Sep 20, 2014
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Posts tagged: Machel Montano

Toppa Top 10: The Top Ten Summertime Festivals

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Martei Korley—
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Large Up Interview: Jus Now Are Taking Soca Back to The Future

Words by Marcha M. Johnson, Photos by Arnaldo James— jus-now-sam-lazabeam-2

Amidst the surge of soca tunes released for this year’s Trinidad Carnival, you may have noticed, on tracks such as Bunji Garlin’s “Truck on D Road” and Machel Montano’s “Junction,” the emergence of a fresh yet nostalgic sound that immediately commands your attention with signature percussion and authoritative bass. If you were paying attention, you might have even sampled a bit of this phenomenon last year when Bunji Garlin released the song “Savage.” We decided it was time to unmask the masterminds behind this new evolution in soca: Trinidad’s Keshav Singh aka LAZABeam and the UK’s Sam “Interface” Chadburn, collectively known as Jus Now.

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Big People Ting: Farmer Nappy on Soca + Big People Parties

Words by Saxon Baird, Photos by Kordel Fermin

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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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Kerwin DuBois, 101: From “Wotless” To “Too Real”


Words By Marcha M. Johnson—

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Throwback Thursdays: Machel Montano’s “Too Young To Soca”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Another year, another set of crowns for Machel Montano. “Mr. Fete” won the Power category again at the International Soca Monarch competiton on Friday with “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.),” narrowly missing a sweep as Kerwin DuBois took Groovy Soca Monarch. “M.O.R.” meanwhile was inescapable at Mas in Port of Spain, taking the Road March title with a whopping 374 plays, more than six times the nearest competitor. In light of his continued success, it’s only appropriate on this Throwback Thursday back to where it all started for Machel.

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