Nov 27, 2014
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Posts tagged: Trinidad

You Rate It: MeLo-X Remixes Bunji Garlin’s “Carnival Tabanca”

Words by Natalie Weiner
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Suffering from a little Carnival Tabanca after this summer’s festivities? Well, DJ/rapper/producer/photographer/Beyoncé collaborator MeLo-X is bringing you the perfect soundtrack—a minimalist, electro-R&B rendering of Bunji Garlin‘s single of the same name. The track is a natural choice for MeLo, who also happens to be one half of DJ duo extraordinaire Electric Punnany, and Jamaican by way of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The original “Carnival Tabanca,” though mellow for a soca song, generally maintains the genre’s upbeat vibe. To change things up, MeLo frames Bunji’s vocals with a stripped down sound we’d expect to hear next to R&B artists like FKA Twigs and SZA, lending his ode to the carnival season a more melancholy, edgy sound. Eventually the irresistible piano groove returns though, bringing the track back to its festive roots. Listen to the remix below, and stream/download the entire Inside the Mind of MeLo 4 mixtape on Soundcloud.

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Behind The Drum: A Q+A with The Makers of “Pan! Our Music Odyssey”


Words by Tishanna Williams

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LargeUp Interview: Anya Ayoung-Chee on cANYAval


Interview by Kendra Dennis/Photos by Jonathan Mannion

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EVENT: Machel Montano on The LargeUp Sessions (8/28)

Words by LargeUp Crew

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This one doesn’t need much introduction: Machel Montano. The LargeUp Sessions. This Thursday. The Happiest Man Alive will be in the building at Miss Lily’s Variety for a meet-and-greet and M Store pop-up shop. He’ll be sitting down with LargeUp’s DJ Gravy, Jam Central and Jesse Serwer to talk soca, Trinidad, the Parkway, the future—everything— live on RadioLily.com. We’ll also be debuting tunes and running through his new album, Happiest Man Alive. New York massive: Space is sure to fill up quick so make sure to come early. Everyone else: Tune in from 6 to 8pm EST on RadioLily!

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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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You Rate It: Jus Now Remix Blaxx’s “Leh Go”

Words by Marcha M. Johnson

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With the 2015 Trinidad Carnival season getting off to a start, British-Trini production duo (and regularly featured LargeUp staples) Jus Now have dug into the 2013 Soca archives to put their own twist on Blaxx’s bacchanal instigator ‘Leh Go.’ For their version of his hit, they’ve coupled the artist’s commanding vocals with a raw rhythm section instrumental, managing to preserve the lightheartedness of the original tune while masterfully interpolating the sounds of a steel pan orchestra.

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