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