October 31, 2017

Posting New Soca Music | Sokah2Soca on Facebook!

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Please be advised that we have not stopped working on this blog; however, the vast majority of new music will be posted on our facebook portal. The deluge of new music coming for Carnivals in the Caribbean Basin is just overwhelming! This post has  been pinned to the top!

Previously we advised our fans about our 'Facebook Footprint' and we want to remind our fans about that site on Facebook! Why? Simply put, we can post more of the new music regularly on our Facebook Fan Page. This blog will be use to 'talk about' some of the new music.

On a daily basis, we are posting new music for upcoming carnivals in Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada aka Spice Mas, Saint Lucia, Crop Over and Saint Vincent Carnival aka Vincy Mas! 

We invite you to visit our "Facebook Fan Page" to savor the new music from these pending Carnivals in the region. 

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August 17, 2017

Baila/Say Yeah (Naila Blackman/Preedy) | Alternative Quartet Cover Summer 2017

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When you 'Bailah' don't forget to 'Say Yeah'. This is the Alternative Quartet taking two and making one... one fantastic audio and visual effect that would surely have you reminiscing about a past experience that bruised your heart or ego! Both songs are from the 'Parallel Riddim'.

Both songs are 'a work of art in music' perfected by Anson Soveral, recorded by Kyle Phillips of Bad John Republic\KMP Music Labs. The final touches were done by Kasey Phillips\Precision Production; yes, we are talking about the mixing and mastering of the track.

We love it! Oh, and just in case you haven't figured it out the songs in the 'music tapestry' are Baila by Naila Blackman and Say Yeah by Preedy... sweet!

Music Release Notes:
What happens when you mix Couture, Music and Dance? We create Expressions. Expressions of the mind; Renditions of the soul & Articulations of the body.

AQ teams up with Top Caribbean Designer Claudia Pegus to give you this musical masterpiece which reveals the essence of Fashion, Dance and Music.

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Baila/Say Yeah (Naila Blackman/Preedy)
Performed by: AQ @aqtheband
Violin - André Comeau
Violin - André J Donawa
Viola - Daniela Marín
Cello - Daniela Martinez
Extra Production by: André J Donawa\Donadoni Prod
String Arrangement by: André J Donawa
Produced by: Anson Soverall
Recorded by: Kyle Phillips\Bad John Republic\KMP Music Lab
Mixed and Mastered by: Kasey Phillips\Precision Productions
Camera by: Romano Francois
Edited by: Sean Padmore

Female Dancer – Allix Marie Devenish
Male Dancer – Delano J Manganoo
Styling - Claudia Pegus
MUA – Shenelle Bocas
Hair Stylist - Sheldon Sirju
Accessories - Harem Jewelry

Special Thanks to:
Claudia Pegus
Kasey Phillips
Kyle Phillips
Anson Soverall
Kyle Walcott
Karyce Phillips
Nalini Akal

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! .  We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).




 
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August 13, 2017

West Indian Rhythm: Trinidad Calypsos 1938-1940

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Today, on WACK Radio 90.1fm Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Kenny Phillips and the infamous 'Sprangalang' were discussing (and playing) music from 'the good old days'. In particular Sprangalang referenced a Calypso box-set entitled,"West Indian Rhythm: Trinidad Calypsos 1938-1940. We did some research and found the cheapest price on Amazon.com for $236.14.
Here is the link: 

AllMusic Review by Greg Adams 
Decca Records, to compete with a similar venture by RCA, sent a recording crew to Trinidad in 1938 to record local calypso artists for commercial release on the island and beyond. West Indian Rhythm compiles all but one of the resulting calypsos from 1938-1940 on ten discs, featuring many of the most popular calypso artists of the day: Atilla the Hun, the Lion, the Caresser, and King Radio.

Certainly one of the heaviest box sets Bear Family Records has ever produced, West Indian Rhythm comes with an immense 316-page LP-sized hardback book that might be the most impressive achievement in Bear Family's history. The exhaustively sourced text not only provides historical background and biographical notes on the performers, but provides lyrics for every vocal selection and explanations of the cultural, geographical, and historical references therein that might elude modern listeners. Of the 268 calypso titles recorded for Decca during this period (released and unreleased), the compilers were able to locate the masters for 265, while two of the remaining titles turned up on an acetate in a private collection. As a result, this is an astonishingly complete set of Trinidadian calypsos lovingly restored and presented in remarkable sound quality, unlike previous anthologies of this material mastered from commercial 78s. 

