To console myself, I’ve been pulling out some tracks for a special carnival mix to be posted here over the next couple of days.
I’ll then be playing it all day Sunday and Monday while putting £4 in a bin every time I open a can of Red Stripe and asking an aggressive stranger to charge me £3 every time I need a piss. Just like being there. But with less 15-year-olds on coke sporting ridiculous caps. I hope.
So far, I’m thinking old skool hip hop, including EPMD and Young MC; some big dancehall tunes (shabba); classic jungle (Shy FX etc); a few party cover versions; maybe even some dubstep for the ladies…
Let me know your suggestions for carnival classics to be included via comments below.