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Eggy Dan Jumps Into Carnival with ‘Shaft’ Penned, ‘Frolic.’



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Soca music is as multi-dimensional as the many artistes who enter the arena. New artiste on the scene, Eggy Dan brings a ragga soca energy that’s been a part of his existence, his entire life. New York based, Trinidad born, the entertainer, fueled by natural-born talent and an unshakeable passion for music, unleashes a new single, written by well-respected songwriter, Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop. 

At the age of 8, Marvin Lewis knew he was born to sing. He grew up in Paradise Heights, Morvant, in Trinidad where the energy of the neighbourhood was encouragement enough. “I would walk through the community chanting, always singing,” he said, recalling how even back then he would always enter small community competitions. In 2002, Lewis migrated to the United States. He began recording professionally in 2012 and with persistence and sheer passion, the artiste, Eggy Dan has made it onto major Carnival stages across the US.

“Music is my livelihood. I sing and I write music,” he said, explaining that his aim is to penetrate all markets – not just the Carnival market in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Working closely with fellow US based artiste, Reecey, Eggy Dan has written and delivered singles like ‘Afro Wine’ with Reecey, and prior to that, ‘Moksha’ and ‘Wet.’ He knows there is a space on the entertainment landscape for an artiste like him. 

Committed to honing his crafts – writing and performance, Eggy is pushing hard and promising increased consistency. “Frolic was written by Shaft,” he said, highlighting that the energy of the single is upbeat and stimulating. “I feel it’s always good to work with other creatives. As much as I am a songwriter, I believe it’s necessary to feel different musical energies and collaborate with other creatives in the space. That’s how we grow!”.

Eggy Dan with Rreecy

A second track, collaboratively done with Rreecey, is also expected to be released soon. “That single is called, ‘Stink Waist.’ She brings the sweet vocals and I deliver the grit,” he explained, making it absolutely clear that together, their team is creatively a duo to watch. 

Last week, Eggy returned to T&T where he released ‘Frolic,’ hitting radio stations across the country and even performing in the lead up to Tobago’s Carnival. “Being back home was great. It was great to feed off the energy of the people. I’ll be back in the New Year!” he assured.

‘Frolic’ was produced by Shaft and Lunatix Productions in Trinidad, with mastering done by Andrew Denny. 

Check out Eggy Dan on Instagram @eggydan_music. 

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Marley Magic. Stephen Remixes Old Soul.



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Stephen Marley, the acclaimed 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, announces the release of a new remix of his single “Old Soul,” the title track of his latest critically- acclaimed album by DJ Delano of Renaissance Disco titled (DJ Delano Renaissance Santa Barbara Mix).

The remix also features a sample of the classic ‘Santa Barbara’ riddim created by the legendary Grammy Award-winning Jamaican drummer, Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie).

The new “Old Soul” remix release coincides with the resumption of the second leg pf Stephen’s Old Soul Tour (Unplugged) dates starting this Saturday, May 25th at the Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, California with his brother Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.  Both the remix and tour are a continuation of Stephen Marley’s support of his landmark album Old Soul that was released last fall. 

“I was invited to play at Stephen Marley’s daughter’s wedding reception and wanted to play ‘Old Soul,’ my favorite song from the album, while people were dancing.  I decided to drop a riddim on the spot to create a remix doing it live.  They loved the mix and vibe from ‘the remix king” and this how the remix came about.” shared DJ Delano of Renaissance Disco.


Stephen Marley is an acclaimed singer and producer. He has worked closely with his brother Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the massive crossover hit Welcome To Jamrock. In addition, he continues to champion charitable endeavors centered in Jamaica as a co-founder of the Ghetto Youths Foundation, along with his brothers Damian and Julian Marley.

In 2017, Stephen established Kaya Fest, the annual music festival, which features special guests and rare family performances, all with the larger purpose of raising awareness around the benefits of cannabis, guided by the mantra “Education Before Recreation.” This summer, Stephen embarked on his annual, hugely successful Babylon By Bus Tour, and this week, he commences his Old Soul Tour Unplugged across the US.

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Sizzla Kalonji Is Ready to Take The Stage, At Redemption 9. Promoters Conscious of Social Responsibility.



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Organisers, Tropix Entertainment, Java Nation and Johnny Q Limited, have made a major commitment to presenting the people of T&T with an elevated level of entertainment, the likes of which will see Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, Christopher Martin, SuperCat, Jamelody and Mr. King, hit the stage, alongside Kalonji. 

SuperCat is ready to deliver.

This year’s concert follows a 2023 show, which was headlined by Buju Banton. “Reggae music is powerful and resolute in its affirmations of positivity,” said Java Nation’s Ian Pantin. The team’s unwavering effort to bring Trinidad and Tobago back to a place of peace, comes from a place of personal compassion for country. “There is no denying the fact that society’s moral compass has shifted somewhat and we see this in the news headlines daily. As partners in the entertainment business, we believe it is our social responsibility to direct our people onto a more positive path,” said Pantin. 

Each year, the tone for the show is depicted in the artistes chosen. Over the years, Tarrus Riley, Anthony B, Jah Cure, Sanchez, Luciano, Glen Washington, Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage and countless others, have brought a variation of sweet reggae music. It is anticipated that this year, the addition of Super Cat will add some momentum – the artiste well known for hit dancehall tracks like, ‘Dolly My Baby’, ‘GirlsTown,’ ‘Cry Fuh De Youth,’ ‘My Girl Josephine’ and many others. 

Collie Buddz

Patrons, confident in the Redemption brand, have already expressed excitement for ‘The Way Forward,’ indicating their loyal support for the concert that has certainly stood the test of time. “We are truly pleased and humbled by the support shown to Redemption over the years- by both patrons and sponsors who we consider partners. Executing a show of this magnitude annually, is no easy or simple feat. We work dedicatedly behind the scenes, trying our best to accommodate every partner, while presenting live entertainment that is purposeful and enjoyable. It’s never easy,” said Pantin. 

Together with the team, Pantin says each year, patrons’ views are taken into consideration and efforts made to return one year later, with a show that is better than previously experienced. This year, one lucky patron will be the winner of a signature, gold and ruby encrusted, Redemption pendant, worth approximately $20,000TTD. 

Christopher Martin will be there.

For further details, persons can follow Redemption the Concert on Facebook and Instagram or call 780-SHOW (7469). 

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