Archive for the ‘Caribbean’ Category
Trinidadian Born Nikisha Reyes-Pile was born, into a musical family, and it was inevitable that she too would find her love for music. Nikisha began singing at the young age of five, she then went onto writing her first Calypso song at the age of eleven, entering the song into her Primaray School contest and gaining a respectable 3rd place at her very first competition.
Nikisha then moved to the UK at the age of 13, where she continued to pursue her love of music. She was encouraged by her school to broaden her musical gift to embrace all genres of music, It’s at that point Nikisha began training in classical music techniques to expand her vocal range and repertoire.
Over time, Nikisha has gained experience and techniques from participation in various competitions, workshops and events, such as Hackney Empire’s Artist Development Program where she honed her songwriting skills; the UK Unsigned competition, as part of a group called ‘NNN’ with an original blend of UK Garage, Hip Hop, Soca and Reggae, which earned them the First Place trophy for the schools category; and in 2007, The Project Talent UK competition, where she made the final 12 out of 10,000 talented applicants.
In June 2009, Nikisha met Jah Mirikle, a UK reggae artist whom has an interest in a Soca collaboration. Nikisha then went onto recording ‘Roll My Bumpa’ with Jah Mirkle. After the huge reception gained from that song, Nikisha then went onto record ‘One Dance’ produced by SocaChild. This has launched her career so far where she has performed the hit release at various
functions including various Awards Shows, events and fetes.
Nikisha was also nominated for ‘Best UK Soca Artist 2k9′ at the 5th Annual Calabash UK Awards, after being on the UK soca scene in the space of ‘less than’ 5 months. A clear indication that Nikisha’s talent in the soca arena exceeds the expectation of any Soca Artist to break out of the UK.
DJ Spice New York is one of the first Caribbean dj’s in the United States and has taken his name to high levels spinning the best in old and new Soca, Reggae, Latin, Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, R&B Classics, House; entertaining audiences all over the world from England to California, Chicago, Ohio, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Toronto, Montréal, Canada, and all over the Caribbean.
He has performed with Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, Run DMC, KRS-ONE Rupee, Kevin Little and Bruce Springsteen. He has managed and hosted shows on the PACE New York City Radio Station, DJ on WNWK 105.9FM and WWRL 1600 AM radio for Rennie Bishop.
Shal Marshall is the most versatile artists from Trinidad and Tobago. This singer, musician, TV presenter on Synergie was already an up and coming singer in 2004 when he released ‘These girls’ with 3 Suns. He is now one of the top Soca artists in the Caribbean region and made a strong appearance at the Soca Monarch 2010, the highest International distinction in this music industry where he was 3rd winner.
DJ DTee, has been on the fore of Caribbean music in the UK for the last 13 years. He is considered by many as the Top UK Soca Dj with his hot mash-ups that blend Soca music into R&B, Hip-Hop, UK Funky and even Latin sounds. He has presented the BBC 1Xtra Soca Show for the last 6 years and has set fire to the dance floors of top UK venues including Ministry of Sound. He has brought Soca the first time to the BBC Radio One audience.
DJ Djahman is originated from Guadeloupe. He mixed the first time when he was 9 years old, taught by his dad DJ himself. He is known for his top technical skills and his comprehensive selection of music outside of his speciality the ‘Zouk music’. He has played in all the best Caribbean clubs of Paris (La Chapelle des Lombards, le Boer II, le Contact club, l’Alizé…) as well as the mainstream ones including the Wax and Hard Rock Café.
Konata Alleyne is the born in Port of Spain in Trinidad in 1984, he is part of the next generation of Soca artists that bring freshness to this industry. He started his music career in 1999 and soon released 2 hits, ‘Show me’ and ‘Taking Over’. He moved to London in 2004 to bring his career to the next level and has just released the song ‘Pressure on me’ that is proving to be a blast in the Caribbean and the carnivals around the world this year.
Sun Bailante DJ’s are your providers of Tropical and Global music. We have brought new Latin, Caribbean and African party sounds to London and hosted events in the most underground and mainstream venues including RubyLo, Ruby & Sequoia, Salmon and Compass, Islington Metal Works, Eclipse and more. We pride our self for playing the hottest dance floor shakers from around the world.