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UNQUENCHABLE – THE “FIREBALL” STORY

28 February, 2014 Leave a comment

THIS is a Biographical Documentary of Trinidadian artiste Rohan Richards aka Fireball.

In early 2006, he emerged above the rest as the first winner of the Synergy Soca Star competition.

This was quickly followed in 2007 by his first hit “What I Want” which morphed from soca to a reworked hit by French DJ and remixer Bob Sinclar that same year and topped the European Club Music Charts.

“What I Want” in 2008, was released by Record Plant Records in the US and hit the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts at number 14. that year, he was in contention with Madonna, Ne Yo and Rihanna.

This Documentary is a team effort by Ryan Chance Bascombe, Maria Pantin, Tracey Jordon, Natasha Ramnath and Dylan Thomas.

The Other Side of Carnival

18 November, 2011 4 comments

The Other Side of Carnival

 

The Other Side of Carnival is a 45-minute documentary that explores Carnival’s social and economic impact on Trinidad & Tobago.

With more than 60 interviews from professors, medical staff, police officers, government officials, students, tourists, every day locals and more, The Other Side of Carnival is able to highlight that while Carnival is an exciting occasion, it is a festival that creates turmoil, which is not widely visible…or is it just simply ignored?

Known as “The Greatest Show on Earth” by the citizens, this documentary captures the roots of Carnival and how far some go to keep the original idea alive, and how others attempt to integrate change.

Consummating over two years of research and interviews and with the coordination of a multi-national crew (Trinidad & Tobago, US and UK), The Other Side of Carnival does not pass judgment on Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago, but aims to bring an awareness of the type of influence that Carnival has on the population.

Shabu – Sensimillionaire

18 April, 2011 Leave a comment

Shabu’s official Anthem for all Weed Smokers world wide and 2nd solo single for his label GERMAICA DIGITAL. Produced by PIONEAR & HOUSE of RIDDIM. Director: Soul Clap Media Executive producer: Rafael Cabrera

the tip

15 September, 2010 1 comment

posting this for aka_lol others are welcome to enjoy it as well…

Nomadic Wax – World Cup (the making of the single)

2 July, 2010 4 comments

International media production company Nomadic Wax (African Underground/Democracy in Dakar) has teamed up with Genoa, Italy’s DJ Nio, Brooklyn’s Funk Nouveau, Blackler Mastering and producer Eliot Leigh to create a one-of-a-kind World Cup-inspired transnational hip-hop collaboration available for free download beginning June 8th 2010. The 12 minute multi-national musical melange features rappers hailing from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Each of the fifteen international rappers artists featured on the track recorded their verses independently in their own country sending the finished vocal files to Brooklyn New York to be mixed and mastered. “This is the kind of global recording collaboration that could not have even been imagined even ten years ago” said Nomadic Wax Creative Director Magee McIlvaine. “The fact that we can get fifteen of the world’s most talented Emcees to collaborate in this way is incredible. This is just the kind of transnational synergy that get me excited about the potential for international hip-hop to have a major impact on the world stage.”

“World Cup” is the first of it’s kind and explores the complexities and controversies of this historic event: the first ever World Cup to be held in Africa. According to The Economist, “South Africans themselves are grumbling about the eye-wateringly large amounts of money that FIFA…is poised to make, even though South Africa is bearing most of the cost.” Legendary South African emcee Emile YX (Black Noise Crew) used the ‘World Cup’ track as an opportunity to respond to what is currently happening in his hometown of Cape Town, rapping “We’ll foot the bill just so they can foot the ball.” Emile and 15 other artists from a range of nations, including Italy, Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, and Trinidad-Tobago, among others, rap their verses in French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, and Arabic and explore many of the controversies, benefits, and pitfalls of the historic 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The track was mixed by Eliot Leigh of Funk Nouveau and mastered by Kevin Blackler at Blackler Mastering.

For interviews, media inquiries, or for information about other projects, please contact Nomadic Wax via Ben Herson at (917) 225-8472 or ben@nomadicwax.com, or Magee McIlvane at (301) 467 6406 or magee@nomadicwax.com.

About Nomadic Wax – Nomadic Wax is a fair-trade international record label and production company dedicated to producing and promoting global urban music and media. For more information visit: nomadicwax.com.

About DJ Nio – DJ Nio, a.k.a. NioSiddharta, is a member of the Italian underground rap group Zero Plastica. He creates and mixes worldwide hip-hop and reggae music. For more information visit: zero-plastica.com.

About Funk Nouveau – Funk Nouveau is an explosive New York City based production duo currently working on a host of major label pop and hip-hop projects. Originally professional DJs, when not working on original songs, they can be found crafting dynamic, electro-influenced dance remixes. For more information visit: funknouveau.com. For more information about Eliot Leigh visit: eliotleigh.com.

About Blackler Mastering – Blackler Mastering is a state-of-the-art mastering house located in Brooklyn, NY founded by former Sony Music Studios mastering engineer Kevin Blackler. He has mastered such albums as Live by K’naan and featuring Mos Def and Prodigy’s Product of the 80’s. For more information visit: blacklermastering.com.

lyrics
Translated lyrics available for download here: nomadicwax.com/dl/World-Cup-Lyrics.pdf
credits
released 08 June 2010
Emcees: M.O.A. (Ghana), Trinitro (Togo), Zero Plastica (Italy), Emile YX (South
Africa), Alfaress (Morocco), Eli Efi (Brasil), Hired Gun (Usa), Eyewitness
(Senegal), Metric Man (Trinidad-Tobago), Seo2 & Mc Nauck (Chile), Hadji B
(Senegal), Outspoken (Zimbabwe), G.O.Man Ztrazik (Tunisia), Eyezon (South
Africa), 7th Mic (Burkina Faso).
Concept: Magee McIlvaine (Nomadic Wax) and DJ Nio (Nomadic Wax)
Mixed by Eliot Leigh of Funk Nouveau and mastered by Kevin Blackler at Blackler Mastering.
Cover Design by: Nio (Nomadic Wax)
Promotion and Press Release: Steffan Horowitz
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Nomadic Wax - World Cup

Nomadic Wax - World Cup

Vuvuzela Funk

23 June, 2010 2 comments

“Vuvuzela Funk” released on the compilation “Laduma” (Faluma Africa)

Music:
Beats, Voice and Vuvuzela: Martin Stahl

Video:
Cam & Editing: Christian Grabo
Idea: Jelka Baranowski

Bassjackers ft. Bizzey – Stronger

12 March, 2010 2 comments

nothing special… it kinda reminds me of Election Promises is all…

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