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Nov 18, 2016

CalgarySoca joins Club Tropican for "Old Year's Night"

Club Tropican & CalgarySoca invite you to celebrate both the best Soca of yester-year, and to get familiar with the newest releases for 2017 Trinidad Carnival. "Back-In-Times" meets "Carnival" at the Glenmore Inn Dec.31st.

Live performance by Classic Calypsonian 'Poser' from Trinidad. Everything from Oldies to the newest hits delivered by CalgarySoca's DJs Drew Atlas & DJ Majesti.

Dance Tix $40.00 ~ Doors for the dance open at 9:30pm. Dress is Semi-Formal. *Dinner packages available as well as Hotel stay.


  • Back in times/Live Performance - 9:30pm - Midnight
  • New Soca - Midnight - 2:00am

Nov 17, 2016

UberSoca cruise looks like an amazing time!

Partying with your friends on a Soca-centric cruise alongside some of the biggest names in the genre always seemed like a good idea.  Now that its over and Jester has shared footage from the experience, it seems like something we should plan to never miss again!
Uber Soca Cruise 2016 from ThisIsJester on Vimeo.

Nov 5, 2016

Hypasounds brought the energy to Edmonton

This weekend, the Edmonton soca crowd was treated to a live performance from "Hypasounds" out of Barbados.  With hits like 'How She Like It', 'Sugar Rush' and 'Bam Bam Back' plus the DJ stylings of New York's "Mr. Groove", we're sorry we couldn't make it up to Envy Nightclub for this one.

We'll be on the lookout for upcoming events from STL and Live For The Moment entertainment.


Oct 22, 2016

Help keep the "Carnival Mix" Soca show on Calgary Radio!


Hey! This week is CJSW radio's annual funding drive. Help keep Soca music on the air!
Tune in Saturday October 22nd 2016 with us from 6-7pm for the madness or pledge online now at http://fundingdrive.ca/

 There are a bunch of giveaways from both the station and the CalgarySoca team for you including exclusive mixes and event tickets. Help keep Soca music on Calgary Airwaves!!!

 If you decide to pledge online remember to select 'Carnival Mix' so that we can know you pledged.

Oct 15, 2016

Supa Soca 23 hits from Miami to Carnival 2017

DJs Crown Prince, Jester, Dr. Jay and Barrie Hype recently released volume 23 of the highly anticipated 'Supa Soca' series.  It was released just in time for Miami's Carnival festivities, but it is, once again, also an excellent teaser of hits we can expect from the upcoming Trinidad Carnival season.  Check out some of the big hits from summer, along with new music from Machel Montano, Kerwin Du Bois, Teddyson John, Olatunji, Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lyons, Nadia Batson and more.  Check it out below, or on any of the DJs social media links.  This one is a must have!!



Oct 1, 2016

MASK brings the fete to Halloween once again

This Halloween get ready for CalgarySoca's Annual 'dress-up' fete. Masks, costumes, and makeup are all welcome as we get down to the best Soca music plus get an early taste of what's being released for 2017.

Music by CalgarySoca's Drew Atlas, DJ Majesti, and Sherman Hype.

Tickets available at: mask2016.eventbrite.ca

Aug 11, 2016

Get Ready for the Ultimate Fete Weekend

Warm-Up Party - Friday Aug 19th
Rest up! The party goes into 'over drive' from Aug 19-21, and you can experience it all for the price of 1 ticket!

In the absence of this year's Caribbean Festival, CalgarySoca brings you 3 chances to get your fete on in one, high energy weekend!

First up, Friday Aug 19th, Gummi once again joins the crew for the Caribbean patio party (sponsored by Carib beer) at Vagabond for 'Rooftop 2 Basement.' Everything from Reggae to Dancehall to Soca all night long!

