10Trax: Avelino’s Carnival Weekend Takeover

Avelino turns up the heat ahead of Notting Hill Carnival.

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It’s August bank holiday weekend, or if you live within 20 miles of the Westway, Carnival weekend. The biggest street party in Europe once again descends on Notting Hill this weekend for two days of reggae, dancehall, soca, grime, bashment and nearly every strain of UK bass music you could imagine. Obviously, we’re hype, so to get you in the mood for a weekend of wheely bin-chilled Red Stripe, warm punch and soundsystem culture we’ve got Avelino, grime MC extraordinaire, to come through with his ultimate carnival soundtrack.

Konshens – ‘Bruk Off Yuh Back’

“First song that comes to mind, big tune.”

Popcaan – ‘Ova Dweet’

“The artist with the most tunes that come to mind immediately, this is just one of those tunes.”

Rihanna – ‘Work’

“List wouldn’t be right without this hit.”

DJ Khaled – ‘Wild Thoughts  ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller’

“Rihanna the real island gyal, can always get me in party/carnival mood.”

Skepta – ‘Hypocrisy’

“Love the tune and video, gets me gassed.”

Gyptian – ‘Beautiful Lady’ 

“Makes me wanna grab a gyal, but mi nah inna dat dancing ting.”

Tekno – ‘Pana’

“One of my fave songs ever.”

Wiz Kid – ‘Naughty Ride ft. Major Lazer’

“This is a great vibe.”

Partynextdoor – ‘Not Nice’

“One from the master songwriter, this one’s cultured.”

Charly Black – ‘Gyal You A Party Animal’

“Pure Vibes!”

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