Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: soca

Mixtape Mondays: Ackeejuice Rockers, Remedy Sound, Jah Army Sound

Words by Deejay Theory —

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As we enter New Year’s Eve and the final Mixtape Mondays of 2013, we’re soundtracking the occasion with a trio of different mixes all made in Europe to assist with the pregame or daily operation. If you missed it make sure to grab our picks of the baddest mixtapes of 2013 and we’ll see you in ’14 with more music every Monday!

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AUDIO: Bunji Garlin, “Truck On D Road”

Words by Natalie Weiner–
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2013 has been quite a year for Bunji Garlin – already an International Soca Monarch several times over, Garlin continued his reign (at least metaphorically) with international hit “Differentology.” The song won the Soul Train Award for Best International Performance, is currently in rotation on HOT 97, and was even featured on Grey’s Anatomy (!?). He even brought the tune to LargeUp, performing it for us at the Okayplayer Holiday Party with the Roots, and the LargeUp Sessions just a few weeks ago.

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Toppa Top 10: The Biggest Soca Tunes of 2013


Words by Jam Central, Tishanna Williams and Jesse Serwer—
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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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