Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Preview Poirier's 'Soca Road'

Need something to thaw out your winter? Apparently, soca specialist Poirier, who lives in chilly Montreal, needed something too. Yesterday, he dropped a 4-track EP courtesy of Mixpak Records. The new offering titled, Soca Road, features two unreleased instrumentals and two other offerings featuring vocal contributions from South African EJ Von Lyrik and well and Quebec rapper Imposs on the anthemic Carnival riddim “Sak Te Gen Tan Gen.” From what we’ve heard, Soca Road avoids the glossy, highly-produced pop trappings of modern soca in favor of a hyperactive and quirky electro-heavy sound that is fueled off the style’s energy.

Also, just look at that cover. Don’t we all wish we were sitting in the back of that bus, with a warm breeze coming through over rustling palms? Check out the preview below and let that imagination run.

-Saxon Baird

Poirier - Soca Road EP Preview by Mixpak
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