Aba A. Luke
January 18th, 2011
They will never be pushed aside- not with the sound they bring.
Theyâ€™re Trinidad and Tobagoâ€™s ultimate all- male crew of talented and versatile musical artistes. Theyâ€™re H2OPhlo and theyâ€™ve got it down to a science.
Collectively, H2OPhlo aims at maintaining a very high standard of production and this is certainly showing ahead of the islandâ€™s Greatest Show on Earth. For Jason Seecharan- AKA Fridge, Keston Rosales and Junior Nelson, music could never be seasonal- so with this in mind, the group has unleashed two tracks they know will be on rotation long after carnival is done.
With a general plan to produce music throughout the year, H2OPhlo has over the years done just that. In 2011, the group will contribute three soca styled tracks for Carnival. The first big tune is the Richard Charsu Ahong produced, â€œ Up In Da Party,â€ which was written by both Rosales and Seecharan and has a hot club vibe, complete with an energy thatâ€™ll ride well into the summer of 2011 and beyond. â€œ This oneâ€™s a song with a difference,â€ said Fridge. Heâ€™s always been vocal on the groupâ€™s ambition to steer clear of whatâ€™s ordinary. â€œ Weâ€™re combining the groovy soca with some international vibes,â€ he highlighted, adding that H2OPhlo will continue to bring that element of surprise. â€œWeâ€™ll never try to be what weâ€™re not- were trendsetters, not followers,â€ affirmed Seecharan.
On the heels of those that release, H2OPhloâ€™s gearing up to blow everyone else out of the water. A power soca trackâ€™s on the way and that oneâ€™s called, â€œ Soca Popularâ€- quite an unconventional title from a group of hard hitting Trinidad and Tobago artistes, who arenâ€™t afraid to push the envelope. Coming out of production house, Da Crib studios and produced specifically by Magic, the track, which will be released next week, was written by Junior Reid and Nigel. This oneâ€™s highly anticipated as revelers look forward to hearing the faster beats as the seasonâ€™s momentum increases.
H2OPhlo hasnâ€™t stopped there. In its original form, the song â€œFuntime,â€ was released in December. The song featured Fridge alongside Tobagoâ€™s KK. In the remixed version, which has recently been released, Fridge is joined by Rosales and Nelson. The songâ€™s melody leaves nothing more to be desired of a Caribbean groovy soca. Complete with flawless production
work by Flipo, this oneâ€™s a must play on the airwaves and even at the clubs. Sexy, rhythmic and really catchy, â€œFun Timeâ€ is one of those songs you wonâ€™t get out of your head long after youâ€™ve heard it.
Thereâ€™s so much to come from H2OPhlo, this as they continue to work on ensuring the music of T&T is well represented. With un-seasonal music being created within carnival and certainly throughout the year, this is one musical body thatâ€™s wasting no time but certainly using their God given talents to take their vibe to the world.