The futuristic side of soca music is on display on the Body Up Riddim – Various Artists, available now on all major digital retailers, distributed by Precision Digital. Featuring some of the top performers in the genre, the riddim is produced by Trinidadian-based Donadoni Productions, with prolific violinist-turned-producer Andre “Donadoni” Donawa at the helm. The riddim was composed for Carnival 2013, where it lit up playlists and stages across fetes as one of the sexiest offerings of the season, and now makes its bow internationally as it becomes available to fans of the genre, across the world.
Captained by none other than soca star Destra with her infectious “A Million Smiles”, Erphaan Alves with the sexy “Dis Carnival (Your Gyal Is Mine),” Blaxx featuring Umi Marcano on the energetic “Move That Body”, and anchored by “Body Up Instrumental”, Body Up Riddim is bound to drive bodies in a frenzy across fetes and on dance floors for years to come.
Donawa describes his production as hybrid soca, as he fuses soca with futuristic, electronic sounds, incorporating the flavors of the Caribbean along with international influences, namely EDM (electronic dance music). Joining him on this ambitious ride is Trinidadian producer Keron “Sheriff” Thompson, the creative force behind Bunji Garlin’s hit, “Differentology,” who engineered the Body Up Riddim to perfection, making it a must-have for music lovers everywhere.