- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
DUKE, Lord Nelson, Byron Lee & the Dragonairies feat. Patsy, Ellie Matt, Mighty Spoiler and more.
Over the last few months we have been digging through our vinyl crates, compiling a new heavy weight 2 hour collectors mix for our “Calypso Mi Love” Series. So here is Part 2!
This time we focused on releases reaching from the hilarious Kaiso storytelling of the 1950s and 60s to the proto Soca Carnival Madness of the late 70s. Most of that stuff is classical and rare Trinidadian material but we also featured a lot of great tunes from other carribean islands such as Jamaica or the Bahamas. The second half of the mix is very energetic and uptempo, containing
loads of incredible iron- and brass sections to give you a little idea of how todays carnival sound was developed over several decades. Nowadays, some of that material is probably better known through adaptions by modern artists like Machel Montano or Iwer George. Being familiar with those more recent hits, it is even more fun to discover how far the origins of certain anthems actually date back in carribean music history.