Sep 02, 2014
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Posts tagged: Fay-Ann Lyons

106 & Carnival: BET Gets Ready For Di Road

Words by Natalie Weiner

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It’s Carnival Week in New York, and pretty much everyone has already gotten the party started, including BET’s eternal 106 & Park—or, as it was titled today, “106 & Carnival,” complete with slightly uncomfortable-looking hosts in mas band costumes. The episode featured a mix of up-and-coming and veteran dancehall, reggae, and soca artists in front of an audience repping just about every part of the Caribbean.

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Carnival Cruisin’: Watch Bunji Garlin’s “Truck On D Road” Video

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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Ever been to Trinidad Carnival? Well, the Soca Viking Bunji Garlin wants to make sure that, at the very least, you feel like you have. With his crossover tunes “Differentology,” “Carnival Tabanca,” and the Jus Now-helmed “Truck On D Road” (all included on his Differentology LP, which dropped Tuesday*), he’s been bringing the sounds of Carnival to an international audience (not to mention LargeUp’s Winter Music Massive in Miami back in March, pictured above). Now, with a new star-studded video for “On D Road,” he’s bringing the visuals of the road as well—just in time to inspire reverie at Notting Hill in London and NYC during Labor Day weekend.

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AUDIO: Soca Meets Techno on Mr. One Hundred’s “Palm Tree Destruction”

Words by Marcha M. Johnson—

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With soca steadily gaining momentum on the international music scene, and its following growing steadily, sub-genres and other interpretations of the culture are inevitably emerging from the most unexpected places. One such place is in the music of St. Louis, Missouri native Mr. One Hundred (a/k/a Paul B Davis), the newest act on the Mixpak Records roster.

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Impressions: 2014 Winter Music Massive

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Samuel Rivas

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LargeUp + 222 Worldwide Present: Winter Music Massive 2014 (3/22)

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If you couldn’t make it to Austin last week for the hottest bashment party Texas, and certainly South by Southwest, has ever seen, never fear—LargeUp is on the road again, and this time we’re getting the party started in Miami during this year’s Winter Music Conference.

The Winter Music Massive, co-produced by Electric Punanny, has become something of a WMC tradition. Previous parties have featured performances from dancehall legends Mr. Vegas and Johnny Osbourne, as well as an international assortment of the best bashment DJs.

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Sweet T&T: Trinidad & Tobago’s Ten Loveliest Ladies

Words by Jam Central, Marcha M. Johnson, Jesse Serwer and Tishanna Williams—
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