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A new partnership has been forged ahead of Carnival 2017 in T&T, and while most people may be busy making down payments on their carnival costumes, Soca music- well, what it sounds like, is pretty darn important. With that understood, the folks at Zig Boi Music, which is manned by Shawn ‘Mr. Spine’ Stewart, have teamed up with what is considered the best       music facility in the Caribbean. Zig Boi and Studio X are delivering to soca artistes, CONNECT.   “The facility at Studio X incorporates a recording studioRead More
Passion is a hell of a thing. In 2012, a young Trinidad and Tobago woman channeled her passion into the creation of a children’s book. She had been compelled to write it, at the time having been a resident of the United States. “I had been really homesick and my babysitting experience at the time, also contributed to that desire to deliver something like this. My son was born in the US after I started the book and having him was my reason to complete it.” “Grandpa Take Me ToRead More

Posted On September 10, 2016By altonIn News

Go DIY Records – License Press

London based soca artist Scrappy has now completed his 10th album and 4th tour. The artist who has been through various cities in Europe and also made his debut in New York City this year has not only had good support on his US debut but also has been working extra hard on the business end. From his recent US show the artist has now signed a new licensing deal with US based licensing company GoDiy Records. The company will now be the representative for potential synch deals in allRead More
Conscious Reggae Gospel artiste Claudius England will be taking his international social outreach project, Reclaimed Territory, to Scotland this summer.   The artiste, who has been executing this multi-faceted initiative since 2014, believes that projects to the prison populations, schools and churches—which seek to rehabilitate inmates and encourage and empower individuals to unearth their potential—provide hope for those persons to find their value of self and purpose.   “I have always been interested in helping persons walk in their purpose and also to give them hope to become better people noRead More
JAH9 KICKS OFF ‘YEAR OF 9’ (2 + 0 + 1 + 6) WORLD TOUR AND RELEASES 9MM VOL 2: PRE-ALBUM GROUNDINGS ON JAH9.COM Reggaeville Premieres 18-Track Mix Today A Precursor to her Eagerly-Awaited Sophomore Album 9 (VP Records/Steam Chalice Records) Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 starts her Year of 9 (2+0+1+6) World Tour, spanning North America, Europe and Africa. Her North American portion kicked off this Sat. July 23 at the Northwest World Reggae Fest in Portland and in Seattle on Sunday. Jul 24. The cross-continent run continues in Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City, Rochester, Ithaca,Read More
Kim Phillips, son of Glen Adams, has just released two powerful reggae songs, both performed by veteran reggae artist Frankie Paul and produced by Glen Adams prior to his death. The first track, titled “out in the deep,” is an inspirational record that deals with his – Frankie Paul’s – spiritual tenacity; While the second song, “too much guns” addresses the issue of gun control and/or the lack thereof. Frustrated by all the violence taking place all over the world, Kim Phillips decided that it was time to share unreleasedRead More

Posted On July 26, 2016By altonIn News

Barrington Levy Stole Sumfest 2016

CEO Mr. Biggs of Platinum Camp Records in association with Reggae Sumfest presented for the first time in history, Barrington Levy and Beenie Man on stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Together they performed their mega hit single “Murderer” which sent the crowd in a mass frenzy after witnessing this historic performance.   It became a diplomatic affair as CEO Daddy Biggs arranged for music ambassador Shyne to fly to Jamaica from Belize to join Barrington Levy aka mellow canary for a surprise collaboration of their number one hit records “BadRead More
Emancipated Voices – New Generation of Caribbean Poets Reflections on 182 Years since the Formal End of Slavery in the British Caribbean   Three provocative, talented wordsmiths lead a celebration of self-determination, identity, place and purpose as the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College hosts the inaugural program of Poets & Passion – A Caribbean Literary Lime 10th Anniversary Season.   To commemorate the 1838 formalized end of chattel slavery in the British Caribbean the program features critically acclaimed poets, St. Lucian Vladimir Lucien, author of ‘Sounding Ground’, SamanthaRead More
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Tuff Nut Studio delivers a massive collection of conscious reggae anthems on its new compilation Wake Up, The King Is Coming, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on July 29, 2016, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. Based in Febeau Village in San Juan, Trinidad, Tuff Nut Studio was established in 2006 by radio personality and producer Michael “Master Mike” Samuel, who has been crafting reggae gems for over a decade now. Integrating a spiritual, natural take on reggae, and birthing anRead More
In anticipation of the release of BAZODEE (in theaters nationwide August 5th), Machel Montano, the KING OF SOCA, has just released a NEW MUSIC VIDEO for his featured single, “I Forget.”   Be sure to check out the video featuring clips from the film here:     BAZODEE tells the story of Anita (Natalie Perera), the dutiful daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi), who is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair), when a chance encounter with a local singer, Lee de Leon (Machel Montano) sets things askew.Read More