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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.  

Davis Mallory Gets Loud And Kinky

Davis Mallory Gets Loud And Kinky

MTV’s The Real World Davis Mallory Gets ‘Loud’ And Kinky This Spring With Release From Upcoming Album

(Houston) – Southern boy Davis Mallory, best known from MTV’s The Real World,  is getting “Loud” this spring with the release of the title track from his upcoming album.

“Loud” is an upbeat summer dance song about hooking up with someone you quietly desire. It’s seductive R&B with a funky, chilled, head-swinging vibe and sex-soaked lyrics; much in the way of Zayn’s “Pillowtalk.” Davis calls it his Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”.

“It’s a bit outside of the norm of what I usually write and sing about,” he admits.  “It was inspired by a guy, another singer-songwriter, who I had a major crush on.   At the time, I couldn’t figure out how he felt about me.”

The erotic intensity of “Loud” is reflected in the song’s music video.  Davis dances provocatively with leggy models while holding leashed men in cat masks.  In addition to taking listeners on an unexpected journey into fetish, the video emphasizes his passion for felines.  His Himalayan cat, Xena, appears in the video.

“I’m a Leo and have always gravitated towards lions and cats,” he says.   “I embody a lot of the qualities attributed to Leos.  I’m loyal, creative, independent and strategic in the way a lion hunts.  When I fall for someone, its pretty intense.”

Sadly, Davis’ crush turned out to be straight.  He has a girlfriend now.

Two remixes of “Loud” have already been released: the first by Los Angeles-based producer BPT and a second by Miami-based producer Landis, on Cedric Gervais’ Delecta Records.

Davis Mallory’s “Loud” is on iTunes now, along with the entire LOUD EP. Follow Davis on Facebook and Twitter.  Visit his website.

Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Tour Stop

Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Concert (Photo by KTRK ABC13)

Country Music Queen Dolly Parton Gave The Show Of Her Life In Houston On Monday Night Surrounded By Friends And Fans.

HOUSTON  (December 6, 2016)  As one of the first major country artists to become an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights Dolly Parton and her caravans; Dolly I, Dolly II and Dolly III (the code names for Parton’s personal tour busses) rolled into Houston to deliver some Pure & Simple  listening pleasure for thousands of Houston fans Monday evening at NRG Arena.

Pure & Simple is anything but what the country music icon furnished for her adoring fans that filled the arena for Parton’s stop on her final leg of the North American tour. Feeling more like an intimate ‘family’ gathering than a sold out concert, you could not help feeling the ‘Warmth & Love’ that Parton radiated from stage to concert goers.

With no opening act, the tour ditched the fancy mega-tour smoke and lighting, opting for a more ‘simple’ approach of echoes of cascading white elegant sheer and Parton’s personal trio of musicians; longtime band members Richard Dennison, Kent Wells and Tom Rutledge. No drummer in sight, only the tremendous harmonies of Parton filled the night.

For two blissful hours Parton filled the area with ‘Pure & Simple’ love, baring her signature headset microphone, and in a stunning red sequined dress after the intermission as she strutted from one side of the stage to another leading us on a magicial journey into her classic hits like “Islands in the Stream” and “I Will Always Love You.”

The 29-song set list was not enough for Houston fans. Parton crammed as many hits possible into her two sets. – “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” among them, but capturing the crowd in a show-stopping, breathtaking performance of “Little Sparrow,” left Houston hungry for more and without a doubt in anyone’s mind, Parton has not lost it. She’s still the only Dolly.

Beyonce, Destiny’s Child Complex To Be Demolished!

Former Home To Beyonce And Destiny’s Child Will Be Demolished In Midtown Making Space For Midtown BMW

(Houston) Demolition excavators are parked and ready to start demolition on the site where Beyonce and Destiny’s Child once called home to their legacy at 2204 Crawford St. The home of Music World Entertainment, their former management company.

The property, until last year belonged to the father of Beyonce, Mathew Knowles. The Rice Mansion at located at 1505 Hadley St. housed his Music World Entertainment, until the sale recently. MWE represented Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, and Solange until 2011, when Tina Knowles filed for divorce.

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The complex consists of the Music World Studios and the House of Deréon Media Center, and the 3-story former Rice Mansion.