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Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • Michael Robinson – Living Life “2016 Soca”

    The third release off Saint Lucian crooner Michael Robinson’s upcoming EP “Shades” is called “Living Life”. “Turn up the music/this song is for winners” is how this one from Robinson who’s past efforts includes hit singles “Make You Mine” (2014) as well as “Hooray” (2015) w/ Sirlancealot starts.

    With “Living Life”, Robinson continues to add to his musical repertoire, taking us out of the hymns he began singing in church to the love song that made him famous, making a dominating presence on one of the Saint Lucia’s biggest Groovy soca songs of the year and now giving you something to set the pace for a stress free listen and lime. “Who Jah bless no man curse/so we putting them in reverse/so don’t trouble me” as we bring “Real positive vibes/we doh tell no lies” and continue to “Live it up/living it up

    Performed by: Michael Robinson
    Written by: Michael Robinson, O’neal Joseph, Francis De Lima, Sedale Simei , Shemmy J
    Produced by : O’neal Joseph & Francis “Leebo” De Lima
    Back Vocals : Michael Robinson
    Additional Vocals: Sedale Simei
    Vocals Recorded at: Francis “Leebo” De Lime of Heights Music, Saint Lucia
    Mixed & Mastered By: Francis “Leebo” De Lima
    Single Artwork : Jelani Paul of Untitled51

    Official Music Video For “Living Life”
    Shot by Kiedel Sonny & Travis Lamontagne
    Edited by : Kiedel Sonny of Evolution Entertainment, Saint Lucia
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    Special thanks to the Pigeon Island Landmark & Casim James from TropicTrails for the beautiful locations

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  • DANCEHALL DUO RDX poised to Dominate in 2016!

    Kingston Jamaica Reggae Dancehall Extraordinaires RDX are still reveling from a successful 2015 and have already hit the ground running with new releases and projects for 2016. One major success for the duo in 2015 is the ‘Lose Yourself’ video for the immensely successful collaboration with Major Lazer amassing an impressive 25 million views on YouTube and counting.

    Already for 2016, RDX has released a brand new video for their world dance single ‘Foot a Talk’, a single recorded more than a year ago. The Video itself is an epic demonstration of dancehall unity.

    “A few years ago we put out a post saying we are going to do something that has never been done before in a Dancehall video. We asked dancers from every where to send videos to us of them Dancing to one song “making the feet do the talking”.” Renigade of RDX explained.

    Dancers worldwide submitted a plethora of videos from as far as Russia, France, Italy and Japan. A year on the editing table, with Just Kool productions out of New York, and the final product is already considered by a few social media platforms as one of the most entertaining Dancehall videos you will watch this year.

    To kick start their 2016 production projects out of their Apartment 19 Music Label, RDX has also released the first track from their new sexy female dancehall artiste, Lipstyck.

    “She is very talented, focused and driven. We a push her out this year ’cause the reality is, Dancehall needs more females in the thing. Her first single “Drunk AF” is destined to be a hit with the ladies.” Delomar of RDX professed

    Their own dynamic EP, ‘2Floors Up’, is slated for an April 2016 release with the first single ‘SideChick’ set to drop in a matter of weeks. The video for the single was shot in New York City and will be released in tandem with the single itself.

    RDX has quite a few surprises in store for their fans in 2016 including the release of an RDX produced Soca single. Their performances this year are expected to rival that of their first performance of 2016 in Guyana. This event amassed over 4000 persons for an RDX in concert solo performance on New Year’s Day.

    The Duo will also continue the trend of creating high energy club bangers throughout Dancehall. New releases include; ‘Your Touch’ produced by Apt.19, Massa God by DJ Sunshine of Yellow Moon Records and Party Shella by College Boiz.

    Their Apartment 19 Music produced Gyalla Park Riddim is now available for purchase on all digital platforms including ITunes, who gave the project a front page feature this month. Their ‘Foot A Talk’ Video can also be viewed on RDXVevo channel.

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  • Anita Antoinette will be appearing on NBC6 in South Florida

    Midilord Inc would like to announce Anita Antoinette’s upcoming appearance on NBC6.

