Yezzzir, it looks like 2012 is about to have a summer chock-full of #SONGWRITING BY MISTA VYBE, including not one but TWO smashes I wrote on on Precision Productions‘ wicked Soufrière Riddim. Here’s the second of the two songs I wrote on the riddim, this one being a clever double entendre ditty called “D’ Wetter D’ Better”, which is performed by three-time Road March King and former St. Lucia Soca Monarch winner (not to mention my homie) Alpha!
Literally, Kasey Phillips (of Precision Productions) sent me the riddim to “vibe” it, and a few days later, I sent him a demo of what would turn out to be “D Wetter D Better”. I’m happy and proud to say that pretty much exactly what I envisioned and recordded on the demo is exactly what you hear on this cheeky final version of the song, ably performed by my old friend Alpha.
Alpha was literally the first Lucian Soca artist I ever met, many years ago when we toured Costa Rica together spreading the Gospel of Soca Music. At the time he was representing St. Lucia as its reigning Soca Monarch and Road March King and I was part of a crackshot Soca band comprising some of Trinidad’s finest talents, representing TnT.
Alpha and I hit it off immediately after performing a few shows together and always maintained a good relationship to this day. Funny enough we always would say “we need to do a something together” every time we crossed paths on my many visits to St. Lucia, but it never happened until I happened to pen this song in 2012. Crazy right?
Well they say “all good things come to those who wait” and it this case, it seems the stars aligned in a major way, because “D Wetter D Better” has turned out to be not only one of my proudest lyrical accomplisments for 2012 thus far, but also a chance to finally work on a project with my old homie Alpha.
By the way, in the few hours that have passed since the song’s release early this morning (June 20, 2012), I have seen quite a few tweets, FB messages and posts on IslandMix referring to the lyrical story behind “Wetter D Better”, and all I have to say is: as far as I’m concerned this is a catchy song about a Lucian damsel in distress needing a PLUMBER to LAY DOWN SOME PIPE at her house and fix her LOW WATER PRESSURE! That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! #DoneTalk *wink*
I can’t end this blog post without crediting all the many amazing people involved in making this song (and the whole Soufrière Riddim) a success so without further ado, here goes the credit list:
ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY MISTA VYBE!!!
Live Drums – Alpha Simpson
Bass – BJ Saunders
Keys – RJ
Guitar – Jeremy McIntosh
Live Brass by EHS Horn Section (Roger Jaggesar, Garvin Marcelle & David Jacob)
Brass Arrangement – Kenny Phillips
Produced and Mixed by Precision Productions
Mastered by Sterling Sound, New York
Okay so now that I’ve said all that needs to be said, please sit back, relax and enjoy “D Wetta D Betta” by Alpha. Make sure to pay special attention to the lyrics, because I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of the storyline *wink*.
Blessings and love to one and all. Mista Vybe OUTTT!!!
NOTE: If you enjoyed this song, check out the OTHER smash I wrote on this SAME RIDDIM!!!