Machel Montano is the biggest star in soca, the Trinidadian genre that’s like Jamaican dancehall played at double speed, with goofier hooks. If you ever get a chance to see him live, you should absolutely take it; his show is nuts. It’s slick Vegas entertainment as high-speed endurance-test, and it involves so much sweat. In any case, it was only a matter of time before Diplo swooped in to collaborate with Montano, and indeed he showed up on Major Lazer’s recent Apocalypse Soon EP track “Sound Bang.” The song’s new video is a black-and-white performance montage of Montano doing what he does in front of a massive festival crowd. ADR Productions directed it, and you can watch it below.
Apocalypse Soon is out now on Secretly Canadian.