I rekindled my relationship with soca in about 2012 (maybe 2011 - time flies). Mainly cos the DJ's don't select the right songs in clubs. Power soca (the really fast uptempo stuff) doesn't suit my settings in a club without water being thrown. The groovy stuff (more mid-tempo stuff) is more my vibe. I tell you when I started liking soca tunes again, "Wotless" by Kes the Band. Songs like that, Antilles riddim et cet.
Afrobeats has always reminded me of soca or bashment. The three intersect really well. Following Busy Signal re-touching Sarkodie's bashment song "U Go Kill Me" for "Same Way", soca king Machel Montano brings his lively soca vibe to Timaya's "Bum Bum". "Bum Bum" is a song I can remember hearing in the club and thinking "What song is this?!" I remember the club, the room, the man dem I was with and who I told the tune is a banger.
Thanks to Akosua Annobil for letting me know the song name following my request on Twitter. See I remember all of this. When I remember all of this, I know the song is special to me lol.
Anyway, here's the song:
Here's the original
And here's Busy Signal "Same Way" (didn't know there was a video)
And Sarkodie "U Go Kill Me"
Love this. While we're at it, congratulations to Fuse ODG's bashment song "Million Pound Girl" reaching #14 in the national UK singles chart. Remix features Konshens. The afrobeats song on there is fire too.
Appreciate the ladies in this video. My goodness.
Fuse ODG ft. Wande Coal "Come Closer"
More of this cross pollination for the year 2014 please? The Stylo G & Fuse ODG song is a necessity. The year can't pass without it. Oh and more soca vs bashment vs afrobeats. Three-the-hard-way.