The Soca Revolution

Written By: RebelMas Carnival Blog

Soca music is on the rise like never before. This is a time to be extremely proud and excited for the culture. We are living in an era that now has the entire Caribbean community drawing well-deserved attention to this beautiful genre of music.  As we close out the 2018 Soca season and embark on 2019, it is apparent that the artists and the DJs are on a mission: A mission towards Soca music’s progression. 

DJs have a responsibility to present the music to the people and “Buss NEW tunes.” DJ K.karinne & DJ Heavy Bass of Trini Vibez Sound, chimed in with a few thoughts on the state of the music and how they are doing their due diligence to not just go for the “crowd reaction”. Instead, the two have colossal plans for showcasing an up-and-coming artist and their songs. Trini Vibez is dead set on cultivating the exposure by creating unforgettable mixes and getting them heard on platforms such as Sound Cloud, Spotify and Youtube to name a few. Now is the time to take musical risks and play songs that may not receive the proper notoriety. It is indeed that time to show the world the real champion. 

 

I entitled this article #THESOCAREVOLUTION because I have witnessed first hand each Caribbean island place their musical stamp within the industry. Soca music is evolving and bridging a cultural gap. It is inspiring to witness a specific vibe take over an entire generation of people. The power that is being unleashed within the riddims, the instruments, and the lyrics have the ability to heal, to mend, and bring together an entire community of people with just one word: SOCA!

This is the year of confidence! The Soca world is embracing the artistryblossoming from Olatunji Yearwood, Nailah Blackman, Lil Natty & Thunda, Blackboy, King James, Odd Brothers, Motto just to name a few. I could go on and on with the names of Soca artists on the rise, proving that Soca music will become world renowned and shed light on a culture so full of life and pure talent. 

Alexia Brown