Access Granted – Caribbean Fever Edition – Reggae -vs- Soca with V103’s DJ Kash ((TONIGHT)) March 21st

Access Granted - Caribbean Fever Edition - Reggae -vs- Soca. Music by: V103's DJ Kash l King AP l One Drop ((TONIGHT)) March 21st @ClubPisces. EVERYONE FREE ALL NIGHT

Access Granted – Caribbean Fever Edition – Reggae -vs- Soca. Music by: V103’s DJ Kash l King AP l One Drop ((TONIGHT)) March 21st @ClubPisces. EVERYONE FREE ALL NIGHT

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Reggae -vs- Soca
Music by: DJ Kash l King AP l One Drop l Craig Lion
This Friday, March 21st @ Club Pisces
EVERYONE FREE ALL NIGHT
FREE SHOTS FOR LADIES TIL MIDNIGHT
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Spotlight: “Bruk It Down 2.0” New Album by Mr. Vegas

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Hear Da Music Vault’s Spotlight on the new album from Mr. Vegas entitled ‘Bruk It Down 2.0.

bruk it down 2.0

DOWNLOAD HERE.

Spotlight on Mr. Vegas – Bruk It Down 2.0 by Highlanda on Mixcloud

Two Face Friends By Mr Vegas
Wet Party By Mr. Vegas and Flourgon
GIVE IT TO HAR By Mr. Vegas, El Boy C, and DJ Starr
Vamos By Mr Vegas
Bruk it down (Soca remix) By Mr. Vegas ft Alison Hinds

 

MR. VEGAS RELEASES BRUK IT DOWN 2.0

MR. VEGAS RELEASES new album ‘BRUK IT DOWN 2.0’

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Named after his recent international cross over hit single, the Bruk It Down 2.0 album (MV Music) follows his innovative proven approach.vegas-gif

Grounded in Reggae Dancehall, Bruk It Down 2.0 demonstrates Mr. Vegas’ uncanny ability to tap into a seamless mix of House, Reggaeton, Soca, pop and Dubstep. But it’s not simply Vegas going it alone.

A who’s who of production talent from Clevie to Danny Browne, Studio 758 and Jah Snowcone, help Bruk It Down 2.0 connect the foundation of Reggae Dancehall with cutting edge musical movements.MR. VEGAS RELEASES BRUK IT DOWN 2.0

On the mic, Vegas is joined on the title track by Barbados’ very own, the Soca queen Alison Hinds while Reggae crooner Lukie D, foundation Dancehall favorite Flourgon and Reggaeton artist El Boy C are also on board, as well as St Lucian songstress Terri. Released on September 24, 2013, the 16-track ensemble is Vegas’ 9th studio release and the second from his own label imprint, MV Music.

The electric vibe of Bruk It Down 2.0 picks up where a series of #1s left off. Indeed, the original Bruk It Down” single (2012) went #1 on the MTV Base Chart, number one in Jamaica and number one on BBC 1Xtra in the UK.Soca Queen Alison Hinds is featured on 'Bruk It Down 2.0'

Here, “Bruk It Down” featuring Bajan Soca queen Alison Hinds enriches the original version with indigenous Calypso sounds. Staying in the region and keeping it ‘caliente’, Mr. Vegas links with El Boy C to spark an electrified Reggaeton track “Vamos” (‘Let’s Go’).

In due fashion, the record is ready for “Take Off” when Terri lends her seriously seductive and catchy hooks to a synthy Dancehall track that didn’t need the help. But this is Bruk It Down 2.0. And when Jamaican super-producer Clevie returns for “It’s A Beautiful Life” years of collaboration with Mr. Vegas shine through on the composition.

Using clever melodic flows, as well as crucial production support from Jah Snowcone, Steadly and Chuck T, Vegas focuses on what is most essential on the soulful, R&B-esque “Slow Jam” before “Run Up And Down”, ramps up the energy once again.New Mr Vegas music video + download "Whenever You're Lonely"

Finally, “Wet Party” featuring rub-a-dub Dancehall veteran Flourgon, whines, wheels and pulls up the vibes for a fresh party sound that’s wonderfully familiar at the same time. Based around the Paragon’s rocksteady hit “On The Beach” recorded for Duke Reid in 1967, Mr. Vegas and Flourgon here provide the classic 2.0 version.

