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After arriving from the Caribbean and settling in New York City, three brothers moved to Philadelphia where they continued their love of music. They continued to improve their DJ skills and worked tirelessly to impact the Philadelphia party scene. After brainstorming, they came up with the name "BlackWidowSounds" as a promotional tool. Indeed, the BlackWidowSounds DJ team was born when three became one, and is now considered one of the most fearless DJ outfits in Philadelphia today.

Sokah2Soca through its partnership with Island Vybe Radio is now family! Family means we look out for each other and promote each other. Today, we present a mix that blog fans will love and appreciate. The mix is just over three and a half hours long so get your snacks and drinks out for this one and party with your friends. This is Bacchanal Sunday, a mix by Black Widow Sounds... one of the best DJs in Philly!

From the DJs:
When your every waking moment has been saturated with your dad playing music from a wide spectrum i.e., Calypso, R&B, Reggae, Soca - you have no choice but to adopt that insatiable love for music as well. Stanley, Darrel and Glen Fatal grew up on St. Lucia in the West Indies. Those who know them personally can tell you that music has and will always be a huge part of their lives.
 
After they migrated to the United States one thing that was always apparent among these young men was their love of each other (very rarely are they seen without the other) and their growing love of music which became more than a hobby. While living in New York and sampling the New York party scene which nurtured a very fertile atmosphere for emerging DJ’s and promoters, “the boys”, as they were affectionately called, sometimes discovered a deeper interest in their craft. As we all know life happens, changes occur but once you are determined to pursue your passion nothing can stop you. It is fair to say that even after moving to PA they still remain steadfast in refining their skills and paving their way through the Philly scene.
 
Many say that Philly is a difficult market to crack as a DJ because of the presumed exclusive fraternity of DJ’s that have secured their own spot as regulars on the scene and are protective, but that didn’t deter the brothers. While getting acquainted with the Philly DJ scene Stanley, Darrel and Glen who had changed their name to BlackWidowSounds had begun to carve a name for themselves. People began to take notice. The road to building their brand wasn’t always paved with supporters or readily available opportunities. However, BlackWidowSounds worked to create their own signature events like their infamous Halloween Haunted Boat ride which sells out every October. They have graced many platforms such as the Atlantic City Carnival, Philly Carnival and were featured DJs in the famed Labor Day Parade. No matter what the project is, BlackWidowSounds refines their skills and broadens their audience. They also leave their distinctive sound and imprint wherever they travel to vibe with the people.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Mixtape Title: Bacchanal Sunday
Mixed by: Black Widow Sounds
Contact: (347) 724-1651
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Media: @blackwidowsounds758
Genre: Soca
 
Our musical journey takes us to the Spice Isle where Jab Mas is the carnival craze. Now that does not mean that they don't have what is called "pretty mas", they do, but they have taken Jab Mas to another level. Today we feature a song by Boyzie titled "Confidence". While Jab Mas players are loaded with confidence, this song transcends Jab. This is Groove Soca music with a serious message and it you guessed that it is an inspirational and motivational track that encourages people to believe in themselves then you are on your way... no need to say more, but we will! 
 
The song begins with a strong and upbeat instrumental that immediately captures the listener's attention. The beat is infectious, and it sets the tone for the rest of the song. As the lyrics begin, Boyzie's smooth voice takes over, delivering uplifting and relatable lines. He sings about the struggles and obstacles people face on their journey to success, but he also emphasizes the importance of confidence and self-belief.
 
Another standout feature of "Confidence" is the production. Xpert Productions has created a beat that perfectly complements Boyzie's vocals. This production is catchy and meaningful, with a sound that is both catchy and timeless. 
 
Whether you are or not a fan of Boyzie, you must admit that this song has a smooth feel, smart lyrics, excellent vocals and infectious music production. We like it and think you will enjoy dancing with someone special when the DJ drops this vibe.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Confidence
Artist/Performed by: Boyzie
Produced By Xpert Productions
Album: Corner Side Riddim
Genre: Soca
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music: and, it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music and rob the artists of needed income! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotion purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
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It is that time of the year again and if you didn't know we will remind you now... Crop Over Carnival is coming! Yes, it is and when it hits the scene it comes with so much new Bashment Soca and then some. Featured today is a song by Marvay called "Mrs. Most Wanted". That will be the case for Crop Over 2023 and Marvay has a story to tell in the song... we have the song. It is pure musical vibes!
 
