The StarDance Riddim
Produced by Ashwin ‘Smash’ Seegobin
Mixed and Mastered by Precision Productions.
Combining his Trinibagonian roots with a very English upbringing the newest member of the Precision Productions team has spun a wondrous musical web to seductively enfold listeners from the Caribbean to beyond the great pond.
Ashwin “Smash” Seegobin’s StarDance Riddim, is an energetic culmination of 18 months of careful training as a producer and engineer at Precision. With Soca and mainstream Dance music being the strongest influences on him, he created this riddim as a way to meld the feel of music from TnT to the throbbing energies he experienced in London. The result being an exhibition of exotic melodies only such an eclectic background could generate.
Emboldened by his previous release with Jrod Records, the Cosmic Riddim, Smash enlisted a range of talented voices to give flight to his tuneful ambitions.
These include the very Caribbean cast of Tian Winter, Dale Saunders, Cherise Ransome, Fireball, Ricardo Drue ft Crissanji, and Nikisha.
This thrilling blend of enchanting production work with this uniquely gifted collection of singers gives this riddim a sure place on international charts as well as in all discerning music-loving hearts.
I actually find the majority of songs kinda weak. Fireball’s voice makes his song stand out for me. I guess this StarDance Riddim needs for me to be popping Mollys to be So High I’ll be Levitating and walking/dancing amongst the Stars…
Production is nice tho… maybe some radio/driving along the coast choons… i’ll keep playing it and program myself to like it… I LOVED COSMIC!!!
- House of Marley Riddim On-Ear Headphones hands-on (phonearena.com)
Ching Ching presented by D Project Records featuring Blaxx, Chucky and Hollywood Sachy
and as promised the Wonda Woman featuring Team Sass members Nadia Batson, Terri Lyons and Megan Walrond alongside Patrice Roberts.
i am impatiently waiting for it to appear in my inbox so i could make my lil riddiMIX…
on that note i am pleased to see one of the minds behind the Cosmic Riddim get a lil write up in the papers… go Jarrod… no not the Subway dude… this is the man behind JRod Records… yeah the 2nd Chances, Life Lessons and the BarCode Riddims… i glad he say it and that it in print… i eh no producer so my rants are usually limited to the 50 folk who subscribe to this blog… thanks to you all… here is what J-Rod had to say…
“If you look on the Internet right now, you will see soca listed under world music. That has to change. We need to see soca standing on its own.” Touching on the current rift in the local industry with some artistes complaining of unfair airplay, Faria says “there is no real proof” that a “soca mafia” exists. “It’s such a saturated market that it really just boils down to the work you put in and the relationships you build,” he reasoned. And in an industry where an artiste can be “in today and out tomorrow,” the QRC graduate believes that it’s also necessary for aspiring soca stars to take advantage of all avenues available in this technological era. “When you look at it, all the big acts have a Facebook and Twitter page. New artistes need to put in the ground-work and market themselves,” he advised. “It’s a very competitive industry and I don’t think anybody can deny that.”
Jarrod’s taking soca to the world One beat at a time
Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
some say that it is Cosmic Shi
ft… like you eh listen to Garlin intro… i do say islandPOOP at times… only coz i doh like the genre separation… music is music… strength and powers to you and all associated bredren…
things have been quiet and seeing as its only 40 days until Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2012 i think its time to start bombarding you with some of what the islands have to offer…
This one is for the true Carnival lovers; those that cannot get enough of the heat, pace, and unrelenting energy that captures the hearts, minds, and bumpers of Trinbagonians worldwide when the Soca season hits
The Red Bull Riddim, Produced and Mixed by Precision Productions, and Mastered by Sterlin Sound in New York, is the musical version of gyrating waistlines being primed, cocked, then released in a harmonic explosion of pure unadulterated fun!
With artistes like, Bunji Garlin, Destra Garcia, Patrice Roberts with Swappi, Tian Winter, Nebula868, Orlando Octave, and M1, doing their thing on it, this one can only be called a multiple hit riddim.
Once again, the effusive creative talent of the Precision Productions team is displayed for the pleasure and enjoyment of their fans. This season their melodic efforts continue to keep the radio airwaves steamy and listeners pumped up; causing everyone to wonder, just what else can this Dynamic Duo pull out from their bag of Soca tricks.
here is my quick fix riddiMIX of the RedBull Riddim
- MadMen Productions are Creating Musical History with Island Pop (bandwagonist.wordpress.com)
- The Ultimate Soca Gold Collection Boxed Set (repeatingislands.com)
- In Trinidad: Fire Fete 360º (repeatingislands.com)
found this gem coz izatrini liked it on youtube about an hour before i did…
“Maracas Beach” – Lyrics and music by Gene Bontrager. Copyright 2010
this dude needs to get an all expenses paid trip back to Trinidad and Tobago from the relevant ministry…