Caribbean Tag

There’s a new guy on the scene and he’s prepared to go to any lengths to prove his strength. In Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean where soca music is prevalent and carnivals a natural part of the “islandlife” landscape, he knows there’s enough room for him and others like him, so he’s coming hard and he’s pushing with maximum force. There’ll be no stopping De Postman. Like an express delivery he’s arrived. “Fetaholic” is his second hit single released to the Trinidad and Tobago slate of DJs and radioRead More
While Fay – Ann Lyons may have started the ball rolling ahead of Carnival 2016 with her African inspired hit, “Block De Road” which features Ghanaian singer, Stonebwoy, other artistes are moving full speed ahead toward the magic of the motherland, infusing their harmonies with the rhythmic African beats that are somehow distinctive to that part of the world. Mysta Lyon – a Trinidad born singer who lives in the United States but maintains his heritage, says the African beat has revitalized the genre quite a bit. Having heard theRead More
Trinidad and Tobago based singer/songwriter/band leader Nadia Batson is focused on standing out during the upcoming Carnival seasons throughout the world. Already taking a lead, the SASS The Band leader has released two singles; ‘Magic’ (featuring Sekon Sta) and ‘Sorry’, both of which have quickly become favourites of many Soca lovers. On both tracks Nadia can be considered as a tease as her vocals meshes brilliantly with both words and melodies leaving music enthusiasts anticipating more. Constantly in studio working on new material Nadia can be expected to release tracksRead More
Reggae Star and Ambassador Iba Mahr, and legendary saxophonist Dean Fraser, have teamed to deliver a new single to the music marketplace carrying a simple message: it’s all about “Having Fun!” Released on SoundCloud, the single comes in advance of Iba Mahr’s much anticipated album, Diamond Sox, which will be released on the VPAL imprint on November 20th, 2015. Warming the market to the many moods of Iba Mahr, the single “Having Fun” is a reflection of the artists fun side when not performing music about the importance of faithRead More
Gyptian, who hit international stardom with his RIAA certified Gold hit “Hold You” (produced by Ricky Blaze and later remixed by Nicki Minaj) in 2010, is back with a single just as contagious. The Jamaican reggae singer’s song “All On Me” (June 9, VP) continues to climb U.S. radio charts on Top 40, Urban and Rhythmic radio, and now has Lady Leshurr, “Britain’s hottest female rapper” hailed by Vogue, gets on the wicked new remix produced by the Dutch born record producer Diztortion (known for his hits with UK artistsRead More
BlackStarr Productionz ignites with its new soca compilaton the Skyline Riddim, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on October 23, 2015, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. The groovy soca rhythm is BlackStarr Productionz’s new release for the 2016 Trinidad Carnival season. Short and sweet with four tracks, the Skyline Riddim features tunes from Trinidadian entertainers Semonita, Sir Skarz, Mr. Moore and Ruben. The tunes are picking up momentum on playlists throughout the Caribbean and also on YouTube, where audio-only videos are racking up views. Based in Trinidad,Read More
Finally, an opportunity has presented itself to shout out “F…Dem” without apology. Hold on, before you begin throwing F’s around let’s be specific; Forget, Face, Flatter and Fete are all applicable. When their eyes are recording your every move to strike up neighborhood gossip remember they’re only as significant as you make them. Every movement; wine, jump or wave is ‘For All Ah Dem’ and Vincentian Soca artiste Problem Child is stating this clearly in his track. The cleverly written track that is featured on the ‘Fete Life Riddim’ canRead More
The much-anticipated Caribbean Over the Top (OTT) platform, MAS2TV was launched chalked filled with content that is unique to the Caribbean culture and aesthetic. The event took place at Sweet Chick Restaurant in NYC, with some notable guests attending, such as, Pat Meschino of Billboard, Michael Prinville a producer from NBC, actress Kandyse McClure and former footballer and TV Personality Robbie Earle. A year in the making, the platform was brought to market at a press gathering in New York City, where Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President DianneRead More
NYC, USA – New York-based starlet Chai weaves her way into the middle of the build up to Carnival 2016 with the release of her debut soca single “Zig Zag”. The rising soca star teams with Artica Productions on the self-penned track that’s already receiving rave reviews across the soca scene in the Big Apple. The song with its catchy hook and trademark dance gives soca audiences a peek into Chai’s creative process. “Soca has always been a passion of mine and I’m really excited to be back on theRead More
Three elements; Love, Unity and Patriotism were molded together to create ‘Country Love.’ For Sizwe C, the thought of utilizing his musical abilities to create a positive track encapsulates those three elements was a challenge that he gave himself. In the song penned by Sizwe and Warren “Willy” Chin, Sizwe declares his love for his country and encourages those around him to do the same. As he calls out a number of islands and their distinctiveness, he boldly urges everyone to raise their hands to the sky in solidarity. ReallyRead More