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.