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New Single “I Miss You” Debuts at #30 on the Billboard UAC Chart!
Once upon a time there were many great self-contained R&B and funk groups, innovative, immensely popular artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, War, The Meters, The Commodores, Kool & The Gang, Lakeside, Slave and many others who created a body of work in the 70s and 80s that still thrills audiences today. ConFunkShun was one of the successful bands in this wave, scoring 25 chart hits between 1976 and their break-up in 1987, including such smash hits as “Ffun,” “Chase Me,” “Electric Lady,” “Baby I’m Hooked” and others—many of which have been liberally sampled by the hip-hop generation. When the band re-united with lead vocalists/songwriters Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate, after more than two decades apart, they were welcomed back by their fans as they toured nationally to adoring crowds. Not content to ride on their past hits, they began writing and recording new material which they found got great response in concert. Their highly anticipated new CD and Shanachie debut MORE THAN LOVE (April 28, 2015) is the band’s first new studio album in more than two decades. Their new music finds ConFunkShun as irresistible as ever. Comprised of some of the most soulful, seasoned and respected musicians on the scene, ConFunkShun is: Michael Cooper (Lead vocals, guitar, keys), Felton Pilate (Lead vocals, trombone, keys), EQ/Eric Young (bass), Karl Fuller (trumpet, flugelhorn), KC/Kurt Clayton (keys, vocals), Ron Moton (sax, vocals) and Brian Collier (drums).
Soulful, sultry singing sensation Sade Serena Debuts new single ' Whatever U Want ".
Birthed on September 27 to Jamaican immigrant parents, the Miami-born
and bred starlet’s foray into music is inevitable, as she exhibits sheer unbridled
talent framed with gorgeous looks, destined to make her a force to be reckoned
with in pop music.
Sade Serena fatefully entered the rhythmic realm at the tender age of 12, recording
a demo with a family friend named Rhovan, after receiving much encouragement
to sing for years. "Lo Tienes (You Got What I Want)” was the name of the faithful
track, and although the song was never officially released as a single, it granted
Sade Serena invaluable recording experience, along with her first taste of lyrical
liberation. “We performed that song for summertime jams and open-call talent
shows, and received a lot of love from audiences,” reveals Sade Serena. “We were
like the mini Ja Rule and Ashanti.”
By age 17, Sade Serena was earning her stripes as a background singer, performing
in renowned Miami music venues like the House of Blues and the American
Airlines Arena. “As my hunger grew for my own spotlight, I started singing lead
vocals for local bands at lounges such as Mangos in South Beach, and even in
hotel lobbies like The Ritz Carlton.”
LOTL THE COMFORT ZONE Welcomes Adina Howard . Debuts“Bad 4 Me”
Personal Message from Adina : It’s been a minute since I’ve given my fans the type of music that is indicative of the sound and space that I’m in artistically. To this point historically I’ve been know by my classic hits like “Freak Like Me”, “T-Shirt & My Panties”, and “Nasty Grind” and I love that my fans love these hits. However it’s now time to create new music while giving my fans elements of the “old” Adina sound that they’ve come to love. With that being said I want to bring the industry my new sound, a more mature sound that I know the fans will appreciate.
“Bad 4 Me” is my new single that I am really excited about, why? Because this sound is refreshing and is truly good music. I’m stepping out on faith, grabbing the bull by its horns and taking my destiny in my own hands
Charisse Mills, debuts New Single “Champagne” Featuring French Montana.
Charisse Mills (born January 12, 1988 in Trinidad & Tobago) is a multitalented
entertainer with a diverse range and capabilities that is rarely
seen in one talent. Raised in the United States under the bright lights of
New York City, from a young age Charisse Mills took the opportunity to
develop her amazing talents and pursue her dreams with utter
dedication. The hard work has paid off with Charisse Mills now emerging
as a dynamic triple threat, from singing, to acting to businesswoman.
Blessed with a sultry voice and the ability to sing in several languages and
styles including opera, Charisse Mills has been able to blend her
unparalleled capability and a love for traditional pop music to create a
style of her own; something she calls “Pop’ra” With her musical exploits
and reputation growing, Charisse Mills has been performing at a number
of prominent events in the United Sates, Europe and the Caribbean to
rousing approval. Recently, Charisse Mills was honored with an invitation
to perform at the New Visions Magazine Movers & Shakers New York City
event in which Rev. Jessie Jackson's seventieth birthday was also
celebrated. This commemorative event produced by the Rainbow
Coalition also honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Charisse was featured on ‘Integrity’, a song on Neyo’s recent album, NonFiction.