Mrs. Most Wanted by Marvay is the ideal song for Crop Over Carnival 2023 in Barbados. This song is a lively and upbeat tune that will get everyone moving and dancing to the beat. It tells the story of a woman who is confident, independent, and highly desired by men. This theme is just right for Crop Over's festive atmosphere, where people come together to celebrate their culture and traditions.
 
Mrs. Most Wanted is an excellent addition to the festival because it celebrates female empowerment and Caribbean music's sweet vibe. It is an ideal example of the kind of music that defines Crop Over, where people come together to celebrate the rich musical heritage of the region.
 
In addition to its musical and cultural significance, Mrs. Most Wanted is also an excellent song to dance to. The lively beat and catchy lyrics make it suitable for Crop Over's carnival atmosphere. People of all ages and backgrounds can come together and enjoy the music, dancing, and festivities that define the festival.
 
Put this song on your summer playlist. This one really hits the musical sweet spot. It celebrates female empowerment, Caribbean music, and festive festival atmosphere. Whether you are a local or a visitor, this song is sure to get you moving and dancing to the island beat. Marvay has always been a favorite of Sokah2Soca and yes, we love the song. Kudos to the Red Boyz and Marvay. We love it and yes, it is recommended. 
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Mrs. Most Wanted 
Artist/Performed by: Marvay
Producer: De Red Boyz
Lyricist: Dabian Olton and Damian Lythcott
Composed by: Scott Galt and Composer: Michael Hulsmeier
Music Publisher: Red Boyz International Music ᐸBMIᐳ
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music: and, it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music and rob the artists of needed income! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotion purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
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Today, while listening to Mr. Desmond and Kenny Phillips on Wack Radio, a caller asked about a Black Stalin tribute melody recently played on the station. Mr. Desmond mentioned that the melody was done by Nicholas Brancker; he meant The Nicholas Brancker Band! I did my due diligence and located the tribute video. It is the feature for this post, a tribute to the late Dr. Leroy Caliste, on the 24th of July. September 1941 – sunset on 28th. December 2022.
 
The Black Stalin Tribute by The Nicholas Brancker Band (from Barbados) is a stunning tribute to the legendary Trinidadian calypsonian, Black Stalin. This presentation is a masterpiece of Caribbean music, featuring powerful vocals, intricate instrumentals, and soulful rhythms by the Nicholas Brancker Band. These rhythms transport listeners to the heart of Trinidad's vibrant musical culture from the late Black Stalin. Each track selected for this presentation is expertly crafted. It showcases the incredible talent of the Nicholas Brancker Band and their deep appreciation for Black Stalin's music.
 
The Black Stalin Tribute is a must-listen for anyone who loves Caribbean music or is interested in exploring Trinidad and Tobago's rich musical traditions. It is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest calypsonians of all time and a testament to his enduring power. Highly recommended.
 
I have to admit that the singer, Adrian, was excellent and sounded very much like the late maestro, Black Stalin. This feature is pure excellence and one of the finest Black Stalin tributes that I have seen online. Kudos to The Nicholas Brancker Band.
 
Notes from Nicholas Brancker:
This was the final rehearsal before our first performance after Black Stalin's passing. We had just finished a workshop at UWI for students and decided to document and share this medley with you. This is a tribute to a humble, joyful and committed son of our Caribbean soil. Live on brother!!
 
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Music/Production Notes:
Title: Black Stalin Tribute (Footage from Final Day Rehearsal for Naniki Music Fest )
Musical Arrangement by: Nicholas Brancker
Vocals by - Adrian Clarke
Band: Nicholas Brancker Band
Bass: Nicholas Brancker
Drums - Melvin Alick
Keys - Darien Bailey
Keys - Andre Daniel
Trombone - Jomo Slusher
Saxes - Romaro Greaves
Trumpet - Kevyn Lynch
Guitar - Tristan Haynes
Pan & Percussion - Andre Forde
Background Vocals - Israel Allen & Casheda Dotten 
 
Songs Featured:
  • Suffers
  • Bun Dem
  • We Could Make It If We Try
  • The Caribbean Man
  • This Party Cyar Done
  • Black Man Feeling to Party
For Promotional Use Only
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music, and it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music and rob the artists of needed income! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotional purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).
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