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!earshot picks for 2006



Samuel Jaggernauth
Pirates of the Caribbean”: Saturday- 4-6p.m. PST hosted by NastyJag Productions on CJSF 90.1 FM
West Indies Culture Shock”: Sunday- 9-11p.m. PST hosted by NastyJag Productions on CJSF 90.1 FM
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My Top records of the year:

Shurwayne Winchester - Don’t Stop - (Ma$tamind Productions)
The biggest groovy soca track for 2006!  It took the title of Groovy Soca Monarch for the year 2006 in Trinidad &Tobago; the track was produced and composed by Shawn Noel for Ma$tamind Productions.  The track was written by Shurwayne Winchester.

Maximus Dan Fighter – (Bushfire Records)
This was the anthem that Trinidad & Tobago sang as they journeyed to their first ever FIFA world cup.

Iwer George We Reach – (None)
This was the second anthem that Trinidad & Tobago sang as they journeyed to their first ever FIFA world cup.  This tune is a Mash up tune!!! Guaranteed to mash up de dance!!!!!!!!!

Destra Garcia Max it Up – (Krazi Music)
 This was a very huge tune for 2006.  It still is a huge track.  Enough said; no explanation needed.

Bunji Garlin Yuh Mad or What – (IP Music International)
The biggest tune that represents for Soca Music and it’s fans!!!!

Tallpree - From the Heart (Cloth) – (Ma$tamind Productions)
This track placed 4th in Grenada’s 2006 Soca Monarch Title.  The track was produced and composed by Shawn Noel for Ma$tamind Productions.  The track was written by Wilt Cambridge.

Da $pirit$ - J’ouvert Fiddla – (Ma$tamind Productions)
This is the number one soca instrumental track that was released for 2006!  The track was produced and composed by Shawn Noel for Ma$tamind Productions.

Patrice Roberts & Machel Montano Band of the Year – (Ruff Rex Productions LTD and Xtatik LTD)
This track won the Roadmarch title Trinidad & Tobago’s 2006 Carnival.

Machel Montano & Zan Heart of a Man – (Ruff Rex Productions LTD and Xtatik LTD)
This is a big unity track right here!!

Mista Vybe Ting 4 D Road- (None)
Exactly what it says…Somebody say Ting 4 d Roadddd!!!

Bunji Garlin Bomb Song – (IP Music International)
This tune was the people’s choice to take the 2006 Soca Monarch title in Trinidad & Tobago

Shurwayne Winchester Can’t Wait – (None)
This tune took the title of 2006 Soca Monarch of Trinidad & Tobago for 2006.  The track was produced by Neil Bernard

Destra Garcia Jumpin – (Krazi Music)
Another huge track for 2006!  This needs no explanation!

Machel Montano Dance with You – (Ruff Rex Productions LTD and Xtatik LTD)
Another huge groovy track!  This needs no explanation!  The music video for this track can be seen on television.

Benjai & Machel Montano Amnesty (Rah Rah Rah) – (Ruff Rex Productions LTD and Xtatik LTD)
We need some Amnesty!!! Big tune!!!

Blazer, Maximus Dan, Bunji Garlin & Fay Anne Lyons Somebody – (None)
One of the tunes that was on everybody’s lips

3 Suns Run Dhat – (Shoroc Production Company)
Lewwe tell them again, lewwe show dem again!!!! Run dhat!!!!

KMC 3 Miles – (Sequence)
A mash up the place tune!

Destra Garcia Colors Again – (Krazi Music)
One of the biggest and most played tunes for Panorama 2006.  Big pan tune!

Marlon Asher Ganja Farmer – (None)
 This is a huge reggae tune out of Trinidad & Tobago.  It’s still mashing up the dances

Prophet Benjamin Pretty Boy – (None)
Ranked as one of the top reggae tracks to come out of Trinidad & Tobago

Prophet Benjamin Coming from Moruga – (None)
The biggest herb tune!!!!

Mr. King Laventille – (None)
Another big reggae track out of Trinidad & Tobago

 

Most under-rated record of the year:
Machel Montano & Zan Heart of a Man – (Ruff Rex Productions LTD and Xtatik LTD)
Most people miss the words and the meaning of this track; it’s a true story!!!

Most over-rated record of the year:
Kevin Lyttle Home for Carnival – (None)
Big tune, but not that big, come on now!!!

 

Best two local releases - Vancouver:

Slammer Cutter Mash up – (None)
Huge tune!  Slammer cutter is a Toronto based artist.  Many people can relate to this song… hahaha!

Maffie Home sweet Home – (None)
Big tune from Maffie out of Vancouver!! This track is for all the home sick people.

Best personal campus/community radio moment or experience of the year:
This occurred when I interviewed Shawn and Natasha Noel from Ma$tamind Productions via the phone.  This was awesome and as a result, we try to have them as regular as possible depending on their schedules.

Record you are most anticipating for 2007:
There are lots!  I have most of them already waiting to be dropped on the radio if I have not sneaked them in as yet.  I must say however:

Crazy One foot Cock – (None)
I have it already, but I am anticipating the stir it will cause, as it has started already

Machel Montano Higher than High (Ready to Fly) – (Ruff Rex Productions LTD and Xtatik LTD)
I heard a performance of this track.  Geez and ages!!!!!!!!! Watch out for this one!!

Anything by Destra Garcia and Maximus Dan

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