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@LinkyFirst3: The Jamaican Soca Artist To Watch!


Carnival season is in full swing here in Jamaica, and the Socaphiles will be wukking up and wining all day and night. One particular song will be given multiple spins, but what many will not know, is that it was done by one of their own…

Words by ShannyDeLioness

Yes you heard me right, we have a full fledged Jamaican Soca Artist! While we’ve had Dancehall/Soca/Calypso collaborations over the years by the likes of Beenie Man,  Konshens, Spice, and of course you all know of the late Legend Byron Lee and his Dragonaires, and the timeless Fab 5 Band, this Artist has taken his talents and determination and became the first to make it to the International Soca Monarch finals! His name is…Linky First!

Born Jason Henriques, Linky First has been blowing up the airwaves in Trinidad & Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean with his hit single, “Rock & Come In” on the Ruffin produced “Liming Riddim” since its release last year. He has since followed up with “Control It”, “X6”, “Doctor”, and “Naked Pon The Road”.

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. The Short Mixtape – DJ Din X 1NE Don Sound

A mix of Dancehall and Hip Hop’s hottest tunes and Riddims as well as a some dubs by the Gaza Boss, Vybz Kartel. This mix is short but hits the mark!

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2. End of Year Hits. Remembering 2015 – Radio Mix – DJ ​Kam​ Bennett

I have my brother to thank for my full on re-introduction to Hip Hop. I have found myself pausing from my Soca binges to take in the occasional Hip Hop mix and this one by DJ Kam Bennett from Minnestoa is definitely a go to for me. He masterfully takes you through 2015’s best offerings.

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. Epiphany Promo Mix – Team Energy Overload (Colombian x DJ Captain John)

This Mixtape is straight out of Vincy! One of St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ hottest teams puts their musical genius into this 28 mins party promo mix. Mixed by DJ Captain John and hosted by Colombian, it is the perfect sample of what promises to be an amazing showing by the duo in St. Lucia this weekend.

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2. I Love Soca, Jamaica Promo Mix – Lord Hype

This promo mix is the preview of what patrons should expect on December 26 at Hope Gardens. Lord Hype (straight out of Trinidad) delivers a high energy Soca mix featuring some of the hottest 2015 Soca releases! This mix has me well ready for I Love Soca!

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. URBVN EVRGVSM VOL II – DJ Dono V

His calm demeanor is no telltale as to what he can do with a turntable. DJ Dono V is a young gun who is packing some serious DJing ammo and this mix is just an extension of his crowd rocking club DJing skills.

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2. CHILL END OF 2015 – Ruan Legend of Dei Musicale

Some of 2015’s best hits found their way on this mix by ½ of the Trinidadian Musical Gods’ Dei Musicale. My favourite tracks are the Black Chiney x Sizzla KalonjiHotline Bling” Remix and of course Major Lazer x DJ Snake’sLean On”.

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. Live Rounds: Extendo Clip – DJ Absolute

Negril’s Finest proves why he is just that with this mix!

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2. Supa Soca Vol. 22, Welcome To Miami – Dj Crown Prince x Barrie Hype x Jester x Dr Jay

This mix is just hype! You pop this mix in and you instantly feel like you are on the road. With a mix of Dubs, Afro beat and Soca hits, this is guaranteed to be on repeat!

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the 1st installment, check it out here.

  1. Yuma Sweet Summer  DJ Charlotte

DJ Charlotte is one of Trinidad & Tobago’s hottest DJs. This release coincided with the 2016 YUMA Carnival Band launch for Trinidad Carnival and it is a sweet mix indeed. The perfect confectionary of Soca, Dancehall, Hip Hop and Top 40 hits. Released 2 Months ago on her Sound Cloud, it is a favourite for me!

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  1. Dance 101 Podcast Episode 1 – DJ Puffy

Those who know me well know that I love EDM as much as I love Soca and Dancehall! Barbados’ finest (To me definitely), DJ Puffy goes in hard with this EDM mix. I literally feel like I am at Tomorrowland or some other huge EDM festival just listening to this high energy mix.

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  1. Chromatic Way – DJ Heavy D & DJ Shantonio from Chromatic

Taking it back to yard (never stray far from my roots)this time around, this mixtape showcases the talents of 2 members of one of Jamaica’s hottest Sound SystemsChromatic. This mix of some of the hottest Top 40, Hip Hop and Dancehall hits and numerous Dub samples is an eargasmic treat.

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