EDM (Electronic Dance Music) is huge in Soca for Trinidad Carnival 2015!
This is not a surprise as Soca has ALWAYS followed the trends in American Pop music! The influence this time around is reflected in the texture of the works (synth sounds, drum sounds, dropouts, build ups etc.).
My song for the season which follows this EDM trend is the Kes track, “General Don,” which tries to squeeze in house, and a little dubstep as well. This song is also considerably faster than the other Carnival songs which use the EDM fusion. Check it out below.
Although not a big hit, this piece sums up where we are now in Soca and it just cranks action!
So if you are in Trinidad and the other Carnival spaces, enjoy!
If not, remember…
“Carnival is very critical.”