TOPPA TOP ’17: THE BEST SOCA SINGLES OF 2017

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 14. Subance + Mighty, “Bad in Bum Bum”

Bad In Bum Bum (2017 Soca)

The defining sound of 2017 was the Dennery Segment, or Soca Kuduro, a branch of soca from a small town in St. Lucia called Dennery (Hi, Adelaine!). Leading the way was Freezy’s “Split In The Middle” a 2015 release that really just took off this year, but a 2017 tune connected just as well: Mighty and Subance‘s “Bad in Bum Bum.” The drum- and bass-fueled Local Drums Riddim (produced by DRC, and also including a second track from Subance called “Back Bend”) and a super-catchy hook made this a must play. — Paul Parris