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UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: 5th – 8th June 2014

Berlin Carnival has crept up on us so quickly! For those of you not going, we will make a commitment to have a time on your behalf as long as you do the same for us whilst we’re away. If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here ================================================================================ This is what UKSS did last week Poison Band Launch - Saturday 31st May 2014 After a very late and slow start and some confusion about the finishing time, Poison UK showed off their 2014 lineup for Notting Hill Carnival 2014.  Based on 50 shades of carnival, their costumes were vibrant …Read More

UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: 28th May – 1st June 2014

We’ve been blessed with yet ANOTHER 4 day week here in the UK. Stuck for something to do at the weekend? Well we have the answer. If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here ================================================================================ This is what UKSS did last week Release D Riddim: Soca Lockdown - Friday 23rd May 2014 Bringing soca back to the West End in Central London, instantly brought back memories of the good old Cork’s days. The vibe inside was good, everyone came out to have fun, party and free up themselves with genuine soca lovers and a number of party …Read More

UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: 23rd – 26th May 2014

We’re gearing up for a big weekend here on the soca scene. 7 events in total this bank holiday weekend. Where will you be? If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here ================================================================================ This is what UKSS did last week Euphoria Band Launch: Bahia - Saturday 16th May 2014 We were taken on a journey to the land of happiness in the depths of Brazil. Bahia is the theme for Euphoria’s Notting Hill Carnival 2014 offerings. Euphoria took residence at Revolution in Tower Hill, using the venue’s unique feel to mirror the bands characteristics. Euphoria Mas band offer a premium experience …Read More

UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: 16th – 17th May 2014

Now the rain is out of the way, its time to lime in the sunshine. If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here ================================================================================ This is what UKSS did last week Soca Frenzy: Girls Gone Wild - Friday 9th May 2014 With the sea of blue and yellow flags and rags you would have thought you was at Crop over 2014. Lil Rick, Barbadian born, known for his catchy lyrics with a catalog of tunes from “Go Down” to “I Like Myself”. Lil Rick had the crowd singing and bubbling along with his upbeat tempo and …Read More

An Interview with the Queen Of Bacchanal Destra Garcia

After her amazing performance at Chocolate Nation and Eclipse Mas band launch our very own Tigeress Love managed to catch-up with the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia for a powerful yet girly chat. Destra (a proud Trinidadian) has been a leading female on the soca scene for many years. She has won the hearts of soca lovers globally and is a household name when it comes to soca and the Caribbean culture. In this interview she gives some great advice on how to succeed as an artiste in the industry and in life generally. Tigeress also gets to the bottom of what happened to Destra at this years International Soca …Read More

An Interview With The Lutenants

It was an honour to meet and talk with the #DuoPowered, UK soca artistes who are the Lutenants. Arriving fashionably late (DJ Triple M) to a great studio location in South East London we finally got the opportunity to find out exactly who are the Lutenants, how they started, where they have been and what their plans are for 2014 and beyond. Once the introductions were out of the way we dived right in on the more challenging questions such as do they feel supported enough by the soca scene in the UK and what do they think needs to change on the scene to make it a more productive one. Their reply …Read More

UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: 9th May 2014

We hope you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend. As we are now well into our 4 day week, we now have another weekend to look forward to. If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here This is what UKSS did last week Bajan Revellers Band Launch - Saturday 4th May 2014 For Notting Hill Carnival 2014 Bajan Revellers will be presenting ‘From The Darkness’. Their theme celebrates the 50 years of Notting Hill Carnival. NHC was born from a dark place of prejudices and discriminations this theme is to display the journey from darkness to present more enlightened times. …Read More

UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: 30th April – 5th May 2014

Our royal soca visitor has returned to Trinidad and the UK Soca Scene is preparing for another busy weekend. If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here This is what UKSS did last week Chocolate Nation Mas & Eclipse Mas Band Launch - Saturday 26th April 2014 Chocolate Nation and Eclipse Mas put on the best band launch of theirs to date and the best launch for 2014 so far.Alongside their extended teams and sections, Mas With A Difference and Trinity Design Collective was live performances by Triniboi Joocie and Destra Garcia. The night lived up to the hype and the promise.   You …Read More

UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: 26th April 2014

We hope you enjoyed the Easter break and are feeling refreshed. This shorter week will soon be over and we have another action packed weekend to look forward to. If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here This is what UKSS did last week D Riddim Tribe: Band Launch  - Thursday 17th April 2014 D Riddim Tribe, (the mas band of Release D Riddim) released their Notting Hill Carnival 2014 theme and costumes to the world last night. Their theme is, Wild Afrique and is in celebration of Release D Riddims 7th anniversary and Notting Hill …Read More

UK Soca Scene Fete Guide: Easter Weekend 17th-19th April 2014

If you haven’t already done so, join our mailing list for the latest news on the UK Soca Scene. Follow the simple steps to joining here This is what UKSS did last week Soca Frenzy: Emergency Wear Fete – Friday 11th April 2014 Frenzy Friday saw the police, S.W.A.T team and all manner of emergency response turn up for another night of soca. You can see all the pictures from this event here > Soca Frenzy ================================================================================   What Is Going On This Week Caribbean After Work Business Talk - Thursday 17th April 2014   You are invited to the Sun Bailante brand new ‘Caribbean After-work’ event at the sublime Under-Solo Bar in Camden. …Read More