Sep 02, 2014
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Posts tagged: Machel Montano

Toppa Top 10: Jillionaire’s 2013 Best of Everything List

Words by Jillionaire

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Trini Christmas, 101: Parang Season, When Trinidad “Goes Spanish”

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Trini culture expert Tishanna Williams brings us the second in our series spotlighting unique cultural traditions surrounding the Christmas season in Trinidad & Tobago. Read the first installment, “How to Make Punch De Creme,” here.

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LargeUp Recommends: World Creole Music Festival 2013

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Just about every island nation has an international music fest nowadays, but there aren’t any others quite like Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival.

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Celebrating Caribbean Culture: 50 Years of Trinidad & Tobago’s Best Village Competition

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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One year after celebrating 50 years of Independence, Trinidad and Tobago is in the midst of commemorating another half century with the 50th Anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition.

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Throwback Thursdays: Jillionaire on Machel Montano’s “Come Dig It”

Words by Jillionaire—

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Have you noticed how soca is sounding more and more like U.K. dance music these days? Well, the king of soca, Machel Montano, was about 18 years ahead of his time. A youthful Machel was scooped up by LA-based Delicious Vinyl (the label behind Tone Loc, Young MC and the Pharcyde) in the mid ’90s, resulting in the mostly forgotten ragga-house banger”Come Dig It.” Trini music scholar Jillionaire of Major Lazer remembers the phenomenon.

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AUDIO: Jus Now Remix Machel Montano + Kes the Band

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Jus Now, the international production combo consisting of Bristol, England’s Interface and T&T-based LAZAbeam, are making some of the freshest soca  right now. (They also made one of the coolest videos we’ve seen all year, for the soca-inspired-but not-exactly-soca title track from their One Time EP)  “Differentology” excepted, they’re responsible for a currently scorching Bunji Garlin’s best tracks this year, including the calypso-fueled “Savage” and “Tun Up” off the aforementioned One Time. LazaBEAM, operating solo, produced another recent Bunji favorite, “The Canvas”

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