Soca in Da City satisfies musical cravings
'Soca versus Dancehall' was the theme for Soca in Da City, and the booked disc jockeys - ZJ Chrome, DJ Smoke, Bloodline Franco, Bishop Escobar and Witty Blacks - did not joke around with it.
From the warm-up to the finale, the selectors lived up to the musical expectations of patrons.
What started as a small gathering soon turned into a nicely filled location as an equal amount of soca and dancehall movers and shakers trickled in, the majority being the prettier sex. One could argue that it was a girls' night out, and the promoters seemed to predict this, too as many female patrons commended the tastefully decorated bathroom area that was also fitted with a lounge chair for those who had to wait their turn to use the toilets.
Overall, the venue was satisfactory, sticking to its city feel. The soca event, which was held at the St Lucia car park for its first staging, had a slight change of scene for the second time around as Barbados Avenue was the road of choice.
Initially, patrons lined the perimeter of the venue, but that changed when soca tracks like Mr Killa's Run Wid It, Preedy's Lost and Found, and Shal Marshall's Splinters came through the speakers. The dancehall songs of the 2000s like Everybody Dance by RDX and the earlier tunes of Ding Dong were repeated without fail as almost every individual present attempted to demonstrate their best dancing skills. The night ended with all musical cravings satisfied.