Sep 02, 2014
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Posts tagged: soca

Audio: A$AP Ferg Heads to Trinidad On “Petit Valley”

Words by Natalie Weiner, Photo via @ASAPFerg/Instagram—
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We already knew A$AP Ferg liked dancehall—now, Harlem’s Trap Lord, who happens be of Trini heritage, is getting into soca as well. Ferg has taken inspiration from the Soca Viking himself, Bunji Garlin, with “Petit Valley,” a freestyle on Garlin’s single “Carnival Tabanca.” He seems to have been inspired to create his own ode to Trinidad after visiting the island last month for Carnival, apparently rediscovering the beauty of both the music, and (naturally) the women.

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Impressions: 2014 Winter Music Massive

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Samuel Rivas

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Mixtape Mondays: Jillionaire, So Shifty, Dancehall Yogi

Words by Deejay Theory  —

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With Winter Music Conference in full swing—look out for a recap from our Winter Music Massive in a few—it’s all about the Miami vibrations on #MixtapeMondays today. We have a wicked array of tropical bass and dancehall vibes on deck. Madness from Trini Chris, mixed bag of badness from Hamburg and uncut dancehall from Oakland. Heading straight to the beach today…

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Watch Jus Now, Bunji Garlin + Stylo G’s “Tun Up” Video

Words by Marcha M. Johnson

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British-Trini production duo Jus Now released the original version of their tune “Tun Up” during last year’s Trinidad Carnival season, as part of their debut EP, One Time. And now, amidst all the buzz surrounding their collaborations with Bunji for Carnival 2014, the “Truck on D Road” producers have gone and re-made “Tun Up” with the help of UK-based dancehall artist and notorious lyrical badman, Stylo G.

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LargeUp Premiere: Jasmine Solano x Melo-X, Electric Punanny Vol. 4

Words by LargeUp Crew—
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Just in time for South by Southwest, Winter Music Conference and, most importantly, springtime, Electric Punanny‘s Jasmine Solano and MeLo-X are back with their annual mixtape. Combining the best dancehall, soca and other gems from 2013 with some fresh new 2014 heat, Electric Punanny Vol. 4 drops right before Jasmine and Melo head out on their Spring North American Tour. Check the dates below to see when they’re coming to a city near you.

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Just Added: Bunji Garlin + Jesse Royal at Rice & Peas SxSW

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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We’re packing our bags and heading to Texas for the LargeUp/House of Marley-presented South by Southwest edition of Rice & Peas at Empire Patio on Wednesday. But before we board that plane to Austin, we’ve got some massive additions to our previously announced roster for the daytime event to share.

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