Jay Blessed, an award-winning Caribbean blogger, dope writer, phenomenal podcaster, and prominent mental health advocate is the special guest on this episode.
The first single from Fay-Ann Lyon’s forthcoming debut album “Catch Me,” produced by Richie Beretta will be featured on Reggae Gold 2014 (dropping August 12). The official genre is listed as Soca, but the track’s POP, EDM and dance music elements are all undeniable.
Join all the soca and reggae music junkies, carnival band members, the sexy Divine Models and party rockers this Saturday April 19th 2014 for the GLOW FETE!!!
The doors at ENCLAVE VENUE, 708 Spring St. Atlanta Ga 30308, open at 10pm. Musical energy will be supplied by DJ Choice One MD, the Krunkmaster DJ Slik, and DJ Doc. Also, top rated Highlanda Sound has just been added to the line up! Admission is only $10.
Accolades have already been heaped on the music video, which shows off the immense beauty of Jamaica and the sincerity of Shalli’s mission. On her visit to Jamaica in March, Shalli went into the studio with Rory and the result was a remix that is totally captivating.
“It was really a pleasure working with Rory, as he is someone who I have admired for a long time. He is a top-class Dj, so it is easy to understand that, with his knowledge of the music, he is also a great producer and has that ear for hit songs. And we all know just how important that is,” Shalli said.
Wasting no time, the video for this was shot and both artists and their management are happy with the outcome. A very uptempo offering, this could have been specifically made to celebrate carnival in Trinidad, and with the natural chemistry between the artistes, the song and video jelled perfectly.
“The rhythm is called ‘Happy Feet’ because it is just that, happy. The single is already getting a lot of love, especially in the Caribbean. We are working on a dance remix now to support the video launch in the fall.” Shalli explained.
August 31st at Red Hills Sports Bar and Lounge its the Soaking Wet Trinidad & Tobago 50th Independence Bash
Trinidadian singer/songwriter Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry brings his unique brand of soca to the masses with his new album, You Make Me…Surrender, available in stores and online onFebruary 21, 2012. Combining the names of his two singles from the album,“Surrender” and “You Make Me,” both major hits during this Carnival season in Trinidad, rendered Farmer the perfect title for his second studio effort.
“I’m now celebrating my 30th anniversary in the music business and this year, Carnival will be extra special as my album will be available worldwide on the official Carnival day, February 21,” states Farmer Nappy. “I’ve traveled, performed, encountered and experienced and I’ve captured everything in this album. My journey starts with soca but it doesn’t end there, and neither does this album.”
From Farmer’s signature groovy R&B melodies to his up-tempo carnival-esque anthems, the 13-track album boasts an array of sounds that fully depict the potpourri that is Caribbean music. Blending calypso, kaiso, ragga, soca,reggae and dancehall tones, Farmer manages to capture the true essence of the Caribbean, taking this compilation beyond carnival circles.
With fusion as his fuel, Farmer Nappy teams up with other Caribbean stars to bring a sample of the different flavors of the islands. Reggae icon Anthony Bfeatures on not one but two tracks, the megahit “Chippin Remix” and “Can’t Talk To me,” lending his reggae rap to Farmer’s groovy flow. Soca’s eliteMachel Montano co-wrote “Go Brave” and joins Farmer for “I Pay For This.” Legendary Trinidad dancehall artist General Grant shines on“Looking To Wine,” a trademark tune for calypso lovers. Producers include Barbadian production giant, De Red Boyz (who also scored Farmer his first international hit with “Chippin'”), Grenada‘s Shawn “Mr. Roots” Mitchell, Barbados’ Dwain “Dwaingerous” Antrobus, and Trinidad’s Kerwin Du Bois and Precision Productions, further adding to the diversity of the album.
Farmer Nappy built a global fan base as part of fellow international soca act,Machel Montano’s ‘HD Band,’ touring extensively for over two decades and bringing the sounds of mas to the masses worldwide. He can currently be seen performing more than 30 shows during Carnival season in Trinidad, which culminates on day of this album’s release. With his two hits in hand and a new album en route, Farmer Nappy is undoubtedly having his best year yet as he continues his quest of carrying Caribbean music around the world, 30 years and counting.
You Make Me…Surrender is distributed by FOX FUSE, with physical albums in select stores throughout the U.S. and Trinidad, and will be available digitally worldwide on all major digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and Spotify. It is now available for pre-order on iTunes and all digital outlets.
For more information on Farmer Nappy, log on to www.foxfuse.com/clients/farmernappy. Please direct all media inquiries to the FOX FUSE Publicity Department – Rhona Fox at 212-300-3813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Chippin’ (With Meh Own Woman)
4. You Make Me
5. Go Brave
6. Love Whip
7. Looking To Wine featuring General Grant
8. Can’t Talk To Me featuring Anthony B
9. Pavement with Kerwin Du Bois
10. Chippin’ Remix featuring Anthony B
12. I Pay For This featuring Machel Montano
13. Come Back (Bonus Track)
Coca-Cola has released the second official Coca-Cola Rhythm in time for Carnival 2012. The rhythm features an all star line up on a groovy soca beat developed by Kernal Roberts.
Coca-Cola has always been a refreshing delight to people all across the globe since 1886. The 2012 Coca-Cola Rhythm builds on the optimistic refreshment platform which embodies Coke’s Open Happiness mantra.
This new rhythm features an amazing group of artistes including: Benjai, Lil Bitts, Umi Marcano, Screws and Devon Matthews. Their talent brought to life the Rhythm objective – to share happiness, build excitement and really enjoy Carnival as Trinbangonians do with Soca Music.
According to Franchise Brand Manager, Mr. Roberto Lapeira, “Coca-Cola is pleased to have to opportunity to share its second Carnival Rhythm with Trinidad and Tobago. We are always trying to find innovative ways to really connect with the public and with the success of the last rhythm, we knew we had to bring something even more amazing this year. Kernal Roberts took the challenge and brought a fantastic, new groovy soca sound that includes our trademark Coca-Cola five tones and makes you want to dance in the street this Carnival.”
The Carnival 2012 Coca-Cola Rhythm Music will be available for download at www.coca-cola.com.tt