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

 
This is a 'press play and enjoy' Soca mix tape presentation. “Soca Switch Round One” is a mix tape by DJ JEL, a popular Soca music DJ and podcaster. One can always find Dj Jel's mixes on Sokah2Soca and today, we present his latest work of art for your listening pleasure. 
 
The mix-tape features some of the latest soca hits from Trinidad and Tobago (emphasis on TNT), as well as other Caribbean islands. The mix tape was released on December 25, 2023, as a gift for soca fans who are looking forward to Trinidad Carnival 2024. 
 
The mix tape has over 32,000 plays on SoundCloud and over 82,000 views/plays on YouTube. Some of the artists featured on the mix tape include Preedy, Kerwin Du Bois, Patrice Roberts, Mical Teja, Kes, Bunji Garlin, Skinny Fabulous, Nailah Blackman, Mela Caribe, and Olatunji.
 
The mix tape is about two hours and 22 minutes long and covers a variety of Soca subgenres. If you are a fan of Soca music, you can listen to the mix tape on YouTube, SoundCloud, or DJ JEL’s website. 
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
MixTape Title: Soca Switch (Part 1)
Mixed by: Dj Jel
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 
Genre: Soca
 
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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Islandvbye Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
If you are looking for a catchy and upbeat song to get you in the mood for Carnival 2024, look no further than “Energy Killers” by Kerwin Du Bois. It is from the album titled "Candy Dance Riddim," a groovy soca compilation produced by Chinese Laundry and Rishi Mahato. This is the future of Soca music, set at the tempo we call Groove Soca. This tempo and Kerwin's total control of the song are perfect for dancing with someone special. This is going to be one of the 'go-to' songs for carnival fetes in 2024.
 
“Energy Killers” is a song that celebrates positivity and rejects negativity. The lyrics, written by Kerwin himself, are on point and convey a message of empowerment and self-love. The song encourages listeners to avoid the “energy killers," who are people who try to bring others down with their complaints, criticisms, and bad vibes. The song also urges listeners to embrace their emotions, have fun, and live in the moment. The chorus is simple but catchy, repeating the phrase “I don’t need any energy killers.”.
 
The song is delivered with Kerwin’s signature smooth and soulful voice, which blends well with the groovy soca beat. The song also features background vocals by Kerwin and Natalie Yorke, who add some harmony and depth to the song. The song is mixed and mastered by Rishi Mahato at Maha Productions.
 
“Energy Killers” has a colorful and fun visualizer, which was produced by Asha Cori and released on YouTube (featured for this post). The visualizer features Kerwin and some kids from Bridge Church in Winter Haven, Florida, who dance and sing along to the song. The visualizer features Kerwin telling his story in song without dancers or other props but culminating with the kids at the end; it all worked well. The visualizer is an excellent portal to take you on your carnival journey, enjoy the song, and get inspired by its positive message.
 
“Energy Killers” is a song that can become an anthem for Carnival 2024, as it captures the spirit and energy of the festival. This song is a perfect example of how groove-soca music can make people feel good and have a great time. The song is available on all streaming platforms, and you can also watch the visualizer released on YouTube and featured on Sokah2Soca. If you are a fan of Groovy Soca and Kerwin Du Bois, you don’t want to miss this song. It will surely make you want to dance and avoid the energy killers in your life. This is my vibe for Carnival 2024!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Energy Killers
Artist/Performed by: Kerwin Du Bois
Album: Candy Dance Riddim
Written by: Kerwin Dubois
Produced by: Chinese LAUNDRY & Rishi Mahato (Maha Productions)
Background Vocals: Kerwin Dubois & Natalie Yorke
Mixed and Mastered by: Rishi Mahato at Maha Productions 
Origin: Trinidad/Canada 
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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Energy Killers by Kerwin Du Bois Official Music Visualizer

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

 
"Freedom in we DNA," and because of this, we are making a bold prediction: DNA is going to be the monster hit for Carnival 2024 in Trinidad and Tobago, and because of that fact, we are predicting that it will win the Road March Competition. Hopefully, it will not suffer the same fate as did "Savannah Grass" by KES the Band. 
 
The Road March is one of the most coveted titles in Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival, awarded to the song that is played the most at the judging points along the parade route. The competition is fierce, with many talented and popular artists vying for the honor of having their songs be the soundtrack of the nation’s biggest festival.
 
One of the songs that has been making waves this year is DNA by Mical Teja, a catchy and upbeat Soca track that celebrates the culture and spirit of Trinidad and Tobago. The song has been getting a lot of airplay and positive feedback from fans and critics alike and has been featured in several playlists and charts.
 
But what are the chances of DNA winning the Road March title in 2024? Let’s take a look at some of the factors that could influence its performance.
 
DNA is a song that appeals to a wide range of listeners, with its catchy melody, infectious rhythm, and uplifting lyrics. The song is about self-love, acceptance, and sharing good times with friends, and reflects the mood and vibe of Carnival. Mical Teja brings the song to life with his energetic and charismatic vocals and showcases his talent as a songwriter and producer.
 
The song also features live instruments, such as guitars, bass, brass, and drums, which add to its richness and authenticity. The song is a collaboration with Tano, a fellow producer and musician, who also co-wrote and co-produced the track.
 
DNA is a song that can easily fit into any Carnival playlist and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. It is a song that captures the essence of Trinidad and Tobago and celebrates its diversity and unity.
 
