Mixtape Mondays: Our Favorite Caribbean Mixtapes of 2016

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December 12, 2016

DJ Private Ryan, Soca Brainwash


DJ Private Ryan is the undisputed king of the soca mixtape. The diverse Trini selector has a mix for every mood, fete and Carnival, it seems. This year he really went into overdrive, dropping more mixes than ever. The marquee franchise is still Soca Brainwash, an annual roundup of the best Trinidad Carnival songs, tied to Ryan’s popular fete by the same name. This year’s mix, Soca Brainwash 2016, was as jam packed as ever, going in for a full two-and-a-half hours, with all the big tunes from Machel, Bunji, Kes and the T&T soca massive. โ€” Jesse Serwer