// Red Bull Music Academy Announces Carnival Party – BOOM! //

Red Stripe sold over a garden fence, more jerk chicken than you can shake a vuvuzela at and over one million revelers aged from 1 to 100 descending upon West London. Yes, it’s that time again . . . Carnival 2010. This year the world’s second largest street festival has over 40 static sound systems on show, countless parading floats and a several pre and post carnival parties. We’ve been keeping our mince pies peeled for this one for the last few weeks and ending months of speculation, Red Bull finally announced the line-up to go ahead on Monday 30th August. Headlining once again are Major Lazer, and typically of Red Bull they’ve announced a stonking mix of established and rising artists, including Douster, Porier, Sticky, Joker, London’s very own sound clash specialist David ‘RamJam’ Rodigan and Drop The Lime (Luca Venezia).

In Major Lazer, Red Bull have handpicked the one act that captures the colourful, vibrant, multi-cultural essence of the Carnival. Although the Party is expected to be held again under the Westway, don’t expect déjà vu. Diplo & Switch have a ton of new material since they played the Red Bull party last year and as usual will be showcasing a few unknown talents with an unexpected, surprise guest. Also getting us hot under the collar is New York based Drop the Lime. His almost unclassifiable sound seems a perfect fit for Red Bull and the carnival. Not intent with being the head honcho at label Trouble and Bass, his productions, remixes, and impending Fabric Live 53 mix have made Luca a man of the moment. His live sets are fast becoming legendary with Luca laying live vocals over what has been described as "goblin bass, chopped breaks and tropical beats" and reports of audience participation, sounds like a carnival to us!

Red Bull, you’ve done it again, you can count us in!!

Carnival runs August 29th-30th - www.thenottinghillcarnival.com

Red Bull Music Academy – www.redbullmusicacademy.com

Words by Alex B >>> mrbacon@soundcanvasmusic.co.uk