Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Location: NEW YORK
|Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:25 pm Post subject: KENNY DESMANGLES' PICKS FOR NEXT HMI STAR........
KENNY DESMANGLES is what you can call a lifer in the business. His stints with the groups Siwel, NY All Stars, 509, and now Zenglen have earned him the respect of many of his peers. He is also known as a studio rat, always in the studio working for either him or other artists. It is our pleasure to have Kenny on the panel.
KENNY DESMANGLES' PICKS are below
Greetings pat, How we doing?
First of all, i wanna thank you for choosing me as one of the judges for NEXT HMI STAR. It was an honor for me to be part of such of big competition, as you already know i have the upmost respect for you and the Km family. You've asked me to give you my top 3, but with your permission i'm gonna go a little bit further by providing you with my top 5 of the 36.
Now, i gotta tell you, it wasn't an easy task at all! All 36 tracks were great they are all winners in my book, but we all know the game, someone must win the competition. What i did was, first i picked 15 tracks out of the 36, then i chose the top 10, then i picked the best 5.
So here are my top 5.
#1. MELODI "Sa fe mal" I think those guys did a great job on that track, i like the vocals, the melody, and the arrangements. The text could have been a little better, but i still like it. they also sound very young, which i think is a plus.
#2.TIGGER ONE" Lespri Nou " this track is hot, i like it from the very first time i listenned to it. The message about haiti is on point, they talk about DESSALINE, CHRISTOPHE, really liked it. the rapper's voice is strong, it fits well with the track. i know some people might not think that i'm into rap kreyol, but i am.
#3. TI MOUN A ZION "Ton regne " At first i didnt feel that track, but as i kept on listenning to it, it kind of grew on me. The message is about GOD, it was well delivered. I like the singers voice, and the track is like a kompa/zouk love with a RnB twist. I like when an artist is not afraid to try a little something different.
#4. GUES " Leve Wale " Now pat, we talked about that track! I like this guy's voice a lot, he reminds me a lot of STANLEY TOUSSAINT " TANTAN". This track could have easily be in my top 3. The vocal is on point, the lyrics are tight but i think the track is missing some key instruments which would have made it a little bit stronger. but it is still a great track that i like a lot, i see myself producing something like that.
#5. ANDY SEXY This KONPA track is very solid. I like the vocal, the groove, evrything's tight. that track also could have been on my top 3, but there are so many other great tracks, it wasnt easy.
*BoNUS TRACK # 6. Paola " MWen Inme'w " I listen to all 4 tracks From MICHELLE, SARAH JANE, ROSE MARY, AND PAOLA, i liked them all. Out of the 4 tracks, i picked paola's track, cause i kind of like her voice, and it's a nice zouk track that you can dance to. Please ladies no jealousy please! you all did a great job, just keep up the good work....
So Pat, I hope ou Jwenn nouvel la! This was not easy at all, like i said, they are all winners. There are some really good tracks on there, i hope they continue to work on their craft. and you never know, maybe a KENNYWAY COLABO With GUES or PAOLA in the near future! lol lol! Well, Good luck to all of them, Wish them a happy new year, MAy their dreams come true in 2011. SAKE AY! MAKARON!!!!!!!!
KENNY DESMANGLES' PICKS are
1) MELODI (20 Points)
2) TIGGER ONE (15 Points)
3) TI MOUN A ZION (10 Points)
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