VP Records annual carnival compilation, Soca Gold is set for release on June 16th, 2023. The longest-running compilation series celebrating the best in soca music features eighteen high-energy tracks from some of the genre’s most exciting artists, including Bunji Garlin, Nailah Blackman, and Shaggy.
Arriving at a significant time in the genre’s history, Soca Gold 2023 coincides with the 50th anniversary of soca music and the 25th anniversary of the Soca Gold series. In the spirit of the constantly evolving genre, the project is a forward-looking showcase of the vibrant and exciting mix of the latest crop of carnival winners as well as heavyweights and guests to the genre.
“We’re excited to release Soca Gold 2023, which spotlights the incredible talent and creativity driving soca music forward,” said company president Randy Chin. “This selection is a testament to the enduring appeal of the genre and the crucial role it plays in Caribbean culture.”
Diamond-selling dancehall reggae star Shaggy contributes “Mood (Road Mixx)” featuring Kes and “Don’t Run (Road Mixx)” featuring. Skinny Fabulous to the mix and reggae star Romain Virgo guests on “Nothing Better” by Nadia Batson. Exclusive tracks on this year’s edition are the singles “Memory” by Lyrical and “Push Back” by Ricky T.
Soca Gold 2023 is a singular source for fans of up-tempo grooves and hard-core carnival paradors, and the kickoff for summer fun.