Shurwayne Winchester Performs in Toronto on Caribana Thursday – August 3rd (@Shurwayne)

Shurwayne WinchesterThe 14TH Annual WICKED IN WHITE HD BOAT RIDE takes place on Thursday, August 3rd via Enterprise 2000 Cruise Lines (242 Cherry Street Downtown, Toronto). Headlining this year’s event is soca sensation SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER.

Music will be provided by: Big Rich (Trinidad), Natural Mystic (Florida), Crystal Vibes, DJ Kevin and K Squared (Toronto).

Advanced tickets which also includes a catered dinner is currently available for $60. Click here to purchase.

Lyrikal, Bunji Garlin & Other Top-Tier Soca Artists For SOS Fest – Toronto Carnival

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The largest and most anticipated concert and outdoor fete is back! Carnival Kingdom 2017 will once again, break the mold of the ordinary with the most advance production, sound and VIP party experience known to Toronto Carnival weekend.

As always, a roster of international superstars on one euphoric stage, backed by the top sounds from across Canada.

Artist lineup includes: Lyrikal, Bunji Garlin and Fay–Ann Lyons, Ultimate Rejects, Voice, Ravi B and Karma, Omardath aka Ram Singh Sharma, Teddyson John, Nishard M and Logun, all hosted by PRNC Charming.

Music will be provided by: Dr Jay (De Soca Prince), Whitebwoy, Fresh Cut De Mayor, Marxman and that is just to name a few.

Additional information available at http://sosfestinc.com

Alison Hinds Headlines Florida’s Curry Fest On July 15th (@AlisonHinds @curryfestfl)

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Enjoy a full day of mouth-watering food, endless fun and entertainment, as well as countless Reggae, Soca, & Chutney artists at the 2017 Curry Festival on Saturday, July 15th. Bring your family and join the thousands that will be in attendance at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – 4603 W. Colonial Drive – in Orlando, Florida.

Headlining this year’s event is the Queen of soca, Alison Hinds. She is expected to perform hits like “Faluma,” “Roll It Gal” and countless others. Also on the show are: Barrington Levy, Byron Lee’s Dragonaires, Kavita Ramkissoon and others.

​Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons joins top tier Jamaican Artists on the Jamaican Jerk Festival in DC (@BUNJIGARLIN @fayannlyons)

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival takes place on Sunday, June 18th in Washington, DC. Confirmed artists includes: soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons along with reggae giants, Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Queen Ifrica and others. They will be backed by the Image Band, while getting additional musical support from: DJ G-Nice, Ricky Platinum and Ablazin DJs. The master of ceremony for this year is the popular radio host Ragashanti.

The event will be held at the Festival Grounds RFK (Lot 6) on Oklahoma Avenue from 11AM to 8PM. In addition to the aforementioned entertainment there will also be a cook-off pavilion and a kid zone. 

‘Get Soca 2017’ Remains in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart (@FoxFuse)

Hit soca compilation Get Soca 2017 peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums Chart and has remained in the top 10, ever since its release on February 10, 2017 to now. This is the third edition of the annual compilation from FOX FUSE – the world’s largest soca music label. The flagship, definitive soca collection delivers the top hits of the 2017 carnival season, featuring soca’s biggest hit-makers from across the entire Caribbean, all on one album.

Get Soca 2017 also debuted at #1 on iTunes Reggae Top Albums chart in four countries, including Canada, France, The Netherlands, and Trinidad and Tobago. Every artist, producer, songwriter and music engineer involved in each song on Get Soca 2017 can now add Billboard and iTunes chart-toppers to their resumes and musical history.

TRACK LIST

1. Machel Montano – Wake Up
2. Orlando Octave – Single
3. Linky First – Rock and Come In
4. Timaya – Bang Bang
5. KES & Nailah Blackman – Workout
6. Olatunji – Tun Fo Meh
7. Swappi – Ana
8. Ricky T – Freaky Girls Featuring Eempey Slicker
9. Shortpree – She Want to Come
10. Skinny Fabulous – Watch Thing
11. King Bubba – Calling in Sick
12. Peter Ram – Good Morning
13. Shal Marshall – Famous
14. Tarrus Riley – Who Am I to You
15. Farmer Nappy & Destra Garcia – Technically
16. Marvay – Know the Face
17. Ricardo Drue – I.D. (Stamp Yuh Name) 
18. Farmer Nappy – Abundance
19. Ultimate Rejects – Full Extreme
20. Boyzie – Bullseye
21. Voice – Far from Finished

Click here to Stream/Download via iTunes

N.M.G Music Presents ‘S.A.Y (Soca All Year) 2017’

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N.M.G Music presents its compilation of new hits from Trinidad Carnival 2017 with S.A.Y (Soca All Year) 2017, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released March 3, 2017), from Fox Fuse. Featuring red-hot soca anthems of the season from top stars of the genre, S.A.Y. 2017 comes courtesy of hit producer Nikholai Greene, who has his finger on the pulse of soca music and continues to bring joy to listeners far and wide.

