Gerard John aka Slatta is an acclaimed artist from the island of Carriacou; Sister Isle Of Grenada. He grew up in the village of Mt. Royal. At a young age, Slatta developed a deep interest in music which led him to the producers of Xpert Studio where he built a working relationship and joined the team in 2010. In 2014, Slatta gained the Carriacou Road March title with the song, ‘Heart Of The Fete,’ a collaboration with the now three times Grenada Groovy Monarch King, ‘Shortpree.’ In 2016, Slatta gained the attention of many listeners with his song, ‘Jab Jab Skank,’ and went on to capture the 2017 Carriacou Soca Monarch title with ‘World War.’ In 2018, he captured the attention of international crowds with his song, ‘In the Morning’ featuring Lavaman. In 2019, Slatta released songs such as ‘Unbothered’ and ‘Wukking High’ which gravitated to his fans and grew rapidly both locally and internationally. He was nominated for the 2019 Grenada Boss FM Music Awards…
Trinidadian born Jardine Cherelle Legere passionately known as "Jadel" was born to Vince Legere and Heda Hilaire. The new recording and performing artist is originally from Arouca but currently resides in Diego Martin and has had a passion for music for all genres from a very tender age.
Tara Lynne brings explosive talents with a commanding vocal range, comforting tones and a vivacious stage presence. Tara is an international sensation delivering her style of singing with a twist and a lot of spices. Her musical influences of reggae, R&B and calypso are evident in the warmth of her tone and delivery. Tara Lynne’s musical journey started in her hometown of Bimini, Bahamas singing with her father’s band, “Ossie Brown and the Calypsonians”, at the legendary Compleat Angler Hotel. Even at a young age Tara’s talent and natural ability to woo an audience was undeniable. Upon moving to Miami, Florida, Tara continued to work at perfecting her gift. She was quickly sought after due to her versatility in vocal performance and skill in songwriting across different genres. This brought Tara numerous opportunities to work and collaborate with some of themusic industry’s top producers and artists. One stand out achievement was her feature on Lil Wayne’s Platinum…
One of the leading artists in the ragga soca movement, Trinidadian soca superstar Bunji Garlin is also one of the genre's few crossover artists, having made an impact internationally with Major Lazer, the Soul Train Awards, and even the television show Greys Anatomy all in the mix. Born Ian Anthony Alvarez in Sangre Grande, Trinidad, he got his stage name from the bungee cord (which is flexible) and Garlin (a type of gun). He kicked off his career just as a dancehall-influenced strain of soca music was taking hold. Known as ragga soca, the aggressive digital genre fueled Garlin's 2000 debut, The Chronicles, a thoroughly modern album which also featured soca legend Alison Hinds. The singer would win Trinidad's Ragga Soca Monarch competition that same year, as well as the next, while 2002 saw him win the International Soca Monarch award and release his first album for the VP label, Revelation. In 2006 he made news with his marriage to fellow soca artist Fay-Ann Lyons, while 2007 saw him…
Erphaan Alves is a young rising Trinidadian Artiste. The singer/songwriter’s claim to fame came in 2012 when he successfully qualified as a finalist in both Groovy and International Power Soca Monarch Finals with the songs "In your Eyes" and "Terrible". Erphaan was awarded Best New Male Soca Artist in the International Soca Awards 2012 and he was also an MTV IGGY Artiste of The Week that year. He wrote songs for some of the top Soca Artist in the world, for example, "Precision Wine" by Kes The Band, and "Make You Rock" by Machel Montano. Erphaan managed to consistenly make waves being a finalist in the International Soca Monarch 2014 and 2015. His song, "On D Spot" was once featured on an MTV Real World Episode in 2012. This Grade 5 Theory of Music with Distinction and University of the West Indies graduate (Musical Arts), Voice Major is well rounded and is confidently on his way to taking his craft to the world!
