Jody Watley. Like A Holiday Alex Di Cio’ Remix Available Now.

Like A Holiday Revised Art - Alex Di Cio

Like A Holiday

Written by Jody Watley (Jody Watley Music BMI) and Rodney Lee (Dream Planet Music BMI)

Produced by Jody Watley and Rodney Lee

Additional Remix and Production: Alex Di Cio’

UPC: 193483256238

Genres: Ambient / R&B/Soul / Electronica / Holiday

Label: Avitone Recordings

 

Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/businesswoman and Best New Artist Grammy winner is one of the architects of 21st century pop. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1987’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, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

Since her days as an original member of the group Shalamar, Watley’s entire career is about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts who were and are always ten steps ahead of the pack. The Chicago native’s eclectic, hits-filled repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word, disco, soul – spans decades and is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.

2018 was another banner year for Watley ranking as one of the Top 60 Female Artists of All Time; the year produced three diverse hit singles including the jazz makeover of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain” an American Top 10 Smooth Jazz release.

 

U.K, radio embraced the music of the new branch of her vast musical tree Jody Watley & SRL (Soul Revolution Love) with two Top 5 UK Soul Chart Singles. (“The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ Mix and the Number 3 The Passion also remixed by Di Cio’).

 

SRL is Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy along with a squad of dancers and musicians.\

On the heels of the announcement by AGMP concerts that Jody Watley will do her first UK Tour in over two decades in April 2019, up close and personal: 17th Glasgow (Oran Mor), 18th (Manchester Gorilla) and 19th London (Under The Bridge).

Jody Watley closes out 2018 with the lyrically timely holiday release “Like A Holiday” Alex Di Cio’ Remix. Watley describes the single as the soothing feeling of a warm beverage by the fire, and then I’ll be back with more up-tempo burners in 2019 to coincide with the tour.”

 

 

 

 

Jody Watley and SRL. Thank you to UK Radio.

“The Passion” recap we reached Number 3 UK Soul with our followup to the Number Two  hit “The Mood” to start off the year and wind down here in the fall.

Jody Watley & SRL are still receiving heavy support and airplay be it the Alex di Cio Mix or the new Brian Power Deep House Music Remix  on:

BBC Bristol

BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Devon

BBC Radio Gloucestershire

BBC Radio Guernsey

BBC Radio Jersey

BBC Radio Wiltshire

BBC Somerset

Delite Radio

GFM

Jazz FM

JFS Radio

Mi-Soul Radio

New Big City Radio

Radio Sandwell

Solar Radio

Soul Central Radio

Soul Radio UK

Soultrain Radio

Starpoint Radio

Time 107.5 Essex

TSOL Radio

Thank you to all of the DJ’s, stations and fans calling in to request “The Passion”!!

 

 

Jody Watley & SRL Unveil Cover Art for Forthcoming New Single.

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Jody Watley & SRL The Passion Alex Di Cio Mix Art 2

 

Jody Watley & SRL unveil the cover art by Los Angeles based artist Martin Lagirdam for the forthcoming new single “The Passion” mixed by legendary Italian remix producer Alex Di Cio  expected to arrive around July 20, 2018 to various digital outlets.

“The artwork is inspired by the sacred heart. As the core of our being, with the theme of the song being a passion for living and life coming alive through the music and our connections – it felt right to have a vibrant and colorful art piece like this to represent the vibe of the song as the music, love and passion descends upon the city. The flames represent setting your soul on fire with the music and the things that make you feel alive. This cover art is something a bit more unexpected and outside the box for us this time – bold and unexpected. I became a fan of Martin’s work after following him on Instagram after he created a custom t-shirt for me. The beauty of his work in particular many themes that reflected the heart really spoke to me for this single…as well is it could be a cool statement tattoo and iconic emblem for the group usually associated with rock bands. The single has some standout guitar work by former Prince & NPG member Levi Seacer.  I’ve connected with some incredible talent through social media and Martin is one. The logo’s were created by my longtime art director and collaborator the U.K. based Ray Easmon.” – Jody Watley

 

 

 

Jody Watley & SRL. The Mood Alex Di Cio Remix Makes It’s Mark.

