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“Under” The Beats With Kendra Erika

“Under” The Beats With Kendra Erika

(NEW YORK) Your week couldn’t have been as bad as Kathy Griffin’s, but if it was anywhere close and you need something new to decompress to this weekend, check out the latest jam from pop princess Kendra Erika.   It was the song that took over gay dance floors this past Memorial Day Weekend, and the music video is out now.

Written by Kendra Erika and Grammy Award winner Damon Sharpe and produced by Sharpe, Jason Dauman, and Eric Sanicola,  “Under My Skin” is a hypnotic Big Room track that is both playful and alluring with sweeping build-ups and hard drops.

“I love the whole ‘let’s see if we get caught’ theme in the song,” says Kendra Erika.  “Young people today feel invincible when it comes to love and life and if you think about it, we should, because we’re still discovering who we are and where we stand.

“I think everyone can relate because we’re all young and stupid at some point in our lives,” she laughs.

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‘Under My Skin’ is the follow-up to Kendra Erika’s ‘Oasis’, her first collaboration with Damon Sharpe.  It reached #9 on the Billboard Dance Charts in November.

“Kendra and I went into the studio hoping to re-create the magic of ‘Oasis’,” recalls Damon Sharpe.  “I think we succeeded.  Kendra and I have a chemistry that shines.”

Damon Sharpe knows about chemistry with artists.  He has written and produced for a wide array of pop’s greatest including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue and Natalie Cole.

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Kendra Erika is a South Florida native. Her Deep House/Pop recording style developed from hanging out in Miami clubs.  “House music offers an experience for all the senses to enjoy,” she says. “I aim to take people on an elevating, emotional journey with my songs.”

“Kendra continues to prove that her talent is really flowering,” says Jason Dauman of Dauman Music.  “We’re excited that the clubs really embraced the track over Memorial Day Weekend.  We hope it continues through the summer!”

No doubt it will.  Especially considering the powerhouse production team of Marc Stout a/k/a Mixin Marc, best known for their work with The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Rihanna, Diplo, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry, are providing the remixes.

“I really hope the song impacts club fans in a big way,” continues Kendra Erika.  “That it gets under their skin! Whether dancing out at the club, or in workout beast mode at the gym, or even if simply cruising along in their car, I want the song to lift minds to new heights.”

“Under My Skin” is being released globally through Dauman Music and Sony Red and is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers. It is also available for streaming through Pandora and Spotify. To learn more, visit Kendra Erika’s website and Daumanmusic.com.  

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Calum Scott Performs On ABC’s Dancing With The Stars!

Calum Scott Performs On ABC’s Dancing With The Stars!

(Los Angeles “Dancing On My Own” has entered the charts at both Top 40 Pop and AC Radio and continues to climb. The song was the best-selling U.K. single of 2016 by a British solo artist and has been nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single.  Calum also wrapped up his first North American headline tour, selling out shows across the country.

Calum Scott’s poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” quickly charted in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six countries, including the U.S.  The song now has over 170 million streams worldwide and global adjusted track sales exceed 3 million.

Cumulative views of Scott’s “Dancing On My Own” videos have surpassed 168+ million, while the song has charted at No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries and is certified Platinum in four countries.  In the U.K., it hit #2 on the Official Singles Sales chart and was the most-downloaded song of the summer. Calum was born in the port city of Hull in Northern England and is currently at work on his debut album.  He was a finalist on the 2015 season of “Britain’s Got Talent.”

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Sarah Pepper Reunites With Lauren Kelly For New Radio Show

Sarah Pepper Reunites With Lauren Kelly For New Radio Show
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Sarah Pepper, Lauren Kelly, And Geoff Sheen Team Up For New MIX 96.5FM Morning Show

(HOUSTON) — CBS Radio announced today the long awaited return of Sarah Pepper to the Houston radio airwaves. Pepper will join gal pal Lauren Kelly on a newly created morning show on sister station Mix 96.5FM.

Mix 96.5 will launch The Morning Mix with Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly on Monday, April 10. The weekday morning show will air from 5:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

“After working every shift in the building, I am ecstatic to join Sarah Pepper and Geoff Sheen,” Lauren Kelly tells About News. “I’ve known Sarah for almost a decade, and she is one of the funniest and most genuinely hard working people I know. Geoff was the perfect piece to complete our puzzle, and we couldn’t me more excited!”

Pepper has been off Houston radio since the ‘surprise’ changes in format at HOT 95.7FM now the popular ‘SPOT’. This morning’s announcement is a welcome to all Houston radio listeners.

We are excited and ready to laugh along with Houston and start your mornings with a smile. Sarah Pepper told About News. “Houston has been so amazing to me over the past nine years and to be able to continue my career along with Geoff and Lauren Kelly is going to be so much fun. Geoff brings a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with him and learning from him,” said Pepper. Geoff Sheen joins the team from San Antonio’s KTKR.

The show can be heard on-air, online at www.mix965houston.com or via the Radio.com mobile app.

CBS RADIO Houston owns and operates MIX 96.5 (KHMX-FM), CBS Sports Radio 650 (KIKK-AM), SportsRadio 610 (KILT-AM), 100.3 The Bull (KILT-FM), 95.7 The Spot (KKHH-FM) and MEGA 101 (KLOL-FM).

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10 BBQ Cook Off Tips For The Gays In Texas!

10 Fun Things For The Gays To Know For The Houston BBQ Cook-Off This Weekend!

HOUSTONMARCH 2 —As every Houstonian that owns a television or any kind of social media knows, rodeo season is upon us. The trail rides are rolling into Houston’s Memorial Park and a temporary tent city has been built in the parking lot of NRG stadium. Welcome to Houston, home of the world’s largest barbecue cook-off hosted by The Houston livestock show and rodeo.

But if you’ve never been to World Champion Barbecue Cook-off there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. Since that ‘gay cowboy’ movie certain phrases shouldn’t be said. “I’m gonna pump you full of lead,” is an absolute no. “You stay here while I sneak around from behind,” is also one to stay clear of. But most of all “saddle sore,” shouldn’t be spoken.

We’ve compiled a list of ten things you were going to see this weekend. Lets mount up and get our boots on!

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Rodeo Season
A Time For The Gays To Put
On Their 'Cowboy' Costumes

10

Port-A-Pot
Village

9.

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Cardio Girl!
All The Walking!

8.

There Is No Parking!
Take Uber!

7.

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Yassssss!
Drunk Cowgirls.

6.

Rodeo King!
And Bar Queen!!!

5.

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Makes You Hungry !
Aromas Cologne!

4.

The Bull Is Not Your
FRIEND!!!!

3.

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Bottomless
Does Not Mean
Bottomless

2.

The Pig Races
Are Not A
Fetish

#1.

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