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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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Hilarious and to the point: Video posted by Soca Watch 2020

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!!

 

The price keeps going UP!

When Kees of KES the Band announced that they would be performing at the Summer Stage in New York City this summer, the New York fan base was ecstatic with joy. Immediately, people went online to source tickets. The smart fan was aware that once these tickets went on sale, they would be sold out quickly, and that is exactly what happened. There was joy as many were able to purchase tickets for the show, and then... some were unable to get tickets, and the frenzy began to repurchase sold tickets! 
 
The show is scheduled for June, and the tickets are already selling in the after-market sphere at more than 600% of their original value. Trust us, tickets will be sold for $1K. So if you think that is a reach, keep an eye on social media. Go ahead and see what has already taken place and the desire to obtain tickets as time passes and we approach June.  Now let's take a look at how all of this happened and what can be done to avoid this situation in the future. 
 
Background
Kes the Band, the popular Trinidadian Soca group, is set to perform at Central Park’s SummerStage on June 8, 2024. Fans have been eagerly anticipating this event, but unfortunately, Ticketmaster recently reported that all tickets are sold out. However, this scarcity has led to an alarming trend: price gouging.
 
The Impact
Price gouging not only harms fans but also undermines the spirit of live music events. Concerts are meant to be accessible to all, allowing fans to connect with their favorite artists and enjoy shared experiences. When ticket prices skyrocket due to scarcity, it creates an unfair playing field, favoring those who can afford to pay inflated prices.
 
Ticket Scarcity and Price Gouging
Despite the official sell-out status, some opportunistic individuals are taking advantage of the situation. On various platforms, including resale websites and social media, people are asking as much as $500 per ticket for Kes the Band’s Central Park show. This exorbitant pricing far exceeds the original face value of the tickets and is causing frustration among fans who were unable to secure tickets during the initial sale.
 
What Can Be Done?
As fans, we can take a stand against price gouging by reporting unfair listings:
If you come across Kes the Band tickets being resold at exorbitant prices, report them to the respective platforms (such as Ticketmaster or StubHub). Most platforms have policies against price gouging, and they may take action to remove such listings.
 
Support Official Channels: 
Whenever possible, purchase tickets directly from authorized sources. This ensures that artists and event organizers receive fair compensation and discourages scalpers from profiting unfairly.
 
Spread Awareness: 
Share this information with fellow fans. Let’s create awareness about the issue and encourage a fair and inclusive concert experience for everyone.
 
Conclusion
Kes the Band’s performance in Central Park promises to be an unforgettable event. Let’s work together to ensure that fans can attend without being exploited by unscrupulous resellers. Music should unite us, not divide us based on our ability to pay. Remember, the true value of a concert lies in the joy it brings, the memories it creates, and the shared love for music. Let’s keep that spirit alive.
 
Disclaimer: 
The information provided here is based on available reports and observations. Prices and availability may change, so always verify details through official channels.
 
Note: 
This post aims to shed light on the issue of price gouging and advocate for fair ticket pricing. Kes the Band’s music continues to inspire fans worldwide, and we hope that everyone can enjoy their live performance without undue financial strain.
 
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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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Here is a past promotion for Kes Summer Stage in New York City

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! Smiddy Smith was featured on Nikki G's Table Talk show today...

 
Get ready to bust a sweat and move your feet, Soca family! We're here to tell you about "The For You Project," a scorchingly hot Soca album that's dropping the temperature this Carnival season. This musical masterpiece brings together Trinidad and Antiguan talent in a way that'll have you saying, "Whey, where are you from?" before you know it. Yes, the time is right for "The For You Project." Soca Carnival Bliss Delivered Right to Your Ears
 
Featuring Socastars like Preedy, the legendary (and dearly missed) Ricardo Drue, and radio personality Jaiga, this album is packed with tracks that are as diverse as they are delicious. Each song has a unique flavor, but they all share one common ingredient: pure, unadulterated carnival vibes. We're talking about revelry on tap, party anthems galore, and enough energy to keep you jumping long after the last riddim fades.
 
But hey, it's not just about the lyrics. The music on "The For You Project" is straight fire. Smiddy Smith of StarBlue Entertainment has cooked up an uptempo Groove Soca production that's smooth like rum and hot like pepper sauce. The pace is just right: not too fast to break a sweat, but not slow enough to let your feet gather dust. It's the perfect soundtrack for whining down your waistline and shaking your worries away.
 
Speaking of production, this album is polished enough to shine brighter than a carnival queen's costume. The music and vocals seamlessly blend together, creating a sonic experience that's as satisfying as a fresh bake from Mom's kitchen. We especially love how the production complements each artist's unique style, giving each track its own distinct personality. Smiddy Smith of StarBlue Entertainment has cooked up an uptempo Groove Soca production that's smooth like rum and hot like pepper sauce. Romel "SMiDDYSmith from my hometown of Arima has worked with the best in the Soca industry including, Machel Montano, Destra, and many other Caribbean artists. Link here to learn more about SMiDDY: SoundBetter/profile/Smiddy.
 
Alright, here's the deal: every song on "The For You Project" gets a Sokah2Sokah thumbs up! This album is a Carnival must-have. It's a tribute to the late Ricardo Drue, a celebration of Trinidadian and Antiguan Soca, and a party invitation you can't refuse. Plus, with every hit you pay for and download, you're supporting independent artists and keeping the Soca spirit alive.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Buy "The For You Project" right now and let the carnival vibes take over! Trust us, your ears (and your feet) will thank you.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Album Title: The For You Project
Performed by: Preedy, Ricardo Drue & Jaiga
Preedy - Greedy (Mine)
Ricardo Drue - Wake Up
Jaiga - Just Ah Whine
Produced by: Smiddy Smith (StarBlu Entertainment)
Mix and Mastered by: islands (The Audio Lab)
Executive Producer: StarBlu Entertainment
Origin: Trinidad/Antigua
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, and 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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