Tagged: Machel Montano


Live: I Survived Trinidad Carnival

SEVEN DAYS AT THE WEST INDIAN FESTIVAL OF FÊTES AND HARD-EARNED FUN My first memory of Trinidad Carnival was in 1993. My aunt, having just returned, told my sister and I about the history of … read more »

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Stream: Machel Montano f. Busta Rhymes, Olivia and Fatman Scoop, “Make It Shake”

Soca superstar Machel Montano returned this week with the dance-floor obliterator, “Make It Shake.” The track has all the elements of a crossover club banger—a guest spot from Busta Rhymes channeling his inner Snoop Lion, … read more »

POSTED August 27, 2012 6:06PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: Popcaan, “The System”

We’ve heard soca star Machel Montano’s version of Dre Skull’s new Loudspeaker riddim, “Go Down,” and now here’s “The System,” another rendition of the riddim from Portmore Empire supporting character turned fast-rising dancehall star, Popcaan. … read more »

POSTED May 21, 2012 11:07AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: Machel Montano, “Go Down”

Trinidad’s Machel Montano, International Soca Monarch winner for the past two years, and a national pop star for the last 30, takes a break from extreme BPMs and flag pumping on “Go Down,” his track … read more »

POSTED May 17, 2012 6:05PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Machel Montano: Delirious

Machel Montano is just your everyday genre-mashing, world-saving, hook-obsessed secret soca megastar. I first see Machel Montano after being in his country for the sum total of five hours. I leave the sundappled Piarco International … read more »

POSTED May 17, 2012 5:55PM IN FEATURES Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

GP 129: Dingolay / Onyenze / Ramajay / Tigerstyle / Zuzuka Poderosa

This edition of Ghetto Palms ended up being kind of a greatest misses for 2010—the only thing the beats really have in common being that I’m kicking myself for not including them in an earlier … read more »

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Ghetto Palms 127: Jillionaire / TOK / Poirier / Schlachthofbronx / Swappi / Soca Rave / Exclusives!!

While I was digging into the green revolution in Detroit, the ghetto palms world kept right on spinning, so here is a quick catch-up: about the time NY was getting into Christmas bashment, Brazil set … read more »

POSTED January 26, 2011 1:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Skinny Fabulous f. Machel Montano, “Duracell Plus” MP3

And here we have it, finally, the most literal soca song invented: two Caribbean superstars actually wigging out on a jam-ass beat about having unrelenting juice of recently charged batteries, in a genre that makes … read more »

POSTED August 17, 2010 12:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

K'Naan f. Machel Montano, "Wavin' Flag" (DJ Power Remix) MP3

A few yeas back you couldn’t go past the corner bodega without hearing MIMS’ remix of “This Is Why I’m Hot” (featuring Baby Cham and Junior Reid). The same goes this year with the drone … read more »

POSTED July 2, 2010 11:23AM IN SUITE903 Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Machel Montano, “Wine on Me (Hold Yuh Riddim)” + “Drive” MP3s

Yesterday our good friend Nicholas P. Catchdubs tweeted, “I wanna play gyptian ‘hold yuh’ on the FAO Schwartz piano from Big.” Which is a tweet with about as much simple genius as the riddim itself—there … read more »

POSTED April 16, 2010 2:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,