Diplo, aka the Anthony Bourdain of DJs (as opposed to the Charles Lindbergh of DJs), recently returned from what appears to be an epic trip to Trini for Carnival. It was so epic, in fact, that he began speaking in tongues, characterizing his trip as a “fete.jouvet.mas.mas.death march.” I mean we understand what you are saying but yo Wesley that is like five languages right there. In the spirit of the daring, dashing Bourdain, Diplo witnessed a freak winding accident, got drunk and hollered at by a local, stayed in a home run by a man wearing an umbrella hat, and was forced to eat only bananas. Um, what? Investigate his full journey, and definitely soundtrack it with the excellent soca tracks he posted by Machel Montano and Destro Destra Garcia. Whoa, we totally just caught ourselves in a subconscious empathy wine.
Correction: In re: “soundtrack it with the excellent soca tracks he posted by Machel Montano and Destro Garcia” – The soca musician is actually “Destra Garcia” and not Destro,. She happens to have one of the biggest tracks for this year “Bacchanal” which Diplo didn’t include. While the Machel song and “obsessive” wining are both great road march contenders (this year Trinidad didn’t produce EXCELLENT soca songs as they’ve done in the last 3 years) the favorite is definitely Destra’s “Bacchanal.”