Jody Watley Loves The Nightlife. Popservations.

Coming off a pair of collaborations with French Horn Rebellion (Cold Enough and Dancing Out), Jody Watley is once again working the dancefloor – Read full post: Popservations

 

 

Jody Watley In Washington Post.

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NEW Interview and article in The Washington Post:
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Catch me tomorrow morning if you’re in the Washignton D.C. Area, at 8:30 am LIVE interview on Fox 5.

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Jody Watley. Update. NewNowNext.

UPDATE.

Despite keeping a fairly low profile and out of tabloid grabbing headlines (thankfully), I’ve continued to evolve and release quality music, while raising my son and daughter who are now young adults and in college. Check out my bio and discography to get updated.

If you’ve missed music such as my last release 2006′s “The Makeover” a #3 Top Electronic Albums featuring the 3 Top 5 Hot Billboard Dance/Electronic Singles (A Beautiful Life #5, Borderline #2, I Want Your Love #1) – head to iTunes and update your Jody Watley collection!

Make sure to check out my gallery of photo’s from my recent trip to perform in Chengdu, China at Chendu Stadium Sports Center as a part of the “Night of Fortune GRAMMY Concert.”

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French Horn Rebellion “Dancing Out” featuring Jody Watley and Young Empires.

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July.

Essence Festival. July 6, 2013. New Orleans, LA Mercedes Benz Superdome. Superlounge.

The Howard Theatre. Washington D.C. July 19 : Ticket Info: HERE

The forthcoming new single “Nightlife.” Produced by Count De Money for Peace Bisquit and Jody Watley. Written by Jody Watley (Jody Watley Music BMI), Julien Aletti, Raphael Aletti (Aletti Brothers, BMI).

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NEW Remix. French Horn Rebellion ft. Jody Watley. Young Empires.

“Dancing Out” my current single feature with French Horn Rebellion and Young Empires has a new remix by Blende and is available at iTunes today. Listen and Buy it NOW!! With all of the negative music and lyrics that dominate commercial airwaves attention – support this pure electro-pop dance delight, share the link, tell a friend.

French Horn Rebellion featuring Jody Watley and Young Empire Billboard Video Debut

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This is a sweet video, lots of fun and although the 80′s get a bad rap at times, that era marked the end of innocence and clean pop fun to me with regard to music culture and video to a degree. The same applies to writers who don’t a lot of research and totally marginalize who I am as an artist. I mean – at the least I’m a Grammy winner, and a known pioneer and trendsetter in music, video, dance and style. Of course when I read how the writer described me in his piece, I had to shake my head..and it’s Billboard, who also honored me with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance Music! My  creative output has continued well into this era – 00′s. My last #1 single, was my last release in 2007, giving my a chart history that began as a solo artist in 1987 and continues to evolve. Prior going solo, I was an original member of Shalamar from 1977-1983. I’ve had hits in each decade and remain relevant and fresh – it just so happens I’m a legacy artist to boot, and not your average one I’d add. It gets frustrating at times when seeing writers not do their homework. – there’s more than one trendsetting woman artist who came out of that era..smaller budget and less controversy but still!

French Horn Rebellion chose to not appear as main characters and cast the video to tell the story of “Dancing Out.”  It’s all about unleashing the awkward person who lives in us all – and how dance can free you to simply let go – to be quirky, goofy, have a bit of fun and let your guard down for a little romance as well. Catch the Jody Watley sighting in the video – I adore it and the fact I can still sing in that pure childlike tone!

To see the video, click: Here

French Horn Rebellion featuring Jody Watley and Young Empire on Popservations

From Popservations:

Jody Watley Back To Dancing With French Horn Rebellion.

When something works the first time around, you’d be foolish not to try it again. Sure, lightning rarely strikes twice, but sometimes it does.

