Tiff

Now even though the title says Tiff.. Its not about the Toronto international film festival. But rather the Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Showcase, and on this night it was a Trinibago themed night, so the name only seemed fitting (however I don’t believe its affiliated with the Toronto intl film fest).

The main feature, wasn’t for any live actor, but for a black muppet.. By the name of Santana…

Yes that one. so as we go along, I shall be giving you a brief description of the event, the films. And along the way, giving you more santana shorts.. Like this one:

The night started with a CEO Frances-Anne Solomon who runs the event giving the audience a nice joke and telling us about the organization and all that we were to expect. Then it was time for the first movie…

Reality check“: A celebrity has to get ready for some kind of show but when the time comes to bring it, we notice not everything is as it appears.
– This short film was the worst. Granted, its a film that only had 48 hrs to be made. I just felt the story wasn’t clear at all. The actors were decent for the principle of what this was to be. But over all.. It wasn’t as great as it could have been with the way it ends with telling the audience to get checked for cancer. I blame the editor.

Pothound“: A day in the life of a vagrant dog hero.
-this may have been the most family themed movie, and easily second best on the bill. Its a little on the stereotypical side, but once you over look that. Its easy to fall in love with this movie. Can I get a sequel?

Fish“: when two men try to better themselves off another’s work, someone will end up sleeping with the fishes.
-the is the 3rd best. If not tied for any of the other top two. The shot selection, the dialogue the editing was all above what I expected, especially with a film with that title. It has a lot in this movie. And its very clear to under stand.. Even with all the flashbacks. Great piece of work.

Now time to get to the few documentaries on the bill. The first is…”Directions” have you ever asked a Trini for directions?
-this was hilarious if you’re a born Canadian, adopted, foster child, etc with trini parents/relatives then you know already what this. Film is talking about. When you ask a trini for directions. You won’t ever get a clear answer, or the right answer. The challenge was to get to the infamous “Green Corner”… Let’s just say, we didn’t get a clear answer.
Power of the Vagina: just how and why the vagina is so powerful.
-it was a nice attempt but.. To me it failed. I still got a few kicks, and maybe learned something new, but I wasn’t all that entertained by this. Some of the people they interviewed seemed to not know a lot.

Be wise: One woman stand up in the face of adversity to help save an ecosystem, with the aid of bees.
-When this movie started I didn’t know what it was.. The end result makes you think you watched one of those “apart of our heritage” commercials that were frequent in the 90’s (a canadian thing) because you just don’t entirely know if its a true story or just.. A work of fiction either way.. This wasn’t on my list for the night.

Mr. Crab: a son recounts his fear of crabs as his father searches for him.
-as much as wanted to like this… I just couldn’t. I know of the male who played the father from a previous play of his so I had wanted to. But the premise was either missing or it went entirely over my head. But from the audience reaction.. I don’t think anyone got or understood it. Minus one random scene, it was ok.. For a one time watch.


Next was the Kes video.. The speaker said she featured it so people can see that caribbean videos aren’t always just naked women wining (whining) their waist. It was partially effect for that.. She added she likes video’s that tell a story.. I don’t watch video’s because its usually the same thing… Or some kind of rubbish. Not dissing.. I just don’t like music vids. This sadly was no different. ¬__¬


OUR FEATURE FILM… Now I was introduced to this web series thru a friend never did I think it would soon become a movie. No. But I’m glad it did and thanks to my friend “Trini” for letting me know.


***.

This one is about a love hexagon (6 people), Janice, Sookdeo, Santana, Angelia, Pastor stewart, Kizzy. This film, to not give away any spoilers, was just simply amazing. Roger Alexis did an amazing job handling what made the web shorts so great in a 73 min run time. No character is left out, no question is left unanswered that may have been brought up in previous shorts. There may be one flaw, but it doesn’t take away from the over all enjoyment. Careful not to laugh too loud cause you might miss a joke or two. I won’t get into as much detail as my other reviews, just know if you pay to see this movie, it won’t be wasted. I’m really hoping there’s a sequel, and that it can get a lager audience so that all can enjoy it instead of just one night. The fact that it sold out shows there’s a demand.

