Nightlife. Jody Watley Meets Robin Thicke.

Robin Thick and Jody Watley

Robin Thicke and Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Another fun and memorable night at Giorgio’s. Robin Thicke and I exchanged kind words of respect and talked a bit about perseverance.

I tried out a new style and had color for the night.

Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Siobhan Fahey. Bonnie Pointer. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Siobhan Fahey. Ruth Pointer. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey and boyfriend. Beth Orton (c) Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey and boyfriend. Beth Orton (c) Jody Watley 2013

Christos Garkinos. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Christos Garkinos. Jody Watley (c) Jody Watley 2013

Nightlife on BBC Radio UK

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The UK radio campaign is underway.

Jody Watley. Nightlife on Soultracks.

As quiet as it’s sometimes kept, Grammy  award winning artist, songwriter, producer, Jody Watley, one of Pop/R&B and Dance Music’s most enduring pioneers, has been at the forefront of some of the most groundbreaking trendsetting sensations in modern pop culture. Read more and listen: HERE

NEW. Fan Made. Nightlife Video.

Another by Shawn West from Sedalia, Missouri, created using original footage taken from my channel and content created by Ray Easmon to accompany ‘Nightlife’ footage put together by him.

Thought of The Day. You.

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chodron


Jody Watley Nightlife Vinyl Update

Due to the high demand of vinyl, with sales up 66% and so few plants doing the pressings, we are delayed in receiving our order for “Nightlife.” We’ve been told we’re looking at November to receive the shipment. Thank you for your patience. Read about the high demand for vinyl: here and an article from the New York Times here.

Jody Watley. Glamour and Music.

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

My press release reads I’m bringing back the fun and glamour in music – with dance floor soul. Those elements to name a few are what I felt was and is missing. Always coming from an authentic place, this is where my spirit, which always guides what I do, led me. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be doing select interviews  and press beginning with urban media outlets – with a diverse range to follow. “Nightlife” – It’s In the Music!

“Nightlife, a career best vocal performance.” – Ernest Hardy, Music Journalist and Author

“Jody Watley delivers upon arrival..” – Okayplayer:

” The relevance in this tune is that Jody Watley is a master class in how to keep a career in dance and R&B going..” – CentricTV

“Jody Watley takes listeners for a twirl on the dancefloor with catchy lyrics..” – Soulbounce

“Jody Watley continues to define her artistic destiny unapologetically, it’s something in the  reality television era of R&B Divas that should be savored.” – QHBlend

Jody Watley – Nightlife Official Press Release











Los Angeles, CA – September 23, 2013: Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Jody Watley, one of  Pop/R&B and dance music’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returns with her new single “Nightlife.”

Ms. Watley, who has mastered a career in keeping a career in dance and R&B music going, continues her legacy on the shimmering dance floor classic, inspired by her well documented roots in funk and soul music. The veteran song stylist has created an energetic dance floor anthem that is innovative, while also paying homage to her many influences. “Nightlife” is available on iTunes and select digital outlets and limited edition 12″ vinyl. The single also features fellow original Shalamar lead singer Gerald Brown. Watley’s soulfully spirited, up-tempo album  Paradise is scheduled for release in early 2014 on her longtime imprint Avitone 

“People love to dance to feel the groove,” says Jody. “I wanted ‘Nightlife’ to capture the spirit of vintage soul and deliver a song that people could play at either a house party, getting ready for a night on the town, at clubs, to get the dancers on the floor, or simply make people feel inspired to be fabulous. Everyone feels better dressed up, especially in difficult times.  From the song’s intro, to the energy on the track, we worked to make the music come alive,” adds Jody. Serving again as both performer, co-writer and co-producer on “Nightlife,” she collaborated with the emerging production duo Count de Money from the UK. “I’ve always been about the style of music. I wanted to paint a picture with the music and evoke an uplifting emotion. I find this missing in a lot of music today. Soul music is not just ballads, it has also always been about a quality rhythm with a message as well.  

