This is definitely a summer to remember. Thanks to all who came out to Coney Island and had fun in the sun with us. See you all next summer. Keep warm and cool with Dancehall + Soca Champion Podcast this fall and coming winter.
From Pop to Chutney and Reggaeton, we got it all this Labor Day Weekend. Let’s end this sizzling summer with nothing but lit tunes! We got the summer heat with the hits from Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul & Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Bounty Killer & Barrington Levy, DJ Bravo, King Bubba FM, KI & JMC 3Veni, Terry Gajraj, Sundar Popo, Ding Dong & Konshens, Mavado, 6ix9ine, and much more.
We wanna thank everyone for their patience and also apologize for our long hiatus. Lots of things happened from XXXTentacion predicting his death to Justice for Junior unfolding in The Bronx. We go from darkness to light, bringing you positive vibes and helping you keep your head up, and stay focused on the day to day grind.
Some of our highlights include meeting up with the star of Let’s Talk With Lakshmee, our very own Guyanese Oprah, promoting our beautiful and prosperous culture. She took the time out to say hello to us while we were cruising the avenue in Richmond Hill.
Also, want to send out lots of love to the Caribbean Equality Project who carried our bright and beautiful colors (Guyana Flag) in the streets of Manhattan, waving it high and proudly. Big up Romeo “Mystic” Nermal with Coolie Bai Dance, who has fans coast to coast, sea to sea. We heard you proudly and loudly on the speaker boxes in the parade in New York City.
We kick off this week’s podcast with Tommy Lee Sparta, before transitioning into some new tracks by Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul, Valentino Khan, and not forgetting the new collabo between Prostyle and international Reggae sensation Shaggy.
This week’s podcast features Shaggy and Massari starting things before we spin one of Dancehall’s heavy hitter and crossover success, Mavado. We even throw in a classic, Breathe Again, the reggae version with Sweet Tea. On the classic side of things, there’s Serani with one of his breakthrough hits. We also feature the Dancehall Hero, Vybz Kartel. Alongside his protege Tommy Lee Sparta. Keeping up with the pop music remakes, we have a classic by Marvin Gaye. Then we head into some new stuff with singles by Chris Brown and Kevin Lyttle with that boombastic island vibe. Before ending this week’s podcast with Valentino Khan and Sean Paul.
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 start off this Nor’easter influenced mix with some spicy DJ drops we’ve been working on, sprinkled over some hot new tracks to melt the snow, like Sean Paul’s new riddim Rope Riddim, on his label Dutty Rock, called Spin It. We also throw in a classic from Laden with Moet. We even got a little more creative with Bollywood’s Dream Girl. Then we take it to the Soca side with tracks by Erphaan Alves & Blaxx. This week we sampled remixes of Don Omar’s Danza Kuduro, Justin Bieber’s Baby, Duffy with Mercy, and not forgetting Katy Perry with One That Got Away. We threw in some Power Soca with Viking Thundah – Ringa Ringa Ringbang, Colin Lucas – Do The Iwer, Butterfly, Shadow, Wave, Machel Montano & Xtatik with Footsteps, More Gyal by Wanskie. Managing to crank the BPM to the max with Can’t Lose This Time by Power Generation, Pace by Travis World and Aaron Duncan, Riot by Problem Child, The General by Skinny Fabulous. This week we end on the Reggaeton tip with Krippy Kush remix by Farruko and Bad Bunny.