The Carnival starts tomorrow with parties all over Brixton and South London, continuing on to Sunday & Monday to where it all started: Notting Hill. Expect big sound systems from amateur (or not) builders to established artists, parties and stages such as Channel One Sound System, who came under threat in 2014 for “excessive volume” and other tings, and almost did not get granted a license for their annual Carnival party. But it seems they are here to stay, which is obviously great news. 


Mikey Dread (One half of Channel One)


Good Times – Notting Hill Carnival 2002


“drinks” and homemade sound systems

lick dem wit dat base

Actually, Carnival starts early in Peckham with AM Trips‘ gig at the iconic record store Rye Wax. They have invited Junki Inoue (who we love!).


AM Trips: …excursions with minds & second-hand finds

Photo by Chris

Rye Wax, Peckham  [Photo by Chris Wilson]

East London party Ǝntity will be bringing their own set of sounds to the Carnival and keeping it real in Ladbroke Grove (which we love) on Sunday & Monday. There will be a live video stream via Speaking of Hoxton FM, don’t forget to tune into Isherwood on the Open Show on Friday from 9pm