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Jillionaire’s Top Ten Tunes Of Carnival 2014

Jillionaire's Top Ten Tunes Of Carnival 2014

Trini Chris Lists The Ten Best For This Carnival Season

Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival has been over for about two weeks now and even still those who attended are going through some withdrawals (that the Carnival Tabanca Bunji was speaking about). Since no one has invented a time machine as yet, or the government is being sneaky as usual, we figured the next best thing is compile the ten biggest tunes from this years Carnival season. Compiled by Major Lazer’s own Jillionaire, click through to see the Top Ten Tunes Of Carnival 2014  After The Jump…  Read more »

HEAR THIS: Chyn. Wonder Presents: Soca Warm Up Mix 2014

HEAR THIS: Chyn. Wonder Presents: Soca Warm Up Mix 2014

All Of Carnival 2014’s Soca Tunes In On Big Mix

London born, Brooklyn raised, Trinidad & Tobago adopted Chynee Wonder throws together a superb mix of Carnival 2014 hits. Everything from Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and others you may have missed are all here and available for download. You may not be in Trinidad right now, but you can at least pretend. Mix After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Mighty Sparrow “Jean And Dinah (When The Yankees Gon)”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Mighty Sparrow "Jean And Dinah (When The Yankees Gon)"

Yankee Gon’ So Sparrow Take Ova Town

It’s Carnival Friday! So what better way to celebrate (since we can’t be there) than to dedicate today’s Flashback Friday to one of the originators of the artform. “Jean and Dinah” (When The Yankees Gon) is a Calypso from Grenadian born Mighty Sparrow. The song became an international hit in 1956 and would be his first of eight Road March titles. This calypso, Sparrow’s first hit, commented on the large-scale prostitution that the bases once supported and the desperation of these ladies following the closure of many American military bases in Trinidad in the post-war period. Take A Little Wine After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Kerwin Du Bois “Too Real”

HEAR THIS: Kerwin Du Bois "Too Real"

That Bumpah Is Too Real

Having a case of the Mondays? Let us help you alleviate that little problem by transporting you to a warm caribbean island. The vibe is nice, the drinks are flowing and then you spot him/her serving everyone on the dance floor. You tell yourself “I have to get a piece of that!” We’ve all been there once or twice, ok a bunch of times, dance floor love is real and it’s a feeling that Kerwin Du Bois knows all too well. His latest, entitled “Too Real” speaks of exactly that feeling, like a moth being drawn to a flame so to are you drawn to the bumpah. Tune After The jump…   Read more »

HEAR THIS: Machel Montano x Major Lazer “Sound Bang”

HEAR THIS: Machel Montano x Major Lazer "Sound Bang"

Mr. HD And Major Lazer Link Up

Following his Soca brethren Bunji Garlin, Mr. HD himself Machel Montano links up with Major Lazer on a wicked tune entitiled “Sound Bang.” As the title states, the song definitely bangs. Using their trademark fusion of Electro and caribbean influences Lazer manages again to create a track that will no doubt appease both sides. Now, pair that with Mache’ls commanding vocals and you have the perfect recipe. Tune After The Jump…  Read more »

HEAR THIS: Nadia Batson “Aggresive”

HEAR THIS: Nadia Batson "Aggresive"

Some Men Say They Love Aggressive Women

Having one the Top 10 Tunes For Carnival 2013 with the female anthem “Manager,” Nadia Batson returns with another hit guaranteed to have ladies more forward than usual. The aptly titled “Aggressive,” produced by hit makers Precision Productions is a sure fire bubbling tune and serves as a warning to all the man dem. Think you can handle it? Tune After The Jump… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Bunji Garlin “Gimme The Brass”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Bunji Garlin "Gimme The Brass"

Before Differentology There Was Brass

Yesterday, Thursday 7th of November marked exactly one year since the mega hit “Differentology” was officially released to the world. Fast foward to the present and “Differentology” is still being played at high volumes and remix after remix is coming out the woodwork adding to the longevity of the tune. Bunji is a household name now, but there was a time when he was just another guy who had the talent and trying to make a name for himself performing at local secondary schools around Carnival time. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Bunji Garlin “Differentology” (Major Lazer Remix)

WATCH THIS: Bunji Garlin "Differentology" (Major Lazer Remix)

We Ready For The Road Long Time

Major Lazer recently touched down on the beautiful island of Trinidad to put on a show that won’t soon be forgotten in the minds of many Trinidadians and if that wasn’t enough the Major was joined by soca artist Bunji Garlin to perform their exclusive remix of Bunji’s already certified hit “Differentology.” Now this is not an official video for the remix, but it damn near should be, beautiful women, good music and all around good vibes, what more could you ask for? Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas “Give It To Har”

WATCH THIS: Mr. Vegas "Give It To Har"

Send Me A Badder Gyul

Vegas drops the official video to his latest scorcher “Give It To Har” off his Bruk It Down 2.o album.  As expected the video is laden with women ranging from the slim goodas to the mampies dem. You think you have what it takes to deal with Vegas? Hit The Jump To Find Out… Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Lord Kitchender “Sugar Bum Bum”

He Wasn’t The Lord For Nothing kitchener

 

As the work day winds to close most of us (myself included) are already thinking about what trouble to get in to this fine Labor Day weekend. The numerous fetes, boat rides and tonight especially Hot 97’s On The Reggae Tip concert going down at the Hammerstein Ballroom are just a few things leading up to the West Indian Day parade which graces Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Monday. The Labor Day parade has involved into more than just a celebration of what island you were born from or what island your parents were born from, its a become a symbol of unity even if you’re not from the caribbean, one day out of the year you can be from any one you choose. So let’s start your weekend of right and take it back to one of the foundation artist in this business, calypsonian Lord Kitchender and his 1978 classic “Sugar Bum Bum.” Tune After The Jump… 

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Square One “Aye Aye Aye”

Alison Hinds Doesn’t Agesquareone

 

Earlier today we dropped a new tune from Alison Hinds called “Born Wit It,” so we at Boomshots decided to show Alison some more love and take it back to the days when she was the sexy lead singer of the Bajan band Square One. During her time with Square they produced hit after hit each year, but it wasn’t until this 1997 hit that really solidified them as Soca powerhouses. Alison is waiting for you, Hit The Jump Now… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Alison Hinds “Born Wit It”

Shake What Your Mama Gave Youalison

 

Bajan soca queen Alison Hinds unleashes another hit guaranteed to mash up this Crop Over season. Alison tells the ladies big and small be proud of you shape because it’s yours and you were “born wit it.” Tune After The Jump… Read more »