Benz will be performing at the first Bouyon Monarch

Benz will be performing at the first Bouyon Monarch

The UK-based magazine, Soca News, has dubbed this artiste the next thing to look out for in Caribbean music.

Blessed with the ability to perform different genres of music be it Soca, Bouyon or Zouk or Dancehall, the Dominican-born recording artist and songwriter Benz a.k.a Mr Gwada definitely brings something unique to the music industry.

Benz, whose real name is Kernel Stephens, has released a new song, Red Flag, just in time for Mas Domnik 2016. After it was released on social media, the song generated 30,000 hits in three days.

He has released multiple albums and is best known for songs such as FEELING SICK, CARNIVAL, BAD BEHAVIOUR, GWADA RUM SONG, SAW KIM, PA LAGE’ MWEN, MIZIK A NOU, WEED & MONEY, I OKAY, NA NEED NO GUN, ON DE ROAd and FOREVA.

He has performed alongside some of the biggest names in the music business such as Kassav, Jeff Joseph, Machel Montano, Dominique Coco, Princess Lover, Busy Signal, Kerwin Du Bois, Admiral Carimi, Sizzla and many others.

In 2007, he appeared on the Jamaican reggae compilation “SOULJAH RIDDIM” with a song entitled Call On Jah which also featured top Jamaican artists. Benz versatility has offered him the opportunity to work with a range of music producers, mainly from the Caribbean and Europe.

Presently he has teamed up with Dominican music producer Krishna “Dada’ Lawrence for Machine Dominik and has worked closely with his longtime colleague Joseph ‘Josa” Royer for Blackkingz Ent .Benz music is distributed globally by the International German record label FALUMA RECORDS.

Today Benz is very much active in advocating for his country own music genre (BOUYON & CANDENCE) To get more attention from the media locally and worldwide.

He is also set to perform at the first Bouyon Monarch to be held during the Carnival season.

Listen to the song below.