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BUNJI GARLIN inks deal with RCA Records

Trinidadian soca vocalist BUNJI GARLIN has signed an exclusive deal with RCA Records in conjunction with VP Records.

The two labels will join forces to promote GARLIN’s international hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road).”

The singer said he was thrilled to partner with RCA.

“It’s an honour to be considered to be a part of this entity and I look forward to all the possibilities, ups and downs that comes with it. Our whole camp is excited about this development and would hope that it will be encouraging to many who have dreams and have been constantly told that it can’t happen for or to them,” he said.

VP Records chief executive Chris Chin said: “The partnership represents another monumental step forward for Caribbean music. ‘Differentology’ is a song that has proven itself well beyond the core audience and connected to so many through mainstream radio airplay, placements on hit TV programs, and features at major sporting events. We are now primed for RCA to propel this track to the masses.”

Peter Edge, chief executive of RCA Records, added: “Bunji and the team at VP have laid an incredibly successful foundation, fuelled by great music, hard work and determination. This is an exciting time for all involved as RCA and VP collectively navigate Bunji to the next level of his career.”

His single “Differentology (Ready For The Road)” was remixed by MAJOR LAZER as well as BUSTA RHYMES, and is currently a big hit in North America more than a year after its release in the Caribbean.

In 2013 the track won a ‘Soul Train Award’ for best international performance and was featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

GARLIN is known for his high-energy stage shows, lyrical confidence and eloquence. The Trinidadian artist is both a composer and performer of soca and ragga soca.

The ragga-soca artist was recently featured in UK newspaper The Guardian where they said the trailblazer was unafraid of bringing serious topics into his music.