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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #150 on: August 12, 2017, 01:16:50 PM »
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MACHEL & DRAKE PERFORM TOGETHER IN TORONTO!

https://www.facebook.com/SocaTv/posts/1541865935888262

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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #151 on: August 12, 2017, 01:18:21 PM »
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MACHEL MONTANO JAPAN SOCA TOUR http://tinyurl.com/yadueo5v

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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #152 on: September 07, 2017, 05:37:43 AM »
Machel Montano 2017 Japan Tour - Recap  :beermug:  :beermug:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYu1p5MBEx8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYu1p5MBEx8</a>

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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #153 on: October 19, 2017, 06:40:24 AM »
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SOCA TO D WURL! 🇹🇹 🔥 🇹🇹
Hip Hop Mega Record Producer Dj Khaled brings out King of Soca Machel Montano on Stage at the recent 'Tidal' Hurricane Benefit Concert in Brooklyn, New York. #LikeAhBoss

Video: https://www.facebook.com/WiUrban/videos/2036303349947425/?hc_ref=ARTIqMA59giHYR5duOC1Px_L4ckcUC9n1DBu65C4DEAcY8wsleqNwmKgcf8916GFvqA

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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #154 on: October 19, 2017, 10:22:23 AM »
One thing about Machel, he know how to command the crowd. It looked as if they weren't as lively when he first came on but he had the place rocking by the end.

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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #155 on: October 23, 2017, 06:38:47 AM »
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Soca King Machel Montano brings out the Soka Tribe dance group at the Washington Wizards vs Detroit Postons NBA game to entertain basketball fans to his popular song "Like Ah Boss"
DO YUH TING MONK!


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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #156 on: November 24, 2017, 04:08:19 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE KING OF SOCA!  :beermug:

https://tinyurl.com/ydbn62hv


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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #157 on: January 01, 2018, 07:15:00 AM »

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Re: Machel Montano Thread!!
« Reply #158 on: January 11, 2018, 04:43:16 AM »
You answer a question with a question. Usually the last futile attempt at legitmizing an argument you have lost.

Let me answer you though:

I started with the drum pattern and provided examples of a kick and snare sequence which is present in soca songs of the past and even some present. I didn't even mention the floor tom present in certain bars when the brass is playing. The floor tom underscoring the beat is something that existed in the says of Shorty, which in those days replaced the snare in many recordings.

I will further explain myself in saying that there is a compelling argument that the song has commanding lyrics in tis hook which is ever present in modern dancehall and soca. The song is called "front of the line" with the hook insisting that the subject of the song 'step to the front of the line' which in many a party soca song can paralleled to Superblue telling the crowd to 'get something and wave' Nigel Lewis telling the crowd to  'move it to the left' or Machel telling the revellers to 'hold on to the big truck'.

Since then we have had American artists like Fatman Scoop doing the same thing and dancehall artists like Elephant Man and Voicemail belting out instructions in their songs, 8 years after hearing Jamaicans  say 'soca a eediat music, only a sing bout instructions to rass'.

Now I reiterate that this is not necessarily a soca song, but my original question to you was how did it no contain much of a soca element.

Further, opinions on this subject can go either way depending on the ear that is listening. I posited though, that Trinis are quick to give up something that they played a role in, because it doesn't meet certain criteria, which I think is an injustice to our indigenous music and the roll it can play in the wider world.

If this was the case with other art forms, then maybe one could argue that Bob Marley's  Could You Be Loved was not actually reggae, but Marley's attempt at securing a disco/soul American market, which from interviews of those around him then, we know to be fact. But then Shaggy's It Wasn't Me, is still the highest selling reggae song of all time, and one of the most successful singles in history. What made that reggae/dancehall?

5 years earlier he and Ini Kamoze had pop hits with soul beats behind them, yet Jamaicans and others identified with them as reggae songs. We are nowhere near that level of adjustment in the case of Front of the Line, yet you are willing to say Trinidad and Tobago's music had little no no influence on that? One of the producers is a friggin Trini!!

Start listening.... really listening, and then make your statement. Listen to Calypso in the 50's and listen to Calypso just 10 years later in the late 60's and they sound completely different. Same genre though. Music moves on, maybe it's time you do too.

