Various Artists: Soca Gold 2015 review

Various Artists: Soca Gold 2015 review

By Feminine Touch

United Kingdom | Wednesday 9 September 2015: 10:10 BST

With the proclamation “A New Day Dawning”, Fay Ann Lyons is back with a vengeance. Her anthem Raze opens the album and calls us to attention, setting the pace for the mayhem that ensues.

The most infectious song for the carnival season, Ah Feeling from Lead Pipe and Saddis, takes up the pace a few notches, followed by Party Done by Angela Hunte and Machel Montano, with Cloud Nine by Lyrikal adding to the party mood. Our Time, a fusion by Bunji Garlin, brings a feel-good quality to this album, and injecting a touch of jab jab from Grenada is Skinny Banton, with Soak It.

Coming up next is King Bubba with Come Out To Win (Who drinking rum?) - this track is great for the road. Ki and 3Veni have found themselves with No Gyal Again, a nice touch of chutney soca, which is followed by the ‘good looking two’, Rikki Jai and Ravi B, celebrating 20 years of chutney soca in fine style with CSM20 - this one is bound to get you moving.

Next up is the party people anthem, Partyak from King Bubba, featuring the unmistakable voice of Kerwin ‘Young King’ Dubois and the ‘party man’ himself, Lil Rick’; also appearing on this track is the voice of Jah Cure. Pankatang was the feel good song for 2014, putting you in such a good mood. A firm favourite of mine is the man who never disappoints:

Shurwayne Winchester, who with Shake It brings real, sweet soca. The hypnotic sound of Edwin Yearwood is also back with a bang, with How I Like It - pure dance floor magic. Mater Saleem and Shal follow with a remix of Next Man Wife. Iwer George now takes the pace to 100% fire with Red – yes, pure heat! Patrice Roberts, who is looking real sexy of late, adds to the party mood with Push Up On It, and straight into Blaxx with Badness, one for all the bad and rude girls out there. Saga Boy from Chow Chow closes this great line up of party music.

Soca Gold 2015, out of the VP stable, boasts 18 super tracks by the original artists. It’s a must for soca lovers, and certainly a plus for the connoisseurs.

Click to purchase Soca Gold 2015 on iTunes

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