It’s not particularly tropical in the corner of London Juno Plus call home, but that won’t stop us from enjoying the blissful soca of “Vibrations Groove” from Lord Shorty.
Taken from Struts’ forthcoming Sofrito: International Soundclash compilation, which is set to drop at the end of next month – more info here – the track comes with the following near perfect description and is free to download via Soundcloud.
“Legendary Calypsonian Lord Shorty (aka Ras Shorty I) was instrumental in the development of soca music in Trinidad in the late ‘70s. Here he lays down the anatomy of a soca track, introducing the musicians and singers in the band one by one in the style of King Curtis’ classic track “Memphis Soul Stew”. Drums, percussion, bass and horns build to a joyous and unrelenting soca groove.”