Words by Deejay Theory
It’s carnival time so this week at #MixtapeMondays we’re hosting a necessary soca special, mixed with a little one drop just to keep everything level. Tune in below, wave yuh flag or hold a meds, whatever you do just press play!
Lion Twin, Trinidad Roots: Trinidadian brothers Lion Twin have been at the forefront of the T&T roots reggae community, pushing conscious artists and sounds forward through a series of crucial mixtapes and radio spins. For their latest mix, we linked up with the twins directly to bring you today’s strongest selections in the world of Trinidad Roots, as part of the LargeUp Mix Series. Tune in or download below, tracklist and more info here.
Sir Lancealot, The Dennery Segment Vol.1: Although St Lucia Carnival wrapped up last weekend, this mix is just too wicked not to include. Catch a real taste of raving at a Lucian fete with sounds of “Lucian Kuduro” and everything else that makes you whine up ya bompah from Sir Lancealot. If you’re looking for what’s really popping in SLU right now this is the one.. Press play and download below.
DJ Puffy, Crop Over 2017 Soca Sampler: It’s no secret that Barbados’ own DJ Puffy has been on an absolute rampage lately with his DJ schedule. The Red Bull 3Style World Champion (and all-around good dude) has been bringing the sounds of his home soil to the global stage, setting fires to carnivals and nightclubs along the way. Let his Crop Over 2017 mix be an example, with a focused sound of Bajan soca from its young ambassador. Stream and download below.
Blaqrose Supreme, Soka Supreme (Crop Over 2017 Edition): Crop Over 2017 has been charging right along in Barbados, with fete after fete leading the way to this year’s Grand Kadooment finale on August 7th. Similar to T&T Soca, Bajan Soca has an identity all its own, with Sweet, Party and of course Bashment Soca all playing equal parts come Carnival time. Blaqrose Supreme breaks it all down for you in this mix so you can chip right along in your earbuds. Stream below, tracklist and download here.