Carnivalism Fridays

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.115 – Ben Westbeech – Stronger

    Carnivalism Fridays No.115 – Ben Westbeech – Stronger

    Last week we mentioned a talented Bristolian, this week we mention another. Ben Westbeech has collaborated with the likes of Soul Clap, Henrik Schwarz, MJ Cole, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Georg Levin.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.114 – Julio Bashmore – Au Seve

    Carnivalism Fridays No.114 – Julio Bashmore – Au Seve

    Julio Bashmore is a Bristolian Bass Boy. His Battle For Middle You from last year is probably already familiar to you, but it is absolutely worth taking a closer his other releases.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.113 – Monie Love – It’s A Shame (My Sister)

    Carnivalism Fridays No.113 – Monie Love – It’s A Shame (My Sister)

    Monie Love was one of the first British exports of Hip Hop to make it big worldwide under the guidance of Queen Latifah and representation by the Native Tongues collective.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.112 – The Tide Is High – The Paragons

    Carnivalism Fridays No.112 – The Tide Is High – The Paragons

    The rocksteady boys from Kingston Jamaica, paint a poignant backdrop as the UK prepares for a summer weekend of flooding (yawn).

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.111 – Jamie Woon – Night Air (Solomun Edit)

    Carnivalism Fridays No.111 – Jamie Woon – Night Air (Solomun Edit)

    Jamie produced this track with Burial, and from where we are sitting, the collaboration worked very, very well.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.110 – Jay Williams – Testify – The U.B.P. Sunday Vocal

    Carnivalism Fridays No.110 – Jay Williams – Testify – The U.B.P. Sunday Vocal

    Soulful House has had it’s ups & downs, it’s good, bad & downright ugly. Singer/Songwriter Jay Williams thankfully fell into the better side of the genre.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No. 109 – Mary J Blige – Be Happy

    Carnivalism Fridays No. 109 – Mary J Blige – Be Happy

    50 million album sales worldwide? How could we not include her at some point?

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.108 – Sylvester – Over & Over

    Carnivalism Fridays No.108 – Sylvester – Over & Over

    The undisputed Queen of Disco in the campest, draggiest of forms, Sylvester James put the ‘Hi’ in NRG.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.107 – Plump Djs – Electric Disco

    Carnivalism Fridays No.107 – Plump Djs – Electric Disco

    Breakbeat favourites Plump DJs released this back in 1999. Always phat, always plump, these are very very dirty boys!

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.106 – Kele – Tenderoni (Larry Tee & Beckwith Remix)

    Carnivalism Fridays No.106 – Kele – Tenderoni (Larry Tee & Beckwith Remix)

    Bloc Party frontman hit the festival circuit in 2010 with this track taken from his solo project “The Boxer”.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.105 – Donna Summer – If it Hurts Just a Little

    Carnivalism Fridays No.105 – Donna Summer – If it Hurts Just a Little

    It has to be said Stock Aken & Waterman really did knock the shine off this beauty in my opinion. She has such a cache of Disco classics some that fell victim of the genre’s own commercial success into the 80’s, others that will remain classics now, and forevermore.

  • Carnivalism Fridays No.104 – Blues For You Vs. I Miss You – Groovin Vol. 2 E.P.

    Carnivalism Fridays No.104 – Blues For You Vs. I Miss You – Groovin Vol. 2 E.P.

    This bootleg was kicking around in 2004. The two tracks used were Blues for You by Logic, and I Miss You by Joey Musaphia that was first released in 1997.