Rooted within the Reggae movement, which itself drew on Soul, RnB and Gospel, Bruk It Down 2.0 points us to the next era of Dancehall Reggae music. It is one in which Jamaican riddims’ embrace of contemporary Drum & Bass and the synthy sound scapes of House and Electronic genres creates new horizons.

Indeed, Mr. Vegas offers a captivating, head nodding and hip shaking musical interpretation of what is to come.

Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, and Alison Hinds, Concert in Atlanta

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Gates open at 3:00pm and showtime is at 5:00pm.  Advance sales end at 4pm on the day of the show.

Get ticket

Venue: www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com

Promoter: Facebook.com/MidniteProduction

Dancehall Now Podcast Episode 65 with Alison Hinds

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This is the latest episode of the ‘Dancehall Now’ podcast for February 2013.  Hear an hour-long mix with the best Soca of the 2013 season plus the hottest new dancehall riddims.

DANCEHALL NOW PODCAST EPISODE 64 WITH ALISON HINDS (2-12-13)

This episode also features an  interview with the queen of soca music Alison Hinds

Click here for DANCEHALL NOW PODCAST EPISODE 65 WITH ALISON HINDS (2-12-13)

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Roll It Gal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Highlanda Releases ‘Soca Fun’ 2013 Mixtape

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We are pleased to present ‘Soca Fun’ Volume 2 – a 2013 Soca Mixtape by Highlanda Sound…Highlanda Releases 'Soca Fun' 2013 Mixtape

…featuring fresh music from Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season with singles and new riddims out of the Caribbean.

1    Paradise Riddim Instrumental – I Am Paradise
Soca singer Machel Montano performing at the 2...
Soca singer Machel Montano performing at the 2007 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), Apollo Theater, New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
2    Fireman – Nadia Batson
3    You’re Not Alone – Beverley S.
4    Push Back – Teddyson John
5    Drinkin’ Rum – Machel Montano
6    Drunk – Farmer Nappy
7    Wettin – Kerwin Du Bois
8    Wonda Woman Riddim Instrumental
9    Fete Forever – Megan Walrond
10 We Cya Stop – Terri Lyons
11  Handle It – Nadia Batson
12  Spread a Little More – Patrice Roberts
13  Wine Up Your Body – Nisha B
14  Land of Wine – Teddyson John
15  Ah Come For Dat – Kes
16  Bring it to Meh – Kes (Stag Riddim)
17 Touchless – Bunji Garlin
18  Vibrate – Super Jigga TC
19  Rolling Hard – Fya Empress
20 No Getaway – Blaxx (Island Mas Riddim)
21 Carry On – Terri Lyons
22 Gals Want More Iron – Alison Hinds
23 We Doing This Owah – Fay Ann Lyons
24 Touch You – Daville & Machel Montano
25 Tempted Instrumental
26 Tempted – Devon Matthews
27 She Ready – Machel Montano
28 Wickedest Wine – Shal Marshall
29 Whole Day – Sean Karew & Devon
30 Thief a Wine – Kes
31 Don’t Trust Me – Edwin Yearwood
Carnival Masqueraders in Trinidad and Tobago
Carnival Masqueraders in Trinidad and Tobago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
32 Project 5 Riddim Instrumental
33 Wining Queen – Denise Belfon
34 Permission Granted  – Patrice Roberts
35 If you want to – Michelle Xavier
36 Feter – Benjai
37 Life of the Party – Machel Montano
38 Differentology – Bunji Garlin ft. Nigel Rojas
39 Trinidadian – Kes
40 Shell Down Dat – Skinny  Fabulous (Crazy Jab Riddim)
41 Ravers – Lil Rick
42 Lawa – Ravi B & Iwer George

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Caribbean Fever Music Festival @ Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (Re-Scheduled)

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 @ Brooklyn's Barclays Center  Featuring Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, Mr. Vegas, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and more

Caribbean Fever Music Festival

**The Caribbean Fever Music Festival originally scheduled for November 2 at Barclays Center has been moved to December 17 due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Ticketholders can use their tickets for the December 17 show. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.**

Caribbean Fever Music Festival

@ Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Featuring Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, Mr. Vegas, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and more

This event has been rescheduled.
Original Date: Friday November 2nd at 8:00pm
New Date: Monday December 17th at 8:00pm

Purchase tickets online via Ticketmaster at
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004938DC45FD16

OR Charge by Phone             800.745.3000

Information:

www.brooklyn-fever.com | www.facebook.com/Caribbeanfevermusicfestival

 

 

Alison Hinds and Machel Montano at The Barclays Center for Caribbean Fever Music Festival

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The Caribbean Queen Alison Hinds is set to perform at the Caribbean Fever Music Festival inside the brand new Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, New York.  The great lineup includes Machel Montano, Mr Vegas, Cham, Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh.