    On January 18th 2016 at 11:30 AM EST Anita Antoinette will be on NBC6 In The Mix hosted by Roxanne Vargas. Anita will discuss what she has been doing since her appearance on The Voice, and share new music.

    Singer-songwriter Anita Antoinette creates insightful, passionate melodies that combine the soulfulness of her Jamaican roots with a profound understanding of the world we inhabit. A riveting, inspirational performer, she shares passion and intensity with audiences large and small. Her stirring original compositions offer a unique take on the reggae tradition, incorporating elements of jazz, blues, funk and soul to create a musical hybrid that races the mind and lifts the spirit.

    Daughter of reggae icon Clinton Fearon (former member of the legendary Gladiators & studio musician for Sir Coxsone Dodd and Lee”Scratch” Perry), Anita grew up dancing to the rhythm of her father’s songs in Kingston, Jamaica. She came to the United States in 1996, where she settled first in South Boston and then New Britain, Connecticut with her mother, brothers, and sister. A self-taught singer and guitarist, Anita began writing her own music as a teenager, inspired both by her father and by other legends such as Bob Marley, India.Arie and Erykah Badu. She graduated from the prestigious Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in 2008, and was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music: Concentration in Music Business and Songwriter.

    Anita Antoinette has performed on stages large and small throughout New England, the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest, including a 2008 appearance at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has appeared on the 3rd season of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice” in 2012 An artist in every sense of the word, she paints, writes, draws and takes pictures while continuing to write music.

    Anita Antoinette has just signed a management agreement with Duane Summers, former Production Manager/Engineer for multi-platinum selling artist Sean Paul. Duane is spearheading the production of new material for Anita which will be released later in the year.

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  • Evolve 2016, raises the Feting standard in Central Trinidad

    P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – T&T’s Carnival 2016 may be in full gear, however, amidst the plethora of all inclusives, cooler events and major concert shows planned for the Soca capital of Port-Of-Spain, the new annual mainstay in the Carnival calendar ‘Evolve’ recently encouraged several feters to journey to the central Trinidad borough of Chaguanas for a round of premium partying.

    For its 2016 edition the grounds of Presentation College Chaguanas were abuzz with the spirit of true festivity as the masses came out in fine fashion to party with past pupils and esteemed alumni of this prestigious educational institution. ‘Evolve’ attracted some of the country’s most enthusiastic Soca music fans which included several media personalities, renowned socialites and prominent businessmen.

    One 2016 ‘Evolve’ attendee was asked recently about her C2K16 party experience highlights. She made it clear that the ambiance and amenities at the Presentation College all-inclusive reigned supreme.

    There was no shortage of food and drink at the event and the bars boasted a variety of premium drinks and spirits as well as shots, exotic mojitos and cocktails, while the food booths provided an assortment of local and multicultural delicacies which catered to the eclectic tastes of its loyal audience.

    The food selections ranged from Curry, Roasted Pork, Beef Sliders and Pepper Roti, to Creole dishes, Sandwich Stations, Corn Soup, Doubles and scrumptious desert offerings.

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    For several attendees this year’s entertainment line-up also brought lasting memories with performances from vibrant and talented performers 5 Star Akil, Sekon Sta, Jaiga and College Boy Jesse who moved the massive audience with their catalogues of Carnival hits.

    Much to the delight of both the younger and mature fetters, Chutney-Soca Monarch Ravi B brought a lively, pulsating vibe with his many crossover classics.

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    In addition to the premium food and drink and excellent party and socializing atmosphere, perhaps the most unforgettable moment was the hyped up crowd singing in unison to the songs of artiste Kerwin Du Bois who rocked the audience with favourites such as “Circles”, “Monster Winer” and “Too Real”. The well dressed and well mannered audience held nothing back when Du Bois brought onstage Soca Songstress Patrice Roberts to perform their 2016 smash “Unforgettable”.

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    It was indeed evident that Evolve 2016 was not only successful but will also remain a Carnival fixture for many seasons to come. The Presentation College Alumni will definitely ride this positive momentum going into all of their other upcoming efforts as patrons eagerly anticipate next year’s Carnival extravaganza.

