2021 Soca Season: Carnival is cancelled, but the music keeps flowing

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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=lOx9es8EyaY
Olatunji ft. Good Times Ahead • Black Liberation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj3NPFvo9Qo
Olatunji ft. System32 • Doing It

guy 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


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