Milton Junior Primus

About the Author Milton Junior Primus

Junior “Production Sounds” Primus love of Caribbean music is matched only by his lifelong involvement in sharing it with audiences and party-goers from Trinidad and Tobago to Canada. Son of a legendary T&T disc jockey, Proddy has been hosting a weekly show, Soca Sessions on CKUT 90.3.

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Boom Bye Bye Banned

The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Good things continue into October as Buju Banton, Til Shiloh’ album turns GOLD 24 years later and our Hindu community prepares to celebrate the festival of lights. Not only is the Til Shiloh’ album my favourite it can also be said that it’s Buju Banton’s masterpiece so far with many amazing tracks such as Til I’m Laid To Rest, Not an Easy Road, Champion, and Wanna Be Loved. Boasting many hits, this album was the people’s album, so why did it take 24 years for it to become …

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We remember Louie Rankin

Killed in a Car Crash in Ontario It’s a sad time for the Reggae/Dancehall fraternity as family, friends and fans are in mourning after Leonard Ford, a.k.a. Louie Rankin, the Jamaican actor and dancehall reggae artist, died in a car crash near Shelburne, Ont. on Monday September 30. Louie Rankin born Leonard Forbes, was a dancehall reggae artist and actor born in St. Thomas, Jamaica, but grew up in Rockfort, Wareika Hill and East Kingston. He was best known for his Grammy Award winning 1992 hit Typewriter and calling himself the ‘Original Don Dada’, and his role as Ox in …

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The soca continues from Motto to Private Ryan

As the slang goes, “What’s popping?” Wet Dreams, featuring the Lucian Soca artist “MOTTO” was a total success. The world’s most versatile Dj Private Ryan will be in Montreal, on Friday, September 27th and is expected to be a sell-out event. Lashley ‘Motto’ Winter is a 24-year-old super producer and soca artiste, known as the master of “Dennery Segment.” Motto performed in Montreal Saturday, September 14th at an event called “WET DREAMS” at the Caribbean Food Factory. The event had a ‘dress code/color scheme called “Rep Ur Status” and goes like this: Yellow – Complicated, Purple – Single, Blue – …

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With Fall comes Motto to the delight of soca lovers

Monday, September 23, is the official end of summer, and many Montreal Soca lovers are anticipating the performance of the popular Lucian Soca artist, “MOTTO.” It takes place on Saturday, September 14th. And it will be the last Soca event before we hit the fall season, when the change of season brings with it a sense of loss and a feeling of being a bit down. When students find themselves dreading the return of a daily routine, exams, homework, studying and assignments… as they head into the school routine. Others will wonder what lies ahead besides the cold weather. Well, …

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In Mtl.: No Reggae Fest but reggae still looms large

In J’ca.: Sizzla and Rita Marley honored Imagine summer 2019 is coming to an end and no Montreal International Reggae Festival. To say that reggae lovers are disappointed would be an understatement. The last we heard from organizers was on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, an official announcement on their Facebook page that the 2018 was cancelled. The last post indicated that the scheduled 15th anniversary of the festival was being put on hold until this year 2019. August is here and still no MIRF leaving a big void on the entertainment scene in the community. But never mind, there’s some …

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The Vibes flowed in T.O

Here are the unofficial results for the Toronto 2019 Grand Parade. 1st – Louis Saldenah Mas – K Club 2nd – Toronto Revellers 3rd – Tribal Carnival 4th – Carnival Nationz 5th – Venom Carnival 6th – E.P.I.C. Canada 7th – Sunlime Canada 8th – Fantazia Canada 9th – Concept Costume Creators The 52nd annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, is a celebration of all things Caribbean. It was full of music, cuisine and revelry that brought the city to life for a month throughout the summer. This year the Grand Parade was extended to eight kilometres along …

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all roads lead to Toronto Caribana

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival, Ottawa Carivibe & Montreal Carifiesta have passed; now all roads lead to Toronto Caribana. This year Production Sounds & Selector Pro will be on the road with Carnival Nationz on Saturday August 3. Toronto Caribana parade takes place at Exhibition Place along Lakeshore Boulevard. Admission applies to enter the Exhibition Place, where patrons have the opportunity to enjoy the parade of the Mas Bands. Masquerade bands end up in Exhibition Place where masqueraders can party until 6PM. This year’s theme for Carnival Nationz is Kes… The Carnival Band. Kes The Band is a Caribbean soca/pop group …

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Carifiesta so-so. Vincy Mas Hot

Congratulation to the new board at the Caribbean Cultural Festivities Association(CCFA) for making the Montreal Carifiesta happen this year with only two months of preparations. The 44th annual Montreal Carifiesta took place on Saturday July 6 along Rene Lévesque Blvd. from Fort Street to Bleury. This year there were seven bands on the road and two of which were costume bands. And as it is usually, tens of thousands lined the street to experience and celebrate the music, dance and artistic expressions of the Caribbean. After the parade, Facebook and Instagram overflowed with posts from masqueraders and onlookers about the …

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Carifiesta 2019: Sat. July 6 from Fort Street

For most of us, summer is our favourite season, thats why we gotta make the most of June, July and August and experience the tons of festivals, parties, Carnivals, and more in Canada. Ottawa Carivibe was the first Canadian Carnival vibes three weeks ago and it was a success. Now its on to Montreal Carifiesta, which will be celebrating it’s 44thyear on Saturday July 6. You know Montreal Carifiesta is near when you find an abundant array of feathers and jewels at Roots Cultural Association Mas camp located at 4635 Van Horne, Suite 500. This is where Roots volunteers come …

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Female Deejays run wild at Army Fete on June 23

Women Invasion, is the theme for Montreal Army Fete 5th Edition. Haveyou ever been to a Fete in Montreal where the DJ lineup is dominatedby female DJ’s? When you really think about it, the fact that women inthe Dj industry everywhere, including Montreal, are still fighting forequal rights defies all logic. It’s long been debated that female DJs are not properly represented within the Dj industry, which is evident in the lack of female DJs playing at events in Montreal. Even ads on TV and Social media shows a model wearing a pair of headphones and pretending to play music …

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