soca Category

Brooklyn-based production house Springs Music releases its new collection of soca anthems on the Ritual Riddim, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released August 5, 2016), from FOX FUSE. Kevon “Springs” Alexander is the man behind the music and continues to do his share in placing soca music on the map, both as a producer and an artist. The Ritual Riddim is short and sweet with four groovy soca tunes, and features Lavaman, Yung Image, Area Kode and Springs. The songs were crafted and released for the 2016Read More
A new partnership has been forged ahead of Carnival 2017 in T&T, and while most people may be busy making down payments on their carnival costumes, Soca music- well, what it sounds like, is pretty darn important. With that understood, the folks at Zig Boi Music, which is manned by Shawn ‘Mr. Spine’ Stewart, have teamed up with what is considered the best       music facility in the Caribbean. Zig Boi and Studio X are delivering to soca artistes, CONNECT.   “The facility at Studio X incorporates a recording studioRead More
Soca hit house GBM Productions drops a new smash for the road from Trinidadian soca sensation Shal Marshall with “Party: Official GBM Roadmix,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, from FOX FUSE. Marshall, famed radio personality (of 96.1 WEFM in Trinidad and Tobago) and soca stunner, scored another blockbuster hit with the GBM-produced “Party,” which mashed up playlists and fetes throughout the 2016 Trinidad Carnival season. The quintessential groovy, soca track is now remixed for the road and injected with energetic dance beats, which are crafted for theRead More

Posted On March 20, 2016By altonIn music, Music Reviews, News, soca

TRON Transforms Soca Music Globally

World-renowned producer, performer and deejay Derek Pereira and his TRON imprint transform soca music globally with three new hit compilation albums – R.R. Rhythm, Heartbreak Riddim and Grinders Riddim (both now available for pre-order and will be released worldwide on March 25, 2016), exclusively from FOX FUSE. Born in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, Pereira cultivated his musical empire first as a deejay with his own sound system known as X-Caliber Sound, which was established in 1998. This was followed by his inevitable progression as a soca artist (scoring hisRead More

Posted On March 12, 2016By altonIn music, News, Program Related, soca

Caribbean Music Festival 2016

Soca Music Festival launches new name and location. The Soca Music Festival has launched a new name and location. As a part of its rebranding and growth plans the brand has changed its name to the Caribbean Music Festival and joined forces with Liverpool carnival. After being solely devoted to the Caribbean’s Soca music genre since its launch two years ago, the festival has evolved into displaying the array of Caribbean music genres. Taking the show on the road Liverpool is 2016’s new location for the brand. This year LiverpoolRead More
Soca’s superwoman Nadia Batson gets real on her sixth full-length studio effort “Real”. Born in Tunapuna and based in Arima in Trinidad and Tobago, Real marks Batson’s prolific 10-year anniversary in the soca music industry, during which she has carved an unprecedented niche for herself as a bonafide triple-threat, simultaneously donning the songwriter, performer and producer hats that catapulted her as the ultimate femme fetale in Caribbean music. Her multi-faceted talents have earned her an incomparable spot in the limelight consistently for years now, and Real keeps her atop theRead More
It would be evident when watching this video that Singer/Songwriter/Producer Kerwin Du Bois drew major influence from one of the most creative minds in music; POP legend Michael Jackson. If you are wondering whether Kerwin’s love for music was heavily influenced by MJ, the answer is YES. It has never been Kerwin’s prerogative to be average or normal and this video is reinforcement of this. Not that he is trying to be ARROGANT… well … if he was, it would be understandable (all sarcasm intended.) Kerwin would admit, creating thisRead More
Whine, wave and celebrate Caribbean carnivals all year long with Get Soca 2016, the second edition of this annual flagship compilation. This definitive soca collection features the top hits from the 2016 carnival season, from soca’s biggest hit-makers, all on one album, and are now available from all major digital retailers worldwide. The album garnered international spotlight, scoring a coveted top banner on the iTunes U.S. Reggae section and a feature on the iTunes U.S. Reggae New Music chart, during its week of release. It also debuted at #1 onRead More
Created to inspire ALL Caribbean nations that are united by their love of rhythmic vibes, this track has effortlessly earned its place amongst the upper echelon of hits for this season. Front man Julien Believe along with Fadda Fox, Ricardo Drue and Beenie Man present the new airwaves dominator, “Party Ambassadors”. Guaranteed to get you jumping, whining and celebrating, Party Ambassadors pays homage to the most celebrated festival in the Bahamas known as Junkanoo. A true Caribbean kaleidoscope of flavor and fun, Junkanoo is the music and very soul ofRead More
P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The latest addition to Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival fete calendar, the ultra premium inclusive event ‘Finesse’ proved that first-rate feting experiences were not only confined to the boundaries of Port-Of-Spain as it unveiled an all new, chic Soca music-filled soiree set to the backdrop of the nation’s Central Range. Finesse made its debut last weekend at the picturesque La Vega Estate in Gran Couva. Several attendees hailing from various parts of T&T eagerly came out ready to party to pulsating music but also to experienceRead More