Every year at this time my inbox is a never ending barrage of new soca music. Some Parang too, but mostly new Carnival 2017 music. I honestly do try to listen to everything at least once, but there are always the songs that I instantly connect with as I begin creating my gym playlist for the pre-season. This is my first comprehensive post of the season, but it’s only November so I expect quite a few others. Check out what I’m listening to now and stay tuned for updates!
Voice – Far from Finished – I don’ think the title could be any more appropriate. This song is a very compelling followup to his Soca Monarch winning song Cheers to Life.
Iwer George – Take a Bathe – Classic Iwer. Period.
Teddyson John – Dreaming – A little more from the sweet voice of Teddyson John for the Carnival 2017 season. I like.
Lil Bitts – Automatic – I love how her voice has matured. Nice chick tune.
Destra Garcia X Farmer Nappy – Technically – Two veterans with great vocal range and an engaging theme that most people can relate to.
Nadia Batson X Olatunji – Geelay – Another Power combo of voices with a nice afrosoca beat.
Kerwin Dubois X Teddyson John – New Day – Duets are made of a combo of awesome artistes. Love these two separately and as a combo.
Riddims: The list of riddims is super long already for 2017, these are the ones I’m currently into…
Lip Service Riddim –GBM Nutron – “Rock You Out”, K.Rich – “Feel Like Love”, Kreesha Turner – “I Will Be Here”, Preedy – “On The Low”, R.City – “Nobody Ready
Machel Montano – “Lip Service”
Bashy Vybez Riddim
Destra Garcia – Waistline Killer
D’ Avenue Riddim – A lot of artistes on this riddim!
Lyrikal – Hello – This is one of my favorites so far.
Shal Marshall – Famous(Blame Kia for my selection on this riddim)
Summer Soca that is going straight through Carnival 2017: These songs are just that good…they made the rounds through their local Carnival, Nottinghill, New York, Miami and are coming to Trinidad too.
Peter Ram X KI – Carnival Good Morning (lil remix from the original Barbados version, but Carnival is always a Good Morning anywhere)
Ricky T Ft Eempey Slicker – Freaky Girls
Lavaman – Cukus Bag (Pozee Riddim)
Ricardo Drue – ID Nation