AUDIO: Jus Now x Bunji Garlin – “Soca Run Town”

February 7, 2014

Words by Marcha M. Johnsonโ€”
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Still riding high on the success of last year’s โ€œSavage,โ€ and one of this yearโ€™s strongest road march contenders, โ€œTruck On D Road,โ€ Jus Now and global soca artist/ambassador Bunji Garlin have released another soundtrack for the carnival season.

Marked with Jus Now‘s now-signature, complex percussion patterns and sporadically accented with raw melodious acoustics, โ€œSoca Run Townโ€ is an exhilarating tune that delivers near-euphoric vibes. The multinational production duoโ€”consisting of LAZABEAM from Trinidad, and the U.K.-based Interfaceโ€” take a neo-ethnic approach to soca music, appealing to nostalgic tastes while bringing the genre into the future with influences from Europe/EDM. (For another fresh example of the Jus Now sound, check โ€œWay Yuh Wine,โ€ their new tune with Beenie Mann and Trinidad’s Vanna Vee).

Coupled with Garlinโ€™s minimalist lyricism, they’ve conjured up the perfect formula for explicating the carnival jumbie out of anyone. Believe me, when you hear โ€œSoca Run Town,โ€ you see Carnival.