As excitement for Caribbean carnival season builds, everyone’s looking for the latest songs to run the road. Soca Arena, the new compilation from VP Records presents prime contenders form Soca’s hottest artists and producers. Kick off your carnival with these jump up winners!
The first single from Fay-Ann Lyon’s forthcoming debut album “Catch Me,” produced by Richie Beretta will be featured on Reggae Gold 2014 (dropping August 12). The official genre is listed as Soca, but the track’s POP, EDM and dance music elements are all undeniable.
For almost two decades, VP Records has been bringing the annual Soca Gold series to the masses. The top-selling compilation has been the ultimate Carnival soundtrack from the Caribbean islands. Featured on this album are songs by Kerwin Du Bois, Lil Rick, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Biggie Irie, Farmer Nappy, Patrice Roberts, Benjai and many more.
Join all the soca and reggae music junkies, carnival band members, the sexy Divine Models and party rockers this Saturday April 19th 2014 for the GLOW FETE!!!
The doors at ENCLAVE VENUE, 708 Spring St. Atlanta Ga 30308, open at 10pm. Musical energy will be supplied by DJ Choice One MD, the Krunkmaster DJ Slik, and DJ Doc. Also, top rated Highlanda Sound has just been added to the line up! Admission is only $10.
Bunji releases a brand new EP to vocalize his Trinidad & Tobago Carnival sentiments. According to Urban Dictionary, “Tabanca,” is defined as “an extreme sadness and/or a depression following one’s breakup or separation from one’s significant other.” Not one to dwell on the sadness, Bunji also includes “Red Light District,” “Carnival Tabanca (Vikings remix),” and this year’s Carnival anthem “Truck On D Road” on the EP. Full track list below:
1. Carnival Tabanca
2. Truck On D Road
3. Red Light District
4. Carnival Tabanca (Vikings remix)
Ms Paige, in collaboration with Adrian Bailey of SKY STUDIOS/SKY JAMZ
PRODUCTIONS introduce her latest soca release, just in time for Vincy Mas 2013, CARNIVAL AGAIN.
Carnival Again is written and performed by Ms Paige and featured on the Funtime Riddim brought to you by St. Vincent’s own Adrian Bailey, the mega producer behind Kevin Lyttle’s global hit, “Turn Me On” along with countless Vincy soca monarch, ragga soca monarch, and road march wins.
The Funtime Riddim also features: KC (SVG, Trinidad) “Wet”, Urban Mystic (St. Vincent) “Jam Dem”, Joaquinn (Barbados) “Funtime”, and Elwin Mark ‘Elo’ (Grenada) “Wukie Wukie”.
Title: Carnival Again
Written & Performed by: Ms Paige
Riddim: Funtime Riddim
Producer: Adrian Bailey, Sky Studios/Sky Jamz Productions
Don’t forget to stay up to date with all things Ms Paige at www.MsPaigeMusic.com and For more information on Ms Paige or bookings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EMERGEncy riddim (bandwagonist.wordpress.com)
- Various Artists: STAR DANCE RIDDIM (reggay.se)
- 10 Soca Tracks To Heat Up Any Bar-B-Q Party…. Caribbean Style. (trinicarnivalsocaallstars.wordpress.com)
- Tizzy regrouping team to re-enter Soca Competition (antiguaobserver.com)
- Rudder 6.0 The Concert (mosoiradionews.wordpress.com)
- Great News for Rupee Fans… (trinicarnivalsocaallstars.wordpress.com)
Images Of Atlanta Carnival 2013
See more photos here.
- Tizzy & El-a-Kru ready to jumpstart Carnival (antiguaobserver.com)
- Big Fun This Weekend in Atlanta… (trinicarnivalsocaallstars.wordpress.com)
- Grand Marshals Sh’Boss Boys and Youth Performers to Bring Music & Mas to Salem Park for Atlanta Caribbean Children’s Carnival (prweb.com)
- Carnival aimed to increase engagement with Spotify campaign (smartbrief.com)
The official music video to Trinidad and Tobago’s 2013 Carnival Anthem
What do you think of the video?
