Motto comes to Montreal

He has made his name as the premier producer for St Lucia’s Dennery Segment but Lashley Winter, known in the biz as Motto, doesn’t want to be pigeonholed.

“I don’t want soca audience to be used to me just doing Dennery Segment and slack vibes. I want to broaden my audience. Not everyone wants to bend dong my girl bend dong. I want to cater for those who just want to go to the fetes and sip on their rum,” he told Loop during a recent visit.

It won’t be Motto’s first foray into slower beats. In 2016, he did a song called Born Winer on the Utopia Riddim. His two new riddims for 2019 will be called the Jamish and Ole Ting Riddims. Jamish, featuring Motto, Skinny Fabulous, Lavaman, Destra and Alison Hinds is now available.

So far, Motto, named after the Motorola ringtone, has released one fast-paced riddim, the ASAP Riddim on which he has a song called ‘Pick Your Position’ with Skinny Fabulous and plans to release two more: the Simon Says and Vice Riddims. The 24-year-old producer who did Machel Montano’s 2018 hit ‘Showtime’, plans to work with the superstar again for 2019.

Motto will be live in Montreal on Saturday September 14 for Wet Dreams – The Trilogy, inside the Caribbean Food Factory, 5311 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal. This event will also feature Young Pro (Trinidad) DJ Kid (Nemesis Sound), Purple City (Lavaman’s official DJ, Toronto), Production Sounds, hosted by Team Greenz and MAWGA K from Firesquad. Get your advance tickets today online at or by calling 514 572 0754.