Toppa Top ’14: The Best Soca Singles of 2014

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December 22, 2014

6. Major Lazer feat. Machel Montano โ€” Sound Bang

“Sound Bang” is what occurs when calypso and EDM clash. The song, produced by the always genre-bending Major Lazer with vocals by soca superstar Machel Montano, conveys the level of excitement you’ll find at both a carnival fete or EDM festival, and underscores how the two cultures are blending and increasingly resembling one other. The initial energy of the song is reminiscent of a calypso sung by the likes of The Roaring Lion or Lord Kitchener but quickly evolves into an adrenalin-filled head banger that could play at any rave. The crossover appeal is undeniableโ€”we hope to hear more collaborations like this in the near future. โ€”Jam Central