Anyone who regularly listens to our Super Soca Show would have heard this song a couple of times already, I have to shout out Sam (Atki2) for bringing it to my attention.
Hance John is last year’s Ragga Soca Monarch for St Vincent & The Grenadines and he also came second this year with ‘De Ja Vu‘, not quite managing to top Fimba’s huge track ‘Funky Business‘ which is currently taking over the other islands and may well be one you hear at Notting Hill this year (you definitely will if you catch Dub Boy on the Tears Mas truck there tomorrow).
Rodney Small is no stranger to the Ragga Soca Monarch competition either, having helped Skinny Fabulous take the title in 2015 with their collaboration ‘This Island Is Mine‘. He’s one of Vincy’s top Steel Pan performers, in fact he was voted ‘Best Steel Pan Player’ in the Best of SVG Awards last year and as well as Skinny and Hance he has also worked with both R3CKA and Jamesy P. As an side, he was the first person on the island to get an E-Pan (electronic pan), I’ve been trying to figure out if he’s using it on this track.
Hance and Rodney have collaborated at least once before, on last year’s ‘It’s My Time‘, but it’s nice to see Steel Pan taking a front seat on a Soca track. It’s also great to see this track getting a proper video release.