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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!!

 
Are you ready for some Soca vibes? If so, you’ll love the new song “Bad Gyal” by Erphaan Alves, one of the hottest soca artists in the game. “Bad Gyal” is a catchy and energetic tune that celebrates the beauty and confidence of Caribbean women. It’s the perfect anthem for all the summer carnivals coming up, whether you’re in Trinidad (now experiencing carnival tabanca), Barbados, Saint Vincent, Grenada, Toronto, New York, or Miami.
 
Let's get creative, let's set the mood for this song, picture the following: In the heart of the tropics, where the sun kisses the ocean and the air hums with rhythm, there exists a song that transcends mere notes and lyrics. It’s a pulsating beat that beckons hips to sway, feet to shuffle, and souls to ignite. Welcome to the world of “Bad Gyals,” where Erphaan Alves weaves a tale of passion, empowerment, and unbridled energy.
 
Erphaan Alves is no stranger to the Soca scene. He has been making and delivering excellent music for years. He is consistent and delivers music that his fans love. “Bad Gyal” is the latest example of Erphaan’s creativity and talent. The song was produced by Kedon Charles, with the engineering done by Sheppard Pro. The video was shot by Sir Ian Davis, who had some "bad-gyals" doing their flirtatious dancing while EA performed for his fans. 
 
If you haven’t heard “Bad Gyal” yet, you’re missing out on a soca gem. The song is available on all major streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. You can also follow Erphaan Alves on his social media accounts, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, to stay updated on his upcoming projects and events. Don’t forget to share the song with your friends and family, and let them know that Soca music has no season!
 
To conclude our post we beckon the reader, the listener to contemplate the following with us here at Sokah2Soca. Before you go, hit play. Close your eyes, and let the beat wash over you. Feel the sand between your toes, the heat of the dancefloor, the pulse of your heartbeat. Let Erphaan Alves be your guide, and remember: all bad gyals are waiting to ignite your fantasies, your wildest dreams!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Bad Gyal
Artist/Performed by: Erphaan Alves
Written by: Erphaan Alves
Produced by: Kedon Charles
Engineering: Sheppard Pro
Video shot by: Sir Ian Davis
Edited by: Kedon Charles:
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 
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.
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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!!

 
Soca music is also a powerful expression of joy and resilience, as it reflects the history, culture, and spirit of the Caribbean people. One of my favorite singers for Calypso and Soca is Miss Terri Lyons, the former Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago. She is just an awesome singer, and with DJ Private Ryan, she delivered an inspiring song on the Sunkissed Shores EP. This is, "The Sound of Joy and Resilience" in music. We celebrate Terri's work and feature her song from 2021 today. 
 
The song is a declaration of self-love, self-pride, and self-confidence, as Terri proclaims that no one can take away her joy, no matter what they do or say. The song is also a message of empowerment and encouragement, as the singer urges listeners to keep their heads up, stay positive, and never let anyone dim their light.
 
This song will lift your spirits if you are feeling down in the dumps. Terri exudes confidence when she sings. We paraphrased a snippet of the song's lyrics here:
 
"Bad-minded people want me to fail, but each time I fall, I rise again. They're not getting that satisfaction, which is why, no matter how hard they try, they can't take my joy; they can't take my joy away from me. That's why, all the lies they tell, they can't take my joy, take my joy from me, no way. That's why I am still winning and still shining every day!" Inspiring indeed, and I will add to it the following: Live, Love, and Be Happy!
 
The song is a reminder that joy is not something that can be given or taken by others; however, it is something that comes from within. Joy is a state of mind, a choice, and a way of being. Joy is also a source of strength, as it helps us overcome challenges, cope with stress, and face adversity. Joy is not dependent on external circumstances but on our internal attitude and perspective.
 
Soca music can help us cultivate and maintain this joy, as it uplifts our spirit, energizes our bodies, and stimulates our minds. Soca music can also help us connect with others who share this joy, as it creates a sense of community, solidarity, and belonging. Soca music can also help us express ourselves, as it allows us to celebrate our identity, culture, and heritage.
 
So, the next time you feel down, stressed, or discouraged, put on some soca music and let it fill you with joy. Remember that you are beautiful, powerful, and worthy and that no one can take your joy away. We can summarize the sentiments of Terri and DJ Private Ryan with the following: “They can hate me, they can rate me, they can break me, but they can’t take my joy.”
 
As you can see, Soca music can do it all, and today's post endeavors to motivate you to look at the songs from a different angle. Soca is not just for celebrating and dancing, partying, and having a good time, but also for music that can lift your spirit and boost your self-esteem. 
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Can't Take My Joy 
Artists/Performed by: Terri Lyons
Album/Riddim: Sunkissed Shores Riddim
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by: DJ Private Ryan
Origin:  Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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.
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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!!

