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Virtual Road March Winner 2021 

Like the year 2020, Soca music continues invent new ways to keep the culture alive. With no actual live Carnival happening in Trinidad, the organisers and Artists have put on exceptional shows throughout the season.

There was also a virtual road march competition, different from normal requirements of radio play and promotion, but this was solely down to voting for your favourite song of the season via text.

I suspected there might have been one major song that would sweep the nation and fans across the scene and that was Farmer Nappy's "Backyard Jam" hit single. Congratulations to him as he bagged the prize money as well as taking Soca Monarch title last week Friday.

Read Full Story: Newsday TT 

The Monarch Finals  

Last night we was treated by 11 contestants competing for the virtual crown of Soca Monarch 2021.

Highlights courtesy of TV6

 

The results were as follows

1st - Farmer Nappy - Backyard Jam

2nd - Olatunji - Drunk History

3rd - Viking Ding Dong & Mical Teja - Hornin First

 

Congratulations to all those who took part and made history in its first type of event due to the pandemic.

 

ISM Presents - The Monarch 2021  

Despite not having an actual Carnival road experience in Trinidad, we are excited by the prospect of a Soca Monarch that will be taking place on Fantastic Friday 12th February. Check out the final contestants and their entry for The Monarch 20201.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Times:

8PM - PORT OF SPAIN (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

7PM - NEW YORK (USA)

12AM - LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

01AM - BERLIN (GERMANY)

11am - SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA)

03AM - MOSCOW (RUSSIA)

09AM - TOKYO (JAPAN)

 

LIVE LINK TV6

TO VOTE FOR ARIST (LOCAL / REGIONAL) CLICK HERE

The Finalists (11 contestants)

AARON DUNCAN - DOUBLE TROUBLE

BLAXX - SAME WAY

FARMER NAPPY - BACKYARD JAM

MELLY ROSE - SHINE PON ME

OLATUNJI - DRUNK HISTORY

PREEDY - GOOD TIMES

ROME - ALL NOW

TRINIDAD GHOST - WICKED GYAL

TRINIDAD KILLA - FREEDOM

TURNER - I'M A MAN

VIKING DING DONG & MICAL TEJA - HORNIN FIRST

 

A Queen Of Calypso Passes 

We lost a great Queen of Calypso and to many set a presidency for many leading Soca artists to pave the way we are seeing now. Many of us took time to show our love and appreciation and i'm sure this will continue. We say thank you for your contribution Sandra DesVignes-Millington, better known as Singing Sandra.

 

Balance Paycheck 

With the success of Motto & Machel's Issa Vibe in 2019, its now been reported Rah from the original founding members of WCK had filed a lawsuit in 2020 against Machel & Motto.

What isn't clear is that despite the duo getting confirmation from the Management of WCK to use the sample and also credit the band, it seems this agreement was not clear and we shall see how this pans out. Hopefully all parties involved resolve this in a neutral manner.

 

Full Story: Dominican News Online

Change Of Direction 

2020 has been a year that has seen the Soca Music Industry change in more ways than one and we've now seen Carriacou star Shortpree announce he's taking a new direction and may not be singing Soca live on stage in the future. Does this mean he's done with Soca Music all together that's still to be answered in clarity.

 

To Follow his future endeavours see the instagram link below

Ayanfe aka Shortpree

Hello Thats Familiar 

Fans of Kes The Band were tagging the group to share their congratulations but it was some what confusing when the Band realised that the latest Apple advert has a very similar chorus to their hit single "Hello" which was released in 2018.

The Band's lawyers are taking legal action towards the artist Wolf who has a similar title "Hello Hello Hello" which she released in 2019 and of course is the theme song for Apple's latest mobile devices for 2020.

For a mashup of the comparison, see the link below;

LOOP TNT

 

Its Problems Again 

The Vincy bad boy recently dropped his full album called "Problems Again" and i must say its refreshing to see artists putting out music that wasn't released for their Carnival season and giving back to their fans. 

I was one of many who went out to support this artist and its well worth a purchase. So go and support the artform and the artists putting in the work. Big up all the features and produces who made this album sweet.

Happy birthday Jonny Faintaine aka Problem Child. Look forward to 2021 and i think "Better Must Come" is one of my favourite tracks on the album, pure sweet fuh days vibes.

 

To get your copy of this album click the desired links below:

iTunes

Spotify