soca

Interviews

Nailah Blackman Carries the Legacy of Original Sokah Music in Her Blood

The soca singer wants to share her family's musical heritage and the vibrancy of Trinidad with the world through her new video for "Dangerous Boy (Remix)."
Sharine Taylor
7.3.18
Premieres

Bunji Garlin and Shenseea's New Remix Is a One-Way Ticket to Carnival

The Trinidadian and Jamaican duo join forces for "Big Bad Soca Remix," a song that makes any Carnival proud.
Kristin Corry
4.24.18
Interviews

Machel Montano HD: How the Soca Star Is Creating a Clearer Picture for Global Pop

"[Soca] is the fuel we need. It's like solar power. Humans need joy power."
Dan Kagan-Kans
9.15.16
Premieres

Mississauga Band Other Families Go H.A.M. with the “His Mouth Is Fused” Video

A dancehall-flavoured song and bizarre new video from the Mississauga weirdos.
Noisey Staff
9.12.16
Interviews

Meet K. Forest, the Brampton Singer Behind Travis Scott's "Guidance"

We talk to the rising Toronto R&B star about his "spiritual" sound and how he refuses to stray from a destiny of being true to himself.
Phil Witmer
9.6.16
Playlists

Ignore The Bacchanal And Listen to Noisey's "No Fences" Caribana Playlist

Listen to Noisey's exclusive soca mix courtesy of DJ D-LIFE.
Jabbari Weekes
7.26.16
Interviews

Riots, Raves, and Underground Blues Parties: Stories from a Carnival Soundsystem Original

Basil Jarvis left the Caribbean for West London 50 years ago, and has blasted soca sounds onto the streets of Notting Hill every year since.
Tracy Kawalik
12.16.15
Longreads Or Whatever

How to Survive the Best Party on the Planet: Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad Carnival is two months of "fetting" and "liming." It's as if India’s Holi festival did P90X on steroids. Here's the skinny on this Trini bacchanal and how to survive your comedown.
3.26.15