Fete Forward: Bunji Garlin, Major Lazer + Kubiyashi Get Carnival Started Early

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Bunji Garlin’s “Differentology” is that rare soca track that’s still gaining steam nearly a year after the Carnival it was released for. Radio DJs in the States are just now warming up to the track that’s been running the Caribbean throughout 2013 (not to mention getting major EDM burn via its Major Lazer remix). New York’s Hot 97 just added it, a surefire sign it won’t be fading anytime soon.

It’s time for a new season’s onslaught of carnival tunes, though, and Bunji is jumping out the gate with another big one: “It’s a Carnival” produced by Major Lazer and Vincentian producer Kubiyashi (And, yeah, that’s Kubiyashi with a ‘U,’ not Kobayashi the hot dog guy). The track brings a similar soca-meets-EDM energy as “Differentology” so it’s sure to catch on, but throw in the weight of no less of an international powerhouse than Major Lazer, and it’s going to be hard to ignore this one come Carnival time in Port of Spainβ€”or anywhere else for that matter.

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