>> Saturday, July 25, 2009
While I was in St. Lucia a couple weekends ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with producer, songwriter, composer Courtney "Curty" Louis. Don't let the soft-spoken renaissance man steez fool you. He's a creative warrior responsible for a long list of popular tracks for St. Lucia Carnival 2009, going back.
Rochelle, Curty and Nurse Karen on Just 4 Fun Boatride (July 11, 2009)
Known to many in his home island as plain old "Curty", Louis has extensive music industry links in Jamaica and Trinidad. He has collaborate music projects with people like Machel Montano, Beenie Man and Mavado....and the list really does go on. Around the Caribbean however, he is constantly building bridges as he attempts to put his personal stamp on the soca genre.
In attitude, style, Curty's vibe is international. In our conversations we discovered a host of mutual industry contacts from Grenada, to Toronto and everywhere in between. I mean, the man's Mama is a Vincy...just like mine...so, that deserves a little big up in itself!
So come with me, let's take a little ride with Courtney Lewis. Let's reason...
Still not sure if you know Curty's music? Check out this list of some of this 2009 St. Lucia Carnival releases. You'll catch on!
pace riddim - Bumpa Dey - Ms. Alysha
De-Fence Riddim - KA-Boom - Superman HD
Relieve Me Pressure - Qpid
Bois - Kakal
Potential Wine - Cookies & Cream featuring Qpid
Genie in a Bottle - Marianne
Up, Up and Away - Superman HD ft. Mista Vybe
Boom Boom Riddim - My Life - Baby Blue and Mavado
Boom Boom Riddim - Boom Boom Boom - Tabia
Boom Boom Riddim - Whole Day (WUK) - Qpid
Boom Boom RIddim - Who Are You - Zionomi ft. Bobby Bling
Boom Boom Riddim - Hot Gal List - Boon Chatta
St. Lucian Gal - Cherry L
Kryptonite - Superman HD
....etc, etc, etc.
Love and Soca,