More New Soca Music – Trinidad Carnival 2017

I’ve been drafting this post for about over a month now. Every time I think I have included every song I’d like to recommend and compel you to listen to, another bomb drops. I love the years when there are more than one epic song, and this year is one of them. In addition to a song that people have been calling Road March since December, two Soca music giants have come together to put out a song that is epic just because it happened. The music is still pouring in daily and I can’t even keep up! I am going to give you what I think are 25 songs you have to know for Carnival 2017 and perhaps through the entire year!

These are currently the Top 15 songs you are likely to hear on repeat on the radio  but I’d also like to recommend a few other songs and riddims that as usual are not getting noticed like they should:

1. Ultimate Rejects – Full Extreme
2. Orlando Octave – Single
3. Voice –  Far From Finished
4. Machel Montano – Fast  Wine
5. Terri Lyons – I  Am  Lion
6. Ricky T – Freaky Girls
7. Linky  First – Rock And Come In
8. Marvey – Know The Face
9. Farmer Nappy Ft Destra – Technically
10. Iwer George – Take  A  Bathe
11. Sekon Sta – Kings & Queens
12. Kerwin Dubois – Is We
13. Kes ft Nailah – Workout
14. Olatunji – Midnight Cruise
15. Machel Montano x Bunji Garlin – Buss Head


And of course at the eleventh hour as I finished up this post the Soca King puts this into the ring.  Machel Montano  – Beat It
Love it or Hate it…rest assured its a contender for his next Road March title. I’d prefer it were a little slower like toward the
end when they take it down, but the background pan notes leave a lot of room for an incredible Road Mix.

Recommended Songs because we all know the DJs and Radio Stations do not play EVERYTHING that’s good:
Kes – Incredible (this song is just vibes…everything a true Carnival lover feels about the season, the fetes, the road)
kerwin-dubois-dis-iz-d-band-2017Kerwin Dubois – Dis Is D Band (because when you on the road in your costume your band is THE BAND to you and your crew)


fantom-dun-deal-odah-riddim-featuring-m1-soca-2017Fantom Dundeal featuring M1 – All Night Wuk (Odah Riddim) (The riddim sweet and the mix of Fantom and M1’s unique sounds are refreshing)


bunji-garlin-big-bad-soca-trinidad-2017Bunji – Big Bad Soca ( I mean the name alone should peak your interest!)


Destra – Destra vs Lucy  (Great Destra vocals…and overall a feel good song)

Dawg E. Slaughter – De Tribute (Jook & Jook) (Much like it’s premise…an old school familiar feel)

Shal Marshall – Middle (My 10 year old says this song is bess…and well, kids know things!)

Don’t ignore these two riddims!

vibration-riddim-front-cover-bad-john-republic-2017Bad John Republic – Vibration Riddim



sun-blast-riddim-front-cover-scorch-music-2017Scorch Music – Sun Blast Riddim


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