Next time this comes around, I’ll post about it. Go out, enjoy the art of cinema.. And enjoy the last of these Santana videos, WARNING… It does contain spoilers.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

TWENTY-TWELVE GROOVY SOCA MIX

Good day folks,
We told you we’d give you 2 mixes by the end of the month. Here is the first one, this one is strictly Groovy Soca, so I hope you all enjoy it :).

Courtesy of yours truly,
Mr STARKMaDD & the TSM fam

TWENTY-TWELVE GROOVY SOCA

1. YOU GOT IT – TIAN WINTER
2. OVER YOU – KIMBA SORZANO
3. TOATING FEELINGS – BENJAI
4. GAL A BUBBLE – KONSHENS
5. 4D RIDDIM – 1ST KLASE
6. 4D GYAL – SWAPPI
7. STRESS AWAY – KES
8. MAKE YUH ROCK – MACHEL MONTANO
9. WEDDING RING – BUNJI GARLIN
10. GYAL RUN OUT – FAY-ANN LYONS
11. BRING IT ON – NADIA BATSON
12. HOW YA SO – PETER ROSS & BUNJI GARLIN
13. WINE FOR YOUR LOVER – ZIGGY RANKIN
14. DRINKIN PARTNER – KLASSY ft. DEV
15. BONANZA RIDDIM – DJ FUTURE
16. DE WUK – DJ FUTURE
17. WUK THAT TING – ORLANDO OCTAVE
18. AFTER PARTY – LYRIKAL
19. ME NEVER LAPS – MR. KILLA
20. GYAL BAWLING – LUTA
21. ANGELA – SKINNY FABULOUS
22. ALL I ASK – TIAN WINTER
23. SUGA – RICHARDO DRUE
24. SOMETHING ON THE SIDE – ADRIAN DUTCHIN
25. TOUCH IT – CHUCKY
26. GALS WANT MORE IRON – ALISON HINDS
27. PUSHING IT – EDWIN YEARWOOD
28. BOOST HER UP – KONSHENS
29. CONTEST – LIL RICK
30. CRANK – PETER ROSS
31. BACK ON MEH – STAR GEORGE
32. SOUND DE HORN – BLAXX
33. CARNIVAL CHILDREN – DESTRA GARCIA
34. NEIGHBOUR WAYS – BROTHER B
35. HIT THE DANCE FLOOR – SHAL MARSHAL
36. INNA BED – PROBLEM CHILD
37. AH EN LYIN – SHELDON DOUGLAS
38. MISTA WUKKA – NEKOYAN ft. KEISHA
39. WINING ADDICTION – SHERWAYNE WINCHESTER
40. BADDER DAN WE – SHERWAYNE WINCHESTER
41. BADDER DAN WE [REMIX] SHERWAYNE WINCHESTER ft. POPCAAN
42. SLOW WINE – PATRICE ROBERTS
43. WHINE – THE iZ ft. MACHEL MONTANO
44. BRUK IT DOWN [758 REMIX] – MR VEGAS
45. BRUK IT DOWN [SOCA REMIX] – MR VEGAS ft. ALISON HINDS
46. FREAK – PATRICE ROBERTS
47. GIH ME – PATRICE ROBERTS & SWAPPI
48. GO DOWN – ORLANDO OCTAVE
49. WORK – NEBULA868
50. POOR CONDUCT – NEBULA868
51. INSIDE DE PARTY – CASSI
52. ALL OVER – FAY-ANN LYONS & BARON
53. IT HURTIN – MEGAN W.SASS
54. EXTRAORDINARY – MR RENZO ft. SWAPPI
55. CYAH STOP MOVING – TERRY LYONS
56. CYAH STOP MOVING [REMIX] – TERRY LYONS ft. BEENIE MAN
57. READY – NADIA BATSON
58. SAW MILL – ORLANDO OCTAVE
59. BARTENDER – MAKAMILLION W. YANKEY BOY & JESSE
60. JOHNNY WALKER [REMIX] – RIKKI JAI ft. LADY SAW
61. SINGLE FOREVER [REMIX] – KI ft. MACHEL MONTANO HD
62. NOTHING LESS [RDMIX] – K RICH
63. CAH STOP – K RICH
64. TIME FOR WORK – MACHEL MONTANO
65. BAD – NEBULA868 ft. SWAPPI
66. ON D SPOT – ERPHAAN ALVES
67. WINE YUH BODY – SHAL MARSHAL
68. BUBBLE ON A DJ – SWAPPI
69. BOSSING – MX PRIME
70. BREAKING AWAY – DESTRA GARCIA
71. REPRESENT – MACHEL MONTANO
72. BACCHANALIST [REMIX] – KERWIN DU BOIS
73. HEAD BAD [ON D ROAD] – KES & MICHELLE XAVIER
74. COME PLAY A MAS – KES
75. COME PLAY A MAS [RDMIX] – KES

