Diplo & Switch to play Notting Hill Carnival


As reported on NME, Diplo and Switch are bringing their Major Lazer team-up to this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.  They’ll be playing on the BH Monday, August 31, on the Red Bull Music Academy stage, underneath Westway on Acklam Road (on the corner with Portobello)

The full list of acts confirmed to play is:

Major Lazer
L-Vis 1990
Toddla T
J-Wow (Buraka Som Sistema)
Paul Devro

Personally, I always think Sunday’s the better, more fun day.  Half of London spends Monday shaking in a ditch somewhere near Paddington, after over-exerting themselves the day before; and besides, it’s a school night, and where’s the fun in that?  Then again, if you’re a Diplo fan, this seems like it has a lot of the right ingredients for a cracking show.

The pair are also playing Hoxton Bar and Kitchen just over a week later.

As EYOE explains: “Diplo’s clubland background lies in baile funk and Miami bass, and Switch is the don of the electro micro-genre known as fidget house, the two figured it might be a nice idea to go to Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong studios in Kingston and revive dancehall reggae for British club kids reared on twitchy electro-disco.”  Too right.

Live date
Mon Aug 31 – Red Bull Music Academy stage, Notting Hill Carnival
Tues Sep 8 – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, Shoreditch

Diplo on MySpace
Switch on MySpace
Major Lazer on MySpace

Santigold – I’m A Lady (Diplo remix) (Feat. Amanda Blank) (zSHARE)

~ by ripamel on 11/08/2009.

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