Many Trinidadians have been hoping / expecting that Trini style soca will eventually “cross over” into mainstream music as an identifiable genre , like calypso or reggae.
Well , IMHO , I think they will be disappointed , because soca is already mainstream , but as a sub-genre of modern pop music.
So you hear soca everywhere , in movie sound tracks , TV and radio commercials , and even occasional songs by pop stars.
As further evidence , I’ve come across several video tutorials on YouTube that teaches the art of soca drumming.
Since soca is all about the rhythm , these tutorials make the soca rhythm a universal one.
And so , as a result , we have the sound of modern soca , that can easily be copied and reproduced by musicians everywhere.
Resulting in major international pop hits like this.