Well, the saying goes, if it’s nice, do it twice. The Ultimate Rejects with headline act, MX Prime have unleashed a mammoth road and fete anthem, heading into the Carnival 2018 season and by the immediate reaction around town, they’re not making light of their accomplishments in 2017. They want more, no doubt.
A newly released track called “Inside The Festival” is ultimately a blockbuster Carnival anthem and it’s only November. The past year has been a whirlwind one for Prime and his team of musical masterminds. They’ve toured the world to say the least. When we spoke with MX Prime some time ago amid all the touring, he admitted that there were moments of weariness but in the same breath, he said it all comes with the territory.
Soca music, slowly becoming a globally appreciated sound, is likely to engage many more in the year ahead. “Inside The Festival” could be one of those carnival songs that will deliver to people from all walks of life, a true understanding, through music, of the many facets of the cultural experience. Last week, MX Prime was awarded honored in Las Vegas during the carnival weekend experience. The city’s mayor proclaimed October 28th, MX Prime Day and Cherney Amhara Day. It was the first time a Soca unit had received such recognition by a Chief Executive Officer in a major West Coast city of the US.