Tagged: soca


Stream: A$AP Ferg, “Petit Valley”

Seems like I wasn’t the only one what made a pilgrimage to Trinidad for Carnival this year. Harlem-bred rapper A$AP Ferg returned to his family’s homeland for the festival and brought back this new song … read more »

POSTED March 31, 2014 12:02PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Live: I Survived Trinidad Carnival

SEVEN DAYS AT THE WEST INDIAN FESTIVAL OF FÊTES AND HARD-EARNED FUN My first memory of Trinidad Carnival was in 1993. My aunt, having just returned, told my sister and I about the history of … read more »

POSTED March 28, 2014 3:53PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,
Bunji Garlin Busta Rhymes differentolgy remix

Stream: Bunji Garlin f. Busta Rhymes, “Differentology (Remix)”

Closing out his year of ground breaking international success, Trinidadian artist Bunji Garlin has released a second official remix to his bubbling party jam “Differentology”. After receiving the pitched-up Major Lazer treatment on the first … read more »

POSTED December 31, 2013 11:12AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , ,

Interview: Bunji Garlin

A HOMEGROWN SOCA HERO IS POISED FOR INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS Trinidadian artist Bunji Garlin has had a stellar year. After claiming four Soca Monarch titles and garnering fame across the Caribbean, Garlin is on the verge … read more »

POSTED December 12, 2013 2:36PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (8) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Bunji Garlin, “It’s a Carnival” (Prod. by Diplo and Kubiyashi)

“It’s a Carnival” is the new single from Bunji Garlin, the Trinidadian soca star who’s currently gearing up for an international crossover. Produced by Diplo and Kubiyashi, it merges the sounds EDM and soca and, … read more »

POSTED November 5, 2013 4:51PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,
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Stream: Machel Montano f. Busta Rhymes, Olivia and Fatman Scoop, “Make It Shake”

Soca superstar Machel Montano returned this week with the dance-floor obliterator, “Make It Shake.” The track has all the elements of a crossover club banger—a guest spot from Busta Rhymes channeling his inner Snoop Lion, … read more »

POSTED August 27, 2012 6:06PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: Machel Montano, “Go Down”

Trinidad’s Machel Montano, International Soca Monarch winner for the past two years, and a national pop star for the last 30, takes a break from extreme BPMs and flag pumping on “Go Down,” his track … read more »

POSTED May 17, 2012 6:05PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Machel Montano: Delirious

Machel Montano is just your everyday genre-mashing, world-saving, hook-obsessed secret soca megastar. I first see Machel Montano after being in his country for the sum total of five hours. I leave the sundappled Piarco International … read more »

POSTED May 17, 2012 5:55PM IN FEATURES Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Trinidad Carnival 2011 Roundup: This Is As Close As We Got

On this the last day of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, we can’t help but feel like we missed out on all the pageantry, booze, and bacchanal of 2011. Nonetheless we’re amped to see some … read more »

POSTED March 8, 2011 5:59PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

GP 131: Super Cat x Hardhouse Banton / Maximus Dan x So Shifty / Ragga / Trinitech

Where to start—Libya in turmoil, revolution spreading like a virus from North Africa to Real Africa (and not sure whether its worse when they report it that way or when they just don’t report it). … read more »

POSTED February 23, 2011 3:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,