Get the last of those FREE passes at: http://rooftop2basement.eventbrite.ca

Skinny Fabulous - Teddyson John and Voice

On Saturday Aug 20th we all return downtown for the highly anticipated MONARCHS fete with Soca sensations, Skinny Fabulous, Teddyson John and the reigning international Groovy Soca Monarch, Voice performing live alongside DJs Barrie Hype, DJ SocaSweetness and the CalgarySoca crew.

Still not tired?  All good, because we give you a repeat of last year, and continue the vibes at the Breakfast Party over at Vagabond! No booze, but 'nuff' food and fete til 7am.

Go now to: http://monarchs2016.eventbrite.ca  to get your pass for BOTH the concert and the breakfast party!

NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO BREAKFAST PARTY TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR!

In between all of this (if you have the energy) don't forget that the city's annual Reggaefest is also happening throughout the day on Friday and Saturday at Shaw Millennium Park!

Its the first time in over 30 years that there will be no official Carifest in the city, but this may just turn out to be the most ambitious Caribbean party weekend ever!

Remember, you get access to ALL 3 of this year's CalgarySoca events and only pay for the concert!


Aug 5, 2016

40+ Songs from Skinny Fabulous, Teddyson and Voice to get you ready for MONARCHS

We've compiled over 40 songs from this year's MONARCHS performers to get you ready for the fete! Consider this 'mandatory listening' so that you can be ready to sing along when the Soca Superstars touch down in Calgary!

Take in the absolute best of Skinny Fabulous, Teddyson John, and Voice now!  Stream or download the mix below:

Download
http://bit.ly/MonarchsMix2016

 


Jun 27, 2016

MONARCHS 2016 - Massive Soca Concert Returns Aug 20th


Soca Monarchs from Trinidad & Tobago, St Vincent, and St Lucia will be in Calgary Aug 20th! Soca Superstar 'Skinny Fabulous', Reigning International Groovy Soca Monarch 'Voice' (Cheers to Life), and Teddyson John (Allez) are coming to Calgary!!!!
CalgarySoca is proud to one again present the MONARCHS summer Soca concert at Flames Central (219 8 Ave SW, Calgary)

Saturday August 20th 2016, CalgarySoca is proud to present the 2nd annual MONARCHS summer Soca concert at Flames Central (219 8 Ave SW, Calgary)

Directly after the concert, the party continues at the Vagabond Breakfast party

The only way in is with a valid advanced ticket! 
Absolutely No tickets for the breakfast party will be sold at the door!


Jun 11, 2016

Destra Comes to Edmonton for Cariwest Aug 6th!

The Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia is set to come to Edmonton for this year's Cariwest Festival!  Trinifeters and Cariwest will feature Trinidad's celebrated Soca Diva on Saturday Aug. 6th 2016 alongside her entire Bakanal band.  Music by TeamSoca general, DJ Spice; Trinidad's Marcus G and hosted by Mr Groove from New York.

Tickets on sale now at www.yeglive.ca

May 5, 2016

Memories of Alberta's largest Soca Fete for 2015

Thanks to videographer @Afrocentricwolf, we revisit the biggest party of 2015 in Alberta!  Kerwin Du Bois, DJ Soca Sweetness and CalgarySoca's own Drew Atlas took Edmonton through the paces at the Shaw Conference centre for last year's Cariwest Concert in August brought to you by ETR Events.  Plans are already in place for more big events this summer in both Edmonton and Calgary. Follow us on social media to stay up to date with all the happenings!

May 1, 2016

Video footage of this year's RED fete


There is no question that fete is in 'we blood' and when it comes to partying and our anniversary this year was another one for the books.  Thanks again to the hundreds that came out to celebrate with us, and to TriniVibeTV for the video footage of the event!

For those who want more 'fete', more often, Drew Atlas, Sherman Hype and DJ Majesti will be continuing the vibes every Friday, all summer long with #UptownFridays at Calgary's beautiful 'Standard Nightclub'. Be on the lookout for special guests and surprises as the weather gets warmer!

Apr 27, 2016

Meet international star OMI before his show in Calgary this weekend!

