New 2K12 Groovy Soca Carnival Track "Work It ( Official Video Release )"
Saint Lucian production company Untitled 51 shot the music video for the Shurwayne Winchester 2012 groovy track " Work It ". The song is featured on the Fantasy Riddim produced by Saint Lucian award winning songwriter and producer Courtney "Curty" Louis - it is written by the Tobago soca superstar himself.
Work It is an ideal song for the fetes, concerts and the road as the world gets set for the event that is Trinidad Carnival - the precursor to Carnival across the region.
The song is a weapon to a good time; the video ups the ante with its shots and pure editing mastery.
This is a fantasy, your chance to Work It with Shurwayne Winchester who not only recorded the song at the Stratosphere music studio in Saint Lucia but also shot the video here as well. Get ready to "whine on me/ hard on me...work it, work it, work it"...
New Video from Kayo- "Be A Star"
Philbert Salton – Kayo – has released the official video for the first single off his eagerly awaited debut album. A trailer for the video was released a few weeks ago.
The video for the song entitled ‘Be A Star’ will be featured on Kayo’s upcoming album called ‘One: The Prequel’.
The video was filmed and edited in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Andrew Flemming.
Kayo – who attended the Saint Mary’s College and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Canadian city.
.His team has promised this latest video is the first of much more content to come from Kayo over the next couple of months as they seek to build anticipation for his album release. The video can be accessed through YouTube.
New 2K11 Soca Carnival Track "PRESSURE POINT"
Pressure Point - Solange It was so good – they had to do it twice except this time award winning songwriter Courtney “Curty” Louis shares songwriting credit with Kennedy “Zionomi” Gittens on this, another tune off his Stratosphere Music/ Dutch Productions produced Scatter riddim. Pressure Point will introduce you to the soca force that is Solange. She may have been gone from the music scene for a bit but the versatile media madam is no stranger to the excitement this song is destined to generate.
Her voice is steady; the riddim is as tight as the Pressure Point she speaks of with the advanced warning “Carnival massive/ you are about to exceed the bacchanal limit/ We have reached pressure point/ The point of no return.” But when you hear Pressure Point you won’t want to come back especially when Solange tells you with this one “We mashing up fete/ we mashing up show/ whining up on we pressure point.” Power Soca is the driving force that keeps flags raised, feet stomping and waists gyrating and “we getting on mad inna this/ we getting on bad inna this/ we getting on charge inna this” with Pressure Point…TURBO TURBO!
"Pressure Point " Solange
New 2K11 Soca Carnival Track "MATAY YOU"
Matay You - Ambi If you know him as the younger brother of soca title winner Ricky T or the first runner up from last year’s inaugural Piton Soca Starz with Push Dem or even as the guy who teamed up with Mongster on the previously released Stratosphere Music/ Dutch Productions Ma Malay then this song will cement him in your mind as a soca force to be reckoned with. Written by award winning songwriter Courtney “Curty” Louis, Marley “Mongster” James and the artiste Ambrose “Ambi” Joseph himself – Matay You is produced by Louis for Stratosphere Music/ Dutch
Productions. This is the power tune you have been waiting for to set Carnival 2011 off. The beat is infectious, melodious and will compel your waist to move. In fact – be careful since it is guaranteed to make you “bring it come let me matay you.”
This is what a soca tune should be – simple, direct and to the point with a beat that will grab your waist, foot, head and every body part including the most important one you are being told to matay. So like Ambi says at the start of the track when all you hear is the drum beat signaling something big is coming “Curty, bring the riddim” and you get ready to move to Matay You...BOOM!
"Matay You " Ambi
New 2K11 Soca Carnival Track "MAD"
Roxie – Mad Roxie. New on the scene, intriguing, with a vocal ability that will make your spine shiver. Young and very talented.Her real name being, Roxanne Branford. She is an IT specialist who works with the Public Service. She has been performing in the arts, theatre and dance from a very tender age. Expect more from ROXIE as she hits this season with a bang. This is the first of releases to come, in the groovy and party soca genre.
