As of Saturday 29th August, the streets of West London will come alive with the sea of bright colors of the giant soca floats, the delicious smell of jerk chicken and fried plantain as well as the hypnotizing sounds of the steel bands and calypso music. This year is the second milestone of the tri-celebration build up to the 50th anniversary of the Carnival in 2016, which means that everything will be and bolder and should definitely not be missed! To find out everything that you need to know about this year’s programme, head over to the Carnival website.
To help you get into the carnival spirit, we have compiled what we think is the ultimate Afrobeats Carnival Playlist.
1. Patoranking ft Wande Coal – My Woman, My Everything
Patoranking does it again! An amazing song with that will have you dancing throughout the entire song. It’s a modern day love song with an added twist, not surprising that Patoranking managed to create such an amazing song and he hit the nail right on the head by featuring Wande Coal. The pair have created a masterpiece with this one!
2. Stonebwoy – Go Higher
Having just recently won a BET award, Stonebwoy has once again proved that he deserves all the accolades that he has received. In Ghana he isrecognized as one of the best reggae and dancehall artists. Go Higher is is an amazing track with an even better beat.
3. Khuli Chana ft Patoranking – No Lie
South African hip-hop heavyweight has joined forces with Nigerian singer Patoranking to create the ultimate collaborative track. This song is already making waves on the club scene and we see why that is the case. The song is a banger!
4. Kwamz & Flava ft Mista Silva – Go Mad
This song has a little bit of a laid back feel but it most certainly deserves to be on the list. It is an absolute banger!
5. Krept & Konan ft Jeremih, Wizkid, Davido, Fuse ODG & Ice Prince
Krept & Konan have brought out the musical heavyweights on this remix is probably the ultimate reggae- dancehall track for 2015. This is definitely one track that will have you dutty wine’ing all the way till the end of the carnival!
Check out the full playlist below!