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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
There is joy in music and a feeling of joy in one's soul when one can share that joy in song. This is new music from Patrice Roberts, and it just feels good to be alive and hear this lady sing. This song showcases the combined talents of Patrice Roberts and Busy Signal, a dancehall sensation from Jamaica. Patrice Roberts, hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, and Busy Signal, a dancehall sensation from Jamaica, collaborated on this song. 
 
Two singing styles combine to produce an uplifting song with Trinidad and Tobago rhythms and Jamaican dancehall. Patrice shines, while Busy Signal adds the hues that make the image and musical medium resonate with anyone who can listen and appreciate excellence. We appreciate the fact that this song enforces resilience of spirit and is a celebration of and for life. We love it!
 
From the artist:
Patrice Roberts: "I really hope that this song touches and resonates with you! Huge thank you to Busy Signal for agreeing to do this song with me. Love to Patexx for this amazing song and everyone else that played a part in the project."
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Build Ah Fence
Performed by Patrice Roberts and Busy Signal
Produced by Rohan "Patexx" Rankine / Journey Records
Written by Rohan "Patexx" Rankine & Reanno Gordon 
Vocal Engineering - David Millien - Millbeatz Entertainment
Origin: Trinidad/Jamaica
Genre: Mix of Soca and Dancehall
 
Video Credits:
LordEdit Productions x Antonio Achee
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
"Man With No Door," the long-awaited and much-anticipated album, has finally arrived, leaving those who previewed it in awe of the production. "Man with No Door" is an open concept album featuring a mixture of musical styles. The band not only created an album with Soca beats but also infused it with a diverse range of musical vibes. The album incorporates elements of Soca, Kompa, Afrobeat, Dancehall, and Calypso double entendre. While Soca is the life of the party, there are different aspects to parties (or, as we say, fetes during carnival time) that Caribbean people feel and desire as the night unfolds. The DJ will feel the vibe of the crowd and deliver the appropriate music. Kes has delivered sixteen songs, all of which can find a place in such a party scene. 
 
When interviewed by Billboard magazine about the album, Kes stated, “I am the man with no door. I want to create this world based on that experience.” And with that, he delivered music that brings the Caribbean region together with artists from Jamaica, Haiti, and US influences. 
 
We love the album, and we are confident that you will love all the songs. We will take a moment to briefly talk about three songs: "Jolene," "Tack Back," and "Banga." We especially love the double-entendre that "Jolene" delivers with "how yuh mango sweet so." That is literally true, but then again, the double entendre here is obvious.
 
Next is "Tack Back," a song that Kes did with producer "Tano." If you grew up in the Caribbean, the term 'tack back' would have been part of your daily vocabulary. Kes was diplomatic in his explanation of "spin the block," stating that it was something that happened during the carnival. But no, "tack back" in the "hood" meant, for us, to make a move after failing the first time with regard to a relationship. Yes, your pride tells you that she is yours and that you can make it work, so you decide to "tack back."
 
Finally, "Banga." If you watch the music video, the mischievous look on Kes' face says it all. This is a mischievous song, but one that many love. In that billboard magazine article, Kes said it all: "Banga" was actually out of a writing camp. Every so often, I’ll settle in a place and bring food and vibes and people, and we write. We had Jamaica’s Carnival, and I stayed on for a few extra days to do this writing camp in Jamaica. JA is just such a beautiful island, and because it's away from home, there's a sense of urgency to get something done. Again, it was out of fun. "Banga" is not a real world; we merely created it to allow you to interpret its meaning as you see fit. It sings how it feels. For us, it was just that blend. It sounds like it could swing in an Afrobeat way; it sounds like it could swing in a reggaetón way. "Banga" incorporates elements of various genres, yet it remains uniquely Trinidadian. You have to interpret it the way that you would like to interpret it. It's open to interpretation. I love that creation. 
 