"Mad " Roxie
New 2K11 Power Soca Carnival Track "UNTANGLER"
Zionomi – Untangler Two years after reggae artiste Zionomi and songwriter/ producer Courtney “Curty” Louis teamed up for the artiste's first ever groovy hit "Love how you whining so" (Who are you) off the Boom Boom riddim – the two have worked together again - but this time on a power song entitled Untangler. The song is featured on the Scatter riddim and is the first power release for Carnival 2011 from Stratosphere Music/ Dutch Productions. On it the reggae phenom comes at you with a barage of swag declaring himself the man with the Certificate and Doctorate to untangle your waist “If your waistline tie u up/ me have the whine to untangle it/ if it catch on fire/ me ah de one there to water it.”
Written by Zionomi who calls himself a professional and not an apprentice - and is recommended by doctors to untangle your waist – Untangler is destined to do just that. If you loved their first collaboration and let’s face it who didn’t? – then this one is destined to be your anthem for Carnival 2011 and beyond so “Raise up your hand if you are an untangler” and whine to this one because “Curty” and Zionomi do it “like regular” they do it “spectacular!”
"Untangler " Zionomi
Dutch Productions has released three tracks off the Carnival 2K11 24 Karat riddim. The music set to a raga soca beat is led by “Good as Gold” – a collaboration between Jamaican Bad Gyal Ce’Cile and Q-Pid. The dancehall diva says the track came together during her many visits to Saint Lucia last year.
It is a tune she says has been getting lots of positive response – one she will use to introduce Q-Pid to the Jamaican music scene “Me and Me Baby” is the name of the Superman HD track off the same 24 Karat riddim.
Courtney “Curty” Louis also appears with Marieanne on “Rising Up High.” All three songs are written and produced by Louis with writing credit for each individual artistes. The three songs were released Friday morning to all local and regional radio stations including Radio 100.
"Rising Up " Curty
"Me and Me Baby "
"Good as Gold "
Qpid feat Bad Gal Ceçile
Lucian Vybz is a show based on the modernization of St. Lucia that is currently accessible through the internet and hopefully, in the future television. The initial plan is to identify talent on rise who are active in various mediums including events, music, dancers, cars, heritage sites and through prominent people in St. Lucia. Lucian Vybz is shot recorded on location with its production crew. The previous season of Lucian Vybz was aired on http://www.youtube.com/user/LuvyEntertainment
The primary goal of Lucian Vybz is:
To showcase young artists and their talent, mechanics and their projects, local events, heritage sites, dancers, the music industry
To also show that young people can go as far as their mind can take them.
Lucian Vybz is an idea designed by a group of young people to help otheryoung people realize that you can pave your own road with the right materials. Directed, produced and hosted by Sant ‘Lep Shizzl’ Justin- Lucian Vybz has the potential of becoming one of the most popular shows to both local and international audience.
Saint Lucian rap artist- Philbert “Kayo” Salton has released another single. While on Christmas break from University in Canada - Salton spoke to HTS News and informed us about his up coming collaboration with Canadian rapper Quake. An official video from the new album “The Search”- was released on March 6th on the World Wide Web. The single is called “Heavy”- and is the first from the collaborative team.The single focuses on many of life’s struggles using personal accounts from each artiste.
The song is also available for download- on the website. The video was shot and directed in Canada by Cam Smith- who is also the songs producer. The video is now posted on www.youtube.com- and on the website www.thesearchison.bandcamp.com.
Werner “Semi” Francis has released a new CD entitled “Conscious Paradise.”. Francis - no novice to the local musical landscape - remains well known as a member of the RCA Recording group Summit and later, as a lead singer of the group – October 4 and his chart-topping single ‘Put yourself in my place’. For the last few years the singer/songwriter/producer has been producing many songs for St. Lucia’s young talent in his 4Ya Studios.After much agitation from the public and especially his fans he went into production to begin laying down tracks that would collectively become the newly launched album.
“Love is the Key” was the first single released from the album in June 2010 followed by “Lets come together” in October of the same year. These two singles have been getting lots of airplay and “Love is the Key” was selected as one of the inspirational songs performed by students during the St. Lucia Independence National Youth Rally in February 2011. “Conscious Paradise” was produced by 22 year old Danyl Daniel of Daniel’s Den Studios of Gros Islet. The CD comprises eleven inspirational songs – five of which were written by the artist. The album features an array of versatile and accomplished supporting artistes such as Linda ”Chocolate” Berthier”, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, Barbara Cadet, Denzil Leon, Zack Popo and Nicky Pamphille.