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.
We were pretty chuffed when we were asked to record a mix for Berlin Community Radio’s Jerk Sauce show. The mix is heavily influenced by our recent trip to South Africa plus it’s got some of this season’s best soca offerings alongside some UK flavour. Download the mix here
Bunji Garlin & Ataklan Renegade Soca Ricardo DrueVagabond DJ Sdunkero ft Black G. & Batsakatsi Ma Cider Lord Of Drumz Monna Wa Lepara Cassper Nyovest Ghetto Olympics DJ CleoLow Fat Beats Yemi Alade Taking Over Me feat. Phyno Black Motion Fortune Teller OlatunjiOla Juelio & Rhyno I.A.O Ricky BlazeOverrated (feat. Kranium & Shaggy) DJ Clock Rudeness FryktionSoca Man Kerwin Du Bois Magnetic M Dubs Ft Richie DanOver Here Mis-Teeq B With Me (Bump & Flex Dub) Goon Club Allstars Buzz Riddim Refix Mike Gip “Jersey’s Handsome DJ” Rik Rok BB Part 2 (wasn’t me) Jenno My Crew, My Dawgs (Jersey Club Remix) Smutlee Cosa Nostra Riddim (Smutlee Remix) Bobby Brackins feat G-Eazy & Mila J Hot Box TeeFlii feat Bobby Shmurda & Ty Dollasign 24 Hours Remix Dr Sid The Chicken and the Egg (feat. Don Jazzy) Murlo & Deadboy Lovegiver Murlo Jasmine (feat. Gemma Dunleavy)
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.
These two are continuously shelling it in their respective genres and when they join forces it’s no different. We predicted Remedy would be a grower when we posted the lyric video back in October and adding Shaggy has given it the push it needed. We are loving this refix of Remedy!
Kan Kan riddim is our top pick so far from the Soca 2015 offerings, produced by AdvoKit Productions with great cuts from Benjai, Olatunji, and King Bubba FM. This one from Sekton Sta is a little sweeter than the other cuts but it is one of our favourites and we hope there will be more to come from him this soca season.
Ricardo Drue may be a new name to us here but he was crowned the Power Soca Monarch King of Antigua earlier this year and was also runner up in the groovy and road categories. Now he’s ready for T&T carnival and we are predicting big things for Vagabond, it’s fun, catchy and makes you wanna wine up on something!