TOPPA TOP ’17: THE BEST SOCA SINGLES OF 2017

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2. Freezy, “Split in Di Middle”

Freezy -Split In Di Middle (2017 Soca)
The previously-unknown
Freezy broke the soca mold this year with โ€œSplit In Di Middle,โ€ a nearly two-year old track from St. Lucia that became the most requested/played/demanded song at Carnivals across the Caribbean this year. Propelled by Instagram videos of women doing the task named in the songโ€™s title, โ€œSplit In Di Middleโ€ took St. Luciaโ€™s so-called Dennery Segment international, popularizing Soca Kuduro, a fusion of soca, Angolan kuduro music, Kreyol dialect, and rude bashment vibes. Regardless of its release date, this was the song that best summed up the energy of soca 2017. โ€”ย Jesse Serwer