Let’s go to the Islands
A very interesting spring we are not having here on the east coast. Old man winter seems to be lurking around the evenings in May and doesn’t seem to get the hint that it’s time for him to go into hibernation. I believe that if we throw it out to the universe, and get enough of us aligned, our collective energy will usher in the sun and smiles. To help the sun find it’s way, I’ve contacted Dondelion, of RasFM and DJ MadBomber; experts in West Indian/Caribbean culture. They know all all there is to know about warm weather, sunshine and good times. Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, they’ve passed along a few tracks to get the good times going.
First off, we have “Possessed” By Machel Montano. It’s a Soca track; Soca has its roots on calypso and originates from Trinidad and Tobago, I dare you to not feel good after this one..[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/11-Possessed-feat.-Kerwin-Du-Bois-Ladysmith-Black-Mambazo.mp3|titles=11 Possessed (feat. Kerwin Du Bois & Ladysmith Black Mambazo)]
Next, Jah Cure gets the Reggae vibes going with “That Girl”[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/01-That-Girl-with-Horns.mp3|titles=01 That Girl (with Horns)]
Our third track has us switching gears and welcoming the dancehall.”Jump” by RDX was introduced to me by Dondelion back in the late fall, and I’ve been waiting to get this out.I’ve included the video as well, because.. well, you’ll see. Dondelion is responsible for the day to day operations of RASFM (rasfm.com) – your online source for all good things related to caribbean/west indian music.[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/01-48-Jump-Raw.mp3|titles=RDX – Jump]
Lastly, I’ve included a live set from DJMadBomber. Hailing from Suriname, DJMadBomber is in demand all over the world; spinning Reggae, Soca, & dancehall is a given, but he plays Trance and EDM as well. Keep your eyes on him.
You saw him here first. Enjoy the music, and let’s bring in the sun.
DJ MadBomber – NEW YORK TO MIAMI 2012 CARNIVAL MIXX (DJMADBOMBER A.K.A THE PROTEGE)