UP WID IT! Ring in Notting Hill with Orange Hill’s “The Carnival” EP

Ahead of this weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival festivities, Orange Hillย  โ€” the London-based collective headed up by DJ/producer/presenter Ras Kwame โ€” are dropping The Carnival EP, a seamlessly eclectic ride through the sounds that make Notting Hill one of the world’s top musical experiences.

To get things started, Orange Hill have shared lead single โ€œUp Wid It!โ€ featuring Mr. Vegas, which premiered via our friends at OkayAfrica.

The track is an uptempo Afrobashment banger delivered with the vibes and energy we’ve come to expect from Mr. Vegas โ€” and Orange Hill. While it’s the first time Kwame and crew โ€” who’ve previously worked with a who’s who of dancehall greats including Vybz Kartel, Mr. Lexx and Busy Signal โ€” have paired up with Vegas, it’s a natural fit we imagine will lead to many more collaborations.

The Carnival is out tomorrow, August 24, via Delicious Vinyl Island. But you can listen to the full EP โ€” featuring appearances by Lisa Mercedez, Roach Killa, Cecile and Smoodface โ€” right here. It’s available tomorrow on all streaming services.

You can also find Orange Hill and Mr. Vegas on the road at Notting Hill this Sunday; their performance will be livestreamed worldwide as part of Boiler Room’s live Carnival broadcast.

Read more about Orange Hill and their ‘Electro Bashy’ sound in this throwback LargeUp feature.