The rest of the album is excellent. Songs like "Liki Tiki" and "Jub Jub" are teasers but then there is "Talk To Me" that calms the storm.  All of the songs are ones you can listen to over and over again. This blog has always favored "KES the Band." We love their style, and they have always delivered the music we all love. We still think "Savannah Grass" should have been Road March, but in the end, "Savannah Grass" will live on like Kes the Band, and the rest will just be a note in history. Please go out and buy the songs. Support KES the Band, an awesome band from Trinidad and Tobago.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Album Title: Man With No Door (MWND)
Band: KES the Band
Artist/Performed by: Kees Dieffenthaller
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Soca
 
Songs:
  1. Tack Back - Kes 
  2. Liki Tiki - Kes ft. J Perry
  3. Yes Please - Kes
  4. Jub Jub - Kes & Tano
  5. Talk To Me - Kes
  6. Banga - Kes
  7. HoneyComb - Kes x Michael Brun x Busy Signal
  8. Jolene - Kes x Dwala
  9. Mood - Kes x Shaggy
  10. Formula - Kes
  11. Bless Me - Kes
  12. Keep My Cool - Kes
  13. SOS - Kes
  14. Miracle - Kes x Tano 
  15. Rise Up - Kes ft. Queen Omega
  16. It's Enough - Kes
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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Explore Man with No Door with Kes

Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
It has been a while since we posted a Chutney Soca song. We have not ignored Chutney Soca music, as one can tell by our sidebar music posts for the genre. So why so little Chutney Soca? Simply put, there are two reasons. Firstly, the topics were tiresome, especially the 'rum songs'. Secondly, the main reason was the fact that Bollywood-themed songs took over from Caribbean originality. So, one may rightly ask, "Why this song?" Raymond is singing about Indian wedding experiences in the Caribbean that highlight the phenomenon of Bollywood song influence; however, he did so with the use of an infectious Caribbean Chutney Soca vibe. While we appreciate this approach, on the flip side, we find it unsatisfactory to incorporate the vibe of a Bollywood song into a Chutney Soca song, as it fails to capture the essence of Caribbean Chutney Soca. 
 
We conclude with the following: we love Chutney Soca music and would definitely post more songs on this platform. Having said that, we think you will love this song and the entire production. Well done, Raymond, and kudos to the entire production team.
 
YouTube Notes (edited/rephrased):
The Guyanese people inspired me to recreate a dance—not just any ordinary dance, but a unique one. The catchy phrase "Touch D Ground, Touch D Ground" instantly sprang to mind as I observed their graceful dancing.
 
The pride, joy, and appreciation for the culture caught my immediate attention, but it was the expression of humility and respect for Mother Earth that has resonated with me since that day.
 
This music video revisits a traditional Hindu wedding theme, “The Wedding Ah the Year,” showing how people celebrate, enjoy, and dance to their favorite Bollywood songs.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Touch D Ground "T.D.G."
Artiste/Performed by: Raymond Ramnarine
Produced by: Bakyard Studios 
Producers: Raymond Ramnarine / Richard Ramnarine
Additional Drum Production: A.J.R 
English Lyrics: V. Ramnarine / A. Ramnarine
Background Vocals by: Jerome Charles / Stephen Marcelle
Hype Vocals: Jerome Charles
Mixed By: Avenash Richard Ramnarine
Mastered by: Nikholai Greene 
Artwork by: K.O.D
Executive Producer: Kuchela Entertainment 
Genre: Chutney Soca
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).

Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
Today we travel to the beautiful island of Saint Lucia to showcase the newly released "Unfold It" by the very talented singer Imran Nerdy. Surely, "Unfold It" will have regional Soca music lovers dancing to this infectious vibe just like they are in Castries, Saint Lucia.
 
Regional Soca artists have to do so much more to get ahead compared to the better-known artists from Trinidad and Tobago and other singers who have cemented their notoriety in North America. Having said that, Imran Nerdy' "Unfold It" should find favor regionally and become a summer hit in North America. In North America, summer is the perfect season for the infectious rhythms of Soca music to spread, particularly when Caribbean radio stations such as Island Vybe Radio feature it. 
 
If you love Soca music and the freedom that Caribbean music and culture, bring, then "Unfold It" will surely be on your playlist. So, let's celebrate and support this talented Soca artist from Castries, Saint Lucia, as he finds his sweet spot on local, regional, and international charts. Please like and share this post, as well as support the artist on his YouTube page. The more likes and views the song receives, the more attention radio stations will pay, making this song one of the more popular ones for summer carnivals and fetes in 2024.
 
YouTube Notes (edited)
Get ready to unfold and unleash Imran Nerdy's explosive new Soca anthem, "Unfold It!" Celebrate freedom, fun, and family as you dance the night away. This track is all about enjoying life and festivities (parties and fetes) with those closest to you, driven by infectious rhythms and electrifying beats.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Unfold It 
Artist/Performed by: Imran Nerdy
Written & Performed by: Imran Magloire
Produced by: Rankin Morgan (Dazzle Music)
Live Guitar: Dwight Florent
Mixed & Mastered by: Parry Jack
Origin: Saint Lucia 
Genre: Soca
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).
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