Tastemaker, pioneer, curator, selector, badman… there are many phrases you could use to describe Toddla T. All we know is that he’s pretty good at throwing a party, and always brings the good vibes. Here’s a bit about the artists that will be joining him for his winter carnival – get to know! Expect an eclectic mix of garage, dancehall, bashmant, bass, reggae, soca, calypso and everything that would make you skank at Notting Hill.
From featuring on tracks with Clean Bandit, to creating the border smashing carnival classic “Call me a Yardie”; there’s no one fresher than Stylo G wen it comes to Dancehall and Reggae. Crossing the boundaries between the charts and the underground, it’s his distinct and soulful voice that’s made him a producers dream. Collaborating with Wretch 32, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Sigma, Sister Nancy and Paloma Faith has meant that even you’re mum might be getting jiggy to a few of his beats. Whilst on the flipside: Soundbwoy, Jamaicans in Britain, and Number One have made him an artist that represents the streets. Charismatic, energetic and exciting he’ll bring a soulful Caribbean energy to Koko this December.
The Heatwave are no doubt one of the Carnival favourites for us Londoners, with their annual knees up at Notting Hill creating many Tuesday hangovers, ruined white trainers and infinite levels of vibes. These guys are doing the same thing 365 days a year… They are a non-stop bashment raving scandal, and bring the fire like noone else. Listen to this mix they did that celebrates 50 years of Jamaican raving in the UK.
If EZ is a legendary garage DJ, then Wookie can be considered on of it’s legendary producers. Official figures from the International Rewind Committee estimate that his track “Battle” has been rewound approximately 20 million times and in over 90 countries. Check out his Boiler Room here for some tasty garage flavours.
Jus Now’s fusion of traditional carnival, tropical and African sounds with modern bass music has given them a unique edge. Fully original, their lives performances are second to none when it comes to raw energy and passion. Dynamic, energetic and creative, their set blends the classics with future ones. Expect a truly captivating performance from these guys, they really give it their all. Check out this track they’ve done with Stylo G.
Cadenza, aka Oliver Rodigan, has positioned himself as one of the most exciting and original artists to have emerged from Bass music in the last few years. Bringing influences from a wide spectrum of sounds into his productions and DJ sets, Cadenza has not piggy backed off the back of his Dad’s success (Sir David Rodigan is his old man), but has created a path from himself. From interning for Diplo, Cadenza was quickly touring with Major Lazer, and has continued to excel with his unique blend of bass driven sounds.
From curating her own club nights, to playing at events around the UK, Jamz says “I’m a massive party girl and now I get to help create the party and set the right mood”. Her DJ CV continues to flourish and includes warming up for DJ Semtex and Vic Mensa, touring the UK with Lion Babe and Seinabo Sey, playing Annie Mac’s inaugural Lost and Found festival, and making her Glastonbury debut in June 2015. She is also a radio presenter on BBC Radio 1 Extra.
Tone N Twerk & The Soca Police will dance the night away, they’ll be there to hype you up and teach you a few moves!
Joining Toddla T will be a few unannounced special guests on the night. Previous artists at Toddla T curated events have included his other half Annie Mac, Mike Skinner, JME, Sean Paul, Maverick Sabre & Novelist. So we’re expecting big things for the other guests who won’t be announced ‘til the night – WATCH THIS SPACE!