Many of the unreleased recordings were censored for political reasons or for alleged obscenity; two examples of the former -- Atilla the Hun's "The Banning of Records" and the Lord Executor's sarcastic "The Censoring of Calypso Makes Us Glad," were censored for commenting on censorship itself. Aside from the lyrically rich topical calypsos listeners would expect, the set offers a wide variety of music issued under Decca's calypso series, including gospel, instrumental, and dance tunes that reflect the diversity of Trinidad's carnival music scene. The time, expense, and attention to detail that obviously went into this set are almost beyond belief, and the result is an unrivaled tribute to what many consider to be the greatest calypso catalog ever recorded.

Those who wish to listen to the songs before making the purchase can do so at the following link:

 
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August 12, 2017

Grenada Soca Monarch Resuts 2017 | Power & Groovy

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Grenada woke up this morning and nothing has changed in the World of Soca as it relates to the Spice Isle. The reigning monarchs from 2016 repeated and captured the Power and Groovy Soca Monarch titles once again.

Jalon Olive aka Boyzie had his fans in a frenzy so much so that they 'mash down d'fence' separating the audience from the competition stage. On the smoother side of things Dash had his fans dancing and celebrating his victory long before the official results were read. It was a good night for fans of these artists. Everyone else will have to re-tool for next years competition and hope that they can stop Boyzie from winning a fifth consecutive title.

Soca Monarch (Power Soca Competition) Results for Spice Mas 2017
Name of Singer
Jalon Olive
Dingaan & Henry
Kellon & Kelson Ogiste
Elimus Gilbert
Shondell Amada
Kevon Francis
Jarvis  Cuffie
Finley Jeffery
Sherwin Paul
Brendon Mc Kie
Rawle Thomas
Kenton Ashton
Keron Noel
Jason & Prince
Keishon Hassard
Sheldon Douglas
Sobriquet 
Boyzie
Lil Natty & Thunder
Luni Sparks & Electrify
Inspector
Dash
Blaze
Muddy
Scholar
Mr. Walkie
Killa B
Kandle
Bubba
Lil Kerry
Cloud 5
Squeeze Head
Sheldon Douglas
Name of Song
D Intention
Top Striker
Natural Disaster
Uncle Still Relevant

Points
429
422
419
384
383
382
370
362
354
352
338
327
325
323
315
265


Groovy Soca Monarch Results for Spice Mas 2017
Name of Song
Shondel Amada
Shem Bernard
Marcus James
Wrenroy Ogiste
Kirton Roberts
Mandella McDonald
Valene Nedd
Micah Joseph
Brendon Mc Kie
Damion La Pompe
Patrick Dickson
Otis Celestine
Finley Jeffrey
Mishael Williams
Sobriquet
Dash
Terra D Governor
Lava Man
Blaka Dan
Alma Boy
Mandella Links
Valene Nedd
Baracka
Killa B
Pappi Boy
Major Dickson
Otis
Scholar
Mr West
Name of Song
Hit After Hit
Compliment

Points
435
433
433
433
415
398
389
388
386
382
376
374
373
353

 
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August 02, 2017

Old Time Carnival | Guney Cedeno | Caribana 2017

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Guney Cedeno has released new music that will leave you yearning for more of this style of Calypso music. The song is entitled "Old Time Carnival" and it references the feel and mood of Carnival past. Everything is good and feels right with this song.

It is a very good song but also a timely song done in a very relaxed Calypso style. Caribana Carnival is this weekend and this song fits the program like a glove.
The vocal performance is excellent and the music simply takes you back to the golden days of Calypso before new wave Calypso took hold of Trinidad and Tobago.

Of course we are talking about Soca music. Calypso is not dead and "Old Time Calypso" reminds us that there is still so much musical delight still waiting to 'burst out' from the Calypso art-form.

Everything about this song is liked... the vocal performance, the lyrical content and the throwback music style all add up to excellence in music. This song is a keeper! Old school Calypso style with a modern swing. Calypso, done right, is a thing of beauty. There is no doubt that this song will be one that will be played in homes that appreciate good Calypso music.

