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Machel brings the heat to Cooler Park 2017

Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Hot on the heels of its ultra-premium inclusive event ‘Finesse’, Green House Entertainment ignited Central T&T with the 2017 edition of its annual cooler fete ‘Cooler Park’ which this year featured a fiery performance by Soca King Machel Montano.

The event which took place at the National Cricket Centre in Couva has grown exponentially over the last few years and continually attracts several party goers from various parts of the country to its one of a kind cooler experience.

This year Cooler Park was transported into a whole new stratosphere with an all-star cast of performers which was headlined by the multiple-time Road March and Soca Monarch King.

The Cooler Park audience was sent into a frenzy with the midnight appearance by Montano who exciting attendees with his unmistakable catalogue of Soca hits which included his latest releases ‘Fast Wine’, ‘Lip Service’ and ‘Your Time Now’. Much to the appreciation of the Cooler Park crowd, the ‘Monk’ as he is affectionately called took everyone on a trip down memory lane with previous crowd-pleasers e.g. ‘Pop Ah Bottle’, ‘Bottle Of Rum’ and ‘Like A Boss’ before segueing back into his 2017 Road March contender ‘Beat It’.

Along with a monster appearance by the Soca King were exciting performances by the newly minted 2017 Chutney Soca Monarchs Ravi B and Omardath Maharaj. Much to the audience’s delight Ravi brought the energy with his wide repertoire which included ‘Rum is Meh Lover’, ‘Ah Drinka’ and the runaway hit ‘Budget’.

Omardath had the crowd singing along to his latest smashes ‘Ramsingh Sharma’ & ‘Balkissoon’. Adding to the excitement of Cooler Park were performances by 2017 International Soca Monarch finalists, Shal Marshal, GBM Nutron & Sekon Sta.

The Green House Entertainment committee members complemented this unique assortment of onstage performers with the musical stylings of renowned DJs which included Private Ryan, Nuphoric, Damian Kidd and Lurbz & Aswaad. A first-timer to the Cooler Park event shared, “This is my first time partying outside of Port-Of-Spain and I’m really pleased to experience something new and to now have this particular party on my radar as it offers a really fun, value for money option for folks like me with high standards for feting.

Cooler Park 2017 was certainly a well-received progression in the evolution of the beloved cooler fete. Green House Entertainment will continue to bring forth premium events and entertainment initiatives for the local, regional and international market which this year includes a section in the 2017 presentation by popular T&T Carnival mas band Fantasy.

Fay-Ann Lyons VP Records Debut “Break The World” Album Out 3/3/17

MPR | On the heels of thrilling the masses at the 2017 Trinidad Carnival, singer and songwriter Fay-Ann Lyons gears up for the release of her much anticipated VP Records debut album “Break The World” on Friday, March 3rd!

As the biggest street party of the year wraps up in Trinidad, the soca sensation is keeping the energy and vibes alive with the release of 16 timeless tracks. While “Break The World” displays her roots in traditional soca music, it also showcases her versatility, on five brand new songs fusing diverse global sounds backing her renowned lyrical talent. The new album features production work from Richie Beretta, Stadic Sound Productions, Keron “Sheriff Mumbles” Thomas, Dwain Antrobus, Kevin Marshall, and Darien Bailey. The expansive sounds of “Break The World” appeal to a wide audience. From the title track, a pop steeped, girl power anthem, to the hook laden, Afrobeat flavored “Block De Road,” featuring Ghanaian star Stonebwoy to her latest breakthrough hit “Girls,” Fay-Ann is primed for a new level of success.

In a previous release to the media, Fay Ann spoke of “Break The World” with anticipation and excitement; “It’s been a long time coming, this album embodies everything that I am as an artist, a mother, a wife. It incorporates my family, my travels, my world. Do not put me in a box, I am here to break stereotypes, I am here to break the world!”

Break The World” will be released March, 3rd from VP Records, and is now available for pre-order.

#ExclusiveListen | Lil Bitts

It begins when faint strains of that beloved Soca song dance their way into your ears. Your body disconnects with a mind of its own and in a twitch, your waistline engages in acrobatics you had no idea it was capable of.

Fear not though, this condition is one experienced by music lovers everywhere. And for Carnival 2017, Shivonne “Lil’ Bitts” Churche-Isaacs is finally going to address it in her first smash for the season, “Automatic”. Continue Reading

Na-o-mi unleashes sizzling Soca track “Waiting For Carnival”

(Sonique Solutions) – In the lead up to Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2017, a fresh face and sound is emerging from within the Soca arena in the form of singer Na-o-mi Frederick who is gearing up to create a cultural impact with her debut track ‘Waiting For Carnival’.

Since its release, the song that’s been putting a vintage spin on modern day Soca music has garnered the young performer positive attention and fantastic feedback from Soca fans due to her powerful vocals and the track’s old school flavour, complete with pulsating rhythm section percussions and upbeat brass lines. Continue Reading

#ExclusiveListen | Sizwe C-We Big [We Jouvert Riddim]

Fresh of the heels of one of his most dynamic years to date, Sizwe is the 1st release on the “We Jouvert Riddim” with his song “We BIG”! With plenty riddim and bass the We Jouvert Riddim takes you to a time where the knocking of iron the beat of the dudups, chac-chacs and scrapers to the rear was key to the sweet sounds of Soca. Continue Reading