Mixtape Mondays: Private Ryan, Trini Shotta, Excellence Sound Krew

February 20, 2017

Words by Deejay Theory

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Get ready to go dung at the office today because this week is a straight soca special! 2017 Trinidad Carnival is on and popping and we’ve got the soundtracks for the occasion so grab your squad and press play.

DJ Private Ryan, Soca Brainwash 2017: Soca junkies worldwide all know it’s not officially carnival season until Private Ryan drops his annual Soca Brainwash mix. The T&T mixtape and feteing authority always gives the people what they want – and need – in full preparation for Trinidad carnival and all that’s to come this year. Over 2 hours of what’s currently taking over radio rotation, charts and various bacchanal throughout the islands and beyond. Yuh caan miss this one people.

Trini Shotta, Keeping it Groovy Vol.4: Over the past handful of years we’ve seen a significant rise in the eased-back groovy side of soca taking a forefront to the previously championed rammed-up bpm of power soca domination. Trust me when I say we love to Palance as much as the next, but the groovy ting is always good for the body and soul same way. Tdot representative Trini Shotta brings it all to you with the latest groovy soca songs for 2017, not leaving out some necessary selections from Barbados, Jamaica and abroad. Stream and download the vybz below.

Excellence Sound Krew, Soca Fix Vol.1: Keeping things in a groovy lane to wrap up this session we check in with Excellence Sound Krew from the depths of Florida via NYC who just released their Soca Fix Vol.1. Mixed live and clean, ESK bring the best and latest in current T&T anthems and road march contenders plus some Bashment Soca in there as well which of course we’re in full support of around here. If you love Machel, Bunji, Kes, Skinny, Kerwin, Ricardo, Voice and more, it’s your time. Wine up below.