Yearwood was born in Trinidad to Edward Yearwood, a well-known composer and mother Mairoon Ali, a Trinidadian actress, radio personality and teacher. He established himself as a Soca talent early on when he entered and won multiple talent shows while still in his teens, including the national Junior Calypso Monarch competition. His shot to global fame when he won Trinidad's famous Soca Groovy Monarch/International Soca Monarch in 2015, performing his blockbuster single "Ola." He is the very last International Groovy Soca Monarch champion, as the competition's format was changed in 2016 to exclude that category.
At an early age Edwin found interest in music, when he use to be around friends listening to dancehall artiste vybz kartel. But jus a few years later after been exposed to local acts such as ninja dan,rickyt and ashanti just to name a few he fell in love with soca music to point that he (edwin) was nicknamed the socatrain. My first single was in 2013 ping lol, edwin followed up with the tet-show remix/reply, edwin was part of the 2013 piton soca stars finalist.
Problem Child, whom you may also know as Johnny Fontainne aka Vincy Bad Boy, was born on the beautiful island of St. Vincent. He spent his early years growing up in St.Vincent then migrated over to the most populous borough of New York City, Brooklyn, which led him to absorb the Hip Hop and Dancehall culture. While Mr. Fontainne kept his Vincy culture close to his heart, including his love for Soca music, his upbringing resulted in an integration of both the Caribbean and American cultures in his music. This fusion is what makes Problem Child so unique, and allows him to stand out amongst the best in the industry. His hard work and creativity in the studio is demonstrated with each track he releases.
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Teddyson John, affectionately referred to as TJ – is a vocalist, drummer, keyboardist and percussionist inside the powerhouse that makes up this extraordinary entertainer. St. Lucian born Teddyson John is blessed with a natural vocal / performing talent; there is no question that he was born with the charm and charisma that characterizes the enduring musical giants of our time.
Nailah Blackman is taking Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean and the World by storm. Nailah is born in music, music is part of her DNA.
Inspired by their native melting pot nation of trinidad and tobago, kes fuses together a unique blend of soca, calypso, reggae and pop to bring the sounds of the caribbean to the world stage.
Crowned the undisputed “Queen of SOCA” by fans worldwide, her powerful, emotional vocals and high-energy live shows are legendary in Caribbean music. Alison’s musical journey has taken her throughout the Caribbean islands and the Diaspora worldwide. Alison’s first solo album entitled SOCA QUEEN is a diverse selection of Soca tunes with hot pulsating rhythm oriented anthems with a standout song “Roll It Gal” that became an international hit between 2005- 2006 and was released in North America, Europe and the Far East taking Alison’s music to new shores and making new fans all over the world enabling Alison to take her dynamic live show worldwide, touring throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada and the Caribbean
Voice A San Juan, Trinidad native, Aaron ‘Voice’ St. Louis, shot to fame in Trinidad and Tobago when he unleashed a song called, ‘Cheers To Life’ in 2016. It certainly became the anthem of Carnival and earned him the Soca Monarch title- making him the youngest entertainer to ever win the title.
Born November 24, 1974 in Port of Spain Trinidad, Machel Montano was destined to be great. Through his ever-evolving musical offerings, Machel works on his mission of depositing soca into the domain of mainstream music. Machel’s career began in 1982 at age seven; at age nine he formed his band, Pranasonic Express. Montano’s debut album “Too Young To Soca”, released in 1985, was an instant hit which earned rave reviews and standing ovations at live performances. In April of 1986, the young performer appeared on the popular television show, Star Search, bringing soca music to US national television. The next year, Machel took 2nd place in the Trinidad & Tobago National Song Writer’s Festival with his song, “Dream Girl.” In 1987, at the age of 12, he was the winner of the Caribbean Song Festival held in Barbados. He was the first Trinidadian and youngest to ever win this prestigious contest.
Her music has already proved its staying power and its ability to captivate multiple markets. Destra has won fans the world over and has set the mark for high energy live sets that leave audiences wanting more.