Soca Star GBMNutron Drops Debut Album (@gbmnutron)

Calypso The Unsung LegacyMulti-faceted soca star GBMNutron blazes with the release of his debut international album, Calypso: The Unsung Legacy. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and based in Brooklyn, New York, Jason “GBMNutron” Carter is a bonafide triple threat who has been igniting the Caribbean music scene for years now, first as an acclaimed producer and talented songwriter, and now as an electrifying artist.

Under the GBM Productions imprint, helmed by Kenwyn “GB” Holder and GBMNutron, the studio has been responsible for some of the biggest hits in and out of the Caribbean, with GBMNutron composing the lead single for Pitbull’s Mr. Worldwide album, “Alright” – a remix of GBM Productions’ breakout hit, “Ramajay” by Machel MontanoGBMNutron has also produced numerous soca blockbusters that have topped charts and playlists, including Destra Garcia’s “Just A Little Bit” and “Dip And Ride” (Set Good Riddim), Shal Marshall’s “Motivation” and “Party,” and his own monster jam “Scene,” just to name a few. With his flawless transition into an artist, GBMNutron has been touring throughout North America and the Caribbean, earning the hearts of fans with his energetic and captivating live performances. Now with his first international studio effort in hand, he is sure to capture the attention of fans and critics alike, across the globe.

Calypso: The Unsung Legacy is jammed with 15 gems, spanning the spectrum of soca, calypso, dancehall, reggae, tropical house and island pop, making for the ultimate collection of Caribbean music from its newest global ambassador. These eclectic, fusion hits include already-massive fan favorites such as “Scene,” “Calypso,” “Only Good Vibes,” “Rock You Out” and “SOLD (Soca On Lockdown),”which are all mainstays on soca radio, playlists and platforms, worldwide. The majority of the album was composed and written by GBMNutron, with features from soca sensations MilkoM1 and Preedy, and sees additional productions from Fingas ProductionsPrecision Productions and Bobby Dubs.

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Tallpree Releases New EP “Jab Love” (@tallpree1)

TallpreeGrenadian soca star Tallpree ignites with his new EP Jab Love. Born and based in the Spice Isle of Grenada, Wilt “Tallpree” Cambridge has been placing Grenadian music on the global map for three decades now. His first international EP, Jab Love is already placing Grenadian music in the spotlightas it is featured on the iTunes U.S. Reggae section New Music chart, during its 1st week of release.

Jab Love jams with six (6) jab jab anthems, including favorites from both Spicemas (Grenada’s annual carnival) and Trinidad Carnival, including “Call Yuh Mother,” “Mas Man,” “Jab Love” and “Head Gone,” thereby delivering cross-Caribbean hits for fans internationally. Hit production houses Build De VibesXpert ProductionsN.M.G. Music Group and YTM Recordz crafted the sizzlers, which Tallpree has been bringing to the masses as he recently performed for huge crowds at Caribana – Toronto’s annual carnival, before heading back home for Spicemas and his annual star-studded concert, Preeday – which celebrated his 20th anniversary in soca music this year. He will be storming New York City shortly for the West Indian American Day Carnival celebrations, where Jab Love will be experienced by even more revelers.

For more information on Tallpree, please visit Tallpree.me

Gospel Artist Marc Isaacs Delivers New Album, ‘Mercies’ (@MIsaacs_10)

 

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Gospel sensation Marc Isaacs delivers his uplifting debut album Merciesnow available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on August 11, 2017). Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Isaacs is a rising star in the Gospel world and has been spreading positive messages to the global masses through inspirational music and messages, for years now. Mercies is a reflection of his mission in motion.

Mercies gifts us 11 Gospel gems, bringing contemporary Gospel sounds on songs such as “Be Glorified,” “Light Up The World” and “My Praise Belongs To You,” while groovy soca shines on “Mercies Cyah Done,” “Rain Down” and “Round The World,” reflecting his rich island heritage. The spirited tunes were penned by Isaacs (except for “Be Glorified,” which is a cover of Ron Kenoly’s hit song by the same name), and produced by Deer Panteth ProductionsFisherman ProjectJ Lab Productions and Joshua Caines.

Mercies is the culmination of four years of hard work and determination from the multi-faceted entertainer.

The Legendary Calypso Rose Performs in Manhattan NY on Aug. 30

Calypso_Rose_10On Weds. August 30th, the great Calypso Rose touches down at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, Manhattan NYC) after her 4 month tour of Europe celebrating the success of her platinum and award winning album “Far from Home,” which will be released in the U.S. by Mad Decent (Major Lazer Label)

Joining her at Stage 48 to celebrate her success is the King, David Rudder, Songwriter extraordinaire, Angela Hunte and Road March winners Ultimate Rejects. To open the show and back Calypso Rose, is Toronto based Neo Calypso Band, Kobo Town, also celebrating their album release and their signing to Because Music, France.

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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

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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