While 2020 has seen a halt to travel and carnivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the vibrant sounds of soca music cannot be dismissed. VP Records brings a solid collection of 17 soca tunes with this year’s Soca Gold, out July 31st. The albums lead track comes from Barbados’s own Jus D with “Touch.” The Bajan artist was named as one of Complex’s artists to watch in 2019. Pre-orders for the 2 disc physical CD are available now and it includes a megamix by DJ Frankie P aka #MaddYute.
In addition to the highly anticipated album, the label will present “The World’s Greatest Soca Party” which will be presented live on VP Records YouTube page on release day and feature live performances by featured artists from all over the Caribbean; GI and Ding Dong (Trinidad), Edwin Yearwood, Jus D, Hypasounds and Leadpipe (Barbados), Menace XL (Antigua), Ricky T (St. Lucia), as well as New York locals Super Mario and Rikki Jai. Another focal point of the event will be the renowned international Soca DJ’s including DJ Quest (Antigua), Ding Dong (Trinidad), Big Red The DJ (Barbados), DJ Hersheys (St. Lucian), Soca-holics (UK) and more. The event will be hosted by The Bajan King and Redd of Reggae King Radio.