Posts tagged "Bunji Garlin"

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: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

WATCH THIS: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

Well They Say Guinness Is Good For Your Back, And Apparently Your Ears

Arthur Guinness was a man who made great things happen, he created a beer that is still beloved by the world 250 years later and of course the Caribbean. Guinness has found its name called in many a Dancehall tune, often stated as the drink of choice to give you that extra bit of stamina incase you decide to get into some trouble with your lady friend later. To commemorate this auspicious occasion 55 countries across the globe pour up a pint and take in some good music and since we’re talking about the Caribbean, great music. Last night in Kingston an all-star cast comprising of Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, I-Octane, Bunji Garlin with his beautiful wife Fay Ann, Aidonia and lastly Nature serenaded spectators and those who were lucky enough to catch the simulcast. What’s that? You missed it? Don’t fret Boomshots has you covered, simply Hit The Jump For Videos Of All The Performances…  Read more »

WATCH THIS: Bunji Garlin Freestyle On BBC 1Xtra

Who Said Soca Artistes Can Only Sing About Jump And Wine?bunji

 

Contrary to popular belief Soca music isn’t just simplistic lyrics of jumping, wining or waving over heavy pulsating drum melodies, Yes, we do love those tunes but more artistes are taking the road less travelled and are realizing that this is what listeners have been begging for. Take Bunji Garlin for example, his hit “Differentology” is taking the world by storm, and even though it doesn’t have the generic Soca setup it embodies everything about the genre, simply put, the song makes you feel good and want to dance—which is the essence of Soca music. Bunji himself is a lyrical beast and while in London for Notting Hill Carnival he linked up with Robbo Ranx at the BBC 1Xtra studios and flexed his skills to the fullest. Do Yourself A Favor And Hit The Jump…  Read more »

Caribbean Fever Music Fest Brings Reggae and Soca Beat To Barclays

Caribbean Fever Music Fest Brings Reggae and Soca Beat To Barclays

Shabba Ranks, Damian and Stephen Marley, I-Octane, Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyons, and Alison Hinds Headline As Caribbean Fever Music Festival Celebrates Caribbean Music at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center This Labor Day

“This concert is a collaborative effort between Bobby Clarke, CEO of Irie Jam Media and Caribbean Fever” Dahveed Levy, CEO of Caribbean Fever, draped with Caribbean beauties wearing elaborate headpieces and vibrant body paint, confirmed at the press conference held at Milk River.  He went on to describe the concert theme for each night. Friday, August 30  “International Night” will feature music predominately from the French Caribbean with artists such as Wyclef Jean, Kassav, Tabou Combo and Djakout #1.  Saturday, August 31 “Carnival Mania Night” will have acts like Allison Hinds, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Edwin Yearwood, Iwer George and Tallpree “preparing the massive for Eastern Parkway and the true culture of Carnival.” Details After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Bunji Garlin “Carnival Tabanca”

Bunji Can’t Shake The Carnival Feelingtabanca

 

Let’s face it, Carnival is the greatest show on Earth. I mean come on, days of drinking, partying and all around good vibes what more do you need? It’s because of all that niceness that when it’s over you’re left with a feeling of serious withdrawal and the dreaded “Carnival Tabanca” sets in. This is the exactly what Bunji is stating in his new song (appropriately titled) “Carnival Tabanca,” he yearns for the streets, the atmosphere so much so that its starting to affect his reality. We know how you feel Bunji, Tune After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Bunji Garlin “Differentology” Official Video

The Maddest Soca Tune of 2013 Finally Has a Video
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Even if you’re not the world’s biggest soca fan, you know Bunji Garlin’s tune “Differentology” or at least the hook “We ready for de rooooooad.” He dropped his Viking-themed video over the weekend complete with bloody axes, J’ouvert–esque mud crawling, and a big horny helmet. You’ve got to see this one to believe it. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons Mash Up Tobago

Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons Mash Up Tobago

The Royal Couple of Soca Reign At Tobago Jazz Experience

When Trini superstars Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons got married back in 2009, they became the Royal Couple of Soca—Trinidad & Tobago’s answer to Jay & Beyonce. Bunji got his start as a ragga soca artist and has emerged as a consistent hitmaker, having won Trinidad’s soca monarch title on numerous occasions. Fay-Ann is the daughter of calypso monarch Super Blue and her mom is an artist who goes by the name Lady Gypsy. Let’s just say they’ve both got showbiz in their blood. Like Jay & B, they each have their own thing going on and they know how to support each other and make the family business even stronger. Just wait till their daughter Syri gets in the mix! Interview coming soon, but for now behold Bunji & Fay-Ann in action as they tear up World Music Night at the Tobago Jazz Experience.  Video After The Jump… Read more »

Tobago Jazz Experience Kicks Off This Week

Tobago Jazz Experience Kicks Off This Week

Soca, Reggae, and R&B in A Lush Tropical Setting

The island of Trinidad is synonymous with carnival and you may still be recovering from February’s ordeal, but in the month of April the focus shifts to the beautifully laid-back sister island of Tobago where it’s all about the Jazz Experience. Sun, sea, sand and soca – whats not to love!?!?! This year the Tobago Jazz Experience sees appearances from international acts India Arie and Melanie Fiona—both of whom have worked with major names in the reggae world such as the Morgan Heritage fam & the Marleys. Full Lineup and Photo Gallery After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Carnival TAO 2013 By Precision Productions

This Mix May Cause Some Carnival Tabancatao

It’s Monday, rarely anything spectacular happens on a Monday and by now you’re probably at work staring at the clock realizing you have at least 5 more hours in that place.  Need a pick me up? Not talking about a caffeine fueled one, more along the lines of music motivation. Caution! Carnival TAO 2013 is likely to cause overwhelming Mas and Fete memories and induce a Tabanca of epic proportions. Proceed to listen ONLY if you are prepared to push back and wine any and everywhere. Presented and created by the entire Precision Productions family this unique mix will soothe every Soca loving soul, even as it takes a euphoric forage into such entrancing genres as Techno, Dancehall, R&B, and Hip Hop embracing a new world sound guaranteed to harmonically blow minds. Hit The Jump Now… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Bunji Garlin “Differentology”

Di Gyul Dem Dahlin Unleashes Something Different For The Carnival Season

Bunji takes well, a different route on his latest appropriately titled single “Differentology.” We hear the “Gyul Dem Dahlin” spit the usual Carnival fare over a Sheriff Music/J-Rod Records track with additional instrumentation by Nigel Rojas. We like the direction Bunji is headed, perhaps he can be the pioneer of the neo-soca movement and have it reach a more global audience. You ready? Hit the jump to listen. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Trini Carnival Top 10

Too much bacchanal ah go tek your life away.

Just got back from Trinidad Fashion Week (stay tuned for the photos) but they weren’t playing any soca at all. Started reminiscing a few months back to carnival season and I had to rock this Top 10 for old-times sake. Read more »

“Hands In The Air! Rags In The Air!” UPDATE

“My name is Fay-Ann Lyons” …. Memba dat.

Double congratulations to the Road March Queen and expecting mother.


If you thought mama-to-be M.I.A. set the standard for pregnant swagger at this year’s Grammys, check out Fay-Ann Lyons’ nice round belly as she mashes up the 2009 Soca Monarch Finals. Read more »