The 2019 Carnival season is officially on its way, and Dancehall artists are teaming up with Soca’s finest stars for various collaborations. It’s definitely a good look for the genres as it gives them more leverage to different markets, even after the seasons is done. Carnival is an International brand with different cities and countries around the world hosting their own. With more interest in the Caribbean culture over the years, it’s a pivotal moment for Dancehall and Soca to make a greater push for the International market with these collaborations. For those unfamiliar, the Jamaican love affair with Soca and Carnival dates back to the 1940s at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), and the collaborations over time are just great moments in this ever growing union. With their feel good vibes and ability to bring people together, the collaborations will continue. Today we’re featuring a few of the Dancehall x Soca crossovers that are currently making waves on the scene.
Just got off work? Needing to build a vibe? Well the DJ/Production collective Ultimate Rejects are here to assist with something new! Teaming up with the “Sokah Gyal” Nailah Blackman, they released “Talk“! With UR handling the production, the combination of Anson Soverall, Nailah, and Jeremy Jacob penned a feel good single that you can’t help but embody yourself in with its body rocking beat. This one is for those take over the spotlight and don’t do much to be the center of attention. Let that confidence peak! If people are mumbling distaste towards you this weekend and beyond, just roll your eyes at them and keep it moving because “WE DOH BUSINESS“! It’s all about living a happy life and having fun! Off Ultimate Rejects’ recently released “The One On One Project“, check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
A “Last Lick” is defined as having the last hit in a given situation. In Jamaica it is a fun thing to do with peers. Today, we’re giving you the last hit to end your Summer vacay with our “Las’ Lick” Playlist! Featuring 33 tracks that popped up during the Summer, get your fix from some of your favourite upcoming and established Artists. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t let Monday catch you groggy and grumpy, let this Playlist put a smile on your face. Check out the “Las’ Lick Playlist” below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.