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Mas Camp on its 'Worst Behaviour'

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, April 07, 2014    

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THE 30-minute set from St Vincentian soca artiste Skinny Fabulous added an extra level of excitement at Bacchanal Fridays held at the New Mas Camp in St Andrew last Friday.

"It was a great vibe. The audience was much more receptive to soca," said Doyle, comparing the audience to an earlier engagement two weeks ago in St Andrew.

Skinny Fabulous, given name Gamal Doyle, is the singer of this year's carnival staple Behaving The Worst. With a decade's worth of experience, he said he was not surprised by the success of the track which blends soca with an electronic dance tempo.

"The song was a bit of experimentation on my behalf that crossed over," he told the Jamaica Observer.

His high-energy set included Head Bad and Defence. He also had the VIP section trying to outdance the General Admission patrons. He then wrapped up with an encore of Behaving The Worst.

Prior to Fabulous's set, patrons were treated to musical selections from Trinidad's Nuphoric. Self-proclaimed hype man, Patrick Alexis, lived up his billing, charging up the crowd on the mic while Ryan Pankar, spun the latest carnival tracks.

"We spoke to several DJs ahead of time to get what the Jamaican crowd like, but we've noticed that some of the Trinidadian hits are slowly getting popular here, so by road march they should be well known," said Pankar.

He applauded Mas Camp organisers.

"There is nothing like this in Trinidad. We don't have a dedicated venue set up for the six weeks leading up [to] carnival. We just have fetes in different locations around the island," he said.

Jamaica's DJ Richie R.A.S kept the momentum and closed out the delightful evening.

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