Title - 'Soca Gold 2019' (2CD)
Artist - Various
Capturing the hottest hits of the 2019 Caribbean carnival season is what Soca Gold is all about!
For over 20 years, this annual compilation has presented the best songs from breaking and biggest artists in the genre.
Out June 21st, 2019 this latest 2019 compilation features some of the best soca songs of the season from international artists representing the best of the Caribbean including Trinidad, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada and more.
The two-disc CD set includes 17 tracks on Disc 1 and a Soca Gold 2019 Mega-Mix by Team Soca- DJ Spice on Disc 2.
1. 'Savannah Grass' - Kes
2. 'Marc' - Fay-Ann Lyons
3. 'Brace Up' - Machel Montano
4. 'Issa Snack' - Nessa Preppy X Travis World
5. 'Trouble In The Morning' - V'Ghn
6. 'Rag Storm' (feat. 3 Canal) - Super Blue
7. 'Water Blessings' - Iwer George
8. 'Funky Business' - Fimba
9. 'Soca Land' - Jamesy P
10. 'Vent' - Teddyson John X Intl Stephen
11. 'My Sweet Sweet Woman' - Tony Prescott
12. 'Come Inside' - Sean Caruth
13. 'Cyah Function' - Rikki Jai
14. 'Wine After Wine' - Hypasounds
15. 'Manager' - Jus D
16. 'Feting Family' - Mikey
17. 'Pull It Up' - Ricky T
We begin with the frenetic Eastern-flavored synth reggae dancefloor vibe of 'Savannah Grass' from Kes (which was also one of the hottest songs from the most recent Trinidad Carnival and which came 2nd place at the 2019 Trinidad Road March) and that's backed by the brilliant hipsway of 'Marc' from a true staple of the Soca music scene, Fay-Ann Lyons.
The commanding vocals of Machel Montano on 'Brace Up,' and then both the lo-fi poppin' sexuality of Nessa Preppy X Travis World on 'Issa Snack,' and then the sweet festival vibe of 'Trouble In The Morning' from V'Ghn (which was also a Groovy Soca Monarch 3rd place winner) come along next.
Beach drums and scintillating dancefloor sounds then come forth in the foot-tappin' and pacey 'Rag Storm' (feat. 3 Canal) from Super Blue and that's backed seamlessly by 'Water Blessings' (which came 2nd place in the 2019 Power Soca Monarch Category) from Soca veteran Neil 'Iwer' George.
The Caribbean hipsway of 'Funky Business' by Fimba (2018 Road March Winner of St. Vincent) and then both the soundtrack anthem 'Soca Land' from Jamesy P, and the sweet romantic dub beats of 'Vent' (which was also a Groovy Soca Monarch 2nd place winner) from Teddyson John X Intl Stephen keep the party going.
The gently Eastern-flavored beauty 'My Sweet Sweet Woman' by Tony Prescott is next up and that is followed by the sweet soul flow of 'Come Inside' from Sean Caruth (both tracks exclusively commissioned for this new compilation), and then comes the terrific drum-led upbeat Chutney rhythm and rhymes of Rikki Jai on 'Cyah Function.'
One of my own personal favorites here is the free flowing 'Wine After Wine' from Hypasounds which is backed by 'Manager' from Jus D, with the album rounding out nicely with both the massive hands in the air, late night chants of 'Feting Family' by Mikey, and then the lovers dancefloor vibe of 'Pull It Up' by Ricky T bringing the whole new Soca Gold 2019 experience to a close.
“Every year, Soca becomes more and more recognized by the masses as a genre of music that brings joy and happiness to so many people.” said Edwin Howell, A&R at VP Records, Retail Store Manager and Program Director for Reggae King Radio.
"I am proud of this year’s set of songs as they represent what is trending right now with new and classic artists that make good music for carnival and beyond,” he concludes.
As aforementioned, the second disc then brings us a Soca Gold 2019 Mega-Mix by Team Soca- DJ Spice.
1. 'Savannah Grass (Remix)' - Kes
2. 'Funky Business (Remix)' - Fimba
3. 'Soca Land (Remix)' - Jamesy P
4. 'Feting Family (Remix)' - Mikey
5. 'Come Inside (Remix)' - Sean Caruth
6. 'My Sweet Sweet Woman (Remix)' - Tony Prescott
7. 'Cyah Function (Remix)' - Rikki Jai
8. 'Trouble In The Morning (Remix)' - V'Ghn
9. 'Vent (Remix)' - Teddyson John & Intl Stephen
10. 'Manager (Remix)' - Jus D
11. 'Issa Snack (Remix)' - Nessa Preppy & Travis World
12. 'Pull It Up (Remix)' - Ricky T
13. 'Brace Up (Remix)' - Machel Montano
14. 'Marc (Remix)' - Fay-Ann Lyons
15. 'Wine After Wine (Remix)' - Hypasounds
16. 'Water Blessings (Remix)' - Iwer George
17. 'Rag Storm' (feat. 3 Canal) - Super Blue
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