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B-Roca

 

Carifrique.com caught up with B-Roca to ask him a few questions about how he got started in Soca music. Check out the interview below.

 

Who is B-Roca?

B-Roca is a young producer, song writer and artist from the island of Barbados in the West Indies (Caribbean). I’ve been involved in music from around the age of 6 or 7 and haven’t stopped since.

How would you describe your sound?

Hmmm…well my music is a mixture between Reggae/Dancehall, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soca. Basically its a fusion of the different genres which I have been exposed to all my life. My friends and I like to call it ‘Roca’.

‘Roca’! We like that!

Who is your dream Caribbean artist to work with?

Well right now my dream artist to work with as a producer is anyone who can come up with good music because everyone who is someone today was nobody at some point and the “nobody’s” of today deserve a chance to be heard in my opinion. As an artist however I definitely look forward to working with Chronixx sometime soon. I think he is a perfect representation of the future of music Caribbean music. Young and fresh but still true to his roots.

Who have you collaborated with?

Thus far my collaborations have been limited as an artist. I think as a new artist it’s important that you let people hear who you are musically first and foremost and then you branch out with the big collaborations once you have an identity of your own. As a producer on the other hand I have worked with the likes of Shurwayne Winchester and Orlando Octave from Trinidad & Tobago, Darrio and Bugle from Jamaica, and Peter Ram, Inches and loads of Barbadian artists.

What can we expect from you for Barbados/Trinidad Soca 2014 or 2015?

Thus far i think i have grown from year to year and have really established myself as a fore runner when it comes to my contributions to the Soca season particularly in Barbados over the past few years and 2014 and beyond will be no different.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I just love music…I love creating something that i has the power to impact the way people feel when they hear it. The feeling that you as an artist/producer feels when you see the reaction of people when your music comes on is something that is difficult to describe…That’s my real motivation or a big part of it anyways.

What are you most proud of in your career as a producer?

I’m most proud of the fact that my music is travelling all over the world entertaining people.

Where can we listen to your music?

You can listen to my music on Soundcloud at BROCA246

Can we stalk you on Twitter and Facebook?

You can stalk me anywhere! lol. Follow me on Twitter @broca246 or check me out on facebook.com/broca246.

 

Yokohama Sunset Boat Ride

Yokohama (Japan) Sunset Boat Ride

Join us for an evening of Caribbean music vibes around Yokohama’s picturesque bay!

Appleton Rum (Jamaica) will be served all evening! 200 limited spaces available!!

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

5:00 – 7:30 PM

Live performances by

Tatsumi Akira featuring Akihiro Shinichiro (アキヒロ シンイチロウ)

Micky Rich, Romie and Carnival Flavor

Bobby & Ayu

DJ Lando (El Samurai Latino)

Music by

Captain-C 20XX, Selector Hemo and DJ Mimi

Food by

Ariapita Food Delight

Tickets B4 October 4th: 4,000 JPY + Welcome Drink

Tickets After October 5th: 5,000 JPY + Welcome Drink

Boarding: 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Directions: A 5-minute walk from Minato Mirai Subway Line, Nihon Odori Station, Exit 3

CONTACT US TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

船上パーティーYokohama (Japan) Sunset Boat Ride

開催日:2013.10.20 (日)

受付:16時00分〜16時30分※時間厳守

乗船時間: 17時00分-19時30分 ※雨天決行

会場:横浜「象の鼻桟橋前発着所」ROSE号

最寄り駅:みなとみらい線日本大通り駅 下車徒歩約7分(3番出口)

料金:4,000円 ウェルカムドリンクサービス!(限定200名 小学生以下無料 )

お問い合わせ

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Isasha 「アイサシャー」 トリニダードのレゲエ

Isasha 「アイサシャー」が8月にリリースする新曲「Red, White and Black」のミュージックビデオが完成。Isasha はトリニダード人レゲエ歌手です。

ビデオは、トバゴ島でロケに撮られました。美しい島ですね~!

トリニダード・トバゴの国旗は、赤 (Red)、白 (White) と黒 (Black) です。

トリニダード・トバゴ・カーニバル2014の我々にぜひご参加ください。より多くの詳細、こちら

 

Watch Trinidadian reggae artiste, Isasha‘s newest music video tribute Red, White and Black. The video was filmed on the gorgeous beaches of Tobago. The title of this track represents the national colours of Trinidad and Tobago.

