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Time For Bacchanal by Spectrum Band: A Celebration of Infectious Vibes

By Published March 07, 2024

Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca ( We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

Soca music pulsates throughout the Caribbean, and today we head to the USVI for some awesome music from Spectrum Band. Music has the remarkable ability to transport us to different places, evoke emotions, and create lasting memories. In the case of “Time for Bacchanal,” a vibrant and pulsating Soca track by Spectrum Band, the journey is one of pure celebration. Let’s dive into the infectious rhythm, the talented artists behind it, and the magic that unfolds when live instruments come together.
Spectrum Band has a long history with some awesome singers. At the heart of “Time for Bacchanal” is the captivating voice of Hugo “Trash” Hodge Jr. His vocals are a blend of raw energy, charisma, and soulful expression. Trash’s ability to connect with listeners is unparalleled, and in this song, he invites us to join the revelry, to let loose, and to embrace the spirit of Bacchanal.
The voice begs listeners and partygoers to feel the vibe, but none of this could happen without a good song writer. Everyone knows that behind every great song lies a brilliant songwriter. Figgy O’Garro, the creative force behind “Time for Bacchanal,” weaves a
tale of joy, freedom, and uninhibited celebration. His lyrics capture the essence of carnival, where inhibitions melt away and the streets come alive with color, music, and dance.
Putting the pieces together to bring you the final product is the job of the music director and producer. In the studio, the magic happens. Malvery V. Gumbs and LeRon "Stretch" Lake, the masterminds behind the production, infuse “Time for Bacchanal” with infectious beats, grooves, and layers of sound. Their collaboration brings the song to life, ensuring that every note resonates with the spirit of carnival.
Live is the vibe, and it will always sound and feel different from a studio production. “Time for Bacchanal” stands out because it’s not your typical studio-produced track. Instead, it’s a celebration of live instruments—the heartbeat of Soca music. The brass section blares with exuberance, the drums pulse with urgency, and the bassline grooves with infectious energy. When you listen, you’re transported to the heart of the Caribbean, where the sun shines and the rhythm never stops.
After all is said and done, our ears tell us if we love what we are hearing; it is all about the vibe! From the opening notes, “Time for Bacchanal” grabs your attention. It’s impossible to sit still; your body instinctively sways, and your feet tap to the beat. The chorus is a rallying cry—a call to revel, dance, and lose yourself in the moment. Whether you’re at a carnival parade or dancing in your living room, the infectious vibe is irresistible.
To conclude our love story about this song, “Time for Bacchanal” is more than a song; it’s an experience. It’s the feeling of warm sand beneath your feet, the taste of rum punch on your lips, and the joy of being part of something bigger than yourself. So, turn up the volume, let the rhythm take over, and join the bacchanal—it’s time to celebrate life, love, and music.
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Time For Bacchanal - feat. Hugo "Tash" Hodge Jr.
Artist/Performed by: Spectrum Band
Produced by: Malvern V. Gumbs and Le'Ron Stretch" Lake 
Written by: Figgy O'Garro
Vocals: Hugo "Tash" Hodge Jr.
Background Vocals: Wendy Joseph
Bass: Tabari Lake
Guitar: George "Freresoul" Thomas
Live Drums: Nyere "Drive King" Francis Jr.
Live Horns: Trumpet - Kasim Pemberton | Saxophone - Akeel A. Breedy
Mixed and Mastered at MVG Studios by Malvern V. Gumbs
For Booking Contact: 340-643-2788 or 340-690-0569
Origin: USVI
Genre: Soca
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