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  • SUPA SQUAD ends a cycle with Man A Hustler

    After Jah Jah Bless Me and One Love, Man A Hustler is the latest music video from Supa Squad (Mr. Marley & Zacky Man) that released last October their first EP.

    “Man a Hustler, comes from a fusion between dancehall, zouk bass and trap music, that shows our versatibility as producers and proves that dancehall can embrace new sounds. With a message of strength and motivation, Man a Hustler brings out the “soldier” that is inside of us.”, they say.

    Filmed in diferente territories such as Portugal, Romania and Taiwan with local dancers, Supa Squad try reach other audience and expand their new work.

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  • Damian Marley Announces 2016 Plans for Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise

    Welcome to JamRock Reggae Cruise 2016, announces plans and partial lineup for 3rd Annual Expedition

    The 5-Night, Jamaica-Bound, Musical Voyage Will Embark November 14, 2016 on Royal Caribbean

    Featuring Performances by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Toots & The Maytals, Steel Pulse, Sean Paul, Tarrus Riley, Bounty Killer, Mavado, Mr. Vegas, Junior Reid, Collie Buddz, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Romain Virgo, J Boog and Kabaka Pyramid

    ” an incredibly special experience…a rare opportunity for fans outside of Jamaica to catch their favorite artists.”- MTV News

    “stellar performances, lively after-parties, Jamaican film screenings and a stunningly diverse, uber-irie crowd proved too potent a lure.”-FORBES

    Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, the annual music voyage spearheaded by Grammy-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, announces plans for its third expedition across the Caribbean Sea. Cruisers will board the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas on November 14th, 2016 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and will make stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before returning on November 19th, 2016. Cabins are on sale now and can be purchased by going to welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com.

    This year’s lineup will include Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Toots & The Maytals, Steel Pulse, Sean Paul, Tarrus Riley, Bounty Killer, Mavado, Vegas, Junior Reid, Collie Buddz, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Romain Virgo, J Boog and Kabaka Pyramid. There will also be numerous sound systems and DJs onboard playing music all day and night, which will be announced at a later date.

    WATCH Video Announcing 2016 WTJRC Partial Artist Lineup:

    In addition to witnessing the world’s top tier reggae stars in action, passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean can enjoy multiple dining facilities, bars and lounges plus activites for every mood. Those seeking relaxation can visit the spa or one of the many pools and hot tubs, while adventure seekers can burn off some steam at the mini-golf course, basketball court, surf simulator, rock-climbing wall or state-of-the-art fitness center.

    Jamrock has taken the reggae industry by storm as being the most exciting and talked about Reggae festival in the world. Jamrock 2015 had over 40 nations from all over the globe converging for their love of reggae music and the culture it emerged from. Earlier this year, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley announced he has become the newest artist-owner of Tidal, the first artist-owned streaming service in the world. Tidal will join the WTJR Cruise again in 2016 to produce and release exclusive content to its subscribers.

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  • Fire Fete Rescheduled To Accommodate Visiting Carnival Enthusiasts

    An executive decision has been made to extend the opportunity for foreign carnival attendees to experience Fire Fete in 2016. The event will now take place in the heat of the carnival action, on Wednesday February 3rd at a venue that will soon be announced.

    The decision comes amid much concern by foreigners over what many frequent carnival visitors, have coined, the lack of the authentic carnival vibe. In what is essentially a decision with culture and country at heart, the Fire Services of Trinidad and Tobago, in tandem with event organizers are excitedly moving to make Fire Fete 2016, an event for the people who truly anticipate a traditional fete experience.

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    With the carnival calendar saturated with countless all inclusive events which, by all accounts, cater to the more reserved carnival fetter, Fire Fete organizers say they feel the need to deliver tradition to people who will visit T&T and certainly those here at home who yearn for the real carnival vibe.

    The Fire Fete cast of entertainers remains powerful with Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons and the Asylum Vikings leading the way. Other acts include Lyrikal, Teddyson John of St. Lucia, 2016 sensation, Third Bass and several other soca stars of the season.

    Tickets remain available at all initially advertised outlets and there is an assurance that tickets already purchased for the event, which had been carded to take place on January 16th, will be honored at the venue on February 3rd.

