On the 24th and 25th of August, 2014, the streets of London's Notting Hill will once again be transformed into a cultural melting pot, as two million people unite in one accord to party in true Caribbean style. One of the world’s biggest and most celebrated events, Notting Hill Carnival will be treating crowds to an array of colourful costumes, equally colourful (and pretty damn spicy!) food, and, most importantly, an eclectic selection of music throughout the parade route via 38 scattered soundsystems.

One person who is no stranger to the two-day spectacular, is DJ, producer, label head and all round club culture don, Toddla T. He’s no stranger to the culture it derives from, either: the BBC Radio 1 tastemaker has worked closely with top dancehall acts such as Gyptian, through his time recording out in Kingston, JA, as well producing for urban Brit-stars like Ms Dynamite, Shola Ama and Roots Manuva.

With him non-stop touring with his own soundsystem, Toddla T Sound, this guy sure knows a thing or two about what makes a good one. Complex spoke with Toddla T to find out which ones we should be heading to this year. Check out his expert picks, after the jump.


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