GabSoul’s Riddim & Soul Vol. 3 Mix is A Joyful Selection Of Caribbean Music

Hear the tracks in person at the NYC-based DJ’s mix release show.

GabSoul’s Riddim & Soul Vol. 3 Mix is A Joyful Selection Of Caribbean Music GabSoul.   Mix art via GabSoul.

June is Caribbean Music Month, and GabSoul's Riddim & Soul Vol. 3 mix is an accessible selection you can jam out to while paying homage. The NYC-based DJ has a sharp ear for progressive and classic soca thanks to a lifetime spent under its spell and her own Trinidadian roots. But you'll learn something, too: she uses a few brief interludes to highlight the historically female roots and engine behind Trinidad's Carnival celebrations. Anyone from the Caribbean diaspora will be transported to a place of gigantic soundsystems and bodies free of inhibition, with a cloud of grilled jerk overhead and crushed plastic cocktail cups underneath your feet. If you're not, Riddim & Soul Vol. 3 will still compel you to seek it out.

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"Soca means the 'soul of calypso,' and that soul is within me," GabSoul told The FADER over email. "Considering the emergence of 'tropical house,' a genre which mimics the sounds of the Caribbean without its proper representation, I felt compelled to take on the responsibility to help preserve the authenticity of my culture and its music."

Stream Riddim & Soul below. The mix release party hosted by The Culture Collective goes down in NYC on Saturday June 24 at W Hotel Downtown (World Trade Center) from 9:30pm - 1:30am.

GabSoul’s Riddim & Soul Vol. 3 Mix is A Joyful Selection Of Caribbean Music