The world is coming closer to the Caribbean- zooming in on the cultures of these parts that undoubtedly generate a reaction from visitors that is unparalleled. Soca music has many talking these days and the producers, singers and songwriters who deliver the riddims, lyrics and melodies must be credited for their genius. Fox Fuse- a US based digital distribution company that has placed its focus on the distribution of Soca music specifically, recently revealed that they will be distributing Farmer Nappy’s upcoming album and they’ve also signed a number of Trinidadian labels in a bid to make their music available for sale worldwide. One of those labels signed is First Klase Records.
The local record label, run by former HD dancer and one of T&T’s young musical masterminds, Klase Gonzales is gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated, Stag Riddim Part 2. According to Rhona Fox of Fox Fuse, the riddim will be available worldwide from all major digital retailers from February 11th with pre-order available now from Fox Fuse.
The Stag Riddim has been described as a futuristic, heavy bass, grime-meets-soca formula which was produced by Gonzales and mixed by Neel ‘Fadda’ Dwala. The riddim features Bunji Garlin with a single called, “Gi Dem Dey”, Lyrikal with “Party Nah Done”, Olatunji with “Wha Yuh Drinkin?”, Jaiga featuring Shal Marshall with “Juice” and Swappi with “Take Wine”.