Join us at Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2014! Click here for more details.

R-DAY Romie’s B-Day Fete

『R DAY』

ROMIE’S B-DAY FETE

Caribbean Music Party (Soca, Reggae, Reggaeton and more!!)

CLUB CACTUS, TOKYO, JAPAN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

DOORS OPEN AT 11:00 P.M.

FETE ALL NIGHT UNTIL…!!!

2,000 JPY + 1 DRINK

DRESS CODE: BLACK & GOLD

ADDRESS: TOKYO, MINATO-KU, MINAMI-AOYAMA 1-15-18, RIRA NOGIZAKA BLDG. B1F >> GO DOWNSTAIRS AND OPEN THAT HUGE HEAVY DOOR! WE’RE INSIDE!!

TEL: 03-3408-9577

■MUSIC BY
MAD FREAK
SHIO from UNSTOPPABLE
selector HEMO
BADDY45
HI-R

■Special Live Performances By
MICKY RICH
LOS CATIVOS all the way from Cuba!!
STARS ON PAN Steel Pan Band
ROMIE
CHAM from Japan
Yucalee

■Dance Showcase With
AYU
ARISA
CHIAKI from RED KAT

■Shop
KIMIKO’S Jewellery

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THE LEGEND PARTY!!!! 第二弾!!!!!!!
わたくしROMIEがお送りするダンスでございます。
第1回目は、おかげさまで大好評!!!!!
第二弾もスペシャルメンバーがラインナップ!!!

カクタス初登場!キューバのレゲトングループ「LOS CATIVOS」!

レゲエ界ではもちろん大人気!そしてソカ界でも大人気上昇中「MICKY RICH」!

ソカ界の楽しいこと大好き集団「CARNIVAL FLAVOR」に、

レゲエシンガー「CHAM」、「Yucalee」も登場

そしてわたくしロミーは、スティールパンバンド「STARS ON PAN」とセッションします!

サウンドも横須賀から「SHIO from UNSTOPPABLE

東京から仲良しサウンド「MAD FREAK

マイファミリー「selector HEMO」に「BADDY 45」!

ダンスショーケースは、全員ピンで!!!!!
ラテン界で大活躍中の「AYU」!
オールジャンルで大活躍中、振り付け師としても活躍中「ARISA」!
ダンスホール界でトップに立ち、勢い止まらない「CHIAKI from RED KAT」!

とにかく!説明するより来てもらえばわかるはず!!!
カリブミュージックを中心にお腹いっぱい楽しめちゃいます。

そして、前回好評でした「Romie&Kimiko」オリジナルアクセも当日限定で発売します♪

とにかく楽しいから来て下さいまし♪

ドレスコードは「ブラック&ゴールド」です。

今から予定空けといて~~~~~~くださいな♪
9月13日(金)はカクタスでカリブパーティ!!!!!!!!!
ROMIEEEEEEEEE’s FETE!!!!

2013/9/13 -FRI-
『R Day』 -Romie’s B-Day Fete-

@clubCACTUS
ADMISSION: 2000 YEN (1D)
STARTS AT 23:00~
DRESS CODE: BLACK & GOLD

■music
MAD FREAK
SHIO from UNSTOPPABLE
selector HEMO
BADDY45
HI-R

■special live performances
MICKY RICH
LOS CATIVOS from Cuba
STARS ON PAN Steel Pan Band
ROMIE
CARNIVAL FLAVOR
CHAM (Japan)
Yucalee

■dance showcase
AYU
ARISA
CHIAKI from RED KAT

■shop
KIMIKO’S Jewellery

iDesire Yard Gear Clothing

 

 

iDesire is the hot new summer collection by UK soca artist Ms Desire. She has joined forces with the designers at German-based dancehall brand Yard Gear Clothing.

Established in 2002, Yard Gear Clothing sets high standards with its outstanding designs and high-quality fabrics. Yard Gear Clothing is worn by some of the Caribbean’s biggest superstars such as Bunji Garlin, Machel Montano, Busy Signal, and Mavado, just to name a few.

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Half way through the European leg of her Dare to Dream Tour, Ms Desire is extremely excited about iDesire “I am super excited for people to see the new stuff! It’s quirky, sexy, fun, bright and I love it”.

iDesire is set to launch worldwide on Wednesday, July 3rd!

