Posts tagged "Trinidad & Tobago"

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 »

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 »

50 Tips Everyone Should Know For Carnival

50 Tips Everyone Should Know For Carnival

Tips To Make Sure You Have A Safe And Enjoyable Carnival Experience

It’s less than one week to the greatest show on Earth, Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2014. Veteran masqueraders are already descending upon the twin island republic this week along with a slew of Carnival virgins who really don’t know what they’re in for. The good folks over at compiled a solid list for the first timers and a few pointers for the more seasoned.  Everything from what to wear, what to eat and even how to party is all covered in these helpful tips. Check Them Out 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 »

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 »

Jillionaire’s Top Ten Tunes Of Carnival 2013

DJ Yoga Pants List His Favorite Soca Songs Of This Yearjill


1/3 of Major Lazer, Trinidadian native Jillionaire knows a thing or two about Soca music. He has blessed us today with a list of the Top Ten ( in no particular order) Tunes Of Carnival 2013, songs that have been rocking all the fetes of this Carnival season. All the usual suspects are there along with a couple newcomers which rounds out this solid list. Lets not waste anymore time, Check The List After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Parade Of Bands 2013 Live Stream

For Those Of Us Who Couldn’t Be Therecarnival


So you were unable to make it to Trinidad & Tobago Carnival this year? And seeing all you friends posts on Facebook and Instagram isn’t helping either, well allow us to further rub some salt in your wounds. We know what you’re missing and you know as well, but let us remind you anyways with a Live Stream of the parade of bands. Scantily clad bodies, drinks, good music and vibes, well if that isn’t your thing then don’t Click The Link After The Jump… 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 »

WATCH THIS: Kes The Band “Tuesday On The Rocks” Official Video

Kes Reminds Us That Just Because It’s Tuesday  Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have A Good Time


So it’s Tuesday, after Monday it’s probably the second least favorite day of the week. Well cheer up, Kes The Band has just dropped the visuals to their widely popular “Tuesday On The Rocks.” Kes’ harmonic voice rides the groovy tunes of the Gyal Season Riddim to perfection guaranteed to rid any feelings of the mundane. Put that cup of coffee down and pour yourself a glass of Tuesday On The Rocks. Video After The Jump… 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 »

Las Lap T&T Carnival 2009

Happy Easter everybody. Now that we’ve made it through the desert of shame that is Lent, what better time look back at the delicious debauchery of Trinidad & Tobago carnival one last time—especially after 40 days and 40 nights of fasting and atonement for our sins? Read more »