Machel’s diss track

Mr. Fete, The King of Soca, Monk Monte, and now Dr. Machel Montano. The 44-year-old soca star received an honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University of Trinidad and Tobago on November 15th, 2018. Well, the Doctor wasted no time in renaming himself Dr. Mashup. The moniker is in direct response to Iwer George’s recent track “Road March,” where he implies that the Road March race was rigged and gave unfair advantage to Machel Montano and Super Blue who won the 2018 title. Machel’s new release whips back with lyrics like, “stop crying and complaining about last year. Take your licks like a man!” Whoa! Yes, the whole place mash up as soca lovers everywhere are enjoying the bacchanal! Click below to listen to “Dr. Mashup “ now!

Brandon Harding gears up to defend his Soca Monarch title

Guyana’s reigning Soca Monarch is back! The singer captured the crown last year with his hit song “Alive.” The positive lyrics over the jumpy riddim allowed him to beat out seasoned competitors, including Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts. The young champion who spends most of his time in St. Lucia has also won the Soca Switch competition (2016 & 2017) and even entered the St. Lucia Soca Monarch competition a few times. However, Harding is now looking to defend his title in Guyana with his new release, “Alone.”

Hmm, maybe his next song with have a two-word title.

The Ladies Bring the Heat in 2019

Gimme a Wine, Nah

Trinidad’s Nadia Batson is a wicked song writer and vocalist. Her legendary tune “My Posse” catapulted her into the spotlight in 2008. Since then she has written for other artistes, including Machel Montano, Farmer Nappy, and members of her all-lady band Sass. Last year, bandmate Terri Lyons made it to the Soca Monarch finals with her “I Am Lyon” lyrics and everyone was “Catching Feelings.” This year, the Caribbean Girl is back with her new hips-swaying tune “So Long.”

“If they don’t like we, tell them politely…”

I can’t understand why I’m not hearing more music from Destra being played in parties. What did she do to these deejays? Destra consistently produces great tunes with Carnival and wine up vibes and this year is no different. She recently released “Doh Study People” complete with an official music video, which warranted a nod from rapper Cardi B. However, I prefer her earlier release “F.U.N.” on the Ghostbusters Riddim. Just know that I will be requesting this at every soca party in 2019!

Hola, konnichiwa Kisha

Yes, Kisha Kay made a huge splash with her scandalous hit “The People Man (TPM)” and some assumed she would be a one-hit wonder. Well the St. Lucian singer is back with an uptempo track that is generating a buzz. Women have already started posting videos proving that they can definitely make their “Bumper Talk.” Take a listen to this new track on the Truck Back Riddim.

Issa Snack, Issa Something Fat

Every year there are some songs and artistes that are overlooked by the big deejays and radio stations. Unfortunately, Nessa Preppy is often among the overlooked. This year, she teamed up with Travis World to create a monster track that is sure to bring her back into the spotlight. Check out “Issa Snack” now!

 

More New Music

3 Titans, 1 Song

Well there goes the neighborhood. Three heavyweight soca artistes teamed up for this power track that already has folks jumping up in Trinidad. Is it too soon to call Road March? We may as well. I can’t think of who would be able to compete with Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano, and Bunji Garlin on the same song. Pressure. Let’s see if anyone is brave enough to challenge them for the spot.

Swappi is back!

I am so excited to see that Marvin Davis a.k.a. Swappi has come back into the mainstream soca scene. The “Bubble on a DJ” singer has been relatively missing from the scene despite releasing tunes in 2017 and 2018. I thought that when he came back, he would deliver the same electronic music sound that previously brought him success. However, his latest track has more of a traditional soca vibe. Get familiar with “Party Start” and see what everyone’s talking about.

wave your rags

I am so excited to see that Super Blue is bringing back his signature sound for 2019. I cannot sit still when I hear “Rag Storm’s” infectious refrain. I must find a rag to wave! Can you imagine this at a big fete in Trinidad? Rags just waving wildly as Blue Boy scales the scaffolding while simultaneously flipping his microphone. Oh my goodness! Take me to Trinidad Carnival now!

 

Get Familiar with these Guyanese Soca Artistes

Jumo Primo

Guyanese soca artiste Jumo "Rubber Waist" Primo is back with his patriotic offering for Guyana Soca Monarch 2019.  The  lead singer of Byron Lee’s Dragonnaires has become the face of Guyanese soca and is best known for his raspy voice and wire waistline.  So who’s ready to hit the road again for Mash and Guyana Carnival? 

Timeka Marshall

This GT sistren has been going hard to make sure people know her name and it's working! In February 2008 she was one of the opening acts on Bob Marley’s Tribute concert “ Smile Jamaica” in Montego Bay.  She is also one of the "Purrfect" faces of Guyana Carnival and is ready to take her sound to the world! Check out her 2019 release created by New York’s hitmakers Problem Child & Fryktion!

Trevon Vibez

I love Trevon's story.  Like me, he returned to Guyana for six months vacation in 2016 and fell in love with his homeland. Since then he has performed with major artistes like Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, and many Guyanese artiste at various stage shows around the country.  His smooth melodic voice makes his groovy soca songs so addictive.  Get familiar!

 

DOWNLOAD FREE SOCA MIXES

SocaSaySo presents “Year of the Bend”    Grenadian soca blogger SocaSaySo presents a compilation of 2018 tunes that encourage the ladies to show that you can  bend . Check it out, mixed by New York’s DJ BklynPsycho!

SocaSaySo presents “Year of the Bend”

Grenadian soca blogger SocaSaySo presents a compilation of 2018 tunes that encourage the ladies to show that you can bend. Check it out, mixed by New York’s DJ BklynPsycho!

DJ JEL’S 2019 Soca Switch    Turn up to over 100 minutes of brand new soca from New York’s  Soca Boss . This is a compilation of the latest hits from Iwer George, Patrice Roberts, Timeka Marshall, Wuss Wayz, Nadia Batson, and more!

DJ JEL’S 2019 Soca Switch

Turn up to over 100 minutes of brand new soca from New York’s Soca Boss. This is a compilation of the latest hits from Iwer George, Patrice Roberts, Timeka Marshall, Wuss Wayz, Nadia Batson, and more!

Close Connections Carnival Foreplay 2019    New York's deejay duo Close Connections bring us an ex[pertly-mixed compilaiton of the latest in Carnvial music. Get familiarwith new music from Ultimate Rejects, Destra, Super Blue, Nailah Blackman, and more! Check it out!

Close Connections Carnival Foreplay 2019

New York's deejay duo Close Connections bring us an ex[pertly-mixed compilaiton of the latest in Carnvial music. Get familiarwith new music from Ultimate Rejects, Destra, Super Blue, Nailah Blackman, and more! Check it out!

D Soca Journey 2018 Guyana Carnival Mix    Want to get familiar with all the music that you will hear in Guyana this Carnival season? Check out the best soca mix featuring only Guyanese artistes. Shouts to  DJ Kang  for being the first to make a mix for Guyana Carnival 2018!

D Soca Journey 2018 Guyana Carnival Mix

Want to get familiar with all the music that you will hear in Guyana this Carnival season? Check out the best soca mix featuring only Guyanese artistes. Shouts to DJ Kang for being the first to make a mix for Guyana Carnival 2018!