Tagged: soca


A$AP Ferg Joins Bunji Garlin “Truck On D Road”

Versatile and ever open-minded collaborator — Young Thug? Elle Varner? Haim? Sure, sure, sure. — A$AP Ferg marked his return from Carnival this spring with a toast to Trinidad called “Petit Valley,” a singsongy freestyle … read more »

POSTED July 15, 2014 12:47AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,

Bunji Garlin Wields a Tight Flow on His Latest West Indian Jungle

Flexing his versatility across genres and flaunting lyrical dexterity, “West Indian Jungle” finds soca star Bunji Garlin spitting intricate metaphors like any street rapper. Though Garlin’s songs of late have been major Carnival-ready jump-ups jams, … read more »

POSTED July 3, 2014 3:49PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

You Should Take a Slow Wine to Ricky Blaze’s New Uptown Julie Riddim

Brooklyn’s reggae/pop/soca mega producer Ricky Blaze just released a sunshine-soaked riddim that doesn’t require more than an easy two-step or, if you’ve got an able partner, a good slow wine. Showcasing the versatility of this … read more »

POSTED May 23, 2014 1:25PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

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: , , , , , ,