Jul 31, 2014
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Posts tagged: Lord Shorty

Cadence Weapon: Download Rare Cadence-Lypso From the Midnight Groovers of Dominica

Words by Jesse Serwer—

You might recall a couple months ago we told you about Sofrito: International Soundclash, Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis of London-based “tropical” DJ collective Sofrito’s compilation connecting the dots between African, Caribbean and South America rhythms with rediscovered rarities from Trinidad’s Lord Shorty, Haiti’s Les Difficiles de Petion-Ville, Guadeloupe’s Mas Ka Klé and more. To celebrate the release of the comp today, Strut Records has given us an exclusive download of one of the most brilliant tracks on the set, “O Ti Yo,” from the kings of cadence-lypso, the Midnight Groovers.

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Throwback Thursdays x Sofrito: Lord Shorty, “Vibrations Groove”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

“I want to introduce you to a brand new musical sound called soca…it starts with di bass drum.” That’s the late Lord Shorty (later known as Ras Shorty I), father of soca music, getting his James Brown on, with an instrument-by-instrument breakdown of his then-new creation.

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Toppa Top 10: Diwali Rhythms!

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton and Rishi Bonneville

Guyana Diwali

That’s right. We are hitting you with a one-two Indo-Caribbean combination of boomshots, in recognition of the fact that today millions (billions?) of people worldwide are commemorating the hindu festival of lights called Diwali or Deepavali, an officially recognized holiday in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mauritius, Myanmar, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia and Fiji. So get your house in order, raise a diya (or lighter) and run through the following selection of tunes that connect West Indians with their namesakes on the Indian subcontinent.

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