Dr. Jay De Soca Prince

Team Blue

When it comes to Canada’s Caribbean music scene, Dr. Jay is considered Soca royalty. With his vast musical talents and ongoing recognition for his experience in building Soca’s nightlife culture over the past 25 years of his career, ‘De Soca Prince’ is undisputed as the nation’s #1 Soca DJ. For a decade, he hosted and produced ‘Soca Therapy’ on FLOW 93.5, and during that time this ground-breaking show consistently rated as one of the top-rated weekly shows on the commercial FM dial. Dr. Jay’s skills have taken the sweet sounds of the Caribbean worldwide audience, from Hong Kong to New York to Englad and back to the islands of the Caribbean. Dr. Jay’s brand is synonomous with Soca and Calypso on an international level. He has worked with some of Soca’s biggest stars, such as Machel Montano, Destra, and Patrice Roberts, and has also produced hit records for Skinny Fabulous, Edwin Yearwood and Lil’ Bitts, to name a few. Over the years, he has received numerous awards for his work with the Soca music community, including Toronto DJ of the Year (1998-1999), Canadian Urban Music Awards for Best Radio/Media Personality (2001-2004), International DJ of the Year Award from the Soca Awards Organization (2005-2006), and the Stylus Award for Soca DJ of the Year (2006-2009). Dr. Jay was recently named as the Soca music ambassador for the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (formerly known as Caribana). For the past 16 years, his largest event, “Doh Cry Ah Leavin’” has regularly catered to sell-out crowds of more than 2,500 revellers as an annual send off party for people travelling to celebrate Trinidad’s Carnival. Alongside household names in Soca entertainment, Dr. Jay performs in front of thousands of revellers all year round at his other signature events such as Big People Fete (3,200+), J’Ouvert, Return Fete, Soca or Die (2,500+) and BFF (Best Fete Forever), which collects food donations for local Toronto food banks.