    “Patrons are invited to come feel what a real fete feels like. Come jump, dance and party like they really want to, wearing comfortable clothing and hearing the music of the season from artistes who can truly deliver,” said a Fire Fete spokesperson.

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  • The Legendary Band Inner Circle Join The 2016 Raggamuffin Festival Lineup alongside Hip Hop Icons Wu Tang Clan and Many More

    Raggamuffin is Australasia’s premier reggae and roots festival and features an unrivalled line-up of top international and local artists.

    From new reggae and urban acts to the bona fide legends, the festival has already seen huge artists such as UB40, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, three of Bob Marley’s sons, Ice Cube, Chronixx and Cypress Hill take the stages, alongside Kiwi favourites including Katchafire, House of Shem and Aaradhna.

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    Going into it’s ninth year, the next Raggamuffin will take place on Saturday 20 February 2016 and includes first announcement headliners such as Inner Circle , Sly & Robbie, Jr Marvin’s Wailers and more. Check out the full line-up here.

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    The one-day festival features 12 hours of music over one jam-packed day, as well as a vibrant village market area and VIP ticketing options. Raggamuffin IX returns to Auckland’s The Trust Arena for the second year running.

    Giving back is an important mantra of Raggamuffin, with the festival this year partnering with Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust – an organisation which provides music therapy to special needs children. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to the cause.

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  • Ricardo Drue Makes Big Impression As T&T Carnival Gets Underway

    At the end of this past weekend, Ricardo Drue- the Jumpy Soca Monarch titleholder of Antigua, felt invigorated. He had touched several events, chief among them the very well attended, Tribe Ice at the Jean Pierre Complex in Port-of-Spain and of course, Soca In Moka in North, Trinidad. Drue’s hard work has been paying off. Behind the scenes, when the crowds disperse, he reflects and with that reflection of his humble beginnings, he has a great sense of pride and appreciation for where he stands today.

    Moving with his Roy Cape musical family, Drue showed off his ability to truly command an audience at Soka in Moka in Trinidad on Sunday night. His 2016 hits, ‘Professional’ and ‘BET’ were thoroughly enjoyed by patrons. Dressed in a comfortable white shirt and jeans and accessorized with a Buffalo hat, similar to the one made famous by hip hop artiste and producer, Pharell Williams, Drue delivered flawlessly to an audience that lapped up his every move and vocal outburst. “I’m learning every day. I sit back a lot and watch, listen to the comments of party people and I try to implement the things they want to see and feel when they go feting,” said the young entertainer.

    Drue was recently caught off guard when international pop singer, Meghan Trainor tweeted her personal endorsement of his single, “BET”. A few days after that initial endorsement, the “All About That Bass” vocalist Shazammed the endorsement again, saying, “Can’t stop playing this song. Love this!”

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    Two weeks ago, Ricardo upped the anti when he teamed up with Scorch Hybrid Music and well-known T&T DJ, Shot Master DJ. He had handed over “BET” for a re-fix, something he knew would satisfy fetters and excite them in quite a different way. What resulted was a merger of Scorch Hybrid’s music editorial talent and Roy Cape’s brass brilliance for a re-fix that features live brass elements that add much more value to a song that was already a valuable piece of soca art.

    Drue and his team, thankful for the support of the Scorch Hybrid Music team, a brand known for its dynamic marketing and entertainment efforts, now yearn to see the likely effect the re-fix of “BET” will have on not only T&T fetters in Carnival 2016, but other islanders and visitors to the Caribbean, in the year ahead. It’s one of Ricardo Drue’s well-strategized moves that will see major payout throughout 2016.

    Slowly but surely, the young entertainer is making a very powerful mark in the soca music industry. His humility works well for him too. “I stay humble no matter what. That’s just innate,” he said, explaining that even with several titles to his name from his birthplace, Antigua, he is driven to be much more than he is now.

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  • Mr. Famous Says Power Soca Music Is The HearBeat of the Masquerade

    Groovy soca music may continue to cluster local airwaves ahead of Carnival 2016 but one artiste isn’t turning his back on the Power element that is synonymous with Carnival. The entertainer who catapulted to fame in 2014 when he told DJs to ‘Play More Local’ is now saying, “play more power,” this as he takes up the fight to recreate a carnival that once was.

