Words by Deejay Theory
All our East Coast people know this weekend was the 2018 Miami Broward Carnival – and as a primary hub for all things Caribbean culture here in the states it was extra litty as always. In proper carnival fashion Soca runs town, so we’ve gathered the best soundtracks for you to relive all the energy or make a step towards recovery for the week ahead lol.
2018 Miami Carnival Special: These mixes are all from the biggest players in the game, so rest assured quality control is no issue. Press play and catch a wine at home or wherever this Monday finds you.
Private Ryan, Bienvenido A Miami 2018:
Close Connections: Miami Heat 2018:
Soca Prince, Barrie Hype, Crown Prince, Jester: Supa Soca 25:
Ryan Sayeed, Walshy Fire, C.S.I Miami 2018:
Kalibandulu, Dancehall King: The big Italian sound Kalibandulu return to the mixtape arena with a special delivery of original works mixed with the baddest exclusive remixes and dubplates. In conjunction with affiliate Flex Up Records family, Kalibandulu shell off a bag of current and unreleased tunes from themselves and crew, showcasing what’s been happening behind studio doors and mic booths as of late. Taking global dancehall in an electronic direction is a big sound right now, and these guys can do it with the best of them. Stream below, tracklist here.
Dub Inna Valley, Voice of the Meadow Vol.3: Calling all roots & culture fans – this one is a pure and undiluted roots session mixed in a dubwise style by Ras Zakarias from Dub Inna Valley Strictly conscious one drop and culture selections from top to bottom featuring some big artists as well as many up and comers and lesser-known voices in modern roots music. Nice way to wrap up the week and set the right intention to walk a positive path today. Stream and download below, tracklist here.