The vibe for this week’s Dancehall + Soca podcast goes in the direction of a smooth jazzy blend, featuring some classics like Lionel Richie’s Penny Lover (Reggae version). Also Shy Guy by Diana King (made famous by Will Smith and Martin Lawerence hit movie Bad Boys). We also include some dancehall classics like Serani’s No Games. Not forgetting samples from hit tracks like Still Dre. Keeping with the smooth jazzy vibe, we also feature hits from Ashanti featuring The Notorious B. I. G. Along with more current hits like Work by Rihanna featuring Drake. On the Soca side, we have the groovy track by Isaac Blackman – To The Ceiling. We also mixed some fresh Hip Hop hits like PnB Rock’s Unforgettable Freestyle, and J Balvin’s Unforgettable Latin Remix. On the Reggaeton/Latin side, we have Machel Montano’s newest track Mami Lo Tiene, along with One Wine which features Major Lazer and Sean Paul. On the Sean Paul tip, we have his newest track with Mavado called Sanctify, which samples 50 Cent – Candy Shop on the remix. Keeping with the dancehall vibe, we also have hits like Popcaan’s It’s Too Bad, and King Ko$a featuring Konshens and Shenseea with Best NaNa. Also, we throw in some classics from Vybz Kartel like Yuh Pum Pum V.I.P. Jamie xx with I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times which features Hip Hop star Young Thug and Dancehall’s Popcaan. Ending this week’s podcast is Dream Weekend by Vybz Kartel.
Welcome to this week’s episode of Dancehall + Soca, the Road to Carnival Edition. We start off the mix with a remix of international dancehall star Sean Paul. Continuing on the remix path, we have a reggae version of Chris Brown’s Say Goodbye, done by Kiprich. This week follows the theme of good music, featuring the smash it Delilah by Mavado. Then we head into the bass thumping, fist pumping hits like Psy’s Gangnam Style and Calabria. Not forgetting new and instant hits on the soca side with a track by Kerwin Du Bois. We also throw in some international flavor spanning across multiple genres with Kanye West & Jay Z’s Paris, Baauer’s Harlem Shake, and The Chainsmokers with #SELFIE. Then we return to the soca theme with some hot riddims like the Whistle Drums Riddim featuring Trinidad Ghost with Bubble and Dip, also Scrilla with Wood. We decided to sample some chutney, desi and house tracks for the added kick, or rather a heavy bass. Even sprinkled some heavy hitters in the Power Soca sub-genre like Machel Montano, Lyrikal, and Bunji Garlin. To sweeten things up we also have tracks by Soca sensation K Rich and KES the Band. Not forgetting some new exclusives like Bunji Garlin and Preedy with Share It for 2018.
This week’s episode features Dancehall’s newest artist on the rise, HoodCelebrityy. Also, the instant hit that’s in heavy rotation on the internet, Chronixx – Likes. Not forgetting Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley’s newest single, which is soon to be a big hit, Roar Fi A Cause. We also feature the Wow Factor Project Riddim, which is a must-have for Soca parties. In the Soca realm, there is also much talk about Ricky T’s – Sully. Machel Montano delivers two monster hits, the Soca Kingdom with Superblue and Doh Play Dat. Two very upbeat power Soca tracks that will definitely hype the masses for Soca Monarch 2018. As we wrap up this episode, we’ve also included the classic Uptown Julie Riddim by Ricky Blaze, which features hit songs by Zoelah and KES the Band. Also the newest single by KES the Band featuring Nailah Blackman – Workout. Stay tuned, and keep it locked for our next episode.
Dancehall + Soca Podcast – Crissanji, Dip Down (#nycmixing) – Rupee Remix, Fast Wine – Machel Montano, Summer Spazz – Richie Loop ft. Christopher Martin, Bruk Off Yuh Back Remix – Konshens ft. Chris Brown, We Can – Kranium ft. Tory Lanez, In My Cup – Richie Loop, Gal Dem Ah Talk – Konshens, Freaky Girl – Tommy Lee Sparta, Sugarcane – Krystal Khayne, Blue Movie Boo – Alborosie, Beg U – Lady Saw, Gwan Suh – Vybz Kartel, Faded (#nycmixing) – Sean Paul Remix, Punanny (#nycmixing) – Admiral Bailey Remix, The Don (#nycmixing) – Nas Remix, Dickie Riddim – Schlachthofbronx ft. Warrior Queen, Romantic Call – Patra ft. Yo-Yo, You Better Think (#nycmixing) – Patra Remix, Fantasy (#nycmixing) – Mariah Carey ft. O. D. B. Remix, 2am (#nycmixing) – Adrian Marcel Remix, So Close (#nycmixing) – Next Remix, She’s Hot – T. O. K. ft. Pitbull Remix, Dembow (#nycmixing) – Nando Boom Remix, Cuentale (#nycmixing) – Ivy Queen Remix, Sensacion del Bloque – De La Ghetto ft Randy, Papi Chulo – P. Diddy, Let Me Know (#nycmixing) – Sir Aah Remix
New York City’s Dancehall Fridays + Soca Saturday’s Podcast, Lit – Motto & Lyrikal, Push It – Skinny Fabulous, Aur Chala (#nycmixing) – Destra & Dil-E-Nadan Remix, Man Ah Bad Man (#nycmixing) – Bud Remix, Split In Di Middle – Freezy, She Mek Me Say (#nycmixing) – Aidonia Remix, Climp- Up – Aidonia, Grip Me – Aidonia, Bad Yuh Bad (#nycmixing) – Popcaan Remix, Set Fi Di Backshot (#nycmixing) – Aidonia Remix, Yeah (Remarqable Mix)- Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris (Funky Mix), Set It Off – Monica ft. Dirt Bag, Ditch That – The Dream, Milk Shake – Kelis, Wine Up On Me – Zoelah, Hush & Wine – Sizwe, My Girl – Philip 7, Hot and Groovy – Militant, You Never Know – Rupee, Till Morning – Rupee, Take Your Time – Traffik ft. Shurwayne Winchester, Red Light District – Bunji Garlin, Dance With You (Razershop) – Machel Montano ft. Precious (Remix), Dance With You (Reggaeton) – Machel Montano ft. Mr. Vegas Remix, Thong Song (Reggaeton) – Sisqo Remix, Papi Chulo – Lorna Remix, Si Tu Lo Dejas – Rvssian ft. Bad Bunny x Farruko x Nicky Jam x King Kosa, Dime – Rakim y Ken-Y ft. Pitbull Remix, White Iverson – Post Malone, Froze – Meek Mill ft. Lil Uzi Vert & Nicki Minaj