Disya Jeneration

Located at Powis Terrace

blending the new, the old, party classics and mash ups  

Originally known as 'This Generation' this crew has been around since the mid-1980s. The sound system played at their first carnival in 1985 and is the brainchild of veteran operator Michael (aka Tempz).  The name Disya Jeneration is inspired by Bob Marley’s lyrics in ‘Redemption Song’ – “we forward inna this (disya) generation – triumphantly”, which reflects the importance that this crew gives to Notting Hill Carnival’s history and culture. This sound system can also boast having one of the first female selector DJs (Linett Kamala aka Thunderbird) to play at the Carnival. 

Linett (53) is a Board Director for Notting Hill Carnival and has been dubbed the 'Sound System Queen' "What’s been amazing" she says "is that DJs have had their first break or test on our street. Some of these DJs are giving it their first go and they can warm the crowd up at the beginning and it might flop – that’s fine. Then we have DJs who are used to flying around the world with 50,000 but they still have to learn how to come correct. There’s no guarantee, regardless of experience, whether they can cut our stage".

As far as sound systems at carnival are concerned, Disya possess a very large and experienced crew, renowned for entertaining the crowd and also for supporting unannounced top-notch guest DJs and artists, as well as emerging talent making their debut appearances. They play a mix and blend of new and old school vibes, party classics, mash ups, together with the biggest tunes that everyone loves to jump up to.

There’s always plenty of home-style Caribbean cuisine and drinks available on-site at the food and bars stalls to ensure that you enjoy the ultimate Carnival Experience.

Operator Tempz tells us that:
"Everyone who comes to enjoy the positive vibes is considered to be a VIP.  It’s all about creating happy memories with friends and families, which we at Disya Jeneration always express with our longstanding motto:

“Whatta life!”






British Association of Sound Systems

The BASS member sound systems are predominantly made up of the Sound Systems that you will find located at the annual London Notting Hill Carnival (Europe's largest street festival) which takes place every year over 2 days, during the August Bank Holiday weekend in London. 

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