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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago) link
I like your brand of heresy, breastcrawl.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:33 (one year 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 year 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 year ago) link
oh wow I'd missed "Black Liberation" -- that is fire
― rob, Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:57 (one year ago) link
This super-minimal mashup of Meri Makhna Meri Soniya and Buni Garlin's Big Bad Soca is pretty cool
― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 8 November 2021 13:35 (six months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 11 November 2021 02:31 (six months ago) link
yeah, very dope
― When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:46 (six months ago) link
I read something somewhere suggesting that my old-school fave David Rudder might release something new. I think he lives in Toronto now
― curmudgeon, Monday, 22 November 2021 14:10 (six months ago) link
Barbados cuts ties with the Queen and celebrates
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 30 November 2021 21:28 (five months ago) link
Any soca in 2021 best of lists?
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 December 2021 21:13 (five months ago) link
Here we go!
― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 January 2022 23:06 (four months ago) link
That was "DECORATE" by 2MV & Keshav
Everything I hear by Aisha Noel I love, and "The Realest Thing" is no exception
― Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 January 2022 23:54 (four months ago) link
oh I love that Noel track
― rob, Friday, 21 January 2022 13:56 (four months ago) link