(2007) D'soca Zone: 3Rd Wave

Various Artists

... read moreCarnival time isn't the only opportunity to listen to soca music, and this compilation provides many reasons to enjoy these pulsating rhythms all year round. From the rousing opening track, "More Gyal" by Wanskie, to the soothing "That's Where I'll Be" by Rupee, D'Soca Zone covers all the bases...

01:19′:25″ 18 Songs

1
More Gyal
Various Artists
3:56
2
Time To Unite
Various Artists
4:35
3
Chuck It Up
Various Artists
3:27
4
Promise Me
Various Artists
4:40
5
Ah Din Say Dat
Various Artists
5:03
6
That's Where I'll Be
Various Artists
4:09
7
Happy Birthday
Various Artists
5:10
8
Shake It Up (Hold Ya Head)
Various Artists
5:12
9
Back To Burning Flames
Various Artists
7:15
10
Dance And Show Me
Various Artists
4:04
11
Call Me
Various Artists
4:02
12
Rough Wine
Various Artists
3:49
13
Balampalampam
Various Artists
3:24
14
Sweet Soca Party
Various Artists
4:26
15
Senorita
Various Artists
3:23
16
Boat Ride
Various Artists
4:08
17
Leh Meh Know (When Yah Coming)
Various Artists
4:22
18
Cah Phase Me
Various Artists
4:20
Released 04 December 2007, 2005 VP Music Group, Inc.

Review

Carnival time isn't the only opportunity to listen to soca music, and this compilation provides many reasons to enjoy these pulsating rhythms all year round. From the rousing opening track, "More Gyal" by Wanskie, to the soothing "That's Where I'll Be" by Rupee, D'Soca Zone covers all the bases. What makes this CD a standout is that besides the expected offerings from Trinidad, there are tunes representing smaller islands such as Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, and St. Thomas. There's also a mix of moods, from the rowdy ("Dance & Show Me" by Square One, "Ah Din Say Dat" by Sheldon Douglas), the sweet ("Call Me" by newcomer Kevin Little and "Sweet Soca Party" by Augustra), as well as the naughty ("Rough Wine" by KMC). D'Soca Zone reflects the many sides of soca music. ~ Rosalind Cummings-Yeates