Posts tagged "Machel Montano"

Machel Montano Rules Carnival With
“Waiting on the Stage”—Is He Leading Soca Down The Road To EDM?

Machel Montano Rules Carnival With "Waiting on the Stage"—Is He Leading Soca Down The Road To EDM?

Trinidad & Tobago’s “Minister of Road” Takes Third Consecutive Road March Title

Trinidadian soca superstar Machel Montano has won his third consecutive road march title. Since 1932, the Trinidad Carnival Committtee has awarded the prize to the  musical composition played most often at the “judging points” along the parade route throughout Port of Spain during the big carnival celebration. This is the eighth win of Montano’s career. Not since Tambu hit the trifecta in 1988, 89, and 1990 has one artist dominated the competition three years in a row. The winning tune, “Waiting on the Stage,” was produced by Trini production squad Badjohn Republic. But with its strong EDM influence, it almost sounds like it could be a Major Lazer record.  Check out the tune and judge for yourself. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Full Moon Playlist

Full Moon Playlist


Ten Scary Selections for Your Halloween Party Playlist

With fall comes one of the most festive holidays, Halloween. Elaborate costumes emulate scary and fictional characters; superheroes and sexy alter-egos. Children trick or treat for sweet candies and visit pumpkin patches. However, the holiday was created to remember the dead saints or “hallows.” This Boomshots full moon playlist highlights songs that comment on the dead rising theme in reggae, dancehall and soca. The playlist contains ten tunes, some focusing on the Halloween/horror theme, while others go beyond the theme and comment on social issues, and a few are highlighted for a wicked production. Audio After The Jump

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WATCH THIS: Spankers Feat. Machel Montano & Fatman Scoop “Party Time (Lyric Video)”

WATCH THIS: Spankers Feat. Machel Montano & Fatman Scoop "Party Time (Lyric Video)"

Spankers Takes Soca Music Global With This One

Paolo Ortelli and Luke Degree, collectively known as Spankers are an Italian DJ group set to put dance music on tilt. For  their first single  Paolo and Luke grabbed Soca King Machel Montano and “The Voice Of The Clubs” Fatman Scoop for an appropriately titled “Party Time.” This tune is definitely a party starter and superbly blends the genres of Hip Hop, EDM and Soca music making sure there’s something for even the most discerning of tastes. Their single is steadily moving up the charts, its now #9 on Japan iTunes dance chart after being released a day ago. Signs of bigger things to come, Tune After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Machel Montano “Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)”

HEAR THIS: Machel Montano "Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)"

Double M Is About To Destroy The Road With This One

Machel and Precision Productions collide once more and they’re are committed in destroying everything in their path. Don’t worry they’ll fix everything right up after. Presenting the “Ministry Of Road,” or M.O.R. as its commonly known will mash up any road, anywhere, day or night. Do you have a road that’s in need of a little mashing up? Call M.O.R. now! 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 »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “Machel Montano “Teacher’s Footsteps”

Machel Was Always A Starmachel


We really dug in the crates today to pull out this little gem. We reached back all the way to 1984 and found a then nine year old Machel Montano performing at the Dimache Gras show as a special guest, the same year he ran away with the Junior Soca Monarch title. Even at this tender age we can see that Mr. Montano had all the makings of an international Soca star, his stage pressence, subject matter and even how he held the audience shone through at just nine. Hit The Jump For This Treat… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Machel Montano “The Fog” (Major Lazer & Grandtheft Remix)

You Can’t Escape The Fogfog


Intergalactic supergroup Major Lazer joined forces with Toronto native Grandtheft in reworking Machel Montano’s Carnival 2013 hit “The Fog.” Lazer and Grand breathe new life into the already infectious soca tune fusing both trademark styles of pulsating synths and addictive melodies. Get Lost In The Fog 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: Machel Montano “The Fog” (Road Mix)

Machel And Precision Get Us Ready For The Roadfog


We are less than one week away from the “greatest show on earth” Trinidad & Tobago Carnival, and if you are like the few who won’t be attending the festivities this year allow us to rub some salt in your wounds. Machel and Precision Productions unload their Road Mix for the ever popular “Fog.” The infectious drums paired with Machel’s hypnotizing lyrics will have you gyrating in your seat in no time.   Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Vybz Kartel “Make Up” PREMIERE

Brand New Song For The Girls From The WerlBoss And DJ Power

Fresh off producing the summer hit “Fly So High” with Machel Montano, DJ Power has just released “Makeup” single with dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel. The catchy, uptempo track was recorded a few weeks prior to Kartel’s arrest. “Me and Kartel had a lot of music in the works,” says Power. “Glad we were able to finish this one and the world can hear it. Free Kartel.”   Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Skinny Fabulous & Machel Montano “Monstrosity”

Skinny Fabulous & Machel Montano Unleash Madness With Their New Tune “Monstrosity

We are barely into the 2013 Carnival season, but so far it’s shaping up to be one to remember. We’ve already heard what Bunji had to offer with his appropriately titled “Differentology” (currently ripping up the airwaves) now Skinny Fabulous throws himself into the fray. Enlisting Soca heavyweight Machel Montano, Skinny’s “Monstrosity” track grips hold and pretty soon you’ll jumping up and down, or as Machel put it, getting “mad and crazy.” If this doesn’t get you excited for Carnival I don’t know what will – Take a listen after the jump. Read more »

Gallery: Ajamu Photographs The West Indian Day Parade

Brooklyn We Go Hard

From Port of Spain in Trinidad to Notting Hill in London, Carnival is a worldwide phenomenon. We all need a time and place to get on bad, right? Of course every city has their own unique way of wilding out—but you already know nobody goes harder than Brooklyn USA. You’ve got zombies and stilt walkers and bugged out Brooklynites and hot girls in their barely theres as Grand Marshalls Harry Belafonte and Machel Montano rub shoulders with Andrew Cuomo and police commissioner Ray Kelly. Unfortunately this year’s event was marred by violence—with two people stabbed to death and two others wounded by gunfire. Despite those tragedies, the rest of us had a great time. Marlon “Ajamu” Myrie has been shooting (with a camera) on Eastern Parkway for years, and he’s not only got an artist’s eye, he’s got a special gift for charming the ladies, as you’ll notice in this massive 2012 gallery. Photo Gallery after the jump.

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