by Anslem Douglas
(Brampton, ON, Canada)
Anslem Douglas was born July 23 and raised in the village of La-Romain in south Trinidad. His calling, to a bigger stage and brighter lights, led him to Trinidad and Tobago's indigenous genre, Soca. Needless to say, it did not take Anslem very long to establish himself and be recognised as a true artist of exceptional talent. He performed with some of the biggest bands out of Trinidad like Fireflight and Atlantik where he got the opportunity to show off and share his unique, husky, yet sultry sound with a wider audience. During this time he delivered some mega hits like "Ragga Poom Poom", "Good Music to Dance", and his internationally acclaimed hit, "Who Let The Dogs Out" which went on to win a Grammy and is arguably one of the most popular songs ever written and recorded in the history of the industry.
Over the years he has performed to audiences literally in countries from "A to Z", from Antigua to Zimbabwe, Jamaica to Israel. Now with his aim of keeping his music relevant and the desire to challenge himself he has produced a ten-track Neo Soul/Pop album with most of the songs written by him and produced by Eddie Bullen and his son Quincy Bullen. This album was released in the spring of 2012 and is on heavy rotation in the US.
Anslem's contributions for 2013 includes the single, "Do You Think He Will Understand", a power Soca called "Bacchanal" and a collaboration that is soon to be released.