After mashing up this year’s Notting Hill Carnival and taking a crazy road trip to Croatia, UK bashment sound The Heatwave will be releasing a brand new remix today. (RDX & Friends ”Jump”.) We reckoned this would be a great time to catch up with Gabriel—one of the DJ collective’s top selectors—to find out which songs and artists are ramming their Hot Wuk and Madd Raff sessions right about now. He chats with ReggaeGirlAboutTown about the influence of Jamaican music on the UK underground, and explains why he doesn’t do the Dutty Wine. Interview After The Jump
Part 1 of 2: The Heatwave Picks Their Top 5 Boomshots These are the tunes that keep the party bubbling in the UK.
Part 2 of 2: The Heatweave picks their Top 5 Artists Right Now
(And revals which grime artist owes them a special—not that they’re mad or anything)
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