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Jus' Buss: Machel Montano drops a refix, MX Prime says jam at home

With all the soca being released it feels like there is a Trinidad Carnival looming but alas there isn’t and the content of the songs reflects that. From Machel Montano to MX Prime, soca is finding a way to make us reminisce and long for the day when we can enjoy a fete again. For now, however, you just need to visit your favourite streaming platform to get your soca fix.

Here are the songs that Jus Buss this week.

Long Time Refix by Machel Montano

Type: Soca single and video

In this refix to his 2020 release Long Time, soca king Machel Montano taps Vincentian producer Parry Jack to help him tug at our heart strings as he remade the words to sing about his yearning for a fete. The accompanying video shows the Monk and his wife enjoying a simple life in Toco where he lives while reminiscing about feting.

 

The Origin Project produced by Prince Pronto

Type: Soca Riddim

Produced by Prince Pronto, the Origin Project takes us on a journey of nostalgia where the past and present meets the future of soca. It takes us to happy place where we can only experience in our hearts and minds. Taking us on an excursion are: Machel Montano (Private Party), Skinny Fabulous (Selfish and Act Normal), LucratiV (Go Down), Viking Ding Dong (Fed Up) and Kerwin DuBois featuring Noelle Archer (Party Central).

Friends and Famalay by Rikki Jai

Type: Chutney Soca

Stuck in New York, former Chutney Soca Monarch Rikki Jai is telling us his fans don’t worry about him, he is with friends and famalay bubbling a pot and taking shots.

 

Rum in Meh Veins by Ravi B and Jahllano

Type: Chutney Zess

Former Chutney Soca Monarch Ravi B teams up with Trinibad artiste Jahllano to sing about his favourite topic: rum. “Love in meh heart, Rum in meh veins” he sings.

 

Deserve it All by Jadel

Type: Soca single

In this sultry track, Jadel tells women to wine to the ground, stick out their tongue because they deserve it all.

 

Why by Umi Marcano

Type: Soca single

The first single off his upcoming album, “Why” delves into the natural course of modern day relationships that are sometimes filled with emotional ups and downs. All relationships have their share of highs and lows, and as an artist Marcano is not afraid to shed some levels of vulnerability on this new song.

 

Mad City by MX Prime powered by the Ultimate Rejects

Type: Soca single

In this J’ouvert track, MX Prime instructs us to stay home, move around the couch and run around our yards instead.

 

Staycation Riddim produced by Xplicit Mevon and DEPH

Borders maybe closed indefinitely but that doesn’t mean that we cannot enjoy the beautiful sounds and sites that we are blessed with here in Sweet T&T. Reigning Groovy Soca Monarch College Boy Jesse, Turner, Blaxx and Lil Bitts bring to you the Staycation Riddim.

 

Handful by Yankey Boy

Type: Soca single

Yankey Boy is in the mood to party but he is keeping mindful of COVID-19 so he is only drinking and partying with a handful of friends.

 

SunKissed Shores presented by Private Ryan

In this EP, DJ private Ryan presents a sexy midtempo soca fusion project that conjures up feelings of being on a lonely remote beach on the Caribbean during the summer. This is a collection of distinctly different tracks from artistes from Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Virgin Islands. The EP features Adam O, Ricardo Drue featuring Drastic and Lilly, Terri Lyons and Preedy.

 

Feel Good Playlist Vol 1 EP by Kalpee

Type: Acoustic fusion album

Trinbagonian musician Kalpee is kickstarting the New Year with his uplifting, acoustic version of his well-received Feel Good Playlist Vol.1 EP. Inspired by his Caribbean roots, the project fuses reggae and calypso into a contemporary R&B, pop sound. Kalpee has also released the video for "Climb", his collaboration with Freetown Collective.

 

The Honeybee project produced by Samwick “Swick B” Bruce

Type: Soca

This five-track project features Shal Marshall and Patrice Roberts, Zoelah and Problem Child, kells and Sekon Sta, Farmer Nappy, King Bubba and Problem Child. All songs were written by Problem Child.

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