It’s no surprise that Machel took the crown for Power Soca in this year’s Soca Monarch, he has been winning it for years cause he’s bloody good at what he does. Like Ah Boss is a pretty good motto to live by, look for bacchanal, live for the carnival and do it like ah boss!
Of course he didnt just bring Like Ah Boss to T&T carnival this year, he also released Endless Wuk, Jump, Pop Ah Bottle, Remedy and Party Done to name but a few. We are feeling this one with Angela Hunte (well Kazabon in particular) — whose name you might recognise from her work with Major Lazer.
Benjai is the second artist to release a video for his cut on Kan Kan riddim (the first being Sekon Sta). This is our favourite riddim by far this soca season and Benjai’s cut is real nice. I (Kazabon) 100% agree with the line “Soca jus give me mi powers, make me jump and fete fi hours” and we have seen what soca does to people in the dance, no doubt this will have people feteing fi hours at T&T carnival.
Tomorrow RBMA will release it’s tickets for the annual Major Lazer Carnival party. The party is usually a mixture of RBMA artists and Mad Decent’s crew and this year is no exception as Uk faves Mele, Lil Silva, Raf Riley, Doc Daneeka, Hudson Mohawke dj alongside Mad Decent faves Lunice and Nicky Da B. Sean Paul will hopefully reach back in his catalogue on the day and of course it wouldn’t be an event without the ubiquitous David Rodigan appearance. The most interesting act on the day is Dre Skull and Machel Montano, we have talked about how much we love Dre’s work numerous times but we haven’t talked about Machel.
Welcome back to the second HDD House Party, our podcast series exploring all of our favouirte genres, this time it’s a soca edition. We are joined by Murlo and So Shifty for a chat and a live guest mix from each of them. Both of our guests explore the different sides of soca Murlo takes on the 160 BPM power soca whilst So Shifty delve into their crates for a classic groovy soca mix. Hosts Kazabon and Hootie Who explore their favourite soca songs of the moment and the uniqueness that is soca.
Murlo has a new EP out of his bandcamp page and of course you can catch him at Hipsters Dont Dance as well as a ton of other places. So Shifty are constantly putting out great music which you can check out on their soundcloud. You can also check out their weekly feature on our site #unfuckwithable.