(Sonique Solutions) – Ahead of Carnival 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucian singer and song-writer Teddyson John has unleashed his groovy Soca contender entitled ‘Allez’ which has already been gaining attention by Soca fans due to its catchy melodious lyrics and danceable instrumentation.
Allez which translates from French to mean ‘get up and go’ encourages listeners to release all negativity, live in the moment and not allow anyone or anything to stand in the way of their happiness, a sentiment shared by the global feting population during the Carnival season.
Erphaan Alves released his latest single for Carnival 2016. Take a listen.
“Challenge Accepted” is the phrase that is quite applicable to Damian Marvay’s single ‘Survive The Weekend.’ Quite confident is he, that when challenged to indulge in Carnival he quickly accepted. Truth be told, only a fool would not accept, considering all the factors involved; women, music, costume, alcohol, partying and revelry. Marvay’s acceptance led to the most enjoyable weekend of his life and he now extends a challenge to you to ‘Survive The Weekend.’
The Barbados born singer/songwriter/performer is the encapsulation of a “full package”; talent, personality and charisma. With a career in music that stems from Reggae-Soul, Marvay is no novice in expressing himself through music. His debut in Soca during Crop Over 2015 couldn’t come any sooner after lending his vocals as background for the likes of Bunji Garlin, Rupee, Fadda Fox and Farmer Nappy, among others. His breakthrough was a well-received surprise with the track becoming the anthem of many.
Marvay’s relationship with production power duo De Red Boyz and songwriters 7th Wing was an unexpected one for him. It was during his performance at a popular night spot in Barbados that he was approached by Scott Galt of De Red Boyz, to do background vocals on one of Farmer Nappy’s tracks for Carnival 2014. Almost immediately he impressed all those present and was called in by De Red Boyz to discuss his career. The conversations that followed led to the recording of ‘Survive The Weekend.’
For a new comer in such a critical industry, Marvay has experienced a level of success that many have not been able to. The song title and various lines from the hit single became popular hashtags, it was used for two different advertising campaigns during the Crop Over season and he was recruited by Farmer Nappy for Farmer Nappy and De Red Boyz Band. Marvay has spent the last few months traveling with Farmer Nappy to perform an experience which he says is both humbling and entertaining.
The highlight of his performances with Farmer thus far was his debut performance in Canada for Virgin Mobile’s Indie Fridays finale in Toronto, Canada. Marvay is now officially under Farmer’s Management Company ‘Country Life Entertainment’ and is working on new material for release in coming months.
PRISM MARKETING CONSULTANTS || OCTOBER 1, 2015 || After releasing two major projects earlier this year, a mixtape dubbed ‘Grainz Out’ accompanied by a visual documentary ‘Spain Town’ showcasing snippets of life in the St. Catherine capital. Aidonia’s lieutenant Deablo continues to make strategic moves aimed at bolstering his presence both in the local and international space.
The deejay in recent times has been fostering the idea of a rebranding exercise amid a name change. That idea became reality over the weekend has the artiste born Romeo Nelson took the bold step of officially changing his stage name to ‘Govana’. When quizzed about the new moniker the 4th Genna Music recording artiste says it’s something he has been contemplating for a long time and finally decided to take the leap of faith.
“Everyone knows me as Deablo, some also refer to me as the ‘Govana’ but this is the new name I will be using going forward and eventually with a good marketing campaign everyone will adapt and become reacquainted . However, I decided the change was necessary as I am no longer comfortable with the diabolical connotation attached to my first moniker even though I still do hardcore music. It is very important to acknowledge that the name an artiste adapts says a lot about how he’s perceived and I personally believe I have transcended that name musically don’t forget we Govern the girls plus I am the Spanish Town and 4th Generation Govana so the name is only fitting.” – Govana said.
Along with the new moniker Govana has released a very inspirational video for the single ‘No Complaining’ produced on the E5 Records imprint. The official video which features cameos from Aidonia, Popcaan, Dre-Island and Versalite among others also premiered over the weekend via his VEVO channel (youtube.com/GovanaVEVO) the visuals were shot by Short Films Jamaica throughout the enclaves of St. Catherine and its environs.
Elaborating on the way forward Govana says fans can expect to see a lot more from him both musically and visually as an aggressive promotional campaign is afoot for ‘No Complaining’ and also to reacquaint the fans with his new stage persona.
PRISM MARKETING CONSULTANTS | OCTOBER 1, 2015 || After reaping some level of success earlier in the year with the remix of ‘On & On’ featuring Kalado, Dancehall singjay Jim Kelly continues to enjoy an upward trend in his career. The artiste hailing from Christiana, Manchester recently shot and released the video for his follow-up single ‘Nuh Trust Nobody’ which continues to garner favourable rotation on the FM Airwaves.
Produced on Kelly’s own Real Linx Records the song also features fellow entertainer Bastic as the two sings about ‘not being easily trustworthy of people’ as is indicative of the title.
Premiered last week via his official VEVO channel (Youtube.com/JimkellyVEVO) the visuals were shot throughout the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolis with stops in Port Royal and DunKirk, the latter an enclave in the Downtown Kingston community.
Kelly says he is very pleased with the progress and feedback both the song and video has been receiving and explains that plans are in motion to amp the campaign heading into the Christmas season. Kelly is also promoting his new mixtape ‘Real Linx’ hosted by DJ Kenny the compilation is available free of cost on Youtube and digital platforms.
“I am very happy with the progress the song, mixtape and video have been receiving on the various radio and television platforms and the fans are also giving us some positive feedback. So based on everything that’s happening we are fully focused on increasing the promotion heading into the festive season”.
Though not yet a household name, Jim Kelly certainly is no stranger to the Jamaican music scene the young crooner has been dabbling into the local art form since 2009 working in the production sector alongside music stalwarts such as Ward 21 and Mark Pinnock of Natural Bridge; both credited with piloting the careers of Mr. Peppa and Konshens respectively.