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@LinkyFirst3: The Jamaican Soca Artist To Watch!


Carnival season is in full swing here in Jamaica, and the Socaphiles will be wukking up and wining all day and night. One particular song will be given multiple spins, but what many will not know, is that it was done by one of their own…

Words by ShannyDeLioness

Yes you heard me right, we have a full fledged Jamaican Soca Artist! While we’ve had Dancehall/Soca/Calypso collaborations over the years by the likes of Beenie Man,  Konshens, Spice, and of course you all know of the late Legend Byron Lee and his Dragonaires, and the timeless Fab 5 Band, this Artist has taken his talents and determination and became the first to make it to the International Soca Monarch finals! His name is…Linky First!

Born Jason Henriques, Linky First has been blowing up the airwaves in Trinidad & Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean with his hit single, “Rock & Come In” on the Ruffin produced “Liming Riddim” since its release last year. He has since followed up with “Control It”, “X6”, “Doctor”, and “Naked Pon The Road”.

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@MachelMontano, @CharlyBlack876, @Troyton_TM Team Up For “VIP Girl”!


It’s a Caribbean connection when Trinidad’s Soca King Machel Montano teams up with Jamaica’s Diamond selling Dancehall Artist Charly Black and top Producer Troyton Hinds for “VIP Girl”! Bringing two musical giants in their respective genres together was something the Billboard Producer Troyton envisioned for a long time. The single was recently released under the Troyton Music label, and distributed by 21st Hapilos.
When asked about making the collaboration a possibility, Troyton recalls being invited to Trinidad along with Charly for a staging of “Machel Mondays” in February of 2016. During their rehearsals, the trio had a conversation about music and their successes in Dancehall and Soca when Troyton suggested Charly and Machel team up for a song. With approval from both sides, Troyton quickly worked on a Riddim after his arrival back to Jamaica. Soon after, Troyton reached out to Charly for his verses which were recorded in Jamaica, then reached out to Machel who worked on his in Trinidad.
Since its release earlier this month, the single has been constantly requested from DJs and fans alike both locally and Internationally. A music video is in the works with directorial duties being handled by Damion Gayle of Warrior Films with Trinidad and Jamaica being the locations chosen. When asked what makes a “VIP Girl”, Troyton replied, “A woman who possesses class, intelligence, and the right amount of sexiness!”.
“VIP Girl” is now available on iTunes.
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“Wuk Up” With @RadialTT X 13th Street Promotions’ Soca Playlist Series Debut!


It’s a new year, and we have new tings in store! Recently we’ve teamed up with Radial, a growing Music Streaming service based in Trinidad & Tobago. While we show love to Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Reggae Fusions, we have a lil love for the Soca Music. To show our love a little more, we’re kicking off a weekly Playlist series on Radial to highlight our top 5 songs we’re feeling for the week (maybe a bonus track here or there)! We urge you to head on over to GetRadial.com, or download “Radial” in the iTunes App Store to check out our Playlists! Time to “Wuk Up” and “Get On Bad“!

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@SalaamRemi Speaks On His Extensive Music Career On @RapRadar Podcast!


When it comes to New York Hip Hop, Salaam Remi is a name you should mention. Known for bringing Reggae/Dancehall music to Hip Hop in the 90s and providing a fresh new sound for many Artists, Salaam has worked with Shabba Ranks, SuperCat, Nas, the late Amy Winehouse, Ini Kamoze and many others. Recently he stopped by the Rap Radar Podcast to speak on his extensive music career spanning over 30 years. Here he spoke about his start including mixing many classic tracks, his first releases as a Producer, using his Island roots (by the way of Trinidad) to influence his Production and contributing to a wave of Hip Hop/Reggae singles in the 90s, his new projects and more! From Queens to the Caribbean to the world! Learn something new or bring back memories by checking out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Calypso Rose – Come Leh We Jam (1977)


Today on Oldies Sunday, we look back at the Calypso Legend, Calypso Rose’sCome Leh We Jam“. Arranged/Produced by Pelham Goddard and Charlie’s Roots, this single was released in 1977 by CLO Records. The single was a part of her “Her Majesty: Calypso Rose” album which was released the same year, and was entered in the 1978 Trinidad Road March Competition. With her signature delivery, she speaks on the Soca music putting her in a wonderful place and prompting her to dance through it all. She also encourages unity in the dance with lyrics like “So leh we jam, jam, jam…“, “Jam together, Jam one another…“.

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@BadRoyaleMusic Enlists @FutureFambo, @IAmBrukOut & @MarkHardyMusic For “Treasures From Tomorrow”


Bad Royale is a EDM/Bass Collective that has been making noise for quite a while. Based in California and signed to Mad Decent under the sub label Good Enuff, Maor Levi, Kevin Wild, Bruce Karlsson and Elias Ghosn have been collecting listeners on their rise to fame thanks to their dope remixes and original production that crossed over many genres. Recently they recruited Caribbean acts Mark Hardy (Trinidad), Future Fambo (Jamaica) and Brukout (Jamaica) for their latest EP titled “Treasures From Tomorrow“. Bringing EDM, Caribbean Bass, Future Dancehall and Future Soca together, this is a mash up of audio goodness and is a nice addition for the holiday weekend! While the EP is only 3 tracks long, this is a project that will be left on repeat as you rave away the troubles of the past week. It’s time to get wild! Check out the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

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