The 2019 Carnival season is officially on its way, and Dancehall artists are teaming up with Soca’s finest stars for various collaborations. It’s definitely a good look for the genres as it gives them more leverage to different markets, even after the seasons is done. Carnival is an International brand with different cities and countries around the world hosting their own. With more interest in the Caribbean culture over the years, it’s a pivotal moment for Dancehall and Soca to make a greater push for the International market with these collaborations. For those unfamiliar, the Jamaican love affair with Soca and Carnival dates back to the 1940s at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), and the collaborations over time are just great moments in this ever growing union. With their feel good vibes and ability to bring people together, the collaborations will continue. Today we’re featuring a few of the Dancehall x Soca crossovers that are currently making waves on the scene.
Popular Recording Artists, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin, will be launching a revolutionary band in Jamaica Carnival this season.
The newest band on the block, Rebellion, will see Lyons and Bunji’s One World Rebellion partnering with Solid Agency and M7 Events (hosts of the popular Soirée SPF, SPF Weekend and Marbana Beach Club). “Right now, the team is constructing all the parts needed to make sure everything comes together fruitfully,” Lyons said. Rebellion will have its official launch on December 8 at their base, Rebellion Yard, beside Emancipation Park. The launch party which is expected to be a spectacular affair will be under the theme ‘Revolt’. According to Lyons, the theme, “is rooted in history and is based on the background of various cultural revolutions from the Africans to the American natives’ fight for freedom.”
When legends collide, expect greatness. First off, Happy Birthday to a living legend, Machel Montano who celebrates his 44th year today. In celebration of his time on earth and looking back at a great career, he teamed up with fellow legend Farmer Nappy on the track, “Day One“! Produced by De Red Boyz, the Artists speak on friendships that have fun together, and last a lifetime. For those who are day one supporters of their careers including the Xtatik days, Machel and Nappy have come a long way from being kids in the 80’s embarking on music careers. Something you share with your true “day ones” to look forward to many more great times together. Getting ready for Carnival 2019 with the crew? Keep this one in rotation and fete all day long. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
This is for all the ladies who know how to WINE! We had to go to Guyana to check out the lovely Timeka Marshall’s latest single, “Winey Winey“. Brought to you by Jack Spaniard Productions and Problematic Media, Timeka calls up all the ladies who are proud to be called “Ms. Winey Winey“, and show the world that grease has nothing on them when it comes to moving that waistline. On the recently released “Kick Stand Riddim“, get ready for the 2019 Carnival season with this scorcher. Add this one to your playlists and get to practicing those moves for the Road Marches! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.