TOPPA TOP ’17: THE BEST SOCA SINGLES OF 2017

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December 30, 2017

7. Dynamite, “Brave”

Dynamite - Brave (2017 Soca)

This tune from St. Vincentโ€™s Dynamite features great production from Mark Cyrus and a lyrical style that falls halfway between soca and U.K. grime. Once the intro on this one hit at soca fetes this year, dancefloors erupted with echoes of Dynamiteโ€™s infectious “Ra Ta Ta Ta Taโ€ chant. Pure shellings ensued, especially when selectors followed with Lil Natty + Thunda’s โ€œTop Striker.โ€ From a production standpoint, this record could easily fit in a London grime juggling as well, potentially giving it even more life. โ€”ย Paul Parris