to be a major Groovy Soca contender come T&T Carnival time… and stick around for a long time after that, too. Some major crossover potential with this one.

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