Her single, ‘Champagne’ featuring French Montana is set to
release ahead of her full length album project.
LOTL The Comfort Zone Radio Welcomes Multi Platinum Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Music Producer Narada Michael Walden . Among a handful of the most innovative, original and influential artists of our time, Narada Michael Walden’s stature as an authentic musical renaissance man is a matter of record.
Producing Hits for Artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin (including the platinum “Freeway of Love.”), Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and The Temptations, the EMMY and multi-GRAMMY winner (Producer, Album and Song of The Year) has been at the helm of hit music that spans decades. His music flows freely from pop, rock and soul, to the rarified realms of jazz, fusion and world music. With Jeff Beck, Narada wrote and played drums on the seminal album “Wired” that earned them both their first Gold Album. Walden was an integral part of introducing Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey to millions of fans worldwide, producing and writing their breakthrough hits that first brought these divas to the spotlight. Billboard Magazine honored him as one of the Top Ten Producers of all time.
As impressive a production and songwriting resume as Narada Michael Walden has assembled over the past thirty years and counting, he has earned equal acclaim as a recording and performing artist in his own right. Beginning as a drummer first with the pioneering Mahavishnu Orchestra following Bill Cobham at 21 years old),
LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Lindsey Webster, debuts new CD " You Change "
NEW YORK (June 17, 2015) Do you remember that moment when you first heard Anita Baker or Sade; the effortless, sultry, and soaring vocal that captures all of your attention? Lindsey Webster’s delicate and powerful voice takes you to that place - an unabashed nod to the greats and yet 100 percent Lindsey. The Soul Songstress is proud to announce the release of her sophomore album, You Change, via Atlanta Records on July 17. The album is an eloquent collection of work showcasing Webster’s expressive vocals and uncanny talent and the two lead singles “Fool Me Once” and “Open Up” are out now and available to stream HERE. “"You Change” shows the growth we’ve made as artists since our first album; in both our songwriting and who we are as artists. From a delicate song like “Bleed”, a song about utter heartbreak, to an anthem like “I’m Strong”, we explore many facets of our songwriting and are extremely happy with the result”, states Webster.
In 2009, Lindsey met her partner, Keith Slattery, and started performing professionally. Together, with a band of world-class musicians, they’ve performed over 600 shows in venues including Bearsville Theater, Levon Helm Studios, Helsinki Hudson, Daryl’s House, The Falcon, The Lambs Club, Rockwood Music Hall, The Red Lion, and Groove.
The success of her first album and winning “Best Acoustic Song” in the Independent Music Awards caught the eye of Brian Hurst from UK’s soulandjazz.com. Hurst brought Webster to Atlanta Records, who signed her to release her second album, You Change.
CASE, Debuts his new Album ' Heaven's Door '
Case Heaven’s Door Music is timeless. It never expires. R&B singer Case knows and believes this. When he makes music, he draws from the inspiration that greats like Marvin Gaye or Michael Jackson have instilled in him. Knowing the influence these singers have had on his life and career, the Grammy nominated Case Woodard had success in the ‘90s, with his self-titled debut album, which featured the Platinum-selling smash hit “Touch Me Tease Me,” and his Platinum sophomore album Personal Conversation, which spawned big hits like “Happily Ever After” and “Faded Pictures.” In 2001, he scored his first number one hit with “Missing You” from his third album the Gold selling Open Letter. . . With his fifth album Heaven’s Door, Case revisits a time when artists spoke truth in their music. “Our music has always been the story of us, and with this album, I’m on the doorstep of my own personal heaven.” His journey to get there, however, did not come easy. Case’s musical hiatus over the last couple of years is no secret. “I didn’t walk around singing anymore. I would always be thinking of melodies and ideas and singing songs and one day, I realized I wasn’t doing that anymore. As life would have it, Case moved to Atlanta to focus on raising his kids, and he saw a lot less of the industry. During that time though, Case was forced to deal with the struggles of everyday life, Case finds his musical comfort zone on Heaven’s Door. He pours his heart out on the first single, the intimately honest “Shook Up,” giving listeners a front row seat to his musical biopic, and it’s those real life situations that keep his sound authentic.
"Wes Side Story” bodes to be the fourth single from the set to enter the Billboard Top 10.
Aliso Viejo, Calif. (16 March 2014): Guitarist Blake Aaron utilized an unconventional approach when constructing his fifth album, “Soul Stories,” which will be released May 5 by Innervision Records. To maintain his presence on radio and in the marketplace while juggling a busy schedule as a first-call session player, featured sideman and in-demand producer, he issued a variety of singles with three cuts – the retro funk-disco energizer “Groove-O-Matic,” the urbane romantic duet with jazz crooner Spencer Day entitled “You’re the One for Me” and the salsa-singed “Encantadora” featuring Najee on flute - entering the Billboard Top 10. The ten-track “Soul Stories,” Aaron’s first collection that is entirely self-produced, contains eight original tunes authored by the artist.