For more information on Yard Gear Clothing please click here.

Check out Ms Desire’s new EP Dare to Dream and Tour dates here.

VIDEO – Shibuya Pop Riddim Medley

SHIBUYA POP Riddim / V.A デジタル配信限定アルバムRelease!!! 【Music Video Full Version公開!!】

Japan × Jamaica × Trinidad and TobagoをMix Upした、フレッシュで斬新なカリビアンミュージック”ISLAND POP”!!

“Shibuya Pop Riddim”7曲含む
スーパーコンピレーションアルバム完成!
“Selector HEMO presents ISLAND POP!!!”

SHIBUYA POP Riddim / V.A

カリブ海最南端の国”TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ”
(トリニダード&トバゴ)を中心に世界へと発信され、
今、注目を集めている、最新カリビアンダンス・
ミュージック “ISLAND POP”!!!

このムーブメントをいち早く取り入れたSelector HEMOが
トリニダードのNO.1プロデュースチームである、
Precision Productionsと共作した、”SHIBUYA POP Riddim ” !!!

世界を揺らした”TURN ME ON “でお馴染みのSOCAの貴公子、
KEVIN LYTTLE や”L.U.S.T”での活躍のジャマイカのベテラン
実力派美声シンガーLUKIE D 、そしてSEAN PAUL との、
“If It Isn’t Love (Remix)”も大ヒット中!1st Albumもリリースした
ばかりの次世代注目株”NICKY B “も参加!

Micky Rich、Romie、Carnival Flavor の日本人アーティストの3曲も夏に向けて、加速中!!!

―SHIBUYA POP Riddim / V.A Official Music Video ―

・Produced by: LIME Records
・Executive Producer: Selector HEMO (LIME Records)
・Director: Ippei Morita (LIME House)
・Camera (Japan): Issop
・Camera (Trinidad and Tobago): Kendall Layne (KLayne Films)
・Editing: Ippei Morita (LIME House)
・Music Production: Selector HEMO & Precision Productions
・Artists:Carnival Flavor, Micky Rich, Romie
・Choreographer: Yuri
・Dancers: Yuri, A-chan, Chiaki from Red Kat, Mai, Angella, Mari, Kei, Ackeee,Yasu (Car­nival Flavor, YKT, 283)
・Steel Pan: Asa-Chan & Yumi (Stars On Pan)
・Actress:Riho
・Hair and Make-up: Mari
・Extra: Momoko Tamura
・Location Providers: Takao Tezuka (Jiyugaoka Tezuka Dental Office), Kenji Yonekura (Yonekura Boxing Gym)
・Jingle Sounds: Yumi (Stars On Pan)
・Translator: Yogie Ariga
・A&R:Ayako Yamabe, Yoichiro Sumix
・Art Work & Design : CANSER

・Special Thanks to:
Petra Laptiste, Carifrique.com, Ronnie and Caro McIntosh, Ronnie & Caro The Mas Band, Manabu, Katsunori Tsuda(総合格闘技津田沼道場, Nanae & Hitohiko, Sheena, Yogie, Shorty & all our friends.

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The Shibuya Pop Riddim is out now strictly on limited digital distribution!!

The Shibuya Pop Riddim is an amazing mixture of JAPAN × JAMAICA × TRINIDAD & TOBAGO based on the fresh and edgy Caribbean music called Island Pop. Island Pop is the latest dance music emerging from the Caribbean’s southernmost country of Trinidad and Tobago and has been attracting attention from all over the world.

Selector HEMO has quickly adopted it and produced the Shibuya Pop Riddim along with Trinidad and Tobago’s number 1 production team Precision Productions.

The artist line up includes Soca music prince Kevin Lyttle, who’s well known for his magnum hit Turn Me On. Also on the album is veteran Jamaican singer LUKIE D, who is also a member of L.U.S.T, and NICKY B, a talented youth who recently released his first album with a huge hit If It Isn’t Love (Remix) featuring Sean Paul.

Japanese artists Micky Rich, Romie and Carnival Flavor are also featured with their hot tunes for this hot hot summer!

VIDEO – Monique Dehaney – Look Of Love

 

We are super excited to share the release of one of Japan’s leading reggae artists, Monique Dehaney‘s, very first music video for her smash hit Look Of Love. And it’s just in time for summer! The video features Japanese actor and model Shogen Itokazu. Watch it below or click here.

