Carnivalism podcast No.18 – Back to back Birthday Special



8 years ago Carnivalism threw its first Notting Hill Carnival after party.

2002, amongst many, the year of Tim Deluxe’s Just won’t do, X-Press 2 and David Byrne’s Lazy. This month’s podcast features both Matt & Dom in a back to back special. 3 songs on, 3 songs off – guess who played what?

Glory Glory

There is nothing quite like a gospel house belter and in 1994 CeCe Rogers did just that, singing for Jestofunk on Club Tools. Kenneth Rogers III was nicknamed CC by James Brown after seeing him impersonating Chubby Checker at the tender age of 11.

No Ears

Rocket’s People featured on Carnivalism’s very first compilation back in 2002 which you can still get hold of here. Back in the day when when cds were more common than downloads. This No Ears version by Rob Mello was on the single’s B-side.

Just an Ordinary Day for Dennis

New Jersey based Dennis Ferrer is playing here in possibly one of my most favourite situations, outside, in the sun, behind a bar at Kalua Porto Rafti. Old mukkas with Kerri Chandler who (it could be said) introduced Dennis to the world of music production, Ferrer’s first release dated 1998 Collaborating with Greg Smith on I Need your Love.

So, enjoy the mix, happy birthday to us and see you at Carnival!


01. Unknown Track from Hard Times label (my vinyl has been labelled up wrong!)
02. It’s Yours – First Touch
03. Soulpower (Jazzanova’s Straight Dub Mix) – Jazzanova
04. Greg Henderson – Dreamin’
05. Hugh Masakela – Don’t Go Lose it Baby
06. Michael Jackson – In the Closet (mission mix)
07. Zenophile – Mylo
08. I’m In Love With A German Film Star (Jurgen Paape Remix) – Wood & Pet Shop Boys
09. People (Rob Mello’s ‘no ears’ Mix) – Rocket
10. Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love
11. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey
12. L’il Mo Yin Yang – Reach
13. Can we Live – Jestofunk
14. And I Was A Boy from School – Hot Chip


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