Saluting one of his hallmark influences, Aaron embodies seminal jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery on the aptly-titled “Wes Side Story,” an evocative selection that will be serviced to radio stations for playlist adds beginning April 6.
Weaving engaging narratives told through a triad of guitar voices, Aaron’s “Soul Stories” unfolds amidst a varied backdrop of contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin and funk settings. He approaches his compositions as a storyteller and elects to feature a different guitar – cool jazz electric, gentle acoustic or emotional nylon string – as the protagonist of each musical vignette.
Grammy Nominated, Hip-Hop Group, SHOP BOYZ, Debuts their new single " On and On " ATLANTA, GA -- (July 28, 2015) -- Known for their mega hit single, “Party Like a
Rockstar,” the Shop Boyz (Demetrius “Meany” Hardin, Richard “Fat” Stephens and Rasheed “Sheed” Hightower) have created another hit song that is sure to tug at America’s heartstrings. The powerful video will premiere across the country.
“On and On” is a cultural wake-up call about police brutality in America today. Fat focuses on how police brutality affects them all personally and emotionally, while Sheed focuses on current events and past occurrences dealing with social injustice. Meany ties everything together musically with his melody that emphasizes the never-ending struggle of social injustice.
In a recent interview, The Shop Boyz was asked what was the writing process like creating such a powerful song. "The process wasn't hard per say. The hardest part was that we even had to do the song that these situations direct us to talk about these situations," says Fat.
Three multi-talented entertainers from Atlanta’s Westside, Bankhead area, the Shop Boys are known for experimenting unchartered territories, combining Hip-Hop with Rock, Country, and Electronic Dance Music. With the #1 selling ringtone around the world bringing in over $3 million and their single peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts, “Party Like a Rockstar” turned the Shop Boyz into superstars practically overnight. Their video was in heavy rotation on MTV and BET and the Shop Boyz were bestowed the following nominations: Grammy Award (Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group), American Music Award (Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band/Duo/Group), MTV Video
Sulpacio Jones. Debuts New Album ' Live, Love, Fly High "
Dynamic and authentically inspiring, Sulpacio Jones is a melodic and passionate artist, songwriter and producer, who expresses her truth through the art of love and life experience. From San Diego, California and raised in Berkeley, California, this vibrant beauty captivates audiences with her unique funky sound and sexy musical undertones. Through transparent lyrics and a fiery flow, she has the ability to connect with listeners like none other. As an independent R&B soul artist, Sulpacio Jones has managed to establish a strong presence in the music industry and continues to effortlessly create a synergy that expands across the world into Germany, Japan, London, Spain and the UK; topping reputable music charts with songs in rotation on mainstream radio stations. Her debut self-titled EP, released in summer 2013, impressed industry professionals catapulting her single, “Should I Stay,” to the number one spot on the Top 20 Independent Chart Show in London. Named “Best Newcomer” by votes from fans and the UK’s own Colourful Radio, she has definitely impressed the soul music lovers with her refreshing sound. Following her European tour (September 2014), Sulpacio released a Remix EP, which included another number one single, “Should I Stay Remix”. While currently working on her sophomore album,”Live Love Fly High”, she is returning with a collection of edgy up-tempo bangers, alluring soulful ballads, distinctive lyrical content, and class. This highly-anticipated project is sure to hit the market blazing. “No matter what’s trending and no matter how music or the demand changes, I want to consistently deliver the true essence of music to my listeners. This is what they want and it’s what I do!” she eloquently shares.
Music is everywhere and is everything. It is also alive! Music has been the one constant social and emotional thing that drops us to our knees, put us on our feet, have us cry out in pain and even shout to the top of our lungs with joy. It has brought us together in victories and defeats, consoled us in dying times and joined us together in holy matrimonies. ”Remember a song and you will remember a place and time in your life”. That is a quote from music’s soul stirrer, R&B singer/songwriter K’Jon. He will forever be linked to many people for his hit song, “On The Ocean”, which gave him a #1 song on the radio for six weeks straight. Amazingly, his last album ”I Get Around” also debuted at #1 on the Hip Hop/R&B album charts and later made Billboards Top 50 R&B/Hip Hop Album of 2009! The album was so well received by audiences nationwide that K’Jon was nominated for the Best New Artist category at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards. Bio from K' Jon Official website.
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