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    Cool Has anybody ever heard of Soca?!

    I'm from the Caribbean and Soca Music is the music of the Caribbean alongside other genres like Reggae and Dancehall music. It hurts to know that so many people around the world are not aware of this beautiful genre so I thought I'd share.

    "Soca music (a fusion of the genres of soul and calypso) is a genre of Caribbean music that originated within a marginalized subculture in Trinidad and Tobago in the late 1970s, and developed into a range of styles in the 1980s and later. Soca developed as an offshoot of kaiso/calypso, with influences from cadence, funk and soul.
    Soca has evolved in the last 20 years primarily through musicians from various Anglophone Caribbean countries including Trinidad, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, United States Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Belize andMontserrat. There have also been significant productions from artistes in Canada, Panama, Guatemala, United States, United Kingdom and Japan."

    Here are a few hits that you may or may not know from years past:

    Sugar Daddy “Sweet Soca Music” (2003):
    https://youtu.be/wwzF_gzBXtA

    Fireball and Bob Sinclair “What I Want” (2007)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6PWpPp6QIQ

    Bunji Garlin “Carnival Tabanca” (2013)
    https://youtu.be/OI9gW_v988U

    Nigel & Marvin Lewis “Follow The Leader” (1997)
    https://youtu.be/GSirNLU-rfM

    Alison Hinds “Roll It Gal” (2006)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7xKNbflCtc

    Rupee “Tempted To Touch” (2004)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeeKWi7Co7Q

    Bunji Garlin “Differentology” (2013)
    https://youtu.be/0FWHavH6IQw

    Kevin Lyttle “Turn Me On” (2001, 2003)
    https://youtu.be/4apHuWytLko

    The Baha Men “Who Let the Dogs Out” (2000)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkuu0Lwb5EM

    Arrow/Buster Poindexter “Hot Hot Hot” (1982/1987)
    https://youtu.be/OkGgdIBX1to

    AND
    My Personal favs from Trinidad Carnival 2016:
    Machel Montano - Waiting on the stage
    https://youtu.be/fe6onk98K0w?list=PL...r_4ZBeaQOFRetl

    Machel Montano - Human
    https://youtu.be/G_zAxrwAfUI

    Angela Hunte - Mon Bon Ami
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ys4fgLi7ts

    Kes ft Chris Hierro - Body Talk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHXGeJkyf1E

    Hope you enjoy and I will keep posting recommendations and info on Soca music.



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    You don't have to hope I enjoyed some of these videos, I did,
    especially the visuals for Machel Montano "Waiting on the Stage".

    If I was playing soca, and some soci, again, I'd have a new name for myself.
    Rundeep, as in still waters run deep.
    Seeing all the action around your waves, the waters around here are still,
    and the beaches at night are dark.
    Here's a long beach shot of Canadian Lake Erie north of Buffalo.
    As you can see, I'm all alone out there. At least my feet have each other.

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    Check out the various soca mixes, remixes (as well as reggae mixes). If you enjoy share the links and please offer feedback.

    DJ Mad Scorpion on Soundcloud

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    Anyone calling you "Mad Scor"?

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