Thursday, February 18, 2010

'Palance' creates history

Still Palancing: Jason Williams (JW), right, and Ancil Isaac Jr (Blaze) celebrate yesterday on Jerningham Avenue, Belmont, following the Road March results which declared that their hit song "Palance" was played a total of 417 times on Carnival Monday and Tuesday at the Queen's Park Savannah's main Carnival judging point. The radio personalities have created double history by being the first disc jockeys to win both the International Soca Monarch and Road March titles. See Page 5. -Photo: Jermaine cruickshank

 
Dynamic radio personalities Jason ’JW’ Williams and Ancil ’Blaze’ Isaac have created double history by being the first disc jockeys to win both the International Soca Monarch and Road March titles.
JW and Blaze’s 2010 hit ’Palance’ was played a total of 417 times on Carnival Monday and Tuesday at the Queen’s Park Savannah’s main judging point, according to a tally conducted by the National Carnival Commission yesterday.
It was the song of choice for many other roadside disc jockeys sending masqueraders and non-masqueraders into a frenzy all over the country.
The DJs dethroned 2009 Road March winner Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez, whose song ’True Lies’ was played 40 times. Machel Montano’s ’No Behaviour’ came in third being played only 11 times.
’Hard work really pays off,’ said an excited Williams yesterday.
’That has been my motto in life and our win goes to show what you can achieve.’
His colleague and singing partner Blaze was also excited by the win.
’It’s definitely a surreal moment. When we started off with the song we knew it would be a hit but we never thought it would have escalated into something like this. I don’t think there are words to describe how we are feeling right now, it is just been unbelievable.’


Blaze condemned reports that being radio personalities gave them an unfair advantage over others.
’At the end of the day being DJs does not matter,’ said Blaze.
Last year, we recorded ’Work’, in 2008 ’Bam-C-Ology’ and in 2007 ’Eat Ah Food’. We never got any work off those songs and they were never rotated on the airwaves. ’Eat Ah Food’ made it to the Soca Monarch finals but we did not place high.


’A good song is a good song. How come the advantage was not there last year when we recorded ’Work’ but it is here this year? The song was not played by our station alone, every single radio station played Palance’.
The duo, who has already been booked for internationals shows throughout 2010, will have to juggle hosting the Red Hot Morning Show Red at 96.7 FM from 6-9 a.m. and their performing careers.
Blaze said they had no intentions of leaving their jobs. He added: ’It’s fulfilling and it gives us joy when we go out in the morning. That’s our heart. Why should we leave our foundation?’
Last Friday, JW and Blaze dethroned Lyons-Alvarez to take the International Soca Monarch title. The men scored 81 points with their jubilant performance of Palance, which had a large portion of the 20,000 plus audience jumping, moving left to right and singing along as they frolicked on stage.
Throughout the Carnival season the duo took the spotlight at all-inclusives and fetes with their highly-energetic and entertaining performance.
sourceTrinidad Express
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