As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time for our Top 20 tunes of the year. This year more than others we feel that there is a growing scene with various radio shows, labels and DJ’s playing more and more of the music we love. There has been a lot more attention payed towards Africa, Soca finally getting more shine and Dancehall moving more and more into the mainstream. There may have not been a big crossover song but instead there has been many a song which has caught the imagination of the public. We have certainly seen a shift in our raves where people are demanding we play stuff that a few years ago they would have looked a bit lost at. Let’s hope that this momentum continues with more and more exposure to the World Carnival sound. This list has been based on the tunes that we have been playing out at our numerous raves, listening to at HDD Headquarters and generally being the best ones out this year.
The sun has finally started to peek out those grey clouds and we can finally see some sun, which is probably why we are posting this song. We love Shaggy and Red Foxx as well and remove those annoying synths and we could have something that could really land well with a pop audience. This is the sort of song i can imagine David Rodigan playing at the end of his set. The video by the excellent Rawtid Tv is great and showcases the island’s beauty.