Jul 31, 2014
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Posts tagged: soca

LargeUp Interview: Dr. Jay De Soca Prince is Toronto’s Carnival King


Words and Photos by Ola Mazzuca

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You Rate It: Jus Now Remix Blaxx’s “Leh Go”

Words by Marcha M. Johnson

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With the 2015 Trinidad Carnival season getting off to a start, British-Trini production duo (and regularly featured LargeUp staples) Jus Now have dug into the 2013 Soca archives to put their own twist on Blaxx’s bacchanal instigator ‘Leh Go.’ For their version of his hit, they’ve coupled the artist’s commanding vocals with a raw rhythm section instrumental, managing to preserve the lightheartedness of the original tune while masterfully interpolating the sounds of a steel pan orchestra.

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Soca Songs That Crossed Over

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Throwback Thursdays: Kevin Lyttle on “Turn Me On”


Words by Kevin Lyttle, as told to Jesse Serwer

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A$AP Soca: A$AP Ferg Links Bunji Garlin For “Truck On D Road”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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It looks like Labor Day Weekend in NYC might just have its anthem for this year in place (and perhaps Caribana and Notting Hill, too).

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Carnival Soundtrack: Skinny Fabulous + Kubiyashi’s Vincy Mas Anthems

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Vincy Mas might not have the same international prestige as Trinidad Carnival, Crop Over or Spice Mas, but St. Vincent’s annual festival, which kicks off today before climaxing July 8, has been the source of some of the biggest soca in recent years. Much of that has been on account of Skinny Fabulous, who has been holding the torch for Vincy soca with tracks like “Head Bad,” “Monster” and Machel Montano collaboration “Duracell Plus” and a tough, dancehall-influenced style not unlike Trinidad’s Bunji Garlin (Skinny studied at UWI, and has worked with Jamaican producers Daseca and Truckback).

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