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Happy Record Store Day!
Happy Record Store Day!

Today is National Record Store Day, digital vs analogue, in my eyes is, incomparable.

Carnivalism Movember Party
Carnivalism Movember Party

Friday 26th November, the Carnivalism boys join the hairy members of Mo Fo Bros for a fundraising party. Come join us at the White Swan, Pimlico from 7 onwards for cracking music and giveaways. All money raised on the evening will go towards Movember. Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of […]

Soulshot – Saturday Night Shakedown
Soulshot - Saturday Night Shakedown

Due to the success of our Thursday night’s at the Gramaphone bar, we’ve been promoted to Saturday night party hosts (at last!). Matt Cox will be joined by the full Carnivalism (Matt & Dom) and Monkey Tennis (Matt Ralph + Larry) crew to warm up your mind, body and soul. Expect the best edit disco, […]

Free Thinking Minds
Free Thinking Minds

Tomorrow night the Carnivalism boys are back at. Come join us, Al Mackenzie and Johnny Freeman for a loved up extravaganza of disco, house, and anything random that we care to find. See our listings page for more info.

Monkey Tennis Christmas Party
Monkey Tennis Christmas Party

Snuggled in nicely amongst all the Christmas parties is this little number. It’s a Friday night, it’s the start of the weekend and possibly the start of Christmas for some. Come on, let me see you shake your tail feathers! Friday 18th December,Bay Vinyl,6 Inverness St, Camden Town,NW1 7HJ 20:00-02:00

Christmas shopping? Free thinking minds more like!

Hopefully this little shindig is before you get booked up for drinking with the boss, Christmas shopping and getting stuck into the festive season. Matt returns to this East London boozer for music and mischief. Saturday 12th December, The Britannia Pub, 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT 21:00-02:00, free entry

Soulshot
Soulshot

Thursday night sesh? Well it would be rude not too before Christmas parties take hold. The Gramaphone has been serving eager punters from back in 2005. Time Out described the upstairs bar as “roomy and entirely lacking in trendy decor pretensions – a fine break from the weirdo art installation and beheaded Barbie doll norm […]

Free Thinking Minds
Free Thinking Minds

Saturday 14th November brings the launch of a new night at the Britannia Pub, by Victoria Park in the East End. Host Al Mackenzie (D:Ream), has been recording the group’s second album “In Memory Of…” after re-grouping last year and released their single “All things to All Men” last month. Matt joins him on the […]

Monkey Love Mix
Monkey Love Mix

Our good friend and one half of Monkey Tennis. Lawrence Brookes has kindly made a mix and boy its a corker! We asked him a few questions to give us a brief insight into his monkey magic. Larry, cracking mix, when did you put this together, what was happening that day, what mood were you in? I […]

Crazy P do it to me.
Crazy P do it to me.

Hot off the heels off Bestival shenanigans, a special mention has to go out to the much loved Crazy P who put on an incredible set in front of 300 lucky punters in the Red Bull Tent. Crazy P bore the more fruity name “Crazy Penis” back sometime in 2001 when I discovered their single […]

New & Improved Carnivalism!
New & Improved Carnivalism!

Hello & a warm welcome to www.carnivalism.co.uk 2nd edition. It has been awfully overdue but at last our website has drunkenly stumbled into the modern era of web blog type ting! The overhaul makes news updates a whole lot easier and hopefully those who are still struggling to access our lovely podcasts should now be […]

Dom plays with Monkeys

NOPE, ITS DEFINITELY CANCELLED NOW. Any budding promoters be warned!!! Putting on parties in London can be a messy affair! EVENT CHANGED! PLEASE SEE LISTINGS Next weekend Dom heads to Camden for a game of Monkey tennis. Last time the Carnivalism boys joined Matt & Larry was at the Salmon & Compasses and went off! […]

Soulshot…Done!
Soulshot...Done!

Thanks to everyone who shared Saturday night with us at the Salmon & Compass, I hope you enjoyed as much as we did. There are some lovely pictures on the event page for anyone in need of memory; http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=57272311597&view=all Keep your ears pricked for new mixes and events very soon. We Love You Cx

Carnivalism Update 28.12.02

28.12.02 – CARNIVALISM – DOWN Carnivalism’s Matt Richards & Dom Forbes bring you a festive episode of musical delights. 3 English Pounds entry
Saturday 28th December, 8:00pm-2:00am
”down” at the bar & dining house Merry Christmas to one and all.

Beach Party
Beach Party

2008 was a particuarly quiet year on the DJ front as Matt & Emma were lucky enough to be travelling around the world. However, Matt did a some cds and did a few parties on the diver’s paradise otherwise know as Koh Tao. There are bars scattered all along Sairee beach one in particular that stood […]

Carnivalism Update – 28.04.05
Carnivalism Update - 28.04.05

Next month the Frigate is back for some messing about on the River Thames, it’s another boat party and it’s another bank holiday weekend spectacular. We’ll be playing deep & dirty house, twisted beats and soulful disco classics, so you can dance around, feed the birds and shout at the bridges like South Bank nutters. […]

Carnivalism Update 06.11.03

Hello kids of Carnivalism! Matt starts a new residency this month at the Progress Bar with a new night called SCRAM on the 15th November.  This is the first spin-off from Carnivalism so expect the usual funky, chunky stuff.  We are working on a micro site as we speak, click on the logo opposite to […]

Carnivalism Update 10.10.03

“Been a long time since we look into your eyes….” Boy have we missed you since our 1st Anniversary at the Notting Hill Carnival. So you will be glad to here of our next party on the 18th of October. If any of you missed out on our little Birthday pressie, let us know and […]

Carnivalism Update 27.08.03

Well that was a weekend worth remembering! Big, big, big, thank you for all those who joined us for our first birthday party at the Notting Hill Carnival.  So much fun was had that the decks were plugged back in, and the tunes pumped late into Monday night. There will be some pictures posted very […]

Carnivalism Update 28.08.03

It’s finally arrived.  Once again West London  streets are filled with colorful costumes, static sound systems, jerk chicken and the cozy smell of cannabis wafting by dancing policemen…..well, that kind of thing anyway.  It’s time once more for the Notting Hill Carnival and, our first birthday. We have been working tirelessly over the past weeks […]

Carnivalism Update 18.07.03

As quick as we plan them, they seem to slip through our fingers – cheers to all who made the latest Carnivalism go with such a bang. If anyone can explain why Matt found a blonde wig in his record box when he got home he’d be most grateful. Answers on a post card… It’s […]

Carnivalism update 26.06.03
Carnivalism update 26.06.03

Summer is now in full swing with an array of barbeques, festivals, cavorting in parks, pimms, impulse purchasing of paddling pools and hoegaarden with a twist of lemon. DJ mag credits Carnivalism With the next Carnivalism night just over a week away, the guestlist has started piling up.  Make sure your names are on the […]

Carnivalism Update 08.05.03
Carnivalism Update 08.05.03

The Bank holiday brought each and every party hungry animal out for a good old feed and feast you did! As usual, thanks for making the last Carnivalism follow our theory – your support has ensured that our 3rd event in Play will now take place. Feedback has been that you like the venue so […]

Carnivalism Update 02.04.03

Busy at Carnivalism HQ has it been!  As the weather bears a twinkle in its eye thoughts steer towards lost days in Beer gardens, barbeques, holidays, festivals and of course Carnival. Unfortunately due to our secretive nature we can’t let on what we have planed over the Notting Hill festivities later in the Summer.  Nonetheless, […]

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