The hits album debuted at #4 on iTunes Trinidad and Tobago Reggae Top Albums chart, at #5 on the iTunes Canada Reggae Top Albums chart, and at #15 on the iTunes U.S.

S.A.Y 2017 is jammed with 18 soca gems and features some of the biggest voices in soca and chutney soca today, including the 2017 International Soca Monarch Voice, the 2017 Road March winner Ultimate Rejects with the official road mix of their Carnival blockbuster “Full Extreme,” the 2017 Chutney Soca Monarch Omardath Maharaj with his chutney soca smash “Ramsingh” (a collaboration with Raymond Ramnarine), OlatunjiLyrikal, GBMNutron, Kerwin Du Bois, 5Star Akil, Ricardo DrueSekon Sta, Teddyson John, Tallpree, Revelation, The WriterTevin Hartman, Kevin Dodds and JW & Blaze.

The sizzling tunes were produced by Greene for N.M.G Music, while “We Doh Play” by Voice and Kerwin Du Bois, “Can’t Take It from Me” by Raymond Ramnarine and “Hunt 101” by The Writer were co-produced by Kyle “Novahh” Joseph, and released throughout the 2017 soca season. Now with this new collection of classics in hand, soca lovers everywhere can get a taste of Trinidad Carnival fetes and festivals.

Based in San Fernando, Trinidad, Greene has been producing and engineering hits for years now, previously as part of Precision Productions. He launched his own production house and imprint N.M.G Music in 2015, and with a growing catalog of massive fan favorites, continues to give you soca all year.

S.A.Y (Soca All Year) 2017 is now available worldwide from all major digital music retailers

TRACK LIST

1. The Writer & GBMNutron – Gold
2. Voice & Kerwin Du Bois – We Doh Play
3. Sekon Sta – Kings & Queens (Official N.M.G Roadmix)
4. Teddyson John – No Code (All-Star Refix)
5. Omardath Maharaj & Raymond Ramnarine – Ramsingh (Official N.M.G Roadmix)
6. 5Star Akil – Hero
7. Olatunji – Ah Like It
8. Raymond Ramnarine – Can’t Take It from Me
9. Lyrikal – Soca Fete
10. Ultimate Rejects – Full Extreme (Official N.M.G Roadmix)
11. Tallpree – Head Gone
12. 5Star Akil – Find Yuh Way
13. Tevin Hartman & Sekon Sta – Reflections
14. Revelation – Barbeerian
15. JW & Blaze – Raggamuffin
16. Kevin Dodds & 5Star Akil – Doh Blame It
17. The Writer – Hunt 101
18. Ricardo Drue – Mr. Dutty

Soca Artist Fay-Ann Lyons to Release Debut Album with VP Records (@fayannlyons @VPRecords)

fay-ann-lyonsCarrying on her family’s famed musical legacy, Trinidadian-based singer and songwriter Fay Ann Lyons begins a new chapter with the launch of her VP Records debut “Break The World” available worldwide on March 3rd.

The album is a cumulative body of work that brings together 15 years of original songwriting, versatile vocal range, and genre-defying production. The album features production work by the likes of Richie Beretta, Stadic Sound Productions, Keron “Sheriff Mumbles” Thomas, Dwain Antrobus, Kevin Marshall, and Draien Bailey. Break The World bridges Fay Ann’s roots in traditional soca music with five brand new songs that fuse diverse global sounds, all seamlessly brought together by Lyon’s songwriting ability.

The songs and sounds of the album hop across continents and genres as it unfolds. Opening the album is the title track, “Break The World,” a pop-leaning, girl power anthem over infectious synths. Ghana meets Trinidad on “Block De Road,” the Afro-Soca jam which features guest vocals from Stonebwoy. “Raze” starts out with delicate vocals over buzzing synths, and gives way to pulsing Caribbean drum rhythms. On “Catch Me,” Fay Ann’s Groovy Soca Monarch and Carnival Road March Winning hit from 2014, we hear her most pop-leaning efforts. 2017 Pre-Carnival features include lead single “Air Supply” and her latest hit “Girls” which is bubbling on Trinidad radio already.

Trinidad Carnival, known as the biggest street party on Earth is where Fay-Ann will officially debut selected singles from the album in live performances. “Break The World” will be released March, 3rd from VP Records.

“BREAK THE WORLD” TRACK LISTING

1. Hold Onto Something
2. More Then Dem
3. Girls
4. Buff feat Buffy
5. High Heels
6. Everybody Joli feat Bunji Garlin & Joli Rouge Sound
7. Air Supply
8. Raze
9. Block The Road feat Stonebwoy
10. Catch Me
11. Break The World
12. Drift
13. H.I.T.A (Hands In The Air)
14. Done The Party
15. Doh Hold Meh
16. Keep Some

Voicemail Releases New Soca/AfroBeat Track (@voicemailmusic @DancehallRulerz)

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While Voicemail and DancehallRulerz were touring in Germany and Europe to promote their #GAMECHANGER EP, they listened a lot to the “Palmen aus Plastik” hit album by German hip-hop stars Raf Camora and Bonez MC. As a reaction, they recorded their Jamaican version of the song “Ohne mein Team” and released it as a free download with permission of the original rights owners.

