Notting Hill Carnival 2014 Guide: DJ Playlists

Two million party people. 9000 Police. 40 sound systems. 15,000 handmade costumes. Five tons of chicken. £93m to the London economy.

Unless you write for Vice, Notting Hill Carnival is one of the highlights on the London calendar and we’ve tried help you maximise the weekend with our Guide to the Best Sound Systems and Guide to the Warm-Up and Afterparties. Rounding up our coverage, we’ve asked some DJs playing during the weekend to pick five favourite carnival tracks. You can listen to all five playlist as one, either on Youtube or Spotify (follow us on both to get updates for new DJ playlists). If you’d prefer to listen to each separately head to the bottom to navigate between each DJ’s page, where they also explain their selections and give their thoughts on carnival. Here’s a run-down of who’s involved.  

The Heatwave: non-stop dancehall party and DJ collective. Catch them on Monday at the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System with Basement Jaxx.

Fantastic Man: DJ, producer and label boss for Superconscious Records. Catch him on Sunday at Dance Tunnel presents with Ben Sun.

Moxie: DJ and presenter for BBC In New DJs We Trust and NTS. Catch her on Sunday at the Turf afterparty with Romare, Auntie Flo and a secret headliner.

Charlie Bones: presenter on the daily NTS morning show Do You?. Catch him on Sunday at the Stevie Wonderland afterparty with Budgie.

Josey Rebelle: DJ and Rinse FM presenter. Catch her Sunday and Monday at Boxfresh presents Rinse 20 with Bicep, Bok Bok, Elijah & Skilliam, Breach and more.

Comments are closed.