Soca Queen Alison Hinds is featured on 'Bruk It Down 2.0'

Alison Hinds Soca Queen Interview on Dancehall Now

Alison Hinds tells about starting out singing with the group Square One and her rise to the Soca throne.  Alison has been the most consistent female solo performer in the arena since the late 1990’s.  Listen as The Dancehall Now Show takes you behind the scenes with Alison Hinds.

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The Caribbean Queen, Alison Hinds Brand New Video “Faluma/Makelele”

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In 1998, Square One released ‘Faluma’, spoken in the language of the Saamaka tribe in Suriname. The song went on to top the charts in almost every Caribbean territory, as well as on numerous radio stations throughout North America and Europe. Watch now as the Caribbean Queen Alison Hinds re-introduces ‘Faluma,’ to the world followed by her 2011 carnival release of Makelele!
Video Directed by: Tania Hoser
Edited by: Tania Hoser & Raivo Loo
©: 2012 Black Coral Inc

LINKS
TWTTER: https://twitter.com/AlisonHinds
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alison-Hinds/39601973164
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/alisonhinds
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://alisonhinds.com/

BOOKING INFO
http://www.alisonhinds.com/booking

Machel Montano Releases Album 34

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Soca music fans and music lovers worldwide who want to experience the very best in Caribbean music will revel in the latest album release from the genre’s most celebrated artiste, Machel Montano, titled ALBUM 34. The prodigiously gifted Trinidadian, whose debut vinyl album Too Young To Soca arrived in record shops in 1985, has once again created a magical brew of sweet soca rhythms on this, his 34th career release. ALBUM 34 is now available throughout Trinidad & Tobago, with worldwide distribution scheduled for later this month.

NEW MUSIC

Fans have come to expect from Montano a rich array of hit songs every year, jam-packed with explosive, driving rhythms that he produces for Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival celebrations. Surely this new batch of 15 tracks comprising ALBUM 34 will not disappoint his vast legion of followers – in T&T and throughout the Caribbean Diaspora – and its many gems are bound to attract many new listeners as well.

One of the new songs presently heating up the airwaves and blasting at every Carnival fete in Trinidad is “No Behavior,” a fast-paced, volatile soca track with Montano’s trademark style that every soca fan instantly recognises. The artiste urges everyone to “get behind the big truck…start jumpin’ up, start waving up!” Next up is a groovy soca number, a song infused with a romantic vibe and a gentle rhythm called “Slow Wine.”

Also on tap are Montano’s newest hit singles “Bumper to Fender,” “Thiefin’ ” and “Awrite” (Ramajay). Each of these tunes have found great favour with partygoers of every race and age at Carnival 2010. The Trinidadian has once again captured that quintessential Caribbean vibe – a scintillating mix of rhythms full of warmth, love, and good humour.

FAMOUS COLLABORATIONS

Machel Montano has been a driving force behind Caribbean musical integration for more than a decade, with a multitude of important collaborations to his credit, including features with Pitbull, Lil Jon, Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Beanie Man, Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel, Alison Hinds, Ricky T, Tallpree, just to name a few. Montano’s vision of Caribbean unity forged though music and culture is beautifully underscored in the delivery of ALBUM 34, as this exciting mix of new music includes collaborations with leading singers, musicians, and producers from Barbados, Grenada, Antigua, St. Vincent, Jamaica, B.V.I., Cuba, and USA.

On ALBUM 34, Montano has joined forces with Pitbull for an electrifying remix of “Awrite” (Ramjay). The remix not only celebrates the fusion of reggaton and soca rhythms but also the resilience of the Haitan people following the catastrophic earthquake that affected Haiti on January 12.

Jamaican dancehall superstar Busy Signal is also in the mix on 34, making a mesmerising spin with Machel on “Wooeeii Gyal Wooeeii,” an African-influenced riddim that’s punctuated by magnificent drumbeats. Both productions are fascinating examples of Montano’s experimental approach to music-making in the studio, which no doubt is why his work is the most original and most eagerly-anticipated music in this genre.

