Words by GabSoul
Check it. Fresh week, fresh music. We have new jams from all over the Caribbean diaspora, including sounds from Kes, Rupee, El Alfa, Charly Black + more!
The full Now Things playlist is always available to listen to here. Play di tunes below, and find all of our playlists over on our Apple Music channel here.
Produced by genre-bending producers Stadic Music and Jonny Blaze, Rupee’s “Perfect Fit” is the perfect dose of sensual tropical vibes, pulsing bass and the right blend of rhythm and percussion all fit together magically, setting the mood and landscape for soca music leading into 2019.
Kes just does not disappoint with the groovy sweetness, and his melodies coasting over the Toco Loco Riddim has my waistline moving like the ocean. The riddim was produced by Jamaica’s TJ Records, who took a shift from the reggae/dancehall vibes; and also features sounds from Machel Montano, Charly Black, Konshens, Patrice Roberts & Demarco.
Qué lo qué! One time for DR! El Alfa tapped Cardi B for his sexy new single “Mi Mami,” where latin trap meets dancehall vibes, with cameos from the one and only DANCA Family in the official music video.
Our guy Jimmy October is back with a blazing single, linking up with Tano, Brooklyn Decent, and Precision Productions for the riddim. “Good Love” embodies new groovy sokah — what I consider the modern sounds being pushed by this generation of soca artists and producers. A sound that stays true to a traditional Carnival bounce, with narratives that translate to a global diaspora.
Well apparently some London ting has Charly hooked on her vibes. That aside, Charly Black’s versatile flow sounds good over any Caribbean-esque riddim. Loving this UK dancehall bounce vibe, staying true to the theme.