French Horn Rebellion must like those odds because they’ve rung up Jody Watley again, a quite wise move by Robert and David Perlick-Molinari. Having joined forces with the legendary pop/R&B diva for last winter’s sparkling “Cold Enough,” their new collaboration, “Dancing Out,” is even better. Read more and listen : HERE

 

NEW Music – French Horn Rebellion featuring Jody Watley and Young Empire

Via IndieShuffle, Jason Grishkoff

“Dancing Out” French Horn Rebellion featuring Jody Watley and Young Empire

My lord, if this isn’t the most-upbeat piece of indie pop I’ve heard in a while! With “Dancing Out,” French Horn Rebellion have crafted an infectious number that stays true to its name (my feet are still tapping as I write this). Read More and Listen:  Here

 

Jody Watley. Brooklyn Bowl with French Horn Rebellion.

Despite going on at a way past my bedtime 2:00 a.m. – I had an absolutely fun time onstage with French Horn Rebellion at Brooklyn Bowl. My son, who was with me (we bowled while I waited to go on) knew their songs. It turns out their music is in rotation at his part-time job at Club Monaco all the time. Fun, danceable hyper-electronic funk – not unlike Daft Punk to a degree with less marketing, promotion and history is what the band sounds like somewhat – though I don’t like to compare. The reference is only to give an idea of the sound, which is also totally distinctly their own. The crowd was young, not hipster but totally into the music which doesn’t have to be Top 40 to be good or likable. Sprinkled in the crowd were a few Jody Watley die-hards who came out to check things out and support. It’s such a joy to be a veteran artist – and be involved with a young band of artists like this.

I came out mid set and did a brief remix they’d put together of one of my classic hits “Don’t You Want Me.” “Dancing Out” which will be their next single was up next. French Horn Rebellion were quirky and delightful with glowing accents to their denim jackets and glow in the dark custom T-shirts. Their band and onstage crew including a vibrantly hot pink coiffed backing vocalist named Bebe Panthere dancing in floral shorts was just the right touch to add to the vibe. Look for “Dancing Out” and make sure to pick up their EP “Love Is Dangerous (FHRekles Remix).” I came out to sing that one for their last song of the night – such a good vibe.

Brooklyn Bowl is a must experience, if you’ve never been. I’d add they also have great food amidst the entertainment (live music, or DJ’s) and of course – bowling and loved the staff. That sounded like a Yelp review, but it’s true.

Party people in the house!

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French Horn Rebellion FT. Jody Watley. Photo: Arie, Jody Watley 2013 (c)

Jody Watley at Brooklyn Bowl - Photo: Tres

Jody Watley at Brooklyn Bowl – Photo: Tres

 

Bebe Panthere and Jody Watley

Bebe Panthere and Jody Watley Photo: Arie (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley Update – Global. Fashion. Music.

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Photo: Jody Watley All Rights Reserved 2013 (c). Billboard Live Tokyo.

Just added – Excited to be going to Chengdu, China in June to perform as a part of “Night of Global Fortune” at Chengdu Sports Centre during the prestigious Fortune Global  Summit.

On the fashion front – look for me on the new Bravo series Dukes of Melrose airing Wednesday April 17 in an episode featuring Dita Von Teese and lots of Jean Paul-Gaultier.

This week will be all about the eclectic underground with a guest appearance at Brooklyn Bowl Friday April 19, 2013 with French Horn Rebellion for a couple of songs we collaborated on. Details here: http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/235775-french-horn-rebellion-party-brooklyn/

On April 27, I’ll be doing another brief guest appearance with another collaborator Mark de Clive-Lowe at the Spring edition 2013 of his CHURCH residency at The LIft. Details here: http://mashibeats.blogspot.com/

My forthcoming new single “Nightlife” which I wrote with as is co-produced by Count De Money out of the UK courtesy of Bill Coleman and Peace Bisquit is scheduled for this summer. The single is a glamorous slice of soul, disco and funk – Nile Rodgers will be proud. We’re looking at the end of June as a target release timeframe. I’ll be posting another preview soon, as well as a few concert highlights from my recent successful run at Billboard Live Japan.

Jody Watley. April Concert Appearances 2013.

Upcoming concerts April:

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April 10-11, 2013 –  Billboard LIVE Tokyo, Japan

April 12, 2013 – Billboard LIVE Osaka, Japan

April 19, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY |  Brooklyn Bowl Special Guest Appearance with French Horn Rebellion

April 27, 2013  - Los Angeles, CA | CHURCH Special Guest Appearance with Mark De-Clive Lowe details forthcoming.