Mical Teja is no stranger to the Soca scene, having been involved in the music industry for over a decade. He started his career as a singer and songwriter, working with some of the biggest names in soca, such as Machel Montano, Kes, and Bunji Garlin. He then ventured into production, creating his own label and studio, and producing hits for himself and other artists. Mical Teja has a loyal fan base, both locally and internationally, and has performed at various events and shows. 
 
Mical Teja is an artist who is constantly evolving and innovating and is always looking for new ways to express his creativity and passion. He is an artist who is not afraid to take risks and experiment with different sounds and styles and is always striving to improve his craft and deliver quality music to his fans.
 
The Road March competition is always a tough one, with many strong contenders and surprises. Some of the factors that could affect the outcome are the popularity of the song, the performance of the artist, the support of the fans, the influence of the media, and the preferences of the judges. Yes, this is going to be a difficult one to win in 2024 with so many songs contending for the "People's Choice". We feel good about this song and believe that DNA can do it. 
 
DNA by Mical Teja is a song that has a lot of potential to win the Road March title in 2024. It is a song that has all the elements of a successful soca track, and a song that resonates with the people and the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. It is a song that is being played by Steelbands, which is a traditional and integral part of the Carnival. It is a song that is very popular at carnival parties, which is a testament to its appeal and impact. And it is a song that is being supported by a talented and dedicated artist, who has proven his worth and skill in the soca industry.
 
However, DNA is not a guaranteed winner and faces a lot of competition from other songs and artists, who are equally deserving and capable of taking the crown. The Road March title is not an easy one to achieve and requires a lot of hard work, luck, and timing. The final decision will depend on the judges, who will have to weigh the merits and flaws of each song, and the fans, who will have to vote with their voices and their feet.
 
Whatever the outcome, DNA by Mical Teja is a song that will be remembered and enjoyed for years to come, and a song that will make its mark on the Soca scene. It is a song that represents the DNA of Trinidad and Tobago, and the DNA of soca music. Carnival.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: DNA
Performed by: Mical Teja & Tano
Written by: Mical Teja & Tano
Produced by: Mical Teja & Tano
Live Guitars & Bass by: Kyle Peters
Live Brass by: All Stars Brass
Live Drums by: Joshua “Supayouth” Salcedo
Mixed and mastered by: Nikholai Greene of NMG Music
RoadMix by: Madness Muv X D Ninja Roadmix
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Soca
 
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DNA by Mical Teja
Mical Teja "DNA" Official Song Breakdown | Song Check | AMC

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Chuck Gordon's latest calypso, "Doh Say Nuttin," isn't just a song; it's a message. Written by Jason "Shaft" Bishop and Roderick Gordon, it skewers the all-too-familiar Trinbagonian tendency to gossip and meddle in others' affairs. This infectious tune is a must-have for your 2024 Carnival playlist, offering a catchy melody, insightful lyrics, and Chuck Gordon's characteristically vibrant vocals.
 
The song's core message is simple yet powerful: if you don't know what's going on, keep your mouth shut. "Doh Say Nuttin" serves as a witty rebuke to nosy neighbors, rumormongers, and anyone who thrives on unsubstantiated chatter. Bishop's sharp lyrics ("Eye long like a telescope, mouth open like megaphone") paint a vivid picture of these busybodies, while Gordon's smooth delivery adds a layer of playful charm to the admonishment.
 
But "Doh Say Nuttin" isn't just about shushing the gossip. It's also a celebration of community and understanding. The underlying message is one of respect and empathy, encouraging listeners to avoid jumping to conclusions and instead seek the truth before judgment.
 
Musically, the song is a delicious blend of traditional calypso and modern sounds. Composed by Jason "Shaft" Bishop, Scott Galt, and Michael Hulsmeier, and produced by De Red Boyz and DP Productions, "Doh Say Nuttin" boasts a unique "Jiggy Calypso" flavor. The vibrant horns, bouncy rhythm, and infectious melody make it impossible to not move your feet. Chuck's vocals soar effortlessly over the music, adding a layer of warmth and charisma to the already-energizing track.
 
Whether you're a seasoned calypso listener or a newcomer to the genre, "Doh Say Nuttin" has something for everyone. It's a song with an important message, delivered with wit and musical ingenuity. This is a true gem of the 2024 Carnival season, destined to be blasted from street corners to fetes, bringing smiles and reminding us all to, well, doh say nuttin!
 
Verdict: Highly recommended. A catchy melody, insightful lyrics, and Chuck Gordon's stellar vocals make "Doh Say Nuttin" a must-have for your 2024 Carnival playlist. This brilliant Calypso is sure to get you moving and leave you with a message to ponder. So go ahead and check out Chuck Gordon's "Doh Say Nuttin": A Jiggy Calypso Gem for Trinidad and Tobago's 2024 Carnival.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Doh Say Nuttin
Artist/Performed by: Chuck Gordon
Produced by: De Red Boyz
Co-produced by: Damien "Crazy D" Preston (DP Productions)
Written by: Jason "Shaft" Bishop and Roderick Gordon 
Music Composed by: Jason "Shaft" Bishop, Scott Galt, and Michael Hulsmeier 
Guitar by: Ian "Hoggit" Alleyne 
Trumpet by: Kevyn Lynch
Trombone by: Jomo Slusher 
Backing Vocals by: Llettesha Sylvester-Charles, Roderick Gordon, and Scott Galt 
Bass by: Nicholas Brancker 
Percussion by: Frank "Foreigner Frank" Coppin 
Mix and Mastered by: Andrew Denny @ Drews Crib
Executive Producer: Roderick Gordon
Origin: Trinidad/Barbados
Genre: Jiggy Calypso 
 
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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