Dancehall newcomer, Shenseea, burst on to the scene with the hit single “Loodi” in late 2016. The song was a high profile collaboration with Vybz Kartel, and along with her good looks and charming personality, Shenseea became a household name in Jamaica and her international fanbase is quickly growing.
Last year she also teamed up with soca artiste, Nailah Blackman, for the infectious “Badishh,” which was a summer anthem. Badishh mixed elements of tropical house, EDM, soca and dancehall to create a unique sound.
“Play Di Soca” was released by Shenseea on the Jamette Riddim produced by Anson Pro. The track has received mixed reviews from fans. In WI Kulcha’s opinion, it was a decent first attempt at soca and while not Shenseea’s best work nor a standout track for Trinidad & Tobago’s 2018 Carnival, the song still has potential. Moreover, we expect Play Di Soca to be heavily rotated for Jamaica’s Carnival in April.
Shenseea is clearly far from finished with soca for the carnival season and was commissioned by VP Records to remix “Big Bad Soca” by Bunji Garlin. Big Bad Soca was a major hit for Trinidad & Tobago’s carnival last year and continues to mash up parties. We’re excited to see if Shenseea can breathe fresh life into this project and introduce Big Bad Soca to new markets.
The singer recently announced via her Instagram page that she’ll be in Trinidad for carnival in February and we can’t wait to see what events she’ll perform at, and no doubt photos of her on the road in her carnival costume will break the internet.