    Mr. Famous- the Toco native who is the cousin to famed soca singer, Patrice Roberts, says two of his contributions for the season will trigger a sense of rebirth for masqueraders who yearn for the right music to parade through the streets of Port-of-Spain. “Power Soca will never die. It’s the music the masqueraders want and need for the road. I’m really pushing Power because it seems like everybody’s forgetting this important part of our carnival. Everybody’s singing groovy,” he said.

    Arguing that power soca music is the heartbeat of the mas, Mr. Famous, whose real name is Junior Noel, says his songs, “Calling Me” and “More Time on De Stage” are just what’s needed for revelers to enjoy the jump up on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Noting government’s recent announcement of a need to diversify the economy and the integral part culture, the arts and festivals like Carnival can play, Mr. Famous says he believes, now more than ever, Trinidad and Tobago and the artistes and other stakeholders who make up the culture industry, must see the importance of holding on to the authentic aspects of T&T’s culture. “We have to sell what’s innate to us, to the rest of the world,” said Famous. His passion is strong for Calypso and soca music. He explained that his two singles epitomize the charisma of artistes like Super Blue, Kitchener, Ronnie MacIntosh and others of that era, something he notes is important to hold on to. Famous however has no qualms about the development of soca and recent efforts to fuse the music for variation. “I just feel that we should, even while this is being practiced and experimented with, we should stay true to who we are as a people. We’re a proud people with a loud, beautiful, colourful culture that cannot be emulated,” he reiterated.

    His journey still fairly new, Mr. Famous is hopeful that the months and years ahead will see him enter the carnival landscape with greater force. “I have a song in mind for a collaboration with Kees. I haven’t spoken with him yet about it, but I know it will make for a great single,” he said. On the career of his cousin Patrice Roberts, Famous said he is very, very proud of Patrice, noting that she has worked hard and is seeing the fruits of her labour.

    With a short season this Carnival, Famous says he has been hearing the utterances of many and says he hopes the carnival loving people will eventually receive music they can truly absorb and enjoy at fetes and on the road this season. He says airplay for him and others who are less popular, continues to be a challenge but all in all, he maintains his focus and is working on other promotional avenues in a bid to get his songs heard across the board. “Airplay will always be a challenge but we can’t dwell on it. We have to push forward and trust that the music will speak to the people, when it’s supposed to. I would like to see Power Soca music brought to life again and with that mission in mind, I’m trotting forward, making my individual moves to give the people their ‘jump up’ music.”

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  • MX Prime Fires Off New Hits “City Of Love” and “Hot Like Fiyah”

    Trinidadian pistol Edghill “MX Prime” Thomas fires off two new hits with “City Of Love” and “Hot Like Fiyah,” both now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, from FOX FUSE. MX Prime, formerly known as Maximus Dan, is a well-known radio personality-turned soca entertainer and his ragga soca-meets-EDM fusion brings a unique flair to soca music.

    “City Of Love” and “Hot Like Fiyah” are both high-energy, up-tempo dance tracks fueled with rapid-fire lyrics from MX Prime, and are bound to get your hands and flags up whenever you hear them. The thrilling tracks are sure club bangers and shine a spotlight on dance and EDM music originating from the Caribbean.

    Both tracks are produced by MX Prime, as he evolves as a bonafide triple threat, from radio deejay to soca star and music producer, finding even more ways to reach the ears of his fans across the world.

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  • Destra Garcia is Infectious with “Soca Virus”

    Trinidadian hit house MillBeatz Entertainment adds another jewel to its fan favorite Orchestra Riddim with “Soca Virus” by Destra Garcia, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on January 8, 2016, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. The riddim was originally released in late 2015 and now adds this brand new tune for 2016 Trinidad Carnival season, much to the delight of soca fans everywhere.

    Producer David “MillBeatz” Millien teams the “Queen of Bacchanal” for this infectious track, which was penned by Garcia and Anthony “Breezy 868” Joseph. The groovy rhythm brings beautiful island vibes for revelers beyond carnival and is bound to find a home on playlists internationally.

