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By Mr Muzik

  • Best of the Best Soca Grooves 2008

JW Records

Brooklyn, New York

Executive Producer Glenroy Watson

Don’t just walk—you’ve got to run and buy the Best of the Best Soca Grooves 2008 CD. It will be money well spent.

This16-track disc is like rapid fire as soca tracks fall like spent shells from an Uzi.

The artistes featured on this CD are the who’s who in soca, and include Peter C Lewis, Terry Seales, Fay Ann Lyons, Mr Slaughter, Eddy Charles, Umi Marcano, Skhi, Kerwin Du Bois, Blazer and Mini Priest.

The producers are also some of the big names in the business, featuring “hot men” like Leston Paul (also call Sir Leston Paul) and Junior “Ibo” Joseph.

On this CD are some of the big songs of 2008: Go Down Low, Desire, Over and Over, Road call, Turn It Around, Admire You and Back It Up.

Nuff said. Go buy this CD!

  • Best of Carwash

Artiste: Dunstan “Carwash” Lawrence

Produced by Pelham Goddard

Executive Producer: Dunstan Lawrence.

In 1998 he burst on the calypso scene with Me and Meh Lady, the selection which took Neal and Massy Trinidad All Stars to a runner-up berth in that year’s Panorama final. Since that Dunstan “Carwash” Lawrence has not looked back.

I understand Me and Meh Lady reached Europe and North America... and is still travelling.

Wind forward to today, and Carwash has a six-track CD that I consider “cute.” It’s musically unique. I often wonder where he gets his melodies from.

The songs on this mini CD are: Early One Morning, Ah Taking Dat, Fire, Mas In the Savannah, his 2008 offering (Pan In the Place), and of course, Me and Meh lady.

This CD is worth-buying, and it’s available at Cleve’s Port-of-Spain, and from Carwash himself.

Talking to Carwash recently, he promised a cracker of a song for Carnival 2009.

However, Mr Muzik has a few tips for Carwash; the packaging could have been more impressive for such a musical mini CD; take note.

n Platinum Soca (Vol 13)

Several artistes

Hometown Studios

Brooklyn, New York

Executive Producer: Jamal Talib

Producer Jamal Talib is a brave man.

He’s got more belly than a calabash to take a chance on some relatively new artistes.

While they may be known in the Brooklyn, New York area, they still need to win their spurs in soca’s firmament. The big names on this 16-track CD are Designer and Ziggy Rankin’.

This CD ebbs and flows. You wonder why some songs are there.

If I know Talib well, he’s an all inclusive guy, and there lies the problem with this CD.

However, Platinum Soca seems more exploratory than commercial to me, but there are some gems on this CD.

I like Back It Up (Garth David); Push It Back (Super P); Give Me Some Water (Pelf); Do It (Chocklet); Wire Up On It (Philly Dilly); Somebody New (Terra B, featuring Tocos); and, Bon Voyage (Pelf).

While the packaging is superb, one cannot say so about the CD.