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[Video] – Differentology by Bunji Garlin

Differentology is not just a song, it’s a movement. It’s the soul of Trinidad and Tobago’s Jouvert.

According to Bunji Garlin, the master artiste behind this year’s hit, “This is just a music video – it’s not a movie, but it’s not the typical music video where there’s just a lot of dancing. There’s a story line. This video depicts man coming to life from nothingness to the formation of past, present and what will come in the future. It’s not a hard story from beginning to end- there’s still some freeness to it. I hope you enjoy.”

Watch it here:

Listen to it here:

[R Day] The Legend Party Soca Fete

 

Singer Romie Presents
[R Day] ~The Legend Party~

Reggae, Soca, Hip Hop, R&B and more!

DATE: FRIDAY MAY 10th, 2013

VENUE: Club CACTUS
B1F 1-15-18 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo
TEL:03-3408-9577

ADMISSION: 2000 YEN (INCLUDES 1 DRINK!!)

PURCHASE ADVANCED TICKETS HERE > http://www.carifrique.com/shop/i-love-trini-soca-fete/

SOUNDS:
SelectorHEMO
BADDY 45
VYBZ BANK
HI-R

LIVE DANCE SHOWCASE:
CHIE×CHIKA
TOROCHACHA

GO-GO DANCER:
WASABI

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY:
ROMIE

POP-UP SHOP:
KIMIKO’S HANDMADE JEWELRY

THIS IS A FETE NOT TO MISS!!

PURCHASE ADVANCED TICKETS HEREhttp://www.carifrique.com/shop/i-love-trini-soca-fete/

Angella Giustini – Japanese Soca R&B Artist

 

1992年5月7日生まれ。新潟県出身。
アメリカ人の父と日本人の母を持つ。

16歳のときに上京し、2009年にMiAを結成。
数々のライブステージをこなしシンガー・ソングライターとして活躍を果たす
MiA OFFICIAL HP:
http://mia-music.jp/

2012年にCarnival Flavorを結成。J-POPからジャンルを広げSOCAに挑戦。
Carnival Flavor OFFICIAL Blog:
http://ameblo.jp/carnival-flavor/

2012年ソロ活動も始め、WILLとFeatした曲をiTunesで配信。
R&BROCKも歌いこなし、ボーカリストとして磨きをかける。

ジャンルを問わず人の心を動かし魅了する歌声と、
1度聞いたら忘れなられないメロディーは、音楽を愛する人たちみんなに届くことでしょう。
これからの活動が期待されている若手のアーティストである。

Ameba blog: http://ameblo.jp/angiesinger/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/angella.giustini
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SingerAngie0507
iTunes: 「Angella Giustini」で検索。

J-ROD RECORDS – Differentologists

 

 

Heard Bunji Garlin‘s hauntingly beautiful Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2013 Jouvert anthem Differentology? Balled your eyes out after that break-up to Zoelah‘s tell-it-like-it-is tune Lies? Been schooled on the Life Lessons Riddim?? Well those are just a few of the hot tracks from powerhouse producer J-Rod Records.

J-Rod Records Ltd. was founded by Jarrod ‘J-Rod’ Faria in 2009. An avid music enthusiast Jarrod started out in the music industry as a member of the Trinidadian-based sound system Fire Star Disco, from there he moved on to university in Canada and started DJing under the name DJ J-Rod. In late 2009 Jarrod linked up with the New Zealand-based label High Stakes Records who played a beautiful, melodic reggae riddim known now as the 2nd Chances Riddim. He also connected with other producers around the globe that were building Soca, Dancehall, Reggaeton and Reggae riddims. The focus and goal of J-Rod Records is to produce high-quality Caribbean music and promote this music to new territories the world over. J-Rod Records has already worked with some of the biggest names in the reggae music industry and is looking forward to expanding into both the Dancehall and Soca arena in years to come.

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The first release from J-Rod Records entitled the 2nd Chances Riddim featured Sizzla Kalonji, Capelton, Anthony B, Cocoa Tea, Teflon, Zoleah, Mark Hardy, and King David.

http://www.jrodrecords.com

WATCH J-ROD RECORDS VIDEOS HERE: http://www.carifrique.com/buddypress/groups/j-rod-records/