We encourage you to support the artist and the production team. We want you to spread the word about  the song and share this post. Please keep in mind that the success of this song depends on your support. Let me say it again, now it is up to you to ensure that this song rides the airwaves. Please call in to your favorite radio jocks and request the song. We invite you to share your thoughts about the song and music production.

Use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song here with your peers. All comments will be posted,  Please don't forget to visit us on our new 'Facebook Fan Page'. Use the search term @sokah2soca. Enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Old Time Carnival
Performed by: Guney Cedeno
Written by: Guney Cedeno
Produced by: Ozzie Girley

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! .  We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).

 
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July 30, 2017

Melody Papitette Calypso Semi-Finals | Spice Mas 2017

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This is the day, this is the moment, this the time that the lyrical brilliance of Calyso comes alive at Progress Park in Grenada for the Melody Papitette Calypso Sem-Finals 2017. The show is scheduled to take place at Progress Park on Sunday July 30th. 2017 (that is today) starting at 5:00 pm. 

The calypso competition is one of the long standing premiere shows for Caribbean Carnivals but has taken a back seat to Soca in recent years. The youth want to party and have fun but the more mature audiences (the youth are taking a cue and showing up) love the hard hitting lyrical content of Calypso... tonight is their night to shine!

Twenty Calypsonians will take the stage tonight to impress a critical audience and judges who will determine whether or not they move on to the Calypso finals to determine the Monarch for Spice Mas 2017.

The following artists will compete and deliver two performances that should ensure some a place for the final round of competition.

Please go to Spicemas PPV at the following link to purchase your virtual ticket (costs $5.00 USD) to view the show this evening. Link here: http://www.spicemasgrenada.com/ppv/index.shtml

This list/format was provided by © Spicemas Corporation

 
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July 27, 2017

Stars Align | Marvay | Song of Summer 2017

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When something is right it shines brightly without help from any source. However, on this day, we take a stand to state that 'Stars Align' by Marvay with music by De Red Boyz is the song for Summer 2017!

This song is just awesome! Marvay has cemented his place as one of the best Soca Singers at this time. He is simply a damn good singer. We have great respect for music done by De Red Boyz. Once again their signature 'sound' can be heard on this production.

Of course 'song of the summer' or 'this is the best song out there currently' is all subjective. However, the lyrical content, the singing performance and the music production all fell in place creating something special. Then again this song simply resonates positively with this 'Blogger'. It is just awesome and, as a result, we label the song for the summer of 2017!

Check out these lyrics:
  • It's bout d fourth time that we bouncing up in a fete, Coincidence look how much times that we met, 
  • I wonder if it's the power of d music make we connect, 
  • I see it as destiny how much clearer could it get. 
  • I don't wanna go too fast, so I we're gonna take it slow, Cause I want you to know that when enjoyment comes we wont have to join ah line. 
  • No more waiting for the stars to align
  • Look at what we find
  • Now is the perfect time.
We encourage you to support the artist and the production team. We want you to spread the word about  the song and share this post. Please keep in mind that the success of this song depends on your support. Let me say it again, now it is up to you to ensure that this song rides the airwaves. Please call in to your favorite radio jocks and request the song. We invite you to share your thoughts about the song and music production.

Use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song here with your peers. All comments will be posted,  Please don't forget to visit us on our new 'Facebook Fan Page'. Use the search term @sokah2soca. Enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Stars Align
Performed by: Marvay
Produced by: De Red Boyz
Written by: Emmanuel Rudder, Dale Ryan, Scott Galt, Michael Hulsmeier & Damian Lythcott
Backing Vocals: Indra Rudder
Mixed by: Andrew Denny
Mastered by: Alex Psaroudakis

Executive Producer: RBZ Records Inc, Emmanuel Rudder & Dale Ryan
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! .  We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).


 
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July 26, 2017

On The Floor | Devon Matthews | Trinidad & Tobago Summer 2017

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Today we present another music release from the late Devon Matthews. This one has a really 'nice flow'. Devon's fans should be very pleased with this music release. Devon will be missed!