    Regularly combining native sounds including soca, chutney, calypso, Latin, reggae and dancehall, Millien has managed to capture and fuse the essence of Caribbean music into each of his productions for MillBeatz Entertainment. This strong addition to the Orchestra Riddim keeps the studio on the frontlines for the 2016 soca season.

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  • Monsta Entertainment is Armed with the Greenz Warriors Riddim

    Grenadian hit house Monsta Entertainment is armed with new jams on its latest compilation Greenz Warriors Riddim, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on January 8, 2016, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE.

    Short and sweet with three tracks, the Greenz Warriors Riddim delivers dancehall and hip hop fusion sounds. It showcases Grenadian entertainers Muddy with “The Streets” and Mighty Flex with “Mama Crying Out,” along with the “Greenz Warriors Riddim (Instrumental).”

    Monsta Entertainment, formerly known as J.R.E Productions, is helmed by producer Jude “J.R.E” Robertson, who first made a name for himself in the music game by crafting hits for most of Grenada’s top artists. He continues to bring Grenadian music to the international audience and the Greenz Warriors Riddim is another great addition to his growing catalog.

    TRACK LIST
    1. Muddy – The Streets
    2. Mighty Flex – Mama Crying Out
    3. Monsta Entertainment – Greenz Warriors Riddim (Instrumental)

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  • Simply Natural Family and Bar16 Music Conjure the JuJu Riddim

    Trinidad and Tobago-based production houses Simply Natural Family (SNF) and Bar16 Music conjure power soca vibes on the JuJu Riddim, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on January 15, 2016, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE.

    The high-energy, power soca compilation boasts four tracks and includes Skinny Banton featuring Mr. Killa with “We Pumping,” Remixah with “Ricochet” and Marlon D Manager with “Jumbie,” along with the “Juju Riddim (Instrumental).”

    SNF was established over five years ago and is fronted by producer Robert “SN” Baptiste, who has been crafting a special brand of soca music to satisfy carnival-lovers year round, and the JuJu Riddim keeps that mission alive.

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    1. Skinny Banton Featuring Mr. Killa – We Pumping
    2. Remixah – Ricochet
    3. Marlon D Manager – Jumbie
    4. Simply Natural Family and Bar16 Music – Juju Riddim (Instrumental)

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  • WIZ Records Propels with De Throwback Riddim

    WIZ Records propels classic soca sounds on its latest compilation De Throwback Riddim, available worldwide from all major digital retailers, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. Producer Shawn “Mr. Roots” Mitchell, who is at the helm of WIZ Records, has seen plenty of his recent releases become mainstays on soca charts and playlists, and have been taking center stage at the various carnival celebrations around the Caribbean.

    De Throwback Riddim features four groovy tunes and showcases soca stars Benjai with “20/20,” Ricardo Drue & Blaxx with “Day Ones (Good Company),” Cassi with “Two Dumplings” and Pupa Leendi with “Rum.”

    The calypso-infused, groovy soca rhythm scores another set of hits for WIZ Records, and keeps the studio and the respective artists in steady play for the 2016 Carnival season.

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    1. Benjai – 20/20
    2. Ricardo Drue & Blaxx – Day Ones (Good Company)
    3. Cassi – Two Dumplings
    4. Pupa Leendi – Rum

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  • AdvoKit Productions Takes Us on a Road Trip

    AdvoKit Production ups the ante for the 2016 Trinidad Carnival season with its new hit compilation Road Trip Riddim, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on January 15, 2016, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. AdvoKit Productions ended 2015 on a high note with its massively successful Kan Kan Riddim being one of the top releases in soca music, and looks forward to delivering these new anthems for the soca massive globally.

    The smooth and groovy Road Trip Riddim spawns four tracks and is helmed by soca star Machel Montano with his invitation to the masses to join him on a “Road Trip” to Carnival. Soca senstation Dale Ryan promises he is different with “Find Meh (Different)” and AdvoKit sings an ode to the ladies with “Pretty.”

