If you thought the song alone was vibes. Check out the video, lose yourself in the music, throw your stress away and “Raise Yuh Hand And Leh Go”!
Directed By – WizzKydd
©SLAGIATT Productions|The JepNest
Take a look at Kerwin DuBois music video for one of his many hits for Carnival 2013, Wettin filmed in St.Maarten.
“The track is called Don’t Judge Me and is a melodic journey of message through music produced by the Red Boys! When Carnival or Crop Over comes…it’s our time…when we lose our inhibitions and let go…so when you see me gettin on bad in a fete…lost in the music or trying to wine on all the women in the party…or caught up in the moment with my friends with a drink in hand and behaving in a manner I normally wouldn’t..Don’t Judge Me!
The message also transcends beyond the party into a social realm…regardless of how different a person may seem…style of dress, type of music, social status, race, sexual preference…the list goes on…DON’T JUDGE! SPREAD LOVE!!!” – Rupert Clarke
Produced by: De Red Boyz
Written by : Rupert Clarke & Machel Montano
Mixed by : Anthony Lowhar @CMI
Backing vocals: Faith Hoyte and Scott Galt
Mastered by : Will Quinnell @Sterling Sound NY.
Written By Erphaan Alves
Produced By Nutation Records (Trinidad)
Mastered By PLATTA Recording Studio (Barbados)
2012 is definitely progressing in favor of Erphaan Alves and his musical odyssey. The momentum built from Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival Season is succesfully being maintained. The EA Soca Brand was well received at performances in various Caribbean islands; Barbados, Antigua, Grenada and Dominica within the past months. Erphaan also managed to add to his accolades; Best New Male Soca Artiste 2012 (tied with HypaSounds) at Soca Awards 10 , and his composition “As We Rise” was chosen in the Top 6 Best Songs at the National Song Competition 2012. International achievement came in the light of his MTV iggy Artiste of the week win and his track “On D Spot” being aired on MTV Real world show along with his compositions; “Super Wuk” performed by Super Jigga TC and “Bottle” by performed by Devon Matthews.
However, there is more to be accomplished. Team EA saw NOW! as the best time to “Take-Off!” and set a pace for Carnival Season 2013 with the jump off track “iNever”, a Nutation Records Production. The track’s high key takes the daring artiste out of his comfort zone bringing an unfamiliar but exciting vibe! This is the take off, enjoy as we get you ready for full flight! #EA2013
As the dawn breaks on the last day in our lifetimes we will ever see such alignment as the 12/12/12, Machel Montano and Drupatee Ramgoonai, exactly 12 years after giving us the culturally epic “Real Unity”, have collaborated once again to give us a melding of ethnic melodies in “Indian Gyal”. With the chorus ringing out an enchanting “Wuk Up D Larki”, where Larki means girl, the track is produced by Millbeatz Entertainment, and written by the Ghostwriters; it flows with woven harmonies that create a hypnotic blend designed to bring all who listen, together on the dance floor. In local lore the number 12 represents the king, while 12 by 2, is 24, which represents the queen, and almost preordained on this special day we have the reigning King of Soca working with the incomparable Queen of Chutney showing the world that the best of Trinidad and Tobago is always delightfully revealed when we come together showcasing our mystical charm in love and music. – Mystie Thongs
PRODUCED & MIXED BY DAVID MILLIEN (MILLBEATZ ENTERTAINMENT)
MASTERED BY MADMEN PRODUCTIONS
WRITTEN BY GHOST WRITERS, DAVID MILLIEN & MACHEL MONTANO
BACKGROUNDS : DENICE “DEE DEE” MILLIEN, MACHEL MONTANO AND DRUPATEE
Breaking news article from Trinidad Express
SOCA STAR Machel Montano was this morning found guilty of five criminal offences.
Montano, the reigning Power Soca Monarch and Road March king, along with Kernel Roberts, the son of legendary Calypso icon Lord Kitchener, Joel “Zan” Feveck, a member of Montano HD Family, and Rodney “Benjai” LeBlanc, best known for his patriotic song, Trini, were all charged with a series of criminal offences arising out a fracas outside the Zen nightclub, in Port of Spain in April 2007.
After postponing her decision on two consecutive occasions, Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor, presiding in the Port of Spain Magistrates Court, delivered her decision to a packed courtroom this morning.
Montano was found guilty on four charges of assault against Gerard Borwin, Brandis Browne, Janelle Lee Chee and Russell Pollonais.
Montano was also found guilty of using obscene language during the same incident.
Roberts, the composer of several of Montano’s hits, was also found guilty on two charges of assault while Benjai, who was charged with two offences of assault and Feveck, who was charged with a single offence of assault, were found not guilty.
Magistrate Baboolal-Gafoor adjourned the matter to January 17, 2013, after hearing pleas of leniency from the attorneys representing the two men.
She ordered that they remain free on bail pending her decision.
- Full details in tomorrow’s Trinidad Express newspaper.
Exodus Steel Orchestra ft. Machel Montano, Rikki Jai, Karene Asche & Duane O’Connor – Gold (Music Video)
Director: Kern Rose
Cam: Kern Rose
Special Effects : Richard Taylor
Kanye West jumps on the remix to Rihanna’s hit “Diamonds”. Her album “Unapologetic” drops next Tuesday November 20th.
Grammy Award winning artist Sean Paul has expanded his talents to that of producer with his second production “The Material Riddim”, which was produced with assistance from his brother Jason “Jigzagula” Henriques and Shaun “Copper Shaun” Anderson. Guest musicians include dancehall vets Nigel Staff, Ryan Chin and Cleveland Scott.
