The Brian Power Remix of the UK Soul Chart hit “The Passion” arrived on September 28, 2018 to digital outlets and streaming services worldwide. Jody Watley & SRL keep it moving. Make sure to download, playlist, tell a friend and dance to this!
Mike Vitti takes it back to the beginning with Soul Train and Shalamar as we begin the first of three parts of our in depth conversation highlighted with the new and classic music…you will be dancing too..or getting some fly by minutes on the treadmill!
As we say good-bye to summer and welcome autumn I want to thank everyone who came out to see me and SRL during the Spring/Summer seasons.
Both seasons were great for the music with “Waiting In Vain” making it into the Top 10 Smooth Jazz in America and Jody Watley & SRL having two back to back Soul Chart hits with “The Mood” and “The Passion” Alex Di Cio mixes and now heading into autumn the Brian Power Remix has really kicked things into another gear in the U.K. Today alone we received play on 8 BBC stations – 8! Heavy play is coming from Mi-Soul kicking off today with Part 1 of my interview with the one and only Mike Vitti-Part 1 because our scheduled 10 minute chat turned into an hour. I joked that I was a regular “Chatty Cathy” that day. I’ll post the archive link as soon as available.
To one and to all : Stay in your magic, that’s what I’m always trying to do so on the good and not so good days (we all have them).. don’t let life and the world get you down.
Believe in miracles and the magic within and take that into the world with love in actions – we need it now more than ever.
Review of “The Passion” Jody Watley & SRL. “Nothing has diminished the brilliant light of Jody Watley. Brian Power cranks it up a few more lumens on his remix of “The Passion,” the forthcoming remix of the single by Jody Watley & SRL, Jody’s group project. The official track isn’t out until September 28 but Jody shared an ad hoc teaser video right now…” Read the full review and inspirational background of Brian Power: 5Chicago.com
Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/businesswoman, is one of the architects of 21st century pop. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1989’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim) to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre, Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.
In 2018 Watley was listed by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top Female Artists of All Time as well as Top Dance Artists of All Time. Winner of the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, Jody Watley’s entire career has been about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts always ten steps ahead of the pack. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word – is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.
Watley will take the stage for Taste of Soul for a hit packed set that will also include her much buzzed about new group SRL with Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy on the 94.7 The Wave Stage.
Dubbed Los Angeles’ largest street festival, The Taste of Soul Family Festival takes features a taste of all things “soulful” including food from local restaurants, live entertainment, displays from local artists, and exhibits from local businesses and organizations.