Melé Made Us A Carnival Playlist!
Wall-to-wall bangers to play while you’re painting your nails on Sunday...
By Tamara Roper
We’ve been bombarding you with Notting Hill Carnival-related ephemera this week. By now you should know what to wear, where to hang out and now, thanks to one of our favourite DJs Melé, you’ve got something to jam to when you’re getting ready. Picking his Carnival selections and giving us a little taste of why he’s into them, it’s a veritable selection of grime, UK funky and one of his own tracks.
Melé’s played a hectic summer season of festivals, so it's likely you caught him at Global Gathering, Secret Garden Party or Boomtown. He’ll be making an appearance on Toddla T’s stage alongside Annie Mac and Stylo G, so if you’re into the tracks below (though really, why wouldn’t you be?), you know where to find him.
Katy B - As I
"I remember coming down to Carnival for the first time about four years ago and a lot of DJs were still playing this, amazing track."
Paleman - Beelzedub
"Gotta be honest, I ain't heard this at Carnival yet, but with the damage it’s been doing at the festivals this year I reckon this will be a big tune."
Yonurican - Boriken Soul
"One of my favourites from the UK funky era, works so well every time."
Wiley - Eskimo 2 (Devil Mix)
"Best Wiley track from this era in my opinion, loved the Devil mixes."
Skream - Make Me
"Cannot wait to play this classic in my Carnival set, immediate bass face business."
DJ Mondie - Pull Up Dat
"My favourite from the Channel U days, what happened to Mondie?!"
So Solid Crew - F*** Wid Us
"The first album I ever bought and this was the track that always stuck out for me. Swiss is one of my favourite UK producers ever."
Melé - DMX
"I heard David Rodigan played this at Carnival last year and it went down really well, so I'll have to see for myself this year!"
The Dream Team - Stamina
"Found this recently on the Suburban Base compilation, perfect Carnival music!"