Jody‘s career as a chart-topping hit maker has surpassed more than three decades in her successful career. Her last album The Makeover  was a #1 Top Electronic Albums on iTunes and produced three Top Ten Dance Singles.  Jody has achieved thirteen #1 singles in Dance and R&B, six Top Ten Hot 100 Singles, (including the influential and ground-breaking “Friends” featuring Eric B. and Rakim)  and fifteen R&B Top 40 records. Jody’s diversity in her music and continued embrace of being on the cutting edge is apparent on her collaborations with the young electro duo French Horn Rebellion and on their summer 2013 song “Dancing Out,” with a video premiere on Billboard. Additionally, she has collaborated with Stone Throw Records’ Boogie Funk Ambassador Dam-Funk, the UK’s Mercury Prize winners 4Hero, DJ Spinna and other cream of the crop soulful dance music producer/musicians.

Ms. Watley, who continues to groove on stages and clubs all over the globe, including an appearance at the 2013 Essence Festival, is no stranger to the world of dance music.  In 1987 she released her groundbreaking self-titled album which featured the hit single “Looking For A New Love.” The song became a pop/soul sensation that garnered her the coveted Grammy Award for Best New Artist and pioneered her career into fame to become an international star. Jody’s dose of her own distinct sense of style, fashion and individuality in her music and video from the song captured the attention of fans around the world. She became a trendsetting sensation, gracing the covers of some of the most prominent magazines, fashion layouts and early celebrity ad campaigns throughout the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Her influence can still be seen and heard in younger female artists today.

Jody Watley continues to put genuine artistry and quality into everything she does, making each musical moment into a wonderful experience. There is no better way to wait for Paradise than to dance and enjoy the “Nightlife.”

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Nightlife Moto Blanco Remix Radio Premiere

The remix of “Nightlife” will get a premiere tonight in the UK on Gaydio Cutmore Radio Show, as Moto Blanco himself will be on as a guest. 9-10 PM. Tune in!

Show Schedule:


1.  Mary J Blige - Be Without U (Moto Blanco Remix)
2.  Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty (Steve Smart & Westfunk Remix) 
3.  Kady Z - One Million Pieces (Director's Cut Club Mix)
4.  ***EXCLUSIVE PLAY*** Jody Watley - Nightlife (Moto Blanco Remix)
5.  Drake - Hold On We're Goin Home (Jocelyn Petch Remix)
6.  Everywhere - Soldier (Tobtok Remix)
7.  Robin Thicke - Give It To You (Moto Blanco Remix)
8.  Jessie J - It's My Party (All About She UKG Mix)
9.  ***CUTMORE CUT OF THE WEEK** Zedd Ft Hayley Williams - Spend The Night
10. Kamaliya - Love Me Like (Michael Gray Remix)
11. Katy Perry - Roar (Hi Def Remix)

Jody Watley Nightlife and Sean Diddy Combs

Jody Watley and Sean "Diddy" Combs

Jody Watley and Sean “Diddy” Combs

Saturday night at Giorgio’s was another memorable night among those in the groove with Adam Bravin on the decks with the perfect venue and host Bryan Rabin in the house were Mick Jagger who proclaimed when we were introduced “I know you Jody Watley!” with that distinct voice and accent – with a quick embrace and kiss to my cheek. I had to ask my longtime friend and administrative assistant Wallace Butts – after the encounter, “what did he say? Did that really happen?” We laughed about it. Mick Jagger, total rock star legend and someone I’ve been a fan of since I was a little girl. Because I’m never jaded and always with the enthusiasm of a child it meant so much, I’m an artist – but I’m also a fan of the people I like as well. This night at Giorgio’s was definitely one for the books. Mick Jagger’s enthusiasm toward me was staggering in the midst of the chaos surrounding he and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs as Bryan Rabin and my friend Christos led the way to the fray. Diddy, the mogul and hip-hop star had his entourage including his lovely girlfriend Cassie. He fabulously handed out glasses of champagne, quick toast – as we all continued dancing! Nightlife – indeed!

Wallace Butts, my longtime best friend and assistant.

Wallace Butts,  longtime administrative assistant and best friend.

With my 'besties' Wallace Butts and Christos Garkinos

With my ‘besties’ Wallace Butts and Christos Garkinos

With longtime with make-up artist Kathy Jeung

With longtime friend and make-up artist Kathy Jeung


Jody Watley. The Standard Hotel. 4:30 am Sept 21, 2013. Relaxed Glam.

Nightlife Logo Design: Ray Easmon