Other savory collaborations on ALBUM 34 include “Hot Like” featuring dancehall star Serani, “Fetting On” with Skinny Fabulous, and “Really Hot” with Wildfire, an upcoming Trinidadian-American artiste. Also, get a good listen to Machel on “Not Going Home,” an uplifting, inspirational song about the power of Carnival to bring people together and to celebrate joyously their common humanity.

CARIBBEAN FUSION

In addition to the various artistes mentioned above, Montano has ensured the success of his newest endeavour by collaborating with many of the Caribbean’s leading producers, including his close friend and award-winning songwriter, Kernal Roberts, Dwain “Dwaingerous” Antrobus, Shawn “Roots” Mitchell, Jason “Nutron” Carter, Kasey Phillips, among many others. On the album liner notes, the artiste also sends out thanks to the HD Family, a close-knit cadre of performers and musicians who have been by his side over the past four years at carnivals and concert stages around the world.

RECORD ALBUMS

Montano fans will also marvel at the CD cover art for ALBUM 34, which consists of cover images of all the artiste’s previous 33 albums. This truly prodigious recorded output, a wonderful achievement in itself, clearly makes Montano the most productive and enduring artiste in the history of soca music.Young fans of soca and other music lovers will be well-advised to delve into Montano’s extensive catalogue, not only to discover a great deal of exciting music but will to also get an appreciation of the evolution of the genre over the past three decades.

CARNIVAL 2010 AND BEYOND

After the ALBUM 34 release, there is already that next mountain to climb for Montano. He has decided to take a short break from live performances at this year’s Trinidad Carnival in order to execute many new projects that are engaging his attention. These projects include a Bollywood film production, as well as new music, which he will be releasing throughout the year.

MACHEL & BEYONCE

Machel is also eagerly looking forward to seeing all of his fans again next week Thursday, February 18th at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain, when he will be appearing as the opening act for Beyoncé. This is the first ever appearance in the Caribbean for the world’s ‘Queen of Pop,’ 16-time Grammy award-winning artiste, and promises to be a night of great music and amazing performances by both Machel and Beyoncé.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Montano is no stranger to award ceremonies as his work has been receiving worldwide acclaim for decades. Already this year, he continues his streak of success by racking up five nominations in the 2010 International Reggae & World Music Awards set for May 2 in New York. Montano previouly walked away with the top IRAWMA award back in 2008 when he won the ‘Bob Marley Entertainer of the Year,” and is a front-runner for it again this year.

ALBUM IN STORES NOW

Get your copy of Machel Montano’s ALBUM 34, in stores now, and celebrate Carnival 2010 with the soca superstar.Also check your local music and book stores and other retail outlets for the ALBUM 34 2010 calendar, another collector’s item from this soca icon.

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Dancehall Now Episode 34 – The Ladies Edition

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for October 20, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

This episode includes live footage from Highlanda’s Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

The Ladies Edition featured the music of artists including the following: Raine Seville, Etana, Cherine Anderson, Alaine, Queen Ifrica, Phylissia, Alison Hinds, Marcia Griffiths, Jodain Pantry, D’Angel, Tifa, Cecile, Lady Saw, and Spice.

On DANCEHALL NOW, Top Rated Highlanda features new and pre-release dancehall music that we deem the best of the best and bound to become hits along with established chart toppers and records getting radio and club spins in current rotation. Dancehall Now also includes artist features and delivers news pertinent to the dancehall community.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide. This show may contain language that may be considered by some to be offensive. Views expressed by artists and guests on this show are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Highlanda Sound.

Please download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to kahlil.wonda@gmail.com or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe and become a fan to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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THE FIRST ANNUAL ATLANTA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL (CARIFEST)

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The promoters of Atlanta Carifest want everyone to know that their goal is to promote unity in the Atlanta Caribbean community. Performers in the line up include Etana, Machel Montano, Freddie McGregor, Alison Hinds, Chino, Laden, Tessanne Chin, and Kiprich.

