Today, Mad Decent is re-releasing the entire remix EP in the US. A feminist pioneer, Caribbean cultural icon and prolific recording artist who’s written over 800 songs in over half a century, it’s more than 40 years since Calypso Rose was first crowned calypso queen – She first won the annual Trinidad Road March, the top honor awarded to the song played most often at the judging points along the parade route during carnival, with 1975’s Do Dem Back; but in the male-dominated world of calypso, the title was stripped from her and given to Kitchener instead.
Undeterred she was back in 1977 when she won again with Give Me More Tempo – and this time she was allowed to keep the prize. At the following year’s carnival her song Come Leh We Jam won the ‘Calypso King’ competition, forcing the organizers to change the title to ‘Calypso Monarch’ in her honor.
It’s A Carnival – Bunji Garlin ft. Diplo x Kubiyashi (https://soundcloud.com/kubiyashi/bunji-garlin-its-a-carnival)
Party Hardcore – Skinny Fabulous ft. Diplo x Kubiyashi (https://soundcloud.com/kubiyashi/party-hardcore-major-lazer-x-kubiyashi)