    Based in Diego Martin in Trinidad and Tobago, AdvoKit Productions is captained producer Kitwana Israel, who had been producing music for over 12 years as a hobby, before officially establishing his professional production house in 2012. He ups his game as an artist and “Pretty” is his debut release, under his fitting performer name AdvoKit. With fingers on the pulse of soca music, AdvoKit Productions is bound to have another success year, taking all of us along for this thrilling road trip.

    TRACK LIST
    1. Machel Montano – Road Trip
    2. Dale Ryan – Find Meh (Different)
    3. AdvoKit – Pretty
    4. AdvoKit Productions – Road Trip Riddim (Instrumental)

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  • Dr. Witty aka Mervyn Carter Tropicalfete’s 2015 recipient of Tropicalfete’s Award of Excellence

    Congrats to Dr. Witty aka Mervyn Carter Tropicalfete’s 2015 recipient of Tropicalfete’s Award of Excellence. The award honors the accomplishments & contributions of persons and/or organizations that have had a role in the development of the Caribbean Community. The achievement of the awardees is significant on an international level where their work had a positive impact to the Caribbean community in the areas of culture, social, sports & economics. Past awardees: The Madd Stuntman – Artist – I like to Move it Move it 2009, Michelle Anglin – Playwright “Lost my Heart in Haiti” 2010, Patricia Meschino – Journalist Billboard Magazine – 2011, Diosa Joseph Tropicalfete Member – 2012, Richie Richardson – Designer – 2013, Reggae Retro Cultural Promoters 2014.
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    Dr. Witty was born Mervyn Carter in San Fernando, Trinidad, where he started singing Calypso on the streets, at just 10 years old; he continued writing and singing throughout his teenage years. He served seven years with the Trinidad and Tobago police service before migrating to the United States where he continued composing calypsos but he gave those songs to other artists to sing. Then in 1990 he wrote “A Statue For Jean” and decided to sing it himself, which charted a new course in his career. Whether it is a song for himself or another artist, Mervin’s calypsos are characterized by their humorous lyrics, hence his sobriquet-Dr. Witty. Past awardees:
    Dr. Witty has been chosen the winner of the Calypso Monarch competition in New York for many years, a title he has won in several US cities including Boston, Washington, Baltimore and Orlando.
    For the past five carnival seasons Dr. Witty has appeared at the Kaiso Revue Tent in Port of Spain, Trinidad. A former President of The Calypso Association of New York, Dr. Witty believes that calypso is the greatest music in the world and he is doing his best to keep the deeply rooted cultural art form alive.

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  • 2015 Top 100 International Caribbean Chart

    2015 Top 100 International Caribbean Songs for the year is a ranking of recorded music according to popularity. The Popularity is determined by air play, music sales, club play and online hits. Our Chart is not limited to genre. It shows the diversity and the creativity of Caribbean people around the World and most of all their impact on the global audience. Therefore, Reggae, R&B, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Zouk, Kompa, Soca, Reggaeton, Salsa, Calypso, etc. make up Tropicalfete Count Down Top 100 International Caribbean Songs for the year. Weekly Charts were calculated throughout the year to come up with a summary for the year. Charts have become an increasingly important way to measure the commercial success of individual songs and Tropicalfete Top 100 is a chart that reflects the songs the people consume.

