Rolling Stone Chose Soca Sensation Bunji Garlin As Must-See 2014 SXSW Act
Adter 2014 Carnival, his recently-released EP Carnival Tabanca and colossal hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road)”, produced by Major Lazer, the Viking of Soca music, takes his massive movement stateside.
The first stop is Austin, Texas for South By Southwest. “Garlin will be entering South by Southwest in his peak form, and “Differentology” is the perfect track to help you reach yours. With its massive builds, Spanish guitar, and celebratory lyrics, it could very well become your festival anthem,” according to Rolling Stone, who selected Garlin as a must-see act for the annual music conference and festival. On March 12th at SXSW, Bunji Garlin will take the stage at Empire Patio for OkayPlayer and Large Up’s throw down (RSVP) and then appear as a special surprise guest on an official SXSW showcase later that evening. The following night (Thurs. March 13th) at 11:45pm, he is one of the headlining acts for Mad Decent’s showcase (RSVP), held at Empire Garage. After the festival, Garlin heads to the Southeast for a promo tour between March 20-28. More details will be announced shortly.
The multi-city run supports Garlin‘s international mega-hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road)” (available now on Soca Gold 2013) and its popular Major Lazer remix (available now onStrictly The Best 49). The crossover anthem, which has reached beyond the Caribbean, is currently receiving heavy rotation on U.S. Top 40 and Urban radio. The song has been featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, won Garlin a Soul Train Award and was selected as MTV Iggy’s 2013 Song Of The Year. Bunji Garlin drops new video explaining the concept of “Differentology”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Garlin is slated to release his new studio album on VP Records later this year.
Source: VP Records, Written by Tiffany Mea.