Tuesday, December 14, 2004

 
Soca Season



Like a belated advent calendar, there's going to be a something new here every day up until Christmas (then I'll be aiming for two or three updates a week). As 2005 approaches, it seems about the right time to run down a few of my favourite tunes of the year—and this one's right near the top. Just to confuse the issue, despite being a soca tune, it's called "Bhangra", is voiced on a rhythm called the Dhol and has a feel not a million miles away from all those great New York diva-house cuts from the late 80s. Have good (if slightly fuzzy), memories of it going down a storm at Carnival this year, so go on, get to it...

Bhangra - Sharon Darlington