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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Adversity aside. Success in Red

There are no secrets to success. It’s the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failures. Hard work does pay off and the success of my annual event, Touch Of Red, is evidence of that. Every year I encounter something different but for some reason this topped the charts. Many have no clue as to what happens behind the scenes when promoting an event. Well check this out: I had to change the venue for Touch Of Red 5, with only 48 hours notice. When planning this event I decided to go outside the box and take it to …

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Say Red on Nov. 11

This year, Montreal’s biggest end-of-season fete, Touch Of Red, is coming back with a bang. On Saturday, November 11, Touch Of Red is celebrating its fifth edition and this one is guaranteed to be better than the others. Touch Of Red always features an international soca star, but this year there will be two. And as the date draws near, Touch Of Red 5 appears to be the most anticipated event of 2017. Some say because of the artist and DJ line-up while others say that the event has fallen on a time when Soca music is craved the most. …

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The spectacle of Diwali and the music continues

Let me first say Happy belated Diwali to all my Hindu friends and readers. I know it’s late but hoping your Diwali was sparkling and full of fun and frolic. October 18th was Diwali, which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, but the main theme Is the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil. This time of the year is when they take a look at one of the most significant festivals in the East Indian culture: Diwali, the festival of lights. The fall season is here, Miami carnival is over, and …

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T&T in Mind. Miami jamming

As soon as fall season hits, I start searching  for cheap flights to Trinidad and  Tobago for the 2018 carnival. While I focus on  T&T, others are preparing for their final North American carnival fix in  Miami. Hurricane Irma was not enough to stop this year’s Miami Broward  One Carnival. The Carnival is set to take place on Sunday, October 8,  2017 and the weekend promises it’s usual treats of Caribbean food,  music and people. Miami Carnival is also the stepping-stone for many  Soca artists introducing their new music for 2018. After  the hurricane, anticipation is building and people are …

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Selector Pro in Montreal for Firemania

Will also tour Ottawa and Toronto It is well known that music can alter your emotions, attitude and mindset. Sad songs do make you cry, while catchy, upbeat songs can make you  excited and energetic. On the other hand music can also send you on a journey back in time. Let me introduce to you a young DJ who’s the son of a well-known musical pioneer  in Trinidad. Jovaughn Primus aka Selector Pro, is my little Brother,  and another offspring of Trinidad legendary deejay Production Sounds. Many Montrealers are aware of Production Sound’s musical contributions and the  role he played …

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Continuing Visa woes for Dancehall­ Reggae Artists

Popular Jamaican Dancehall artist “Elephant Man” was scheduled to perform in Montreal on Labor Day weekend but the show was cancelled a few days prior. The explanation for the cancelation was: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Elephant Man concert is cancelled”. This announcement created uproar on social media, as fans were angry and outraged and many speculations were brought to light. Many were asking: “Why do Reggae\Dancehall acts always seems to have visas problem”. We all know that Dancehall and reggae acts have always relied on concert dates, rather than record sales, to generate income. The inability to …

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While Summer 2017 seeps away… there’s Labor Day in New York

They say the official end of summer is September 22, but I would say as soon as the Montreal International Reggae Festival happens, summer is coming to a close. To me the MIRF is considered to be Montreal’s official end-of- summer event, and that’s when you know the freedom of time spent outdoors in the warm weather is almost over. For partygoers looking for the last summer party festival fix, I recommend you head south of the border to the New York City carnival. The New York Labor Day Parade (or West Indian Carnival) is an annual celebration held on …

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Soca adds heat to Reggae Fest

Three top Soca acts, MX Prime, Linky First and Ricky T at MIRF It’s a fact that Soca music is touching people in places one would find difficult to even believe. Many are unaware that in the past most people had an ignorant mentality when it comes to having Soca acts in a Reggae Festival; Soca wasn’t openly welcomed. But as times have changed so has that anti-Soca stigma as well. Today, promoters understand that having Soca acts in these festivals is both financially beneficial and opens doors to new patrons. This year, the Montreal International Reggae Festival has taken …

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About Trini Day

Do you recall the article in the Community Contact a couple issues ago stating that there will be no “Trini Day” in the park this year? Did you hear about the unfortunate death of Devon Matthews, who placed third in this year’s International Soca Monarch with his hit song “D’ Journey (Make It). Well it’s never too late to start over, never too  late to pay respects to someone’s contribution to our culture.     Montreal Trini Day is a display of Trinidad’s culture through music,  singing and dancing  and considered one of the biggest outdoor  Caribbean events in our city. Organized …

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You know when international Soca artists like Bunji Garlin, Uncle Ellis and others re-post a video clip of Montreal Carifiesta it’s not something to overlook.

Ray-Tay-Tay, Ray-Tay-Tay, Ray-Tay-Tay, is the chant  heard on the streets by the Jab Army masqueraders at the recent Montreal Carifiesta. The video clip went viral all over social media. Montreal 2017 Carifiesta Parade is done, but of course we are left with some sort of bacchanal, as a few trucks were unable to play music. Few band leaders claimed they were provided with a malfunctioning generator as others suffered the wrath of the heavy rain that damaged there music systems during the parade. Again, I would like to limit my comments to the Montreal Carifiesta parade, and my point was …

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