Kes the Band x Kerwin Du Bois— “Wotless” (2011)
Kes the Band’s single “Wotless” helped renew and spark international interest in soca when it dropped in 2011. As the song’s co-writer with Kes, Du Bois managed to turn this local concept into a cultural movement, embracing the unapologetically laid-back demeanor of many West Indians. Infiltrating the West Indian diaspora and the urban music industry here in the US, it even earned a nomination for Best Caribbean performance at the Soul Train Awards. Kes and Kerwin’s chemistry was also on display in “Ah Ting,” a collaboration that gained commendable traction during the season as well.