February, 2013 has shaped up to be one of the most exciting for fans and lovers of Soca! As Carnival season is upon us, Team L3 traveled to Trinidad & Tobago to speak one of the industries hottest talents, Ms. Patrice Roberts!
Interviewed by Tricia ‘ZJ Sparks’ Spence, Patrice opens up on an intimate level as she shares some of the pressures and stresses she faced as a newbie to the business while learning from the master of modern day Soca, Machel Montano. The artist also gives us a peak into her work out regiment which keeps her in fabulous shape.
What did Patrice say when Sparks asked “Your beauty is rather unique, has any modeling agency approached you or designers to model their line?”
Dawn Richard is no stranger to the spotlight. Being in P. Diddy’s group Danity Kane, she was front and centre with the Rap mogul and didn’t disappoint. With the group dismantling, Dawn has found incredible success as a solo artist.
Interviewed by the UK’s Portia Clarke, Dawn explains her new sound and her reasoning behind calling her fans ‘Hearts.’ She also explains why being an independent artist without a label was a blessings in disguise, giving her more bargaining power.
Readers will appreciate Dawn’s intelligence as she tells Portia “Usually when an artist is coming out and they have an album, which gets the response, but for us to have an EP and get this, it was great. With the distribution deal, it worked out better because we have more of the sales revenue and don’t have to go through a middle person which is the label who would take more money, and change the direction of what we wanted to accomplish….”
Rounding out the interviews, Heike takes a trip to the Bahamas to speak to Peter Runks who arguably is the #1 Reggae export from the island. Peter is open and candid as he shares his experiences in the industry and the support he’s received from home and abroad.
Our International DJ feature is none other than Trinidad & Tobago’s Kaotic International! As February is Black History Month, we explore the offerings of Music Africa in Toronto, and as it’s also the month of Love, Canada’s leading songstress, Ammoye, rocks lover’s Valentine’s Day with her HOTTT new singles.
We have charts, the hottest Valentine’s Day couples, beauty features, music marketing 101 and hot new releases. All this and more at www.L3Magazine.com!