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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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Pop Sensation, Men’s Health Model Wiltay Release’s ‘Fly High’ Single!

Pop Sensation, Men's Health Model Wiltay Release's 'Fly High' Single!

International Pop Sensation & Men’s Health Cover Model Wiltay Release’s ‘Fly High’ Single!

(NEW YORK) International pop sensation Wiltay lands the cover of Men’s Health proving he’s the ‘Beast From The East.’ The cover model / singer from Singapore is proving that he is just as good to listen to as he is to look at. Wilty’s new urban pop track, ‘Fly High,’ available now, is urging fans to let go of their pasts and embrace the present moment.

“I get so caught up thinking about old memories, I often miss out on what’s in front of me,” he admits to About Magazine.   “These days, I’m making a conscious effort to focus only on all the beautiful things in the present moment.”

‘Fly High’ is the follow-up to Wiltay’s recent urban hit, ‘What Are We Waiting For.’  It continues the young singer’s exploration into love and relationships, but in an even more mature, sensible way.  It’s a reflection of his past two years living in the states and experiencing the highs and lows of love first-hand.

The greatest lesson I have learned is that expecting love from someone who does not love you back is like watering a dead tree. No matter how much water you put in it, it’ll never grow.

Wiltay had his first US hit in 2014 with his WTF album. The Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards named it Best Pop Album Of The Year.  It also received a Best Album nomination from  Los Angeles Music Awards.

Last year,  following the advice of American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Wil took his music in a more dance direction, releasing grown-up, salacious and passionate tracks that attacked infatuation from a male perspective.  “It makes sense because I’m big on romance,” he says with a smirk.

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Wiltay’s “Fly High” is available on iTunes.  For more information, visit his website or follow him on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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Raph Solo Releases New Music Video Titled Love Lives

Artist Raph Solo Releases New Music Video Titled Love Lives

(NEW YORK) Artist Raph Solo has released a brand new music video that shows a different side to the out artist.   He dances! “It’s all very tongue-and cheek,” he laughs. “I hope fans like the choreography and chutzpah.”

In “Love Lives”, Raph Solo boldly declares that he is no less equal than any other person for who he is or who he loves.

“I have worked very hard to gain the self-respect and acceptance I enjoy today,” he explains.  “It’s been a difficult journey but I’m finally at a point where I know that I don’t need anyone’s approval to feel comfortable in my own skin.”

Just a few years ago, Raph admits he fought his feelings for men and even underwent reparative therapy in an attempt to cure himself of his homosexuality.  In the end, it was even more damaging to Solo and his self-esteem.   “It made me feel like a failure because no matter how hard I tried, I could not change my feelings.”

“Love Lives”  was written and produced by Raph.  The song is an R&B, modern pop groove; melodic with an edgy tech feel.  He says he wasn’t originally planning to release the song.  He recorded it on his birthday as a special gift to himself.  Ultimately, however, Raph felt its message was an important one and that it  reflected his current state of artistry.   “I wanted to take my sound onto the streets and into the clubs,” he says.

Born to Lebanese/Chilean parents on the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria, West Africa, Raph Solo is a singer, songwriter and music producer.  He has released three full-length albums, including last summer’s THE ANONYMOUS ICON, featuring “Star” and “Good Morning London”.

Today, Raph is a proud gay man in a loving relationship with an English man from the East Midlands who shares his core values and beliefs.

Raph Solo’s “Love Lives” is being released globally through Angel King Musique and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon as well all other online retail outlets. Visit his website.  Follow Raph Solo on Twitter and Facebook.

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Nile Rodgers, Tony Moran, Kimberly Davis Join Forces For New Single

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Nile Rodgers, Tony Moran, And Kimberly Davis Join Forces For New Single For The First Time Ever!

(NEW YORK) For the first time ever, music powerhouses Nile Rodgers and Tony Moran are joining forces on an explosive new music single, “My Fire,” featuring Kimberly Davis.

It’s an empowering track, meant to remind music fans that even on the darkest of days, there is a fire inside each of us that is ready to light the path forward to the place we’re meant to be.  It merges elements from Club, Disco and Funk for a next generation fusion of electronic music meets soul.

“I hope our song makes people feel good, as though they’re in the middle of a party, letting go and having fun.”  – Kimberly Davis.

“My Fire” is the fifth single release from “Moodswings,” Tony Moran’s double-album of music featuring 17 original dance songs and 14 original pop, R&B and alternative productions sung by today’s leading dance artists including Martha Wash, Zhana Roiya, and Jason Walker. The album draws inspiration from Moran’s 30 years in dance music and includes many amazing collaborators including with former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.

“Collaborating with talented artists like Nile and Kimberly is the fire that drives me to continue my artistry,” says Tony Moran.

“The fire that drives me is the rush I feel when connecting with an audience,” says Davis.  “It is pure exhilaration.”

“Hearing my words brought musically to life by supremely talented artists like Kimberly and masters like Nile Rodgers and Tony Moran is the fire that drives me,” adds the song’s writer, Mike Greenly.

Nile Rodgers and Tony Moran’s “My Fire” featuring Kimberly Davis is being released globally through Mr. Tan Man Music and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon as well as all other online music retail outlets.

Follow Tony Moran on Twitter.  Follow Nile Rodgers on Twitter. Follow Kimberly Davis on TwitterFollow songwriter Mike Greenly on Twitter.

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