"Drunk History" is so much fun. Soca's killing it right now, but I guess it always is
― Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 22:06 (one month ago) link
Apparently this is from 2019 so might be old news to some of you, but it's worth posting about since it's the first time I'm detecting an SA house vibe on a soca riddim.
Here's the Bantu Village Riddim mix:
Orlando Octave – Beauty Marlon Asher – Party Started Benjai - Say What They Want Lady Lava – Feeling Away Shea Shea – Love Come Down Dale Ryan - Give Thanks
― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:50 (one month ago) link
WE GOIN' ALL DAAAAAYJACK BAUER DEM CALLIN' WE
(lol just caught that second verse)
― rob, Saturday, 1 May 2021 14:43 (one month ago) link
Looooool didn't notice that
― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 1 May 2021 19:37 (one month ago) link
'All Day' sounds better every time I hear it
― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:00 (one month ago) link
Also, every time Machel on "High Life" sings: "Hope you have a good day and everything is o...kay", it hits me so hard in the feels I get pinpricks behind my eyes.
― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:04 (one month ago) link
I like the occasional steel drum pings on the Machel Montano cut too. Some of his flow and melodies just hit you, as noted .
Saw him live some years back and it was a great late night gig. While some soca acts just tour using backing tracks , he had a full band . Big crowd and lots of energy. Montano had lots of charisma onstage
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:37 (one month ago) link
not really hearing the SA house in the Bantu Village Riddim, but I love it just the same!
(when it starts I'm immediately reminded of the beat on Iyanya's "Kukere" tho)
(xps to dog latin)
also, can I get an amen for Olatunji's "Riddim We Want"? such a joyous banger, with a true carnival of sounds in the mix
― Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:55 (one month ago) link
it’s heresy, I know, but for my own convenience/pleasure more than anything I made an integrated Rolling playlist for all the Caribbean music threads (soca, dancehall, reggaeton/dembow/urbano, Martinique, other caribbopop). we’re 72 tracks in, feel free to follow:ILM rolling Caribbean vibes 🥁🥁🥁
― Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:14 (one month ago) link
I like your brand of heresy, breastcrawl.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:33 (one month ago) link
ha some years I combine my soca & dancehall playlists and sometimes I don't, though that's more just to keep things manageable
I'm not sure how I missed longneck posting it in March, but MM's "High Life" is great!
Bantu Village: this was new to me but really lovely, but not sure I should be trusted here as I pretty much like every single afro-soca riddim I've ever heard lol. I do think I hear what you mean by SA house, dog latin, though the *thump* is super muted
Olatunji put out like half a dozen classics this season iirc
― rob, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:43 (one month ago) link
catching up on those Olatunji classics:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOx9es8EyaYOlatunji ft. Good Times Ahead • Black Liberationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj3NPFvo9QoOlatunji ft. System32 • Doing Itguy is *creative*
― Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 6 May 2021 05:43 (one month ago) link
oh wow I'd missed "Black Liberation" -- that is fire
― rob, Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:57 (one month ago) link