Aug 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Trinidad

Watch Jus Now, Bunji Garlin + Stylo G’s “Tun Up” Video

Words by Marcha M. Johnson

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British-Trini production duo Jus Now released the original version of their tune “Tun Up” during last year’s Trinidad Carnival season, as part of their debut EP, One Time. And now, amidst all the buzz surrounding their collaborations with Bunji for Carnival 2014, the “Truck on D Road” producers have gone and re-made “Tun Up” with the help of UK-based dancehall artist and notorious lyrical badman, Stylo G.

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LargeUp Exclusive: Stream Bunji Garlin’s “Carnival Tabanca” EP

Words by Marcha M. Johnson—

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While the rest of Trinidad was celebrating Carnival on Tuesday, Bunji Garlin was handling his business. Well, he was celebrating on d road, too, but the Viking of Soca (who had a huge Carnival season despite no official accolades, as he abstained from this year’s Soca Monarch competition) also quietly dropped his new EP, Carnival Tabanca, through VP Records.

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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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Rules of D Road: The Dos and Don’ts of Wining


Words by Tishanna Williams and Jam Central:::Photos by Colin Williams and Reid Van Renesse

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Kambule!: Preserving Carnival’s History in Trinidad

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Our preview of Trinidad Carnival continues with a look at the tradition of kambule.

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Toppa Top 10: International Soca Monarch Contenders


Words by Tishanna Williams—

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