“The Mood” Alex Di Cio Remix became a surprise breakout hit in the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Canada as 2018 kicked off and headed into spring. Here are some of radio highlights and interviews in the journey to the top of the charts.

U.K. Soul Chart Top 2 Week Ending February 27  2018:

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We topped numerous radio charts including Solar Radio UK and Starpoint for a month!

Jody Watley and SRL The Mood Starpoint Radio Number 1

 

Jody Watley ft SRL Solar Radio UK Feb March 2018 Number 1

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Jody Watley ft SRL Number 1 Sat Experience

 

Jody Watley ft SRL Alex Di Cio 2 Sweet Rhythms Gary Spence

More!

 

 

Jody Watley SRL Jazz FM

Jody Watley SRL Paul Miller BBC

John Leech Soul Show

 

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Jody Watley SRL IndaMixWorldwide

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Jody Watley SRL Mi Soul Ala Carte The Mood

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Jody Watley ft. SRL Score Top 2 U.K. Soul Single. Waiting In Vain Most Added Two Weeks In A Row.

It’s been a fantastic month for Jody Watley as well as Jody Watley ft. SRL. “The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ Remix Topped the Solar Radio and Soul Train Radio Charts at Number One and Gary Spence Sweet Rhyhtms Chart at Number 2 after debuting at Six. We ended the month in the Number Two Position on the UK Soul Chart which is quite an achievement for us.

Jody Watley ft SRL The Mood Number 2 UK Soul Chart

Jody Watley Chats with Steve King on Starpoint Radio UK – 2/28.2018

Jody Watley “Waiting In Vain” Most Added for two weeks in a row Billboard Smooth Jazz, Most Increased  Airplay and Moves from 50 to 23 on the Smooth Jazz Chart.

 

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Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart:  #1 Most Added ; #1 Most Increased Play (+49 spins)
See link:  http://charts.bdsradio.com/bdsradiocharts/charts.aspx?formatid=8

Smooth Jazz NetworkFeedback Track
See link:  http://www.smoothjazznetwork.com/

Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart#23 (533 spins)
See link:  http://www.smoothjazznetwork.com/top-100-chart

SmoothJazz.com Chart Recap:  Most Added (8 adds); SPINcreased (+59 spins)
See link:  https://www.smoothjazz.com/charts/recap

Billboard Airplay

Smooth Jazz Network (affiliates below)

WCLK/Atlanta, GA

KUNV/Las Vegas, NV

WVST/Richmond, VA

WSBZ/Panama City, FL

WVAS/Montgomery, AL

WEIB/Springfield, MA

KJLU/Jefferson City, MO

Smooth Jazz Network Airplay

iHeart Radio – Smooth Jazz Channel
WAEG-FM North Augusta, GA
WCHD-HD2 Dayton, OH
KWDR-FM Kennewick, WA
WKSC HD-2 Chicago, IL
KDXA HD-2 Des Moines, IO
KSOF HD-2 Fresno, CA
WSRW HD-2 Grand Rapids, MI
WMAG HD-2 Greensboro, NC
WLRQ HD-2 Melbourne, FL
WUBT-HD2 Nashville, TN
WMGF-HD2 Orlando, CA
KKCW HD-2 Portland, OR
WSNE HD-2 Providence, RI
WBTJ HD-2 Richmond, VA
KFBK-HD2 Sacramento, CA
KMJM HD-2 St. Louis, MO
KODJ HD-2 Salt Lake City, UT
KISC-HD2 Spokane, WA
COOL-FM Panama
KCCB-AM Corning, AR
WVSU-FM Birmingham, AL
KKLI-FM Colorado Springs, CO
WAJD-FM Gainesville, FL
WBHQ-FM Beverly Beach, FL
WSBZ-FM Walton Beach, FL
WUCR-FM Butler, FL
WCLZ-FM Portland, ME
WRMO-FM Bangor, ME
WHFC-FM Bel Air, MD
WLDR-FM Traverse City, MI
WVLY-FM Sundbury, PA
KQXT-FM San Antonio, TX
SmoothJazzFlorida.com

