Crazy excited for Carnival this year. It’s BETTER THAN CHRISTMAS. For me 2012 was an amazing year for soca with so many huge jams like Kerwin’s ‘Bacchanalist’, Swappi ‘s ‘Bubble on ah DJ’ and Lil Rick’s ‘Work’. 2013 wasn’t quite as strong, but this year the sun is out this week and Notting Hill Carnival is a road march away. Get your flags, get your rum and get ready to bruk out to some HUGE songs. These are my tracks of the season.
British producer Interface and Trinidadian percussionist LAZAbeam are Jus Now. Their remix of ‘Leh Go’ featuring vocals from Blaxx is an absolute monster out September 5th on UK label 3beat.
5Star Akil who i’ve never heard of has dropped my favourite soca track of the year with ‘From Meh Heart’, Anthemic and ridiculously infectious. So good.
Bunji’s ‘Truck On Di Road’ is pretty much the biggest soca song this year with an amazing video and a huge drop.
Ever blazing Fay Ann’s ‘Catch Me’ starts off like a slighty dodgy US pop track but then drops into a crazy jump up power track. I predict people will lose their shit over this on the floats.
Finally in the groovy category, a sweet vocaled hammer from the awesome Destra. Wine it.
For all the hits, grab this tight mix from Mighty Dragon.