Carnival Vibes with Norman Jay MBE

Notting Hill Carnival has spread its wings all over London, reaching from West to East and bringing good vibes across all neighbourhoods.


The Slave 2 The Vibe team was honoured to see the great Norman Jay MBE in action at the Carnival After Party in Central London on 26th August 2013 and we must say it was an historic moment. In fact, the afterparty was a history in music, and Norman was our very knowledgeable teacher sharing club classics from his vast repertoire.


Notting Hill born Norman was awarded in 2002 by HRH The Queen for services to music. Norman Jay MBE blends 60’s Motown with the latest club productions. His influences range from the 60s Jazz, blue beat and ska to Jamaican reggae via R’n’B. At the Carnival After Party, the crowd went delirious to Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me, Solu Music – Fade, Mitch Kurz – Golden, A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie. A little extra surprise was the fantastic mash up of Amerie’s One Thing with Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy.


Norman also kindly posed for the cameras and looked relaxed after his 3 hour DJ set following his daytime gig at the Notting Hill Carnival.


The Carnival spirit reached London’s Shoreditch the following day at Shutterbug with the Yo My Size party bringing a fresh mix of R’n’B and a live performance from LyricL.


The Yo My Size Carnival Party at Shutterbug attracted a vibrant crowd who had travelled from all corners of London to celebrate the end of the bank holiday weekend.