SEIV.II [100% POWER SOCA]

Here is the 2nd mix we are releasing, SEIV.II. We decided to make this one 100% Power Soca because…well…because we wanted to lol. With Toronto Carnival just over a week away, what better way to get you pumped for the parade with a mix that is 100% MaDDNESS.

Don’t waste time, get it now.

SEIV.II: 100% POWER SOCA

1. P.Y.F PUMP YUH FLAG [758 RMX/PRECISION ROADMIX] – MACHEL MONTANO
2. MAKE IT WHEEL – MX PRIME
3. MAKE ROOM – KERWIN DU BOIS
4. MASH UP EVERYTHING – TREVLYN & SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER
5. WE LOVE – SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER
6. LINK UP [RAZORSHOP RDMIX] – DESTRA GARCIA
7. MAKING UP – NADIA BATSON
8. SOLUTION – PATRICE ROBERTS
9. PRETTY GYAL [NO CONTROL] – KES THE BAND
10. THROW WINE – PROPHET BENJAMIN
11. ALIEN – VOICE
12. REVELING – MACHEL MONTANO
13. REVELING [CHAMPION SOUNDS HITZ MIX] – MACHEL MONTANO
14. EXLODE [KING BUBBA & BIG RED RDMIX] – ALISON HINDS
15. OUT ON DE ROAD – LYSICAL
16. INNA BAND – BLAXX
17. INNA BAND [RDMIX] BLAXX
18. JAB ALL OVER [JUST JAB] – TALLPREE
19. JAB [NO PAIN] – IWER GEORGE
20. MISS BEHAVE – FAY-ANNN LYONS
21. MISS BEHAVE [PRECISION RDMIX] – FAY-ANN LYONS
22. BORN READY – BUNJI GARLIN
23. BORN READY [RECISION RDMIX] BUNJI GARLIN
24. BUCKET [SCRATCHMASTER ROADMIX] – SWAPPI
25. BUCKET – SWAPPI
26. BUCKET [PRECISION & 1ST KLASE RDMIX] – SWAPPI
27. ANIMAL – FIREMAN HOOPER
28. RAVERS – LIL RICK
29. DON’T PLAY WID ME – GORG
30. SHELL DOWN DAT –SKINNY FABULOUS
31. UNCONTROLLABLE – BLAXX
32. TERRIBLE [THREEKS OFFICIAL RDMIX] – ERPHAAN ALVES ft. MACHEL MONTANO
33. HORN PASS – PATRICE ROBERTS
34. PULLIN BULL – SCREWS & CHINEE
35. HARD CONCRETE – HOLLYWOOD SACHY
36. HARD CONCRETE [M.MARFAN RDMIX] – HOLLYWOOD SACHY
37. DOWN TO THE GROUND – PELF
38. BURNOUT [REMIX] – MXPRIME

Soca Explosion Vol.4: Musical Catalyst

Ladies and Gents,
The time is here…I think you have waited long enough for the release of this mix. For those who wanted the early release. I think you’ll appreciate that you didn’t get it early lol. Either ways, here it is “Soca Explosion Vol.4: Musical Catalyst”.

Enjoy
Courtesy of yours truly
Mr STARKMaDD & the
Team STARKMaDD Fam

“Stay Up, Stay Good, & Stay Blessed”

Click HERE to download the mix now!!!

