Mixtape Mondays: Carnivaaaaaal!!

March 7, 2011

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton


It’s that time again. Time ย to start planning the side-projects with which you can waste time for the rest of the week. Might we suggest, imagining that you are at Carnival in Trinidad or Baranquilla, wilding out drunk in the middle of the road with thousands of other revellers, instead of click-clacking away on a qwerty keyboard. You might need an audio supplement:

DJ Skeet Skeet, Radio MaliboomBoom Mix (via Malibu Rum): Katy Perry’s new tourbuddy turns in a mix of beach-friendly jams for the latest edition of Radio MaliboomBoom. Kicks of with our personal joint “Abrazame” and then wanders through Colombia and DR on its way to hipsterville. Listen here.

Heatwave, Soca Season 2011 Mix(via Heatwave): UK’s hippest dancehall DJs go soca for this blend in support of their Thursday night carnival party at Queen of Hoxton. Call it soca for dummies, covers everything you need to know about whats going on in the world of wuk up, from “Ramajay” to “Dingolay.” Download it here (flyer & tracklist info after the jump).

DJ Tony Tempo, Bacchanal Radio 3/3/11: (via podomatic): A slightly more advanced soca mix for experienced players of mas. This Carnival week edition includes brand new road mixes. Listen here.

DJ Eddie STATS, Ghetto Palms Dancehall Bullerengue Mix (via FADER): If I can sound my own airhorn for a sec, I threw some Baranquilla (ok, Palenque) sounds in my latest Ghetto Palms mix on the newly-redesigned FADER site–and I have been repping Trinidad something terrible for the last several weeks, so check the back catalogue. Stream or download here.


Heatwave Soca Season 2011 Tracklist:

Kes The Band – Wotless
Machel Montano – Ramajay
Cassi – Town Ting
Benjai – Trini
Shurwayne Winchester – Murdah
Blaxx – Tanty Woi (Swahili Riddim)
Denise Belfon – Dance and Dingolay (Swahili Riddim)
Mista Vybe – Ding Ding
Benjai – Wine To Di Side (Honey Riddim)
Supa Jigga TC- Where De Gyal (Nah Go Home)
Kassav – Zouk La Ce Sel Medicament
Machel Montano & Patrice Roberts – Tempa Wine (J Vernal Remix)
Machel Montano & Patrice Roberts – Tempa Wine
Zoelah – Go Down Low
Lil Rick & Machel Montano – Guh Dung Remix (Condem Riddim)
Shal Marshall – Motorbike (Flagship Riddim)
Supa Jigga TC – Speakerboxx (Flagship Riddim)
Braxton – La Douma Riddim
Kerwin Du Bois – Heaven in You
Kes The Band & Kerwin Du Bois – Ah Ting
Iwer George – Come To Meh
Busy Signal – Get Outta My Way (Radical Riddim)
Fay-Ann Lyons – Consider It Done (Radical Riddim)
Zoelah – Fly Away (Scratch Master Road Mix)
Eclectik – Roboman
Mr Slaughter – Tick Tock
Buhwamoder – Bend Right Over
Ricky T & Mr Vegas – Pressure Boom (Remix)
Machel Montano – Advantage
Mr Vegas & Swappi – Under The Influence (Road Mix)
Destra & Machel Montano- It’s Carnival