If our cohorts at LargeUp knows one thing, it’s bashment. August is hotting up to be quite a hurricane season of Caribbean raving, with Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence about to kick in and Caribana jumping off in Toronto tomorrow night. For Northbound readers Okayplayer stalwart (and Toronto native) Kardinal Offishall provides us with his list of six essential things to do for Caribana. If you are stuck in backwater New York however, you can still get on mad this Saturday with the 4th anniversary of the Electric Punanny party, featuring a whole host of Okayplayer stalwarts, namely: Jasmine Solano, MeLo X, Max Glazer, Jillionaire and more. See the flyer above, get details after the jump and hit the link below for Kardi’s guide to Caribana.
After a brief hiatus, Jasmine Solano and Melo-X‘s Electric Punanny returns on Sat. Aug 4, at The Loft/Public Assembly in Brooklyn, with guest selectors Max Glazer, Jillionaire and Smutlee—and a fresh, Limonious-inspired flyer. The event also marks the fourth anniversary of the eclectic, dancehall-meets-Downtown party, and Jasmine, Melo and visual collaborators Vinny and TONE have given us the fly new video they’ve put together to celebrate that milestone. If you haven’t yet had your first taste of Electric Punanny, you’re definitely gonna want some after watching this clip, which captures the party in all its raunchy, colorful splendor. (Wicked soundtrack, too, in Schlacthofbronx’s “Touch Your Toes,” featuring vocals from our own Punanny-ologist Natalie Storm). Lock down that Punanny access for Saturday night with advance tickets here.