Big up to all of our fans celebrating the holidays. As part of our annual tradition we visit Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn. This year we got to meet B&R Christmas Decorators, and they told us about this amazing charity, Michael’s Cause (#michaelscause), that is raising funds to support research for Muscular Dystrophy. Give Michael and his family some holiday cheer this year at http://www.michaelscause.org/.
We’re back this week with a mid-week mix down that’s heavy on the Chutney and EDM side of things. We pay tribute to the legends Sonny Mann (mega hit Loota La) and Sundar Popo. Both gone, but never forgotten on the dance floor. Raise your glasses and move your feet to the best of the best when it comes to the chutney.
Fry fish and cook up
We also have hits from Baauer (Harlem Shake), Don Omar (Danza Kuduro), Rihanna (Rockstar 101). Not one to forget our Soca fans, we have some big Soca tunes by Lavaman with Kerwin Du Bois, Hypasounds (big up our Bajan fans out of Barbados), and Zoelah.
Okra, fried sausage, and white rice
M&M’s World store in Manhattan (NYC)
We also got some big tunes for our Dancehall fans like Charly Black. Before heading back to the Chutney side with Rick Ramoutar (Ah Shoulda Never).
2018 New Years Eve Ball Drop in Times Square
Shout outs to DJ Frontline Soundz, blazing the tunes on Liberty Avenue on Friday nights. We also had a treat at Sunday service/puja at Durga Shiva Mandir with Mr. Duniya doing a duet with the lovely and talented Vaishali Sookram, winner of Emerging Voices out of Guyana (featured celebrity judge Jeffrey Iqbal). Vaishali is the cousin of Ben Parag, from the tv show Dil Hai Hindustani.
Just in time for Friday night, we bring to you Party Republic – Podcast MiX. Starting off with some hard hitting Power Soca by Diztrict 7 featuring King Bubba FM, Kerwin Du Bois, and Skinny Fabulous. Then we go into the Soca and Dancehall blend with Vybz Kartel and Bunji Garlin. We even throw in some EDM for added flavor with the artists such as Jax Jones, and CID. Also paying homage to the late Avicii. On the Hip Hop and RnB side, we feature Nicki Minaj and Drake. Before throwing in some Soca Chutney with Prince JP. Before heading back to the dancehall side of things with some Caribbean flavor by artists like Sean Paul and Rihanna. We end this week’s podcast with a mini Konshens mix. Stay tuned, and keep jamming!
We begin this week’s podcast with the mega-hit by Masicka – Ten Otta Ten, and then the Vybz Kartel – All I Wanna Do which samples Justin Bieber’s Sorry. Also featuring the dancehall hit by Aidonia – Bruise. We then have some remixes featuring tracks by Alkaline. This week we feature U. K.’s dancehall star Gappy Ranks alongside Jamaica’s international hitmaker Gyptian. Continuing on the dancehall side we have some big dance tracks for the clubs by Demarco. Also featuring a rising hit by Ken Vybz with Push It In. We then take it back in time to the classics with hits by Super Cat featuring Heavy D., Ninja Man, Daddy Lizard, Little Lenny. Not forgetting the Hip Hop influence we also have a Hip Hop remix featuring PnB Rock. Then we take it to the Soca side of the podcast with 2018’s Control which features Malaika and Stadic. Not forgetting heavy hitters in the Soca genre like Patrice Roberts, Kerwin Du Bois, Hypasounds, K Rich (a Rihanna sampled remix).
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.