New York, USA (July 18, 2012) – Paran Sounds the Montserratian owned and operated music production company/indie label based in New York is set to release two compilation albums for Montserrat’s 50th Annual Festival.
Featuring soca artistes and calypsonians they are currently working with, the soca album is titled: Soca Kiss and the calypso album is titled: Calypso Explosion 2012.
The soca compilation Soca Kiss will feature new music – an eclectic mix of groovy and uptempo tracks including: “If This World Were Mine” by Prynze, “Go Down Low” by Maxcine, “Road Rage” by Storm and the soon to be released first single, a pulsating soca/dancehall track called “Front N Rear” by Black Jaguar.
Calypso Explosion 2012 will also feature original tracks from the calypsonians working with and representing Paran Sounds in competitions regionally including two calypso champions from Montserrat: Sylk the reigning monarch and three-time female Kaiso monarch Storm.
Infused with their usual combination of strong, creative, relevant local/global story lines and innovative arrangements, Paran Sounds endeavours to make Calypso Explosion 2012 the best Kaiso album to emerge from Montserrat in the last ten years.
Calypso Explosion 2012 will be a collector’s item worthy of a “Fiftieth Celebration.” It will also feature the reigning Montserrat Festival Queen on the front and back covers.
According to Paran Sounds executive Wonford Duberry, “we’re very excited about the music and the artistes we’re working with this year. We are also extremely proud of the fact that both albums will be high quality, 100% Montserrat products. We think the fans are going to love them.”
The first single from Soca Kiss titled “Front N Rear” by soca artiste Black Jaguar will be released in August with the full album slated for release in September. Calypso Explosion 2012 will be released in October.