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Month: March, 2013



For immediate release: March 26, 2013

UGO Crew, led by former member of the Digable Planets, Stevano Ugo, chart-topping singer/songwriter, Vita Chambers will be hosting a MASQUERADE BALL at the Surface Lounge, 132 Queensquay, Toronto,with the Cornerstone Group, on Friday, March 29 , 2013 from 9pm to 2am. Who are you with your mask on is  the theme of the soiree in the opulent ambiance of the Surface Lounge . UGO Crew , Vita Chambers, and other guest  artists will be making an appearance that evening.Partial proceeds of the event will be donated to a local charity.

19 year old, Vita Chambers ,was discovered by SRP when she was 16. SRP is the production company that launched Rihanna’s career. Vita Chambers was signed to Motown at 16 , toured with Justin Beiber at 17, and placed at Universal Republic’s label at 18. Vita Chambers, born in Vancouver and raised in Barbados by her Canadian father and Nigerian mother, now resides in Toronto. She is co-managed by Stevano Ugo who was instrumental in the release of the latest smash hit single, “ Fix You” which is currently played all over Top 40 Canadian radio and New York City dance stations.

Vita was recently nominated for a Juno for best dance record , she’s the number one gainer on Muchmusic , and placed #13 this week on Billboard Canada.

For media passes to the Masquerade Ball and/or interview requests for UGO Crew and Vita Chambers, please contact , Nikki Clarke Inc.,6477416451 or email



The Unofficial CMW Hip Hop Showcase – Sunday March 24, 2013



Toronto, Canada March 14, 2013 – Canadian Music Mogul Farley Flex is creating a platform to work directly with Canadian Urban music artists on the rise in a development capacity. His goal; to help carve out a rightful place for Canadian Hip Hop and R&B in the mainstream.

Flex, who has been a pioneer in the business for over 25 years says the Canadian Music industry still hasn’t embraced Hip Hop and R&B as viable mainstream genres, and he is set on reshaping the landscape for the next generation.

He states,

“Let me begin by expressing my admiration for every single individual that is in the trenches of the Canadian Hip Hop scene. This includes MCs, Producers, DJs, Managers, Indie Label operators, Publicists, Promoters, etc. The fact is, the Canadian industry still hasn’t embraced Hip Hop and R&B as viable mainstream genres of music and has been complacent in its behavior except for a few sporadic incidents where an undeniable hit like, Let You Backbone Slide, My Definition, Northern Touch, Dangerous or Best I Ever Had hits the market. The problem is that those tracks represent a 24 year timeline. I can’t even think of a bona fide nationally embraced R&B hit”.

Flex, best known for being a judge on Canadian Idol, played an integral part in founding Canada’s first Urban-music format radio station FLOW 93.5, and also served as the honorary co-chair of the successful re-election campaign of Toronto Mayor David Miller.  His success with Maestro, the first Canadian Mainstream rapper is a testament to his understanding of the obstacles Urban artists face in Canada.

The unofficial CMW Hip Hop Showcase “On the Radar” is his first step back into the arena. While partnering with Gee Wunder – a label owner and operator, and Nisa Hot- a media and communications major at Ryerson University. Farley Flex and the team are launching a new platform for Canadian Urban artists to grow their fan base and networks  under the guidance of seasoned music business veterans.

“If hip hop and R&B artists truly collaborate in Canada, I mean truly collaborate, the game WILL change not for the better but for the best”. – Farley Flex

Check out the unofficial CMW Hip Hop Showcase- Sunday March 24th, 2013 @ The Annex Wreck Room, 794 Bathurst St (at Bloor) 6PM $10 cover


DR. JAY PRESENTS “SOCA OR DIE – Isle of KES” in Toronto Easter Saturday – Mar. 30, 2013

SOCA or DIE! Isle of Kes


TORONTO, ON – On MARCH 30, 2013, by popular demand one of the most popular and sought after bands in Trinidad and Tobago make an unprecedented return to Toronto just 3 months after their last sold-out concert at Koolhaus on Dec. 29, 2012.  The four-man Caribbean-Pop sensation catapulted into the global spotlight following their 2011 Groovy Soca Monarch title for the song “Wotless”.   A long-time favourite among Soca enthusiasts around the World, KES the Band has toured throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada, Europe, and parts of Asia opening for such acts as Musiq Soulchild, Sean Paul, Rihanna, John Legend, Maroon 5 and Evanescence.

Completing the performance line-up of Dr. Jay de Socaprince’s signature “Soca or Die!” events presented along with The New KOS Family are BLAXX (of the Roy Cape All-Stars) whose song “LEH GO” became one of the biggest songs for the 2013 Carnival season and a finalist at this year’s Groovy Soca Monarch competition, SHAL MARSHALL & SUPERJIGGA TC – Two of the most recognized Trinidadian Radio personalities and artistes whom together have delivered party anthems like 2011’s “Speakerbox” and  2013’s “We Liming”,  5 STAR AKIL – emerging as a star on the rise with “PARTIER”, one of the biggest songs for Trinidad Carnival 2013,  LYRIKAL – whose performance of “25/8” is sure to be show-stopping.

Event: SOCA OR DIE! (ft. KES the Band, Shal Marshall & Super Jigga TC, 5 Star Akil, Lyrikal, Dr. Jay and The KOS Family)
Date: SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
Location: Koolhaus, 132 Queens Quay East
Time:  Doors open at 10:00 p.m.

Tickets:  Available city-wide at approved ticket outlets and online at

For more information contact:

Soca or Die General Info |
Darling Nicky, Publicity Support |

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