Apr 19, 2014
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Posts tagged: soca

Toppa Top 10: The Biggest Soca Tunes of 2013


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Toppa Top 10: Jillionaire’s Top 10 Electro-Caribbean Crossover Tunes

Selections by Jillionaire, Photo by Damion “LoOkYah” Baddy

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NEW AUDIO: Fay-Ann Lyons, “Catch Me”

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Trinidad’s soca power couple are doing their best to get us hyped for Carnival 2014 – first, we had Bunji Garlin’s Major Lazer and Kubiyashi track “It’s a Carnival,” and now Fay-Ann Lyons is dropping “Catch Me,” a soca-rock-EDM banger.

The track was produced by New York’s Richie Beretta, who brings his own interpretation of soca, complete with big drops, heavy guitars, and (of course) Lyons’s soaring vocals. Like Major Lazer, he is not a producer normally associated with major soca artists — if this trend continues, it looks like soca crossover songs might just be some of this Carnival’s biggest hits.

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Toppa Top 10: The Baddest Mixtapes of 2013

Words by Deejay Theory —

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LargeUp TV: Bunji Garlin “Differentology” Live With The Roots

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Brooklyn Bowl mash up! The Viking of Soca, Bunji Garlin, joined The Roots (!) and the LargeUp crew for a performance of his hit song “Differentology” at Monday night’s Okayplayer Holiday Jam. For many in the audience, it was their first taste of soca music, and we’re certain it won’t be their last, especially with “Differentology” blazing up the airwaves across the East Coast.

With help from his wife, Trini soca star Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez on backing vocals (and Mr. Vegas, handling MC duties after performing “Heads High,” plus dancer extraordinaire Miss Likklebit) Bunji turnt Brooklyn Bowl all the way up, freestyling over the Roots interpretation of the “Differentology” riddim, and showing us just why he has one of the most popular soca tunes of the year.

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Impressions: Okayplayer x LargeUp Holiday Jam with the Roots

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Justin Pallack

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