Swift Soundz' DJ Willy Wonka is right on time with his latest mix, "Soca Factory Vol. 5." As the carnival fetes begin to sweep The Caribbean and beyond, the soca massive begins to come out of a winter-long hibernation. However nowadays in LA, with events such as the city's monthly Fayah Sundays: Soca Explosion, where DJ Willy Wonka is the once-a-month resident, soca fans can party like it's carnival all year round.
According to Willy Wonka, "Orlando Octavo, GBM Nutron, Voice, Sekon Sta and Preedy are all artists with hot singles to listen out for this year. On the timing of this mix, Wonka says, "Carnival is only 14 days away and all the masqueraders heading to Trinidad are looking for that right mix to get them ready for the road and all the fetes. Plus most of the major releases have been dropped too."
The mixtape begins with GBM Nutron's "Calypso" and steadily works up a festive vibe with tunes from Voice, Krich, Bunji Garlin, Kevin Lyttle, Machel Montano and more. Pree the fun below: