We’re knees deep into fall, but aren’t shamed to say we miss summer. This Throwback Thursday we’re reminiscing on hot summer days, melting ice pops, staying out way too late, and that crop top that so many likes on Instagram. Vashtie’s West Indian Summer mixtape from 2016 is the best way to reminisce with hits from your favorite Caribbean artists, afro beats, and tad bit of whine.
As the daughter of Trinidadian parents, I am proud of my heritage. To honor all the beautiful and eclectic sounds of the Caribbean, I decided to make a mixtape (#WestIndianSummer) which features the sounds of Reggae, Reggaetone, Dancehall, Soca, Salsa, Merengue and Bachata! From Jamaica’s Beenie Man to Colombia’s J. Balvin to Martiniques Kalash to Trinidads Machel Montano, this mix is…a mix.
For my Caribbean Boys and Girls dem, I hope allyuh enjoy it. The mix contains New School Bangers for di yute dem as well as Old School Classics for the elders. And for everyone else, I hope you love it also!