What are you planning on doing this Saturday? Nothing yet?  How about spending the afternoon at a block-party with International star OMI, before checking out his concert on Sunday.  He is in town this weekend for his show at the Grey Eagle and Casino on May 1st, (click here for tickets) but will be making appearances throughout the weekend.

We heard it through the grapevine that he'll be at the Thirsty Turtle (7337 Sierra Morena Bld SW) on Saturday for a 'Jamaican Style Blocko' party presented by VidaLash. Music by the Turntable Knights and DJ Maniac Maurice

Saturday April 30th at 4:00pm.  Get Advanced tickets for the 'Blocko' from $15!


Apr 21, 2016

Best of Trinidad Carnival 2016 - Mix 2 of 2

This is 2nd half of this year's monster mix of music celebrating Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2016. Outside of the big hits there were quite a few 'riddims' that had our heads nodding all season long. And as much as 'Groovy' dominated the airwaves, there were a few 'Power' songs of note as well (including this year's Road March)
Take in both of Drew Atlas' mixes to re-live the best of this year's festival!


Apr 20, 2016

Best of Trinidad Carnival 2016 - Mix 1 of 2

Its no secret that Groovy Soca dominated this year's Trinidad Carnival. This is part 1 of a 2 part mix of the best of this year's celebration compiled by CalgarySoca's Drew Atlas. It focuses on some of the biggest groovy tunes played throughout the season.

Look for part 2 coming soon which will take you from J'ouvert to the 'Stage'   


Mar 22, 2016

CalgarySoca turned 5! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate!

Oh how time flies!

For our 5th anniversary we got a new venue, more vibes, goodies, good friends, and great music!

Saturday April 23 was our 2nd PREMIUM EVENT alongside the TriniVibe TV crew.  Its their 2nd anniversary and we're happy to continue the new tradition of the all RED party in April! This year we were at Local 522

Tickets holders enjoyed Champagne, and other 'presents' we had got to giveway (including FREE tickets to do it again on the following Friday at Standard Night Club).  DJ 'Soca Sweetness' was on hand to play alongside CalgarySoca's Drew Atlas and DJ Majesti for a night of the best Soca and Reggae.

Its our birthday party, and thanks to everyone that came out...and WORE RED!



Mar 12, 2016

'Spring' into feting mode! Parties to look out for

With Spring around the corner there are quite a few events popping up that you should take note of.  Edmonton's 9th annual Cold Sweat fete, to Biggie Irie in Concert, and some stand out Soca club events are all coming up!

Check out the EVENTS page to stay up to date with everything Soca related happening within the next few weeks!


Jan 9, 2016

FFC 2016 - First Fete for Carnival!

Thank you to everyone who came out to CalgarySoca's warm-up to Trinidad Carnival!  All the best Soca music for 2016 was brought to the Calgary audience with our FIRST FETE for CARNIVAL. Our Fantastic Friday was one week before the 'Real Deal' in T and T so for all those who headed down to Trinidad for Carnival celebrations, or those that couldn't make the trip this year, this party was a MUST. Music by DJs Drew Atlas, DJ Majesti and Sherman Hype. Another FANTASTIC FRIDAY for CALGARY


Big shout out to TriniVibeTV for the Video footage from the event.

Look for us next at April's RED anniversary party.  Details coming soon.



Focus on 2016 Power Soca

As promised, we focus on the 2016 Power Soca tunes this week. First we ease in with a few new groovy joints before we turn up the pace. By the 2nd half of the show, the studio turns into party central as we let the latest music grow on us. One listen and these will probably grow on you too. Enjoy!


click link below for full tracklist

Jan 2, 2016

Happy 2016! First Week Riddims & Releases

Welcome to 2016.  With just weeks before Trinidad Carnival 2016, the biggest artistes in the business continue to release Soca tracks in the hopes that they have the 'monster' of the season.  Take them in and enjoy the vibes!  This year is starting out to be heavy! Make you learn these FAST as many are sure to be played in the next fete you go to.
click link below for full tracklist