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Trinidad Carnival Music 2023

It’s time to start the new year right!?!  We don’t know about you, but when de new year reach, the one thing that makes us feel ready to set it off is new Trinidad Carnival music.  And in case you didn’t know, the only music played during Trinidad Carnival is SOCA.  Yes, sweet soca music, a.k.a. de happiest music in de world!

Here are a few soca mixes that always signal the start of a new year for us:

DJ Jel’s Soca Switch 2023

DJ Jel always brings de fyah!  And this year’s Soca Switch is no exception.  Known for not playing the same soca tunes over and over again, with every listen, you’re sure to hear a soca chune that will become your new fave!

Listen below:

You can find different ways to listen to Dj Jel’s soca mixes (including Soundcloud and Apple podcast) here.

DJ Private Ryan’s Soca Startr

Attention!  The ever popular and talented DJ Private Ryan’s Soca Startr (soca mix and fete) for many soca lovers is the signal of a new year.  Listen carefully for the “Battalion Music” sound byte on his mixes, that means the soca song playing was created by him!

Here’s the latest mix to get your Trinidad Carnival music fix:

Find out more about DJ Private Ryan, including other ways to access his mixes here.

Our own Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2023 playlist

Of course, we have our own Trinidad Carnival music playlist to share with you!  Our very own Ultimate Trinidad Carnival Ambassador, Grace, creates a playlist every single year.  On her playlist you’ll find lots of great soca mixes and a few individual tunes she’s feeling.

Check our the playlist here.

A quick 2023 update:

If listening to all of this soca has got you itching to experience a Caribbean Carnival, then check out where we can take you:

  • Ultimate St. Lucia Carnival – get “bazoudi” (get crazy, in a good way) through the streets of St. Lucia, enjoy world class beaches and amazing views of the Piton Mountains with us.  You’ll definitely hear some Trinidad Carnival music here along with the local St. Lucian soca.  Click here for more information.
  • Ultimate Crop Over – our 4th annual Barbados Carnival adventure is ready for you!  Certainly one of the more upscale Carnival experiences in the Caribbean, you can indulge yourself in between all of de partying.  To find out more, click here.
  • Ultimate Spicemas – want spiciness in your life?  Then Grenada Carnival is for you!  From the delicious food to the Monday Night Mas Parade to the world famous Grand Anse Beach, you’ll have a great time with us. 33% of our rooms are already sold, so click here to find out more details.
  • Ultimate Trinidad Carnival – our 2025 travel experience launched on January 11!  Package details and pricing are now available and registration opened on January 17.  For more details and to get on the list, click here.

Now, if you’re saying to yourself, “Wait.  What is a Caribbean Carnival?” and you have lots of questions, a good place to start is our Ultimate Guide of Getting to and Surviving Carnival, which will answer all of your questions plus, you’ll get island destination profiles.  Click here to get your FREE guide.

Now over to you:

What soca tunes are you feeling?  Leave us a comment below!

Til de next lime,

Team Events by Ashé

About Us:  Events by Ashé is a company that provides unique and life-changing Caribbean Experiences and we’re all passionate about the Carnival lifestyle.  The Founders and travel curators, Esha and Tarik, even met during Trinidad Carnival back in 2006!  We’re so passionate about Carnival that we’ve created Ultimate Trinidad CarnivalUltimate SpicemasUltimate Crop Over and Ultimate St. Lucia Carnival to share these experiences with hundreds of clients around the world.   Visit our website by clicking here or click the links below for more!

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