This Bank Holiday weekend Notting Hill Carnivals biggest sound system – Rampage Sound and a leading mas band SocaholicUK will join forces for a FREE interactive online Carnival supported by the iconic VP Records and Shabba Party, which will be hosted on Zoom, and streamed on VP Records YouTube Channel.
Encouraging the wider Carnival community to Stay Home and Stay Safe, in the most joyous possible way.
3 Hours of Dancehall, Soca, Reggae, Afrobeats + Carnival Riddims with some very special guest appearances, as we stay in together to celebrate Carnival Culture.
Just because we’re not going ‘out out’ doesn’t mean that you can’t dress up and bring out those carnival ready outfits, prepare a stay-at-home rum punch and prepare to dance in your living rooms. P.S – There will be prizes for the most creative carnivalists!
This interactive online carnival, will be raising money for Brixton Soup Kitchen & Support Centre and supporting their amazing ongoing work in helping vulnerable people that are being hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Free Tickets will be available from Monday May 4th at midday
Rampage Sound are the UK and Europe’s largest static soundsystem and have been running for the past 27 years. They stand as pioneers, being amongst the first to introduce a multi-genre soundsystem to Carnival. Over the years the Rampage stage has played host to names like Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Stormzy, Wiley, Ms Dynamite and many more.
Socaholic was created by a husband and wife team, with a mission to share their passion for Caribbean arts and culture and to encourage engagement and inspire unity through music, events and carnival.
DJ Chris Vee, resident DJ has blazed a trail for over two decades as one third of the award winning trio Firin’ Squad. An introduction to Notting Hill Carnival came early on, playing on Rampage Sound’s legendary Colville Terrace stage in 1993 and it was the late DJ Psycho that ignited in him an interest in Soca music.
DJ Chris Vee with his eclectic music taste has carved out a niche for himself and created a signature style by mixing and blending Soca with a fusion of other sounds, with the aim of exposing a broader audience to Soca music.
Hitting the road at Notting Hill annually with United Colours of Mas a premium, award-winning authentic Caribbean Carnival Mas Band.
Socaholic UK brings an experience to all the senses, with show-stopping carnival costumes and an on-road musical experience. There are no strangers to hosting the biggest names in Soca from the infamous Machel Montano, to lyricist Skinny Fabulous, energy king Mr Killa to the hottest soca diva in the business Patrice Roberts to name but a few. Socaholic UK proudly curated one of the biggest Soca concert to date.
VP Records is the world’s leading Reggae and Dancehall label, founded in 1979 by Vincent and Pat Chin. A bold, independent music label, VP is dedicated to bringing the much-loved music to core and new audiences everywhere. The label is widely recognised as a powerful player in the global ascension of Reggae and Dancehall throughout the last four decades, with its roots in the Chin’s legendary Jamaican store, 17 North Parade and Studio 17 recording studio. Over the years, VP has guided the future of Reggae and Dancehall through its instinctive ability to nurture the best talents to global recognition including the leading artists Sean Paul, Busy Signal, Alborosie, Gyptian, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Beres Hammond, Garnett Silk, Lady Saw, Sizzla and many more.
Shabba Party is a Caribbean / Carnival inspired party, increasingly gaining recognition as an integral part of London’s clubbing landscape.
In their 5 years, they have championed artists UK Dancehall artists such as Stylo G and Alicai Harley whilst also hosting international stars such as Mr Vegas and Tony Matterhorn at their events, making the party a firm favourite amongst Dancehall fans the UK.
Brixton Soup Kitchen:
Brixton Soup Kitchen was founded in January 2013 by Solomon Smith, a lifelong Brixtonian who identified the essential need for such a space for homeless people. BSK is a community space for homeless people or people in desperate need, providing food, drink and companionship in a warm and friendly environment on a weekly basis. They have served over 65,000 meals either eaten on site or distributed during food drop offs and outreach sessions. This could not have been possible without the donations and support from local community members as well as local businesses. Now more than ever their work is vital in helping vulnerable people across London that are being hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis.
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