SEIV: Musical Catalyst [Tracklist]
1. Jiggle It – Inches ft. Shurwayne Winchester
2. Roll It [Roll Yuh Bumpa] – Hypa Sounds
3. You Make Me – Farmer Nappy
4. Surrender – Farmer Nappy
5. Bam Bam – Bunji Garlin
6. Go Down – Orlando Octave & Kerry John
7. Pressure Waist – Tian Winter
8. Work – Nebula868
9. Attitude – Destra Garcia
10. Coming Over – Kes the Band
11. Coming Over – Kes the Band ft. Skinny Fabulous
12. I Am Soca – Patrice Roberts ft. Kerwin Du Bois
13. Gift Of Soca – Bunji Garlin
14. Bottle Of Rum – Machel Montano
15. The People’s Champion – Benjai
16. Tun Up [RoadMix] – Bunji Garlin
17. Runaway [Illusion Remix] – Kerwin Du Bois ft. Bunji Garlin
18. Irregular – Bunji Garlin
19. Right Now – Lil Rick
20. Rave Out – Skinny Fabulous ft. Busy Signal
21. Sweat – Skinny Fabulous
22. Super Wuk – Super Jigga TC
23. Doh Hold It – Jahmoun
24. Bottle – Devon Matthews
25. Trouble – Shal Marshall
26. Bang Bang – Super Jigga TC
27. Action [GBM RoadMix] – Super Jigga TC
28. Hello – Skinny Fabulous
29. Up In Dey – Big Red
30. Leggings & Jeggings – Lil Rick
31. A Little Wine – Patrice Roberts
32. I Love the Way – Daneel
33. Get To Know You – Richardo Drue
34. Life Of The Party – Problem Child
35. True Story – Benjai
36. All Night – Devon Matthews
37. Sweetest Wine – Umi Marcano
38. Ketchin It – Lil Bitts
39. No Pressure – Nadia Batson
40. Shiver – Nadia Batson
41. In Your Eyes – Erphaan Alves
42. Bacchanalist – Kerwin Du Bois
43. Vibes Cya Done – Machel Montano
44. On The Avenue [Enforcas RoadMix] – Machel Montano
45. Nothing Less – K.Rich
46. Baddist – Destra Garcia ft. Kerwin Du Bois
47. Island Love – Kes ft. Jenna De Leon
48. World Girls – Kes the Band
49. Precision Wine – Kes the Band
50. Garlic Sauce – All Rounder
51. Eat Meh Cake – Leighanna
52. Leh We Wuk [Behind The Truck] – Jahmoun & Umi Marcano
53. Destroy Everything – MX Prime
54. So & So – Bunji Garlin
55. Cosmic Shift – Bunji Garlin
56. Soca Rocketship – Mr. Renzo
57. Crazy – Problem Child ft. Danielle Veira
58. Rude Gyal – Kimba Sorzano
59. Call Meh – Olatunji
60. In Charge – Machel Montano
61. We Time – JW & Blaze
62. Mr Fete [Precision RoadMix] – Machel Montano
63. P.Y.F. Pump Yuh Flag [758 RMX/Precision RoadMix] – Machel Montano
64. Make It Wheel – MX Prime
65. Make Room – Kerwin Du Bois
66. Mash Up Everything – Trevlyn & Shurwayne Winchester
67. We Love – Shurwayne Winchester
68. Link Up [Razorshop RoadMix] – Destra Garcia
69. Making Up – Nadia Batson
70. Solution – Patrice Roberts
71. Pretty Gyal [No Control] – Kes the Band
72. Throw Wine – Prophet Benjamin
73. Alien – Voice
74. Reveling [Champion Sound Hitz Mix] – Machel Montano
75. Explode – [King Bubba & Big Red RoadMix] – Alison Hinds
76. Out On De Road – Lyrikal
77. Inna Band [RoadMix] – Blaxx
78. Jab All Over [Just Jab] – Tallpree
79. Jab [No Pain] – Iwer George
80. Miss Behave [Precision RoadMix] – Fay-Ann Lyons
81. Born Ready [Precision RoadMix] – Bunji Garlin
82. Bucket [ScratchMaster RoadMix/Precision & 1st Klase RoadMix] – Swappi