‘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.

Orlando Octave’s “Single” Burning up Airwaves and Charts (@OrlandoOctave)

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Trinidadian hit house Central Records scores a major win with its breakout soca blockbuster “Single” by Orlando Octave, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released November 4, 2016), from Fox Fuse. Crafted for the 2017 Trinidad Carnival season, “Single” has been burning up airwaves and charts, in and out of the Caribbean.

Soca sensation Orlando Octave showcases his melodic vocal chops on the groovy soca tune, which relates to both men and women, with lyrics that address the issue of those who are in a relationship but pretend not to be. The provocative theme, meshed with superb production from Central Records, have catapulted “Single” as one of the most popular songs for the current soca season. It was produced by Akeem “Lackaz” Ryan and executive-produced by Dale Ryan – the brotherhood backbone of Central Records, written by Dale Ryan, Emmanuel Rudder, Orlando Octave and Brandon Villafana, and mixed by David Millien.

The audio-only video has already amassed over one million views on YouTube collectively, and its popularity continues to grow as we inch closer to Trinidad Carnival, where it is sure to take center-stage, keeping Central Records and Orlando Octave in the spotlight all year long.

New Soca Release: Kerwin Du Bois – Misfits (@kerwindubois)

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Decibel Productions shines with its new gem “Misfits” by Kerwin Du Boisnow available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released December 16, 2016), from Fox Fuse. “Misfits” was produced by Darien Bailey and Hector Cesar for Decibel Productions and penned by Du Bois, and was created for the 2017 Trinidad Carnival season, where the former International Groovy Soca Monarch is enjoying another successful season.

“Misfits” is an early fan favorite and has been heating up personal and radio playlists since its release. The audio-only video continues to rack up views on YouTube, as the song builds momentum and garners Decibel Productions and Kerwin Du Bois another bonafide hit.

Based in Barbados, Decibel Productions was founded by talented producer Darien Bailey, who was previously part of Studio B, before launching his own imprint in 2016. Just over 20 years since he kicked-off his musical career, when he is not composing chart-topping music, Bailey can be found slaying on a keyboard, working as one of the top keyboardists in Caribbean music. He continues to collaborate with the region’s biggest talents to tackle music from all angles possible, with his long-term goal rooted in the future of Caribbean music on the international scene.

New Soca Release: Rupee & Ricardo Drue – No Name (@TheRealRupee @ITSDRUE)

no-nameSoca superstar Rupee and the 2016 Antigua Groovy Soca King Ricardo Drue combine on what is sure to be a theme and anthem for Trinidad carnival and beyond.Teaming up with the sizzling Red Boyz on production and the Rupee endorsed pen of JusD, “No Name” playfully ignites fresh, sweet pulsating Soca with the unique, musically fashionable tones and synths of the 80’s. It’s a perfect pairing of music and experiences that will resonate to grateful ears across the Caribbean and the diaspora. Click here to listen “No Name.”

Song: No Name
Artists: Rupee x Ricardo Drue
Written by: Jus D | Rupee | Ricardo Drue | De Red Boyz
Produced by: De Red Boyz
Executive Producer: RudeBoy Music
Background Vocals: Damian Marvay
Mixed by: Anthony Lohar, Commercial Music Inc.
Mastered by Alex Psaroudakis at Sterling Sound NY

Aarhus’ Annual X-Mas Reggae Splash Takes Place Tonight!

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It’s that time of year again and lovers of Caribbean music and culture are excited, as the Annual X-Mas Reggae Splash goes down tonight! In keeping with previous
functions, the 2016 X-Mas Reggae Splash will feature some of the best selectors of Reggae, Dancehall and now Afro-Beat. On the turntables will be: DJ Tiger Moth, Ida I,
Riddim Fex and DJ Black Sheep.

As patrons have come to expect from a Jam Link Intl. event, there will be a spectacular live performance. The featured artist for this year
is versityle urban entertainer, Kingseyes and as this is the last big bang for 2016, there will be an after party.

The party kicks off tonight at 22:00 sharpe at Rodizio – Skt. Clemens Torv 15, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark – and entrance is 50Kr. For more information visit the FB event page by clicking here.