Winning Season (Remix)/ Defense (The Anthem)
12" Vinyl Single Record
Didn't make it down to the Carribean for Carnival this year? Don't fret: international Soca king Machel Montano is bringing Carnival to you! We're proud to present two of Montano's explosive new hits: "Wining Season" featuring Shaggy and "Defense (The Anthem)" featuring Pitbull and Lil' Jon. As the world springs towards summer, these two songs are guaranteed to crank up the heat to blistering levels! Native Trinidadian Machel Montano is both his island home's biggest star and Soca's ruling international ambassador. The musical child of Calypso, Soca is powered by pulsing electronic percussion at syncopated speeds that inspire dancers to move in a blur. Montano's fame in his home country is almost impossible to overstate, simply because he has no equivalent in the United States. Regularly playing to crowds of over twenty thousand fans up to four times a night (!), Montano has been the driving force behind Soca ever since he became a teenage sensation with his band Xtatik. Today, as potential collaborators from the world of Hip Hop and Reggae clamor for Machel's attention, Montano makes the reason why thrillingly obvious: "Wining Season (Remix)" (the title is a reference the supremely suggestive, hip-swinging dance popular at Carnival) sports a whistling hook worthy of divine birdsong and a lovable-but-gruff toast from dancehall superstar Shaggy. "Defense (The Anthem)" is a riot of bells and handclaps (plus a saxophone lick more infectious than bird flu) with Machel's crowd-moving vocals bolstered a hot rap from bilingual blastmaster Pitbull and Lil' Jon's signature off-the-chain growl. Having already delivered the song to delirious throngs at Carnival (peep the stunning video performance of the song on YouTube.com), Machel is sure to raise the roof when he performs at Madison Square Garden on March 28th. As trends in music become less segregated and traditional dance bands and old school Hip Hop sounds get down with cutting-edge electronics and island rhythms, having fun is the name of the game, and as, "Wining Season (Remix)" and "Defense (The Anthem)" prove, Machel is the master.