I have presented my argument. I eagerly await yours. If you could have the dignity of providing examples with your arguments instead of simply regurgitating previous posts, it would be appreciated.


I fully agree with what Swima has pointed out above. Swima obviously knows elements of soca when he hears it which for a matter of fact has been present in soca music since the 1970's and has since been used in numerous recently developed younger music genres like reggaeton, tropical house, EDM, etc over the years.

In addition if we listen to the song itself you will clearly hear Machel referring to the song as a fusion of soca and dancehall at 1:51 in the song. The EDM element in this song is obviously provided by Major Lazer which is basically a computerized Electronic Dance Music twist on the two main music genres soca and dancehall which has been fused together in this song. To compliment the fusion you have the top soca artist collaborating with a top dancehall artist on this song so the music fusion could not be made any clearer for those who know music.

Here is the song followed by the official song lyrics for confirmation, see verse 2 by Machel:

Major Lazer feat. Machel Montano & Konshens - Front of the Line "2018 Release"
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/z2Sz_fgW0t0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/z2Sz_fgW0t0</a>

[Intro]

Eh ahhh [Machel]
aiiihhhhh [Konshens]
aih [Machel]
Major Lazor lazer [Konshens]
Aihhh ohhh...ladies a whine
Gal di world done know that yuh bad enUH

[Machel]Them addicted and them Cyah have enough
Gyal yuh whining is number one enuh
Mek a pose big six domino

[Verse 1- Konshens]

Back up back up, dumpa truck
Mek yuh rude suh, whine that up
Yuh select up tie that up
Mek yuh feel it hot like a cut
Every gyal a whine dung low
When them bruk out suh I don't know
When Foot start cock up and bumpa a back up
Gyal whine till the sound man pack up

[CHORUS]

Every gyal...ladies dem whine (Machel) whine up for mi baby)
Every gyal I wanna see my babies in line (whine up for mi baby)
Every gyal...ladies dem whine
Cranberry, Bacardi mixed with soda, mek gyal bend over, the whole thing ova
[Machel] Start buss a whine x 9
Buss a whine x 3
Step to the front a the line

[Musical interlude]

[Machel] Hey gyal Step to the front a the line

[Musical interlude]

Major Lazer
the gyal them
Woohh buss a buss a

[Verse 2- Machel]

The way how she jook and the way how she whine
The way how she tick and she tock like the time
Woohh What a gyal look fine [X 2]
Invertebrate this gyal have no spine
She don't hesitate any pole she will climb
woohh What a gyal look fine woohh [X2]
The way how she back up she back she back up
Watch how she sweet and she hot up
Look how she bumpa so fat up
Whine to the ground and then she come back up
To the sound of dancehall and soca,
Mek gyal bend ova and live Lavida Loca
[Konshens] Cranberry, Bacardi mixed with soda, make gyal bend ova the whole thing ova

[Machel] Start buss a whine Step to the front a the line [x 2]
Start buss a wine [x 4]
Buss a wine buss a buss a...step to di front a di line

[Musical interlude]

Woohh Step to di front a di line

[Musical interlude]

Woohh Step to di front a di line

[Konshens]
Back up back up, dumpa truck
Mek yuh rude suh, whine that up
Yuh select up tie that up
Can I mek yuh feel it yah
Every gyal a whine dung low
When them bruk out suh I don't know
When Foot start cock up and bumpa a back up
GYAL whine till sound man pack up

[CHORUS]

Every gyal...ladies dem whine [Machel] whine up for mi baby
I wanna see my babies in line (LINE up for mi baby)
ladies dem whine
Cranberry, BACARDI MIX WITH SODA, mek gyal bend over, the whole thing ova
[Machel] Start buss a whine [x 9]
Buss a whine [x 3]
Step to the front a the line

[Musical interlude]

[Machel]Hey gyal Step to the front a the line

[Musical interlude]

Woohh Step to di front a di line.

THE END
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 12:51:39 PM by Socapro »
De higher a monkey climbs is de less his ass is on de line, if he works for FIFA that is! ;-)