Click here to download the track.

Fox Fuse Releases ‘Get Soca 2017’ A Compilation of the Top Soca Hits of the Year (@FOXFUSE)

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Jump and wave to the sounds of the Caribbean with Get Soca 2017, the third edition of this annual compilation from FOX FUSE – the largest worldwide digital distributor of soca music. This flagship, definitive soca collection features the top hits of the 2017 carnival season, from soca’s biggest hit-makers across the entire Caribbean, all on one album.

Packing tropical heat with 21 blockbuster singles, Get Soca 2017 presents the soundtrack of Trinidad Carnival (Trinidad and Tobago), Crop Over (Barbados), Spicemas (Grenada), Lucian Carnival (Saint Lucia), Antigua Carnival, Vincy Mas (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and Bacchanal Jamaica (Jamaica), for festival-goers and international soca aficionados. This sizzling collection of soca gems will have everyone jamming as it perfectly captures the essence of carnival and brings these rich Caribbean cultural celebrations to the international masses, year round.

Get Soca 2017 features the kings and queens of carnival, including the 2016 International Soca Monarch winner Voice, the 2016 Road March king and 2015 International Power Soca Monarch Machel Montano, and the 2015 International Groovy Soca Monarch Olatunji Yearwood – all from Trinidad and Tobago, the 2016 People’s Monarch Marvay and the 2015 Party Monarch Peter Ram from Barbados, the 2016 Jumpy Party Monarch Ricardo Drue of Antigua, the 2016 Power Soca Monarch Boyzie and the 2015 Groovy Soca Monarch Shortpree of Grenada, the 2015 Power and Ragga Soca Monarch Skinny Fabulous of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the 2015 Power Soca Monarch Ricky T of Saint Lucia.

World-renowned Trinidadian stars Farmer Nappy and Destra Garcia team for a timeless duet, and fan favorite Kes joins forces with songstress Nailah Blackman for an energetic collaboration, while Caribbean electronic music DJ collective Ultimate Rejects are fully embraced with their breakout hit. Soca sensations Shal Marshall, Orlando Octave and Swappi of Trinidad and King Bubba of Barbados, alongside reggae superstar Tarrus Riley and new sensation Linky First of Jamaica, and Nigerian Afrobeat star Timaya round out this full spectrum of sounds, which is bound to electrify soca fans everywhere.

Curated by Rhona Fox and Zack Cohen, owners of FOX FUSE, this collection is their mission in motion of propelling Caribbean music globally.

Get Soca 2017 will be available worldwide from all major digital music retailers on February 10, 2017, with pre-order available now. For more information, please visit getsoca.com.

TRACK LIST

1. Machel Montano – Wake Up
2. Orlando Octave – Single
3. Linky First – Rock and Come In
4. Timaya – Bang Bang
5. KES & Nailah Blackman – Workout
6. Olatunji – Tun Fo Meh
7. Swappi – Ana
8. Ricky T – Freaky Girls Featuring Eempey Slicker
9. Shortpree – She Want to Come
10. Skinny Fabulous – Watch Thing
11. King Bubba – Calling in Sick
12. Peter Ram – Good Morning
13. Shal Marshall – Famous
14. Tarrus Riley – Who Am I to You
15. Farmer Nappy & Destra Garcia – Technically
16. Marvay – Know the Face
17. Ricardo Drue – I.D. (Stamp Yuh Name)
18. Farmer Nappy – Abundance
19. Ultimate Rejects – Full Extreme
20. Boyzie – Bullseye
21. Voice – Far from Finished

Alison Hinds, Machel Montano & Others Join Calypso Rose in Concert on February 24th (@AlisonHinds @machelmontano)

alison-machelSocalypso, a show like no other, set to take place on Friday, February 24th in Trinidad and Tobago. The event features appearances by several Caribbean royalty: King of Soca Machel Montano, the Caribbean Soca Queen Alison Hinds, her majesty Calypso Rose and several others.

It all goes down at the Grand Stand at Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. There are a limited number of general admission tickets costing $250 and special reserve tickets for $500 available now at:

  • Bmobile outlets
  • West Mall, Brian Lara Promenade
  • James Street S’fdo and Trincity Mall
  • Cache in Port of Spain
  • The Hideout Clothing – Long Circular, Gulf City
  • Cleve’s Frederick St.
  • Crosby’s St. James
  • In Excess Arima

And for more information persons are encouraged to call 733 7673 or join the Facebook Event Page by clicking here.