Machel Montano, Kerwin Du Bois Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Directed by: Cowin “Dori” Thorpe & Machel Montano
Camera by: Cowin “Dori Thorpe & Gabriel “TI” Nagee
Produced by: Kerwin Du Bois
Director – Damian Marcano
Producer – Alexa S. Bailey
Executive Producer – Machel Montano
If you have never experienced a Carnival fete in Trinidad, this video will give you insight to the high levels of energy and excitement you should expect.
THIS ONE GOIN’ AND FOG UP THE PLACE!!
Directed by : Damian Marcano
Edited by : Damian Marcano
Camera : Damian Marcano. Alexa Bailey, Gabriel “T.I.” Nagee, Cowin “Dori” Thorpe, Akil Williams, Brent Bachew and Aaron “Tiny” Richards
Innovative and groundbreaking describes the upcoming release of the collaborative effort between Machel Montano and Freetown Collective. The song “Represent” (the remix) combines all the necessary elements of Soca with a conscious message. With such a special song, it was inevitable that the creative quality should match equally with the choice of visuals. – Enter, Blue Cinamon Pictures. Blue Cinamon is a duo team from Los Angeles California, currently on-location in Trinidad putting the finishing touches on the upcoming film, ʻGod Loves The Fighterʼ. The film was made entirely in Trinidad and Tobago, starring an all-local cast. Blue Cinamon has solid roots in the film/music video industry as an innovative, one-stop-shop company, which combines marketing, art direction, and their wealth of experience in the US music industry. Referring to the visuals for “Represent” (the remix) as “just another music video” will be an understatement. Instead, viewers will be treated to a short film incorporating a storyline and featuring unique aspects of the Trinidadian culture associated with the joy of Carnival. The short film highlights two children Dirk and Chicken, characters inspired from the upcoming film “God Loves The Fighter”. In the story, Dirk and Chicken embark on a mini-adventure through Port of Spain, the mission – to hand out flyers for the neighborhood boss-man, Izaman. They must hand out all the flyers or else they will not get paid. This project is the first of its kind for Trinidad and Tobago. The project will be released to all television networks and exclusively on B-mobile on January 14, 2013 with an online initiative to follow on January 15, 2013. Follow the storyline at: Official Website: http://www.machelmontano.com Official Website:www.wearefreetown.com TWITTER TAGS: For the event: #machelmonday For the collaboration: #freetowncollective For the track: #representtheremix For the film: #godlovesthefighter To help Dirk and Chicken on their mission: #izaman For more information or to schedule an interview with the members of Freetown Collective or Machel Montano please contact Alexa Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Another Double M collaboration, this time it’s Machel Montano & the Mad Men (Producers). In the tune Machel focuses his attention on a special lady that stands out amongst her crew due to her extreme “wineability” (don’t worry, I will copyright that phrase). This is sure to be another hit for all the parties involved and your guaranteed to hear this one in my playlist. Enjoy!
Written by Machel Montano, Kern Rose, Razya,
Dale Ryan & Madman Johann
Produced, Mixed And Mastered By MadMen Producers
Guadeloupean Reggae/Dancehall singer Admiral T and HD linked up for the remix of the 2012 Carnival hit “Vibes Cyah Done”. The footage highlights the beauty of Guadeloupe and captures a live performance featuring both artists.
The latest Carnival release from the young hit maker Erphaan Alves.
Written & Performed by Erphaan Alves
Produced by Nutation Records | Sheriff Music/J-Rod Records
Live Guitars by Arnold “Sly” Punnette
Promo Vid by @Mooseis
Brand new groovy soca single for 2013 from Kevon Carter of IMIJ & CO.
Written, composed, & performed by Kevon Carter – Co-written by Joey Ng Wai – Produced by Fryktion – Mixed by Corey Burnham – Mastered by GBM productions -
Photography by Zacques Morrison.
Images from the largest Carnival in North America. This is how we spent Labor Day with Sesame Flyers’, 12 time band of the year. They placed 2nd this year.
Coming from the biggest riddim for Carnival 2012, The Antilles Riddim, produced by Precision Productions, In Your Eyes – Erphaan Alves.
Here’s the official video for K. Rich’s “Nothing Less” for Trinidad Carnival 2012 produced by GBM. Wicked song and video!
This is one of the best soca videos out right now, with a story line that works with the actual song. Shout out to the GBM production team who also made a cameo appearance as the “hired hit-men”. I still can’t believe that they wrecked a Mac, but at least it wasn’t a Maybach…lol
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 .
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”.
After anticipating the release of the video to accompany one of the biggest songs for TNT’s 2011 carnival season, I must admit that I was left somewhat disappointed. The video lacked the wotlessness (not slackness) that I expected. Overall it was wotless-less. Not to say that I wanted a bunch of scantily clad women shaking their assets, but I feel that it did not do the song any justice in its interpretation. If I were not from the Caribbean or not familiar with the term “wotless” I would remain clueless.