At Adams Stadium, 2415 N. Druid Hills Rd, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009…A D’va Promotion. To Purchase TICKETS www.atlantacarifest.com or www.eventlinks-atlanta.com

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The 2009 IRAWMA Honors the Best in Caribbean & World Music

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IRAWMA Finale

The 2009 IRAWMA saw a star-studded affair at the York College
Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York on Sunday, May 3, 2009.

– Photography by Khayyam Pitts –

Rainy weather and cold temps did not put a damper on the 28th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards, which took place at the state-of-the-art York College Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York on Sunday, May 3, 2009.

Celebrities filed into the venue hours before the show began, to walk the red carpet and give media their undivided attention. Then the curtains went up and the show was first emceed by Copeland Forbes, pinch hitting for Tony Rebel, who later turned up to take over his hosting duties.

The audience was entertained all night with exciting performances from some of the top names in Caribbean music, including Tarrus Riley, Calypso Rose, Beenie Man, Machel Montano, Alison Hinds,Tony Rebel, D’Angel, Gramps Morgan, Duane Stephenson and Barbee, all backed by the Dean Fraser Band.

The awards presentation saw some funny moments as fans screamed their choices and awardees teased each other. Beres Hammond, Mavado, Machel Montano, Queen Ifrica and Etana all walked away with two trophies each. Tarrus Riley won “Best Male Vocalist,” Beenie Man took away the “Best Male Deejay” prize, Alison Hinds scored “Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer,” Stephen McGregor nabbed “Producer of the Year,” and Shaggy was honored with the “Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award.”

“I first want to extend a note of thanks to each and everyone for your hard work,” stated Ephraim Martin, president of Martin’s International & Associates and producer of the IRAWMA. “I value and appreciate all of your hard work and effort in making the 28th IRAWMA a success.” As the curtains closed on the 28th IRAWMA, everyone present at the awards applauded, paying respect to one of the longest running awards ceremony in the world that honors reggae and world beat music.

2009 IRAWMA Winners

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year
Beres Hammond

Recording Artist of the Year
Mavado

Best Male Vocalist
Tarrus Riley

Best Female Vocalist
Queen Ifrica & Etana (TIE)

Best Song
Mavado – “So Special”

Best Album
Etana – Strong One

Best Crossover Song
John Legend & Buju – “Can’t Be My Lover”

Best Gospel Song
Stitchie & Elephant Man – “What A Mighty God”

Best Female D.J./Rapper
Queen Ifrica

Best Male D.J./Rapper
Beenie Man

Best New Entertainer
Serani

Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer
Alison Hinds

Best Reggaeton Entertainer
Daddy Yankee

Best Latin Entertainer
Shakira

Best Compas Entertainer
Nu-Look

Best African Entertainer
Alpha Blondy

Best Soukous Entertainer
Awilo Longomba

Best Hip Hop/R&B Entertainer
Lil Wayne

Outstanding Contribution to World Music
Wyclef Jean

Most Outstanding Stage Personality
Machel Mantano

Best Music Video
Stephen & Damian Marley – “The Mission”

Best Poet
Mutabaruka

Most Educational Entertainer
Morgan Heritage

Most Outstanding Show Band
Machel & HD Band

Most Consistent Entertainer
Calypso Rose

Most Promising Entertainer
Lutan Fyah

Most Improved Entertainer
Tanya Mullings

Best Instrumentalist
Dean Fraser

Best Backing Band
New Kingston Band

Most Popular Selector
Stone Love

Concert of the Year
Irie Jamboree

Promoter of the Year
Sumfest

Producer of the Year
Steven McGregor

Songwriter of the Year
Beres Hammond

Award for Spiritual Service through Music
Lutan Fyah

Community Service Award
Ziggy Marley, U.R.G.E.

Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award
Shaggy

Best Song in Tribute to Barack Obama
Cocoa Tea – “Barack Obama”

SPECIAL: Int’l Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Inductee
Clive Hunt, King Short Shirt, Sweet Honey in the Rock

SPECIAL: Master of the Caribbean Award
Mighty Sparrow

SPECIAL: Martin’s International/Inter-Culture Award of Honor
Granville Straker

SPECIAL: Award for Contributions to Music, Arts & Culture
Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange
SPECIAL: Producer’s “Respect” Award
Usain Bolt
SPECIAL: Awards of Appreciation for Contributions to Music Industry
Owen Dalhouse, Brigadier Jerry, Road Int’l, Heavy D

For more information, please log on to www.irawma.com
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