Monthly Archives: "July 2016"

“Don’t Send Me Away is a reggae/r&b fusion remix of a 1980 song I wrote with the late Davy Morris and Jimmy Tindal originally released with Garfield Fleming on lead for Beckett Records that hit #2 BillboardR&B in the U.S. and #1 Billboard R&B in the U.K.” says Capsicum CEO and A&R Director Roger Meltzer. “I’ve wanted to do a reggae remake of it since starting the label in 2009. I co-produced this new version with Mellow who not only voiced the song for us, but he also sang all the background vocals and played all the instruments in his home studio. He’s like scary gifted.” Meltzer met Jamal “King Mellowman” Clarke completely by accident through hisRead More
The Phases Band, who hails from Vieux Fort, is pleased to announce the release of its debut single, We Like It, a soca, which with most of the instruments recorded live, represents a departure from the modern day practice where one sits at a computer and creates a riddim,  the composer need not be a musician,  knowledge of software and a library of sample loops are all what is required.   Given the way We Like It was created, it is no wonder that the song is  filled with musicalRead More

Posted On July 12, 2016By altonIn music, Music-News Radio, News

Lyrikal Releases First Album

  Brooklyn NY (11 July, 2016)—Soca artiste Lyrikal will release his first album titled The Journey on July 22. The songs on the album and its title perfectly reflect Lyrikal’s maturation as an artiste. “I chose the name The Journey because the album shows my growth and my experiences over the past decade,” Lyrikal explains. The Journey, a 20-track album and All Access DVD, brilliantly captures Lyrikal’s musical journey to this point in his career. It tells the story of his hard work, his victories, and his struggles and isRead More
The Montreal International Reggae Festival Brings The Old Port to Life August 26, 27, 28 for the 13th annual Music Festival!   The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) brings The Old Port of Montreal to life August 26, 27, 28 with the sweet sounds of Reggae and Dancehall for their 13th annual music festival!   Headliners at this years’ festival are Cocoa Tea, Mavado, Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, Sanchez, Spragga Benz, Vershon, Romain Virgo and Jahmiel.  Each artist has a catalog of hit records that are enjoyed by Reggae andRead More
New Carnival, New You   Shipwrecked Carnival London joins Fantasy Carnival T&T for Trinidad Carnival 2017 and beyond….. #timetogetWRECKEDwithfantasy2017 #fantasyshipwrecked2017 #1001fantasies Shipwrecked Carnival London is an events brand; since 2008 we’ve successfully hosted the Ultimate All Inclusive themed event in London for Notting Hill Carnival. In 2017 we’ll be joining Fantasy Carnival T&T for an amazing Road Carnival Experience! At Shipwrecked All Inclusive we welcome carnivalist’s from across the Globe! For Trinidad Carnival 2017 we are bringing them with us! It’s time to GET WRECKED with the International Shipwrecked Crew!Read More
Jamaica’s Legendary Jazz Great Monty Alexander To Mark 40th Anniversary Reunion Of One Of The Great Trios In Jazz     CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 6, 2016: It’s the reunion that will have jazz lovers humming as Jamaica’s Legendary Jazz Great Monty Alexander returns to the stage with Grammy-winning bassist John Clayton and renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton to mark the 40th anniversary reunion of one of the great trios in jazz.   The historic event is set for the prestigious Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, CaliforniaRead More

Posted On July 6, 2016By altonIn News

Second Annual Opera Festival Underway in T&T

Second annual Trinidad & Tobago opera festival underway The musical event is taking place from July 1-10 in Port of Spain   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – July 5, 2016 – The newly rebranded Picoplat Music Development Foundation (formerly the Classical Musical Development Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago) is hosting the second annual Trinidad & Tobago Opera Festival from July 1-10, 2016 at Queen’s Hall in Port of Spain. The Opera Festival is known to be a celebration of great music and authentic Trinbagonian talent, comprising of several classical musicRead More
SOCA STAR OLATUNJI RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM AWAKENING  Album Debuts at #10 on iTunes U.S., Now Available Worldwide from FOX FUSE      New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Soca star Olatunji Yearwood sees the international release of his electrifying debut album Awakening, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released today, July 1, 2016), from FOX FUSE. Awakening debuted at #10 on the iTunes U.S. Reggae Top Albums chart, at #4 on the iTunes Trinidad and Tobago Reggae Top Albums chart, and garnered coveted features on the iTunes U.S.Read More
Raging Fyah, one of the fastest rising roots reggae artists from Jamaica, just released their third studio album entitled Everlasting on the Dub Rockers imprint. The five-piece Kingston collective recently toured the U.S. with Stick Figure winning over new fans with AXS stating, “Raging Fyah is now poised for a significant impact upon America’s vast reggae landscape” and commenting about their live show “…the band never lost touch with the audience throughout the entire performance.” Listen to select music from the album, including title track “Everlasting,” “Ready For Love,” and “Live Your Life”Read More
DASK ENTERTAINMENT, INC. – Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Dancehall Dancer, KaSheba, is making major strides as she gears up to launch her latest solo project. Shot in Brooklyn, New York; the videographer ‘on deck,’ was none other than Brooklyn’s own, UkaY Hipster—dancehall’s official videographer here in New York City (@ArtofUkay on Instagram). KaSheba choreographed to the song, “Cry” by artist/dancer, BruKUp. For the filming, she wore the newly designed Summer 2017 “Spread Love Gang” collaboration tank endorsed by her clothing sponsor, Cooyah Clothing Inc., along with a black split-skirtRead More