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Archived: Erphaan Alves Pushing Hard, Support Or Not.

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On Tuesday, one of Soca music’s millennials, Erphaan Alves delivered again. He’s been known for that of late. Like the rest of the “Generation “Now” squad that includes the likes of Nailah Blackman, Patrice Roberts, Preedy, Nessa Preppy, Sekon Sta and a few others, Erphaan’s waiting on no one’s approval to deliver on his mission.

On Tuesday, the “Overdue” singer unleashed a new Soca track. He said it was all part and parcel of his “No Seasons” project, which is aimed at delivering Soca music year round, in a bid to eliminate the debilitating “seasonal” box that the genre is often placed in. “The aim is to remove the ‘Soca is Carnival music’ stigma while fostering a new culture of consciousness like genres that thrive year round,” he said.

Alves has been in very good company for many years, his father being his manager, often providing him with the strength and motivation he needs to push forward. This weekend, the young artiste, who has managed to consistently deliver the sound people want to hear, has jetted off to Atlanta, Georgia. The carnival action never stops. It’s not seasonal really, because there’s always a carnival somewhere in the world. Erphaan Alves, like many other Caribbean culture enthusiasts sees the benefits of promoting the music that has, for as long as the story has been told, been aligned to a carnival state of mind. Now he’s on to something and we think it just might work! Check out Erphaan’s latest Soca contribution, released in May- Yes MAY! It’s called “Lock On.”

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Nailah Blackman Touches Down in Switzerland. Finds A Weed Machine!

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She’s seen a weed vending machine so far and she seems to have been pretty blown away by that. Nailah Blackman’s in Switzerland. The soca beauty is there for the Swiss Soca Festival, something that’s pretty huge for this fresh, young entertainer.

Blackman, who unleashed a new EP last month called ‘The Reel’, has been delivering consistently over the past two years. Vocal strength and a visually appealing package, makes her an artiste to watch in the Caribbean music industry- an artiste who, by all accounts, has the best potential to make it onto the international music circuit.

Nailah in Switzerland.

In a near emotional rant on her Instagram story, Blackman said she is extremely happy. “All my life I always wanted to travel and do music and I am here for the Soca Swiss Festival. This is just amazing to me!” she said, thanking God for the opportunity. “God is good,” she said.

Nailah told her fans that she had always wanted to visit Europe. She said a lot of the artistes she’d listened to growing up, were European. “The whole vibe, the whole gloomy vibe, it’s a definite vibe. It’s definitely an emotion that I felt a lot in my childhood and I get why people would’ve made songs like they made in this kind of weather- it’s sort of gloomy so it’s nice to have soca here… bring a different side, yuh know!”

Check out Nailah’s reaction to the Weed Vending machine find, in Switzerland.

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Kees Wants Us All to Celebrate Calypso. New Album Coming This Month.

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Kes the band has been busy. An entire album is being released to fans of Soca and Calypso music this month. In an interview on RED96.7FM on Thursday, Kees Dieffenthaller- lead singer of the band, said the album, “We Home” would be dropping on August 28th. He also urged the people of Trinidad and Tobago to love up Calypso music.

The upcoming album is the band’s first live studio album and according to a social media post on the band’s page, it was born out of the present global situation. The COVID-19 pandemic, still a very present threat, Kees said the period has given many people the time to reconnect with loved ones, take things slow, recharge, innovate and be at home.

The album is described as one that delivers to fans, the energy that’s often shared by the band when they’re on stage. “We miss the energy we get from you when we’re on stage and wanted to share the vibes we feel when we’re performing. We hope this album captures that feeling and gives us all something to look forward to when we could jam once more. We can’t wait for you to hear it,” said the social media post. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

Speaking toward the end of the radio interview on Thursday, Kees embraced the applause offered for the collaborative single done with Jimmy October- a single called, “Magic”. He took that opportunity to call on the people of Trinidad and Tobago to celebrate calypso music which, he reminded the world, many other genres were bred from.

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