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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
Features

Diplo's Having Fun Again on Major Lazer's New EP

'Know No Better' finds him working with an exciting array of talent from around the globe.
Ezra Marcus
6.9.17
thump exclusive stream

Jillionaire Celebrates Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival with a High-Octane Soca Mix

The dynamic session features tracks by Michael Montano, Voice, and Lavaman.
Alexander Iadarola
2.27.17
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
thump news

Major Lazer's Jillionaire Produces Soca Star Bunji Garlin's Scorching "Television"

The two Trinidadians connect for a new single on the Major Lazer member's Feel Up Records.
Gigen Mammoser
4.12.16
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
Photo

Thirty Years of Notting Hill Carnival in Photos

While everyone else was busy drinking rum out of the bottle and looking for a place to take a leak, photographers Norman Craig and Giles Moberly were diligently documenting the party on camera.
Norman Craig, Giles Moberly
8.28.15
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