It’s no surprise that Machel took the crown for Power Soca in this year’s Soca Monarch, he has been winning it for years cause he’s bloody good at what he does. Like Ah Boss is a pretty good motto to live by, look for bacchanal, live for the carnival and do it like ah boss!
Of course he didnt just bring Like Ah Boss to T&T carnival this year, he also released Endless Wuk, Jump, Pop Ah Bottle, Remedy and Party Done to name but a few. We are feeling this one with Angela Hunte (well Kazabon in particular) — whose name you might recognise from her work with Major Lazer.
We lovingly call him the The Dream of Jamaica, but Leftside is really an under rated musical genius. Whether it’s his own songs, production, his record label, Keep Left Records, or even videos he really is someone that is incredible. In this 40 minute mix we chose some our favourite Leftside vocals and productions (including what we feel are the best cuts on our favourite riddims) and tried our best to encapsulate an artist who knows no boundaries. Whether it’s his classic dancehall, his alter ego Dr Evil who specialises in impersonations of Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Chris Brown, he really can do it all. People tend to overlook his work on higher tempo dance music with the likes of Major Lazer and Crookers employing him to give his magic touch to whatever madness they have cooking up. With the buzz building with his new single Monkey Biznizz we thought it’s time to make sure the world knows it’s #ALLLEFTSIDEEVERYTHING
What began as a house song, then a moombahton song then a Major Lazer song with Busy Signal finally has it’s video out. and boy is it fun, taken the retro craze to Jamaica (Even bringing out the og tailors to make the clothes). Good to see everyone having fun, the LP is out now as well.
Get Free started its journey with the talented Ferry Gouw’s animated Major on a mission through a strange and wonderful universe, but recently a new video emerged which was shot by the equally talented SoMe. SoMe’s video adds another dimension to the tune with the carefully selected shots of Jamaican life – the style reminds us a little of this. See if you can spot any famous faces and even a famous marionette!
Tomorrow RBMA will release it’s tickets for the annual Major Lazer Carnival party. The party is usually a mixture of RBMA artists and Mad Decent’s crew and this year is no exception as Uk faves Mele, Lil Silva, Raf Riley, Doc Daneeka, Hudson Mohawke dj alongside Mad Decent faves Lunice and Nicky Da B. Sean Paul will hopefully reach back in his catalogue on the day and of course it wouldn’t be an event without the ubiquitous David Rodigan appearance. The most interesting act on the day is Dre Skull and Machel Montano, we have talked about how much we love Dre’s work numerous times but we haven’t talked about Machel.