    1 Shaggy Only Love – ft. Pitbull, Gene Noble
    2 Jah Cure – No Friend of Mine
    3 Tessanne Chin – Fire
    4 Olatunji – Ola
    5 Beenie Man Ft. Akon – Unstoppable
    6 Machel Montano – Like Ah Boss
    7 Destra – Lucy
    8 Machel Montano – Remedy
    9 Daddy Yankee – El Vaiven
    10 Barrington Levy – Life Is Great
    11 Benjai – Phenomenal
    12 Sean Paul – Take It Low
    13 Luciano – Prophecy
    14 Morgan Heritage – Keep On Jammin Morgan Heritage (feat. Shaggy)
    15 Lyrikal – Cloud 9
    16 Major Lazer Ft.Sean Paul & Machel Montano – One Wine
    17 Kerwin Du Bois – Circles
    18 Rupee – M.I.A (Missing In Action)
    19 Shaggy – I Need Your Love ft. Mohombi, Faydee, Costi
    20 Esco – Thick
    21 T-Vice – Warete
    22 Rocky Dawuni – Branches of the Same Tree
    23 Aidonia – Nuh Boring Gyal
    24 Richie Spice – Soaring In Love
    25 Farruko – Sunset ft. Shaggy, Nicky Jam
    26 Fayann Lyons- Raze
    27 Alex Sensation – Bailame ft. Yandel, Shaggy
    28 Enrique Iglesias – Noche Y De Dia ft. Yandel, Juan Magan
    29 Major Lazer Ft.Sean Paul & Machel Montano – One Wine
    30 Pitbull – Fun ft. Chris Brown
    31 Beenie Man – Badmind People
    32 Protoje – Sudden Flight ft. Jesse Royal & Sevana
    33 Pitbull – Baddest Girl in Town ft. Mohombi, Wisin
    34 Beenie Man – Party Vibes Nice
    35 Machel Montano & Destra – Come Back
    36 Sean Paul – Take It Low
    37 Angela Hunte and Machel Montano – Party Done
    38 Blaxx – Place In Life
    39 Machel Montano – Endless Wuk
    40 Aidonia – Pretty Please
    41 I-Octane – Hurt by friends
    42 Gyptian – Oh Yeah
    43 Kerwin Du Bois – No Apology
    44 Stephen Marley – Ghetto Boy ft. Bounty Killer, Cobra
    45 Mavado – True
    46 Machel Montano – On My Way
    47 Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley & Bunji Garlin – The Message
    48 Skinny Fabulous – Going Off
    49 Lyrikal – Loner
    50 Tarrus Riley – Cool Me Down
    51 Damian Marley – Who Am I ( feat. iQulah & Stephen Marley )
    52 Kes The Band – Look Fuh Dat
    53 Destra – Ooh La La Lay
    54 Tarrus Riley – Herbs
    55 Kerwin Du Bois ft. Patrice Roberts – Unforgettable
    56 Mr. Vegas – Give Thanks For Life / Gwaan Yaa
    57 Mavado – My League
    58 Patrice Roberts – Ah Feeling Mehself
    59 Kes The Band- Fallin
    60 Major Lazer – Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG)
    61 Mavado – Mak 90
    62 Shaggy – Bridges ft. Chronixx
    63 Cham – I’m Too Hot!
    64 Romain Virgo ft. Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco – Fade Away
    65 Kes The Band – Million
    66 Tommy Lee Sparta – Numb
    67 Prince Royce – Back It Up
    68 Farmer Nappy – My House
    69 Timaya ft. Don Jazzy – Timaya ft. Don JazzyI Concur
    70 Skinny Banton – Front Yard We
    71 Etana – I Rise
    72 Sean Paul & Beenie Man – Greatest Gallis
    73 Tommy Lee Sparta – Rebirth
    74 Ragga – Obsessed
    75 Carimi & Mikabe – Dife carnaval
    76 Erphaan Alves – Highest Feeling
    77 Ricardo Drue – Holding On
    78 Kurt Allen – Selfie T+T
    79 Daria – On De Road
    80 Demarco – So We Stay
    81 Asa Bantan – Wuk D Bumpa
    82 5 Star Akil- Noise
    83 Small Axe Band – Shake It Mix
    84 Tizzy & El A Kru – We Playin Mas
    85 Shurwayne Winchester – Shake It
    86 Romain Virgo – God Inna Me Corner
    87 Beenie Man – Put It
    88 Teddyson John – Ketch It
    89 Tallpree – Ole Mas
    90 T-Vice feat. Tonymix – Yok Pou Pè
    91 Bunji Garlin – Our Time
    92 Yankey Boy – Play Ah Ma
    93 Tsisy feo::Lil’C, Jade, Sweet, Damo
    94 Asa Bantan- Riddim of the Night
    95 Biggie Irie – My Island
    96 Busy Signal -Out of Many One
    97 Grand Masters – G Mix
    98 Stephen Marley ft Damian Marley & Spragga Benz – Bongo Nyah
    99 I-Octane – Don’t stop di vibes
    100 Nature – Love You – Nature

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