 
Soca music is the engine that drives Caribbean-styled carnivals around the world. It is known for its fast-paced and energy-driving songs. However, there is a groove side to Soca music, and for this article and the segments to follow, we are going to focus on songs that we label "Soca for Lovers." These songs will put a smile on your face, make you relax, and make you think about someone special in your life. Today we start with a Riddim by DJ Private Ryan and may feature a few songs from the album titled Sun Kissed Shores Riddim. 
 
This first featured song is an example of a song that shows how Soca music can amplify love and reveal the true nature of relationships between men and women. “Far Away” by Adam O and DJ Private Ryan is our first dive into the world of "Soca for Lovers."  It is from the Sunkissed Shores EP, which was released in 2021. The song is about a man who loves a woman who is far away from him, and he yearns for her touch and her love. He sings:
 
Baby, why you so damn far?
Baby, why you so damn far away?
I need that body in my arms.
I hate it when you so damn far away.
I need you to dress back for me.
Gyal I want to feel that body.
 
The song expresses the longing and passion that the man feels for the woman, and how he hopes that she will come back to him soon. The song also features a catchy chorus and a lively beat that make it suitable for dancing and celebrating love. He loves her, but she is not there to share the love he has for her. He yearns for her touch, for her love. This is "Soca music for lovers.".
 
Soca music is a genre that celebrates the culture and spirit of the Caribbean, and it can also be a medium to express love and romance. “Far Away” by Adam O and DJ Private Ryan is one of the many songs that showcase the versatility and vibrancy of Soca music.
 
We stepped back a few years for this one that showcases the smooth and sensual side of Soca music. If you have a song that you think we can feature in a post, please share it with us. We will be happy to create a post for that song. For now, dream on and enjoy this moment; daydream and think about what was and what can be. Think "Soca Music for Lovers"!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Far Away 
Artists/Performed by: Adam O x DJ Private Ryan
Album: Sunkissed Shores Riddim
Origin: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands/Trinidad and Tobago
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.
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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!!

 
Soca music is a vibrant and energetic genre of music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970s. In the formative years, it was a fusion of traditional calypso with elements of Indian music. As the years passed, other musical elements were added to change the appeal of the music. The genre was created by Lord Shorty, a Trinidadian musician who also gave us Jamoo music (a combination of Soca and Gospel); his goal was to revive Calypso and appeal to a younger generation that gravitated toward dancehall music. 
 
Soca music has evolved over the years, incorporating influences from other genres such as Reggae, Zouk, Latin, Cadence, and African rhythms. Soca music has also diversified into subgenres such as Bashment Soca, Bouyon Soca, Dennery Segment, Chutney Soca, Rapso, Parang Soca, Rapso, Ragga Soca, and Afrosoca. General Soca music is also divided into two segments for Carnival: Power Soca (high energy and fast-paced) and Groovy Soca (slower-paced music for a grooving or party scene).
 
One of the main differences between old and modern Soca music is the emphasis on lyrical content. Back in the day, soca music was known for its witty and clever lyrics, like calypso, as well as for celebrating the culture and history of Trinidad and Tobago. Some of the most famous Soca artists of this era include Lord Kitchener, Mighty Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Chris 'Tambu' Herbert, and David Rudder.
 
Modern Soca music, on the other hand, is more focused on the musical production and the rhythmic energy. Today's Soca music is designed to make people dance and have fun, especially during Carnival and other festive occasions. Modern Soca music uses more synthesized sounds and electronic effects, as well as faster tempos and catchy hooks. Some of the most popular Soca artists of this era include Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Voice, Kes, Problem Child, Skinny Fabulous, Patrice Roberts, Destra Garcia, and Nailah Blackman.
 
Despite the differences, old and modern Soca music share some similarities. Both styles are rooted in the calypso tradition, which is a form of Afro-Trinidadian song that features storytelling and verbal wit. Both styles also reflect the diversity and creativity of the Trinidadian people, who have a rich and complex cultural heritage. Both styles also aim to uplift and entertain the listeners, as well as to express their identity and pride.
 
Soca music is a dynamic and versatile genre of music that has changed and adapted over time. It is a genre that celebrates the past, embraces the present, and anticipates the future. It is a genre that connects people across borders and generations. It is a genre that is the soul of calypso and the heartbeat of the Caribbean.
 
As you read this post, opinions will differ, and for the most part, it will be a 'generational thing'. Those who were fortunate enough to experience the birth and early adoption of music may differ in the style of music from that era. Today's listeners may appreciate the generational change brought about by the use of computers and one-man studio programming beats. The traditionalist will appreciate the sound of 'live band' instruments in the making of the music. For that reason, we can say, C'et La Vie! The important thing to hold on to is that we all love Soca music and will all endeavor to grow the genre for future generations. 
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Article: Old School Soca vs Modern Day Soca
Origin: Trinidad and Tobago/Caribbean Basin
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.
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