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In preparation for this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival celebrations Red Stripe are collaborating with Boiler Room to bring you Make Session 003. This Thursday Boiler Room will be taking over an East London venue for another of their notorious parties which will be streamed live online via their website.

In true carnival spirit they have guest musicians bringing Jamaican heritage and the best in reggae, dub and ska via sound systems and DJ set's from the likes of Aba Shanti, King Tubby’s, Channel One and NTS.

The session will also feature a sneak preview of the ‘Makers of Notting Hill Carnival’; a photography exhibition celebrating the people that make carnival unforgettable every year. Curated by Jamaican lager beer brand Red Stripe and shot by renowned photographer Pennie Smith, the full exhibition will be available to see during the Notting Hill Carnival itself, on the corner of Portobello Road and Lancaster Road.

Catch it online from 7pm GMT Thursday 23rd August at Boiler Room


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On Saturday August 18th I'll be taking some time out from my usual Too Hip To Be Square funk, soul and hip hop events to dig into my record collection and spin a rare house only set of tracks new and old at Proud2, The O2 for the launch of daytime terrace party HouseProud. Check out the venue:

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The party runs from 2pm until 9:30 and will feature music from the likes of Stu Streetlife (Streetlife DJ's/, Future History ( and myself Oh-Death ( as well as BBQ and shisha. In preparation, here's a mix I put together of tracks I've been loving of late. 

Also check out the recent mix from the Future History boys.

For more event info check out the Facebook event:

Proud2, The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Saturday 18th August 2pm - 9.30pm / £5 advance, £8 on the door 

Stu Streetlife (Streetlife DJ's)
Oh-Death (
Aaron James (Future History)
Alex Ellis (Future History)

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