The song featuring French Caribbean artiste Elya was released with a music video in early July and is currently climbing French Caribbean music charts in Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Barthe and St Maarten.
Elya is based in Paris where “Caribbean Girl” was remixed by French producer “The Tourist”.
“Caribbean Girl” was originally written by Marley “Mongstar” James and Courtney “Curty” Louis who also produced the single for release through his Stratosphere Muzic label. Louis, the CEO of Stratosphere Muzic explains the decision to remix the song for release in the French market instead.
“Mongstar is really popular in the French Caribbean and France. As a result, when the opportunity to collaborate on this single came along, it was one we felt compelled to take advantage of. Elya and her team were very excited about this project as were we and the song’s success to date is a good indication we made the right move,” says Louis.
“Caribbean Girl” was released with a music video shot in Martinique by noted French video director Alexandre Da Silva of Elite Production and produced by Alexandra Elize. Da Silva has worked with a veritable who’s who in the music business including American rapper Dr Dre and also shot the “Boom Boom Boom” music video with Vincentian artiste Tabia featuring French rapper Nathy – his first collaboration with Louis who wrote and produced the 2009 hit song. To date that music video which was shot at various locations around Saint Lucia has a combined 2 million views on YouTube.
In addition to a concert appearance in Martinique in support of “Caribbean Girl” – Mongstar has also been booked on a radio press tour for the single.
The remix of “Caribbean Girl” is produced by Stratosphere Muzic and Elles Music and is available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CGMONGSTAR and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQv151tJvOk.