TD will be hosting their 2019 Irie Music Festival at Mississauga Celebration Square (across from Square One Shopping Centre) in Ontario on Friday, June 21st (6 PM – 11 PM) and Saturday, June 22nd (1 PM – 11 PM). There will be a slew of musical entertainment but the main highlights are: Junior Reid (Friday) and Farmer Nappy (Saturday).
In addition to the music, there will also be Jerk Food Competition, Caribbean & International Food Vendors, a Beer Garden and a VIP Lounge. This event is free to the public.
Approximately two weeks ago New York based recording artist E.G. shared the radio edit for his latest release, “Shake It.” With a more booming vibe than the street version, the radio edit has an energy that selectors seem to prefer.
“Shake It” is a mixture of soca, house and dance, with a bit of techno. Click here to check it out (listen and download).
On Wednesday, July 31st Crop Over Fringe will be hosting ‘Rise Together,’ a show not to be missed by soca enthusiasts, carnival followers and lovers of the Barbadian crop over experience. It will feature regional and international acts, namely: Bunji Garlin, Asa Banton, Mr. Killa, Lil Rick, Patrice Roberts, Big Red, Farmer Nappy, Skinny Fabulous and Kirk Brown.
‘Rise Together’ will be held at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados from 9 PM until… Click here for tickets.
Colours Carnival presents London’s Notting Hill Carnival Band Launch on Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3rd, at the Steel Yard Nightclub (Allhallows Lane, London) in the UK. This two-day event is arguably the most anticipated band launch in London for the year.
On Sunday both Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons will be making an appearance. For additional information and tickets click here.
Kevin Lyttle, the artist that is known for mega hits like “Turn Me On” and “Drive Me Crazy” is back on the scene with another potential chart topper, “Close to You.” The song was officially released on January 4th of this year via Tarakon Records, and the video was shared only a few days ago (on April 11th) via Kevin’s YouTube channel.
“Close to You” is a slow, groovy soca record with a catchy hook. Click here or on the image above to check out the video and remember to like, comment and share.
New York based dancehall artist E.G. has done a remix of his single “Shake It.” The new version was released a few days ago via his YouTube channel, and it clearly shows his ability to comfortably do different musical styles.
Over the last few weeks, E.G., who is first and foremost a dancehall artist, has done a trending soca single titled Head Gone and now he is doing what many considers to be a Caribbean-pop crossover record.
Click here to listen and download “Shake It” from your favorite music platform.
The official video for E.G.‘s trending soca single, “Head Gone” is now available for viewing via YouTube. The visuals, which were shot by Roti Killa in Queens, New York, tells the story of a rum loving raver (E.G.) who gets drunk at a night club and is consequently robbed of all his jewelry by a woman he was trying to pursue.
As the song has been getting a lot of rotation, particularly from selectors in the NYC area, fans, friends and colleagues came out on the day of the shoot to show their support. The files were then sent to Jamaica for editing by Maria Jackson.
“Head Gone” is one of five songs featured on the Start Up Riddim by BKA Records, which was initially released at the end of 2018.