The Material Riddim is currently available for download on Itunes
Producer: Melissa Llewellyn
Director: Mykal Cushnie
DP: Gareth Cobran
Cinematographer: Zsolt Haulpa
Choreographer and Movement Coach: Tanisha Scott
Congratulations to 19 year old Melanie Amaro the winner of The X Factor USA season one. The Simon Cowell backed artist, walks away with an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
Shout out to all my B.V.I. Massive!
After a Dutch magazine referred to Rihanna as the “ultimate ni–abitch” she went on twitter and sounded off. Here’s what she wrote:
“I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights!” she wrote. “I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000′s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…’N—A BITCH’?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F— YOU!!!”
Read the full story here
RZA sat down with The Red Bull Academy and spoke about working with Kanye West on his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy“ in Hawaii. He detailed the “focused energy” that sets the rapper/producer apart from others in Hip Hop’s music industry and compares the way his crew functioned to that of The Wu-Tang Clan.
Kerwin DuBois’ “Bacchanalist” video on the Antilles Riddim, produced by Precision Productions for Trinidad’s 2012 Carnival .
Machel Montano’s “Vibes Cyah Done” video on the Antilles Riddim, produced by Precision Productions for Trinidad’s 2012 Carnival .
Machel Montano HD is now even more accessible to his fans with his new M World phone app geared towards Blackberry, Android and iPhone users. It will give users the opportunity to obtain news items, view photos, listen to music, post on the fan wall and access to his tweets and tour date information. To find out more info and download the app check out the following sites:
Shaggy returns to the spotlight with his first video “Sugarcane” off of his newly released album Summer in Kingston.
Jah Cure’s new single “Nothing Is Impossible,” off of the highly anticipated new album, “World Cry.” Produced by DJ Wayne.
Courtesy of SoBe Entertainment
Shout out to all the real fathers out there! In a time when we are bombarded with stories of absentee father’s, it’s good to find an article that highlights the legacies that have been created by positive father figures.-DJ Jam Central
MANY of the world’s recording and performing artiste fathers have had the pleasure of watching their children follow in their footsteps in the music industry.
American singers Nat King Cole, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Nina Simone come easily to mind when one examines the slate of legendary entertainers in North America. Actor/rapper Will Smith, of more recent vintage, has gone a step further as his two children are making names for themselves in the performing arts.
Locally, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Freddie McGregor and Jimmy Riley are among the many fathers whose children have chosen music as their career, thereby preserving their fathers’ legacies. In the case of Marley, his children Sharon, Cedella, Ziggy and Stephen launched their musical careers as the Melody Makers, delivering a number of hits before pursuing individual interests. They have been followed by their siblings Julian, Ky-Mani and Damian, also known as Junior Gong, whose bass player and musical director is Shiah, the son of Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore of Third World fame.
Another former Third World member, keyboardist/vocalist Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper, who now lectures music at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, is the proud father of Arif and Akiri Cooper. The elder, Arif, is an engineer who is known for creating the Guardian Angel rhythm featuring TOK and Tami Chynn to mention a few. He has also produced and written for ace deejays Sean Paul and Beenie Man.
“I wasn’t pushing them in that direction. I was watching their interest and I noticed after a while that he would sit down at the piano and compose and his sister would write the words for him, so I sort of looked at where they go naturally,” Cooper told the Observer.
“They did gravitate naturally towards the music from early out. So when he started to be a spinner for sound systems and a guest DJ on the radio I tried my best to support him. Because my advice to my children has always been, anything they do positively in the service of humanity is alright by me. So I never had any special dream for them,” Cooper added.
Akiri, he revealed, is now in his second year at Edna Manley studying the drums. Neither in vocals nor in mannerism does Andrew Tosh allow anyone to forget the Stepping Razor characteristics of his father Peter Tosh, while Cen Si Love is maintaining the tradition for musical perfection exhibited by her father Bunny Wailer, who is the lone surviving member of the Wailers. Because of the huge success of Morgan Heritage, their dad Denroy Morgan now occupies a special place in Jamaican music.
The musical ancestry established by veteran crooner Freddie McGregor speaks for itself and has provided a sound base for his sons, singjay Chino (Daniel) and Stephen Di Genius (rhythm creator), and daughter singer Yeshemabeth (or Shema), who are impressing fans at home and abroad.
Andrew and Wadda Blood are currently busy convincing the world that they possess the blood that flows from the veins of their highly rated father Junior Reid, while the bloodline of ska pioneer Derrick Morgan can be found in Queen Ifrica, making him a proud father of the Lioness on the Rise. The same can be said of Sugar Minott’s Passion who is doing justice to his sweet musical legacy. And she is doing so with the passion for which he was known.
The youthful musical aggregation called Duplicates which was formed in the early 1990s comprised the children of veteran bass guitarist Lloyd Parks, leader and founder of We The People Band. From Parks’ children’s band came the popular artiste/producer now known as Leftside.
Source: Jamaica Observer
Diplo, (one half of the production team Major Lazer that brought you hits like “Pon De Floor” and who were most recently sampled on Beyonce’s hit single “Who Runs The World”), lends his travel diary with pics to Vanity Fair and speaks of his recent trip to Trinidad to show a film during the Carnival season. In the article he refers to Machel Montano as “the Justin Bieber of the islands”.