- Essential summer jams for 2013 (guardian.co.uk)
- Birthday Wishes to David Rudder (mosoiradionews.wordpress.com)
- Soca Gold 2013 Turns Up the Heat This Season With Its Award-winning Caribbean Carnival Anthems Out Next Week (may 21) on Vp Records (theindustrycosign.wordpress.com)
- Solange Knowles Channels Jay-Z and Starts Record Label (glambergirlblog.com)
- SoundCloud gets optimized for Hype Machine (reviews.cnet.com)
- Carnival fever is spreading… (friendsofcollegehouse.wordpress.com)
- BODY THIS: Solange Knowles Flaunts Those Killer Legs For COMPLEX Magazine, Creates Her Own Music Label “Saint Records” (eyeoncelebs.com)
Fresh for 2013 in the spirit of Carnival and good fetes everywhere, here is more SOCA FUN mixed by Highlanda Sound.
DOWNLOAD TRACKED CD
DOWNLOAD MIX AS MP3 FILE
LISTEN ONLINE VIA MIXCLOUD
- Timeless Concert From Maxi Priest and Kes the Band (highlanda.net)
- Carnival is in the air (antiguaobserver.com)
- TKO excited about new releases (antiguaobserver.com)
- Review: Soca beyond Carnival – Dissecting Bunji Garlin’s “Differentology” (repeatingislands.com)
- Various Artists Soca Gold 2013 (reggay.se)
Friday April 5th, Prizm Mas presents Reflection 2013, the official band launching for Atlanta Carnival 2013.
Featuring music by Top Rated Highlanda Sound and The Small Island King himself, DJ Choice One MD, all roads lead to Red Hills Lounge at 6929 Main Street in Lithonia, GA.
Get your carnival costume at the launch and receive a discount. For more information contact Prizm at (404) 919-7796, visit Prizmcarnival.com, or Tweet @PrizmIntl
- Atlanta 45 Shootout 2013: Audio and Pictures (highlanda.net)
- Highlanda, Black Talon, & Danger Marcus at ‘Signs’ Edition of Access Granted (highlanda.net)
Representing Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, soca music vocal recording artist Fya Empress won the VINCY RAGGA MONARCH title in 2012 with BAM BAM TALK. Now targeting Trinidad and Tobago Carnival for 2013.PRODUCED BY: COMBINATION STUDIOS LONDON, WRITTEN BY: LORNETTE NEDD REID/DAVID REID, DIRECTED BY: JUNIOR LEE, IKTV PRODUCTION
- Miss Trinidad & Tobago 2012 Universe – Avionne Mark (akalol.wordpress.com)
- Trinidad to host Caribbean Karate Cup (antiguaobserver.com)
- Trinidad and Tobago (en.wikipedia.org)
- Trinidad James ft T.I. x Young Jeezy x 2 Chainz – All Gold Everything (Remix) (rudeboyy.com)
- Meet SuperBlue (trinidadexpress.com)
- Trinidad Jame$ – All Gold Everything [Remix] (f. T.I., Young Jeezy & 2 Chainz) (dayandadream.com)
- Stream: Young Scooter f. Trinidad James, “I Can’t Wait” (thefader.com)
Alison Hinds tells about starting out singing with the group Square One and her rise to the Soca throne. Alison has been the most consistent female solo performer in the arena since the late 1990’s. Listen as The Dancehall Now Show takes you behind the scenes with Alison Hinds.
- The Caribbean Queen, Alison Hinds Brand New Video “Faluma/Makelele” (highlanda.net)
- Caribbean Fever Music Festival at Barclay’s in Brooklyn (repeatingislands.com)
- The Food Of Love – Soca (myvuze.wordpress.com)
- Miami Broward Carnival Immerses Revelers In Island Life (miami.cbslocal.com)
- Machel Montano – She Ready (2013 Soca Release) (freshmuziktt.wordpress.com)
- Thousands Party Island Style At Sun Life Stadium (miami.cbslocal.com)
Fresh 2012 soca music mix featuring top songs of the carnival season such as Machel Montano‘s ‘Pump Yuh Flag,’ Fay-Ann Lyon’s ‘Misbehave,’ and ‘Jab’ performed by Iwer George. Soca Fun also includes tunes by Bunji Garlin, Rikki Jai, Busy Signal, Destra Garcia and many more of today’s hottest acts.