We encourage you to support the artist and the production team. We want you to spread the word about  the song and share this post. Please keep in mind that the success of this song depends on your support. Let me say it again, now it is up to you to ensure that this song rides the airwaves. Please call in to your favorite radio jocks and request the song. We invite you to share your thoughts about the song and music production.

Use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song here with your peers. All comments will be posted,  Please don't forget to visit us on our new 'Facebook Fan Page'. Use the search term @sokah2soca. Enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: On The Floor
Performed by: The Late Devon Matthews
Written by: *****
Mixed by: *****
Mastered by: *****

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! .  We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).

 
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July 22, 2017

I'm Free | Devon Matthews | Trinidad & Tobago 2018

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The late Devon Matthews gifted us this new music release for Carnival 2018. According to the producer of 'Hybrid Studios', this song was finished a few days before Devon departed this life. Safe journey home Devon... keep sharing the blessings in the after-life!

Music Release Notes:
"Gone but not forgotten brother for life, did his last recording for carnival 2018 at my studio "Hybrid Studios" couple days ago R.I.P Meh brethren.."



We encourage you to support the artist and the production team. We want you to spread the word about  the song and share this post. Please keep in mind that the success of this song depends on your support. Let me say it again, now it is up to you to ensure that this song rides the airwaves. Please call in to your favorite radio jocks and request the song. We invite you to share your thoughts about the song and music production.

Use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song here with your peers. All comments will be posted,  Please don't forget to visit us on our new 'Facebook Fan Page'. Use the search term @sokah2soca. Enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: I'm Free
Performed by: Devon Matthews (deceased)
Produced by: Hybrid Studios

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! .  We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).

 
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July 19, 2017

Road March & Parade of the Bands Results | Saint Lucia 2017

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The Carnival is over! Saint Lucia's 2017 Carnival went to rest until next year when the clock struck 12:00 midnight on Tuesday. Today we have some of the much anticipated results. The following results include the Road March (not close at all) and the Parade of Bands. 

Road March Results
  1. Ricky T (Sully) 46
  2. Mac 11 (Bend up your Back) 11
  3. Subance (Bad in Bum Bum) 10
  4. Ambi (Knock it already) 8
BAND OF THE YEAR
  1. Tribe of Twel (Wi Mama Mi Matlo) 391 points
  2. Just4Fun (Escape) 356 points
  3. Royalites Extreme (Sunrise to Sunset) 345 points
  4. Fuzion Mas (Greatness in the Sands) 343 points
SECTION OF THE YEAR
  1. Royalites Extreme (Showtime) 72 points
  2. Tribe of Twel (Sailors & The Ladies who they Love) 70 points
  3. Taboo (Captain America & Mystic) 58 points
  4. Fuzion Mas (Anubis) 56 points
MAS ON THE MOVE
  1. Just4Fun 76 points
  2. Fuzion Mas 67 points
  3. Tribe of Twel – 53 points
  4. Taboo – 53 points
J’OUVERT
  1. Back in Time (Music: The Life of the Party) 395 points
  2. Mudsters (Glow in the Mud) 366 points
  3. J’ouvert Jammers (Carnival Babies) 270 points
  4. MBC (Skittles) 253 points
OLE MAS
  1. Robert Calderon (St. Lucia National Trust Allen no more) 367 points
  2. Arthur Charles (DSH – Government fishing 4 investment Master Baiters) 352 points
  3. Carlton Ishmael (Trump under pressure to come clean with Russian ties) 350 points
  4. Kingsley Haynes (Vieux Fort No More, It’s a Pearl of the South. Are you from the Pearl. I am.) 340 points
BEST PORTRAYAL OF THEME
  1. Tribe of Twel (Wi Mama Mi Matlo) 122 points
  2. Just4Fun (Escape) 111 points
  3. Royalites Extreme (Sunrise to Sunset) 109 points
  4. Fuzion Mas (Greatness in the Sands) 106 points
INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR
  1. Tribe of Twel (Poseidon, Lord of the Deep – Adrian Augier) 430 points
  2. Tribe of Twel (Jean & Dinah & Sharon Tanner) 413 points
  3. Tribe of Twel (Wi Mama Mi Matlo – Tanisha Nicky Williams) 381 points
  4. Royalites Extreme (Transcendence – Natanni St. Omer) 375 points

 
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