IF you are a lover of Jamaican-standard reggae, an intriguing sound called soca – also known as the soul of calypso – and all that has flowed from this genre of Caribbean music, then Dash nightclub in Parliament Street is just the place for you.
Soca surfaced among marginalised subcultures in Trinidad and Tobago in the late 1970s, then developed into a range of styles in the 1980s and, eventually into dancehall.
Dash has been revamped and now offers patrons a new vibe and completely novel experience.
“We have Jamrock Saturdays which are hosted by the big bad Goldteeth Sound. Our DJs are mostly playing dancehall, soca and Jamaican-standard music.
“We always give our patrons a red carpet event,” Prezident Chiki, a resident DJ at the club, said.
On New Year’s eve the club hosts a battle of the DJs competition.
The club has two dance floors, two bars, a pool table and a big screen television and serve everything from lagers to whisky. There is tight security at the door and strictly no under-18s are allowed inside the club. – Yoliswa Sobuwa