It's only three days till Notting Hill Carnival! Today, Digital Soundboy – Shy FX’s drum and bass label and collective – announced a genre-bending lineup for their bank holiday takeover of the Sir Lloyd’s soundsystem on Leamington Road Villas, and we’re still getting to grips with the rather bemusing/varied line up.
Carnival is all about celebrating diversity and coming together – but does that extend to Skrillex? The LA EDM mogul is gearing up to earn his Soundboy points bang-a-ranging his way into the reds on the Sir Lloyd rig. Craig David (of ’00s garage and Instagram fame) is also set to make an appearance. We’re not sure whether he’ll be clanging a load of deep house or sticking to a tasty R&B sing-a-long – these days he does both, sometimes at the same time.
More conventional Carnival sounds come from Hackney party crew Rudimental, esteemed selector Benji B and a live PA from General Levy, Ms Dynamite, Jammer and Becky Hill. We wouldn't be surprised if some high-profile guests showed up too. Still, the big news is #skrillexatcarnival, no doubt rinsing his latest hit with Diplo, ‘Where Are Ü Now’. London, prepare to lose your shit this weekend to the dulcet tones of Justin Bieber.