Smooth Jazz Florida Plus HD
Smooth Jazz Tampa Bay
Smooth Jazz Nox Miami
Smooth Jazz Tampa
Smooth Jazz Wave Boca Raton
Smooth Jazz CD101.9 New York
Smooth Jazz Mix New York
Radio Indigo Bangalore/Goa India 99.1
Aramco Saudi Arabia
CJCV-FM Winnipeg
Boracay Beach Radio – 97.3 FM Philippines    

Specialty Show Airplay

KBEM/Minneapolis, MN

WWDM/Columbia, SC

Smooth Jazz Airplay

KRWV/Phoenix, AZ

CJazzChannel.com

WHCJ/Savannah, GA

WTCC/Springfield, MA

WRTC/Hartford, CT

WQTQ/Hartford, CT

WOWE/Flint, MI

AccuRadio.com (Smooth Jazz Chicago)

Smooth Grooves Radio/UK

SmoothJazzFlorida.com

SmoothJazz.com

WUSB/Long Island, NY
WJAB/Huntsville, AL

KOKY/Little Rock, AR

WSNC/Winston-Salem, NC

WNAA/Greensboro, NC
KUR/Reading, PA

KSHK/Kauai, HI

Smooth Jazz Top 20 Show Airplay
iHeart Radio – Smooth Jazz Channel
CD101.9 New York
KCCB 1260AM Corning, AR
KDXA HD-2 Des Moines
KKCW HD-2 Portland
KKLI 106.3 FM Colorado Springs
KODJ HD-2 Salt Lake City
KSOF HD-2 Fresno
KWDR-FM  93.5 and 102.3 Kennewick, WA
KZIZ-AM 1560 AM Seattle, WA
Radio Indigo Bangalore/Goa India 99.1
WAEG-FM 92.3 North Augusta, GA
WBHQ-HD-3 Beverly Beach, FL
WBTJ HD-2 Richmond
WCHB 1200 AM/ 99.9 FM  Detroit, MI
WCLZ 98.9 FM Portland, Maine
WHFC91.1 FM Bel Air, Maryland
WKSC HD-2 Chicago
WLDR HD-2 Traverse City, MI
WLRQ HD-2 Melbourne
WMAG HD-2 Greensboro
WMJM HD-2 St. Louis
WRMO 93.7 FM Bangor Maine
WSJF-DB  Smooth Jazz Florida
WSNE HD-2 Providence
WSRW HD-2 Grand Rapids
WUCR 107.9 FM Lake Butler, Florida
WVLY 100.9 FM Sundbury/Selinsgrove, PA
WXCT 98.3 FM Grand Rapids, MI
ARAMCO Saudi Arabia
Boracay Beach Radio-97.3 FM Philippines
CJCV 99.1 FM Winnipeg, Canada
COOL-FM Panama

 

 

Jody Watley Gary Spence Interview

Jody Watley ft SRL Sweet Rhythms Number 2

“The Mood” has already topped the Solar Radio chart at Number One and was at the Two spot on the Sweet Rhythms Chart:

A fun chat with Gary Spence – have a listen as we cover music, castles, SRL, Soul Train and more:

Jody Watley Upcoming Prime UK Radio Interviews

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Grammy Award winning artist Jody Watley and Jody Watley ft SRL member is scheduled to chat with BBC Radio Essex’s John Leech on Sunday February 18, 2018 at 6 PM British Standard Time and on Monday February 20, 2018 at 8:15 PM British Standard Time she will be talking to Gary Spence Solar Radio discussing the new hit single “The Mood” Alex Di Cio Remix featuring SRL.

The British public first came to know Jody as a member of the group Shalamar as it’s original female lead vocalist (1977-1983) with signature hits like “A Night to Remember” “Take That To The Bank” and more and in recent years as a solo artist added to her own solo hit history since her solo debut days with the Number 1 “I Want Your Love” from 2008 and the top 5 Urban Soul hit “Nightlife” in 2013, featuring original male lead Gerald Brown.

John Leech, BBC Essex — http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008b66r

Gary Spence, Solar Radio  http://www.solarradio.com/gary-spence/

Tune in!