And the beat goes on…father to son and son to the universe. Trinidadian, savant producer, Keshav, jump-kicked his much-anticipated EP, Attraction, with his live band on March 12th 2022 at the Dalai Llama, One Wood brook Place, Port of Spain Trinidad, West Indies.
The event and artist management team lead by Simon White produced a show that was inspiring, well organized and above all kept it simple. White’s open-air event – within Dalai Llama’s Safe Zone - offered up an ambience that kept patrons wanting more.
It’s the Caribbean, this is what is done - open air events rule year round and Keshav’s team did just that. Keshav's live band comprised of close friends - Jon Otway and Tamo Musique.
“…X amount, ounce for ounce, pound for pound…” Track 3 - SWING is lyrically explosive with elusive electric guitars and the seductive vocal registers imprints the performer unto the minds of all listeners.
Simon White’s incorporation of Keshav’s father, Chan into the performance, showcased the producer’s percussive roots. Playing a Djembe drum to the sounds of Tiefhead (Andy Himself & Channel 13), Chan and Keshav percussively exploded unto the stage, a few moments later accompanied by Rhys Thompson.
Keshav delivers 4 music tracks that stand on its own. Multi genre yet with the common elements of drum, bass and the ever so present 80’s synth tones and rifts.
Love Track 4! “Come My Way” was encored at the release, a mighty depiction with undeniable elements of the Andre Tanker era - introduced within an Afro pop consciousness - innate to the Caribbean diaspora.
Keshav’s unique ability to switch roles between performer and producer sets him a part from many within the Soca industry and sets him up with the likes of Kernel Roberts and Machel Montano. The producer, performer “southpaws” into each new track offering up riveting elements of drum and bass.
Released on Keshav’s Heavy Drumz Label this EP typifies the character sound and savant production style that moves this energetic musician. Available on all major platforms today - Listen to the Attraction EP by Keshav.
"Darius, I love your music and would like to invest in you. We have not spoken in a long time but I believe we can work together now. I want to send some cash your way...."
This was the message that changed everything. It came from someone I knew and it played on the most vulnerable side - my music. I became a willing participant in my demise. I gave up my Instagram credentials in hope of becoming an investor. I am no superhero and yes you will say;
"But boy, you should know better."
The truth is you are right.
"Don't worry thank God is just Instagram and not your bank account."
Many will say, "....you could always startup a new one...."
🚨My identity is a great asset its also a great tool for INFLUENCE.🚨
As small as my account was it was still a tool used to influence and encourage many of my friends and fans. These hackers have stolen it.
The future is not gloomy, the thing is hackers relish on the fact that many who have been hacked stay hidden ashamed of their mistake. How can we learn if mistakes and failure don't come. I am imperfectly, perfected. Failure, once acknowledged can lead to progress.
Trinidad and Tobago has given away is freedom and we march to the beat essentially of the Central Bank's drum. But once in a while a magazine comes along and captivates the local essence of my folk... pick up one today...
Trinidad and Tobago’s first Live Music District (LMD) in the city of Port of Spain launches this March. If you enjoy live musical performances, of all different genres, you can find them at some of the restaurants, bars and lounges that you love!
The Live Music District has entertainment for everyone.
So I just applied lets see if the city will work with me...
The place is getting colder and my Caribbean heat is fading. However the sunshine that burns within will not die. Seminars started on time and my hour and a half subway ride took me into the heart of the festival. We got oriented into the weeks activities and needs to knows. Then I sat down to with industry execs off all sorts - who would be important sometime in my not to distant future - (took many cards). Booking and Festival agents were eager to divulge information on the Do's and Dont's of acquiring performances and securing festival slots throughout Canada.
For me, however the Urban panel seemed to generate the most buzz for me because it was tailored to my needs as my genre is a catastrophic hybrid of Rock and Soca. The panel was compromised of producers such as Prezident Jeff, A&R - BlockTradeStudios, PR - Dalton Higgins, and Entertainment lawyers. The panel's moderator Jheanelle Henry of Rebel Wailer was articulate and chaired conversation such as, Dont be afraid to collaborate - Be Atlanta - in Atlanta every producer works together, everyone cooperates, Stay in your Lane, Community is important work within it, Register your Narrative to Socan, Tunecore and Nielsen.
In the end my success all boils down to ME.....