Jody Watley Dancer. Live Concert Trailer

Nothing like a Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded concert — Watch!

 

 

 

 

DANCER on SoulBounce. Jody Watley Comes To Slay

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DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

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WATCH: @JodyWatley Comes To Slay In Her ‘Dancer’ Visuals http://bit.ly/WatleyDancer ‪#‎JodyWatley‬ ‪#‎RoseroInc‬ ‪#‎ShalamarReloaded‬‪#‎SRL‬

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Many thanks to Soulbounce for continuing to be supportive with my musical evolution and endeavors.

 

 

 

 

Jody Watley. The Making of Dancer.

A concept video takes an idea and focuses on that, in this instance I wanted it to be about the dancers and dance and the freedom of movement interspersed with choreography – it’s not a traditional video which is why I’m not performing the song..and why it’s not the full version of the song, rather a dub mix which suits the dance and concept.

As well – I wanted to do a raw video without fancy lighting, nothing slick and overly stylized; but in a dance studio just like the kids were taking a class or having a party for a sense of authenticity.

If you don’t know by now, I’m an artist that likes to flip the script; not in a controversial way but rather always in a way that reflects where I’m at and not being chained by expectation or past history…always forward.

 

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Watch now! For the dancer in all of us!! Here

 

 

 

 

Jody Watley ‘Dancer’ on NewNowNext

I’m not generally an artist that gets hyped on views and that sort of thing..but I must say it’s a great feeling to see how quickly ‘Dancer’ has spread throughout Facebook – with over 200,000 views in 5 days. For a veteran artist..this must be some sort of record. The thing that made me happiest as well was the mother from Australia who’s 7 year old son Ollie or as he wants to be called “Bboy Elite” saw the video…and then watched over and over leading to him wanted her to film him dancing to the music of ‘Dancer’ so I could see it (watch it on my Facebook.com/JodyWatleyOfficial). That is what the song is about, the concept of the video – lose yourself – get IN the music.

It’s pretty cool to see this feature on popular music blog NewNowNext – see what they have to say: Here 

 

Jody Watley Unveils DANCER Concept Video

The new thing..the next thing are concept video’s which are shorter for this generation. The concept in this case being all about the celebration of dance – showing the music and with the confidence this brings. Music and movement get you out of your shell. It’s been at the core of my life and this was a way to bring it all full circle and to give dancers of all ages, the kids with dreams in class…an anthem about them. It’s you – it’s me.

With Rosero McCoy’s creative collaboration, a host of enthusiastic dancers of and Q Burdette on the lens we were able to make this happen. Note the cameo appearance by my Shalamar Reloaded Shalamates Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith.

This is for the dancer in all of us. Freestyle. Werk iT!

Jody Watley. DANCER. The Video Experience.

Rosero McCoy and I had been talking about doing a dance video for a while, and I’m happy to say we finally made it happen. As he’s been doing with recent ‘concept’ dance videos (shortened video’s for a new generation) – Rosero made it all come together.

I’ve only used a lot of dancers once in a video (I Want Your Love) and it wasn’t the best experience. It’s such a gift of life to have other opportunities for a different outcome. This was magic. The energy, the kids, the parents there supporting their kids and their passion, the director Q, Nate from Shalamar Reloaded and the variety of dancers in various genres including of course waacking  – everyone who was there made it a special night in celebration of dance, diverse cultures, confidence and going for your dreams. As inspired as I was – when the video is done, it’s my desire that others will be inspired too.

There was a dancer named Dor, fresh from Israel in America to pursue his dreams of being a professional here. I met him by chance while rehearsing with Rosero, and we reeling him in..he was looking lost and had gotten the schedule wrong for a class.

There was also little Jaxton in the video working his first job – at 7, just going for it. It was an inspirational night – they are me and I am them.

Dancing is where I first found a sense of escape and confidence, it was my field of dreams..the music, the creativity.

I believe a dancer lives in all of us – the drive, the passion, the learning of confidence and the feeling you were born to shine no matter what your circumstance, passion or job is. We are all navigating. DANCER.

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Love these two little one! Tati and Tahani. This is our second time working together – I’m in awe of them.  Next generation!! Clock the hoop earrings! Photo via: Michelle McQuay/Instagram (Tati’s Mom)

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DANCER. After wrapping the video. Photo: Michele Soulchild / Instagram

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Dor from Israel and Jody Watley. DANCER. Follow your dreams!

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Nate Allen Smith from Shalamar Reloaded, The Waackers, Jody Watley and Gene Tapia. DANCER.

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Jody Watley. DANCER. Selfie (during month of December use #DonateASelfie) on Instagram meals will be donated #FeedingAmerica

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Jaxton and Jody Watley. DANCER.

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Hip hop, locking..freestyle. “Get In The Music! “Good vibes. DANCER.

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DANCER. The kids getting it in! “Clock this confidence..lose yourself..”

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Rosero McCoy (Rosero Inc) choreographer, dancer, artistic director,  Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Shalamar Reloaded. We are all have a common bond as dancers. DANCER.

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DANCER. Fan Made Video by Shawn West

I love this! ‘DANCER’ Remixed coming soon!

PARADISE. Get yours! Available at iTunes / Apple Music, Beatport, GooglePlay, Amazon and other digital outlets worldwide.

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PARADISE features the Music Week UK Top 5 Commercial Pop and Urban Single Top 20 Billboard Dance Single, ‘Nightlife’ also available ‘Remixed’

 

SHOP! Limited edition everything.  Candles, T-shirts, posters and other merchandise. New items coming for Fall 2015.

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Jody Watley. Paradise. Signed Copy Love.

From United Kingdom based interior designer Nik Ramli – a wonderful 15 second “PARADISE” tribute! It’s so awesome to see the love directly from those I made the record for – the true fans and appreciators of music, the journey, life, style, love and beyond. Anything you can do in life to inspire others is a blessing and a gift -and I’m very grateful. #itsinthemusic

Paradise Reviewed on The QHBlend Where Music Lives.

 

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In the past, an artist would send out tons of copies of promotional discs to have their album reviewed. We have not done that. This collection is all about the love, the word of mouth, the appreciators of artistry, the fans – it’s in the music! The QHBlend is one of my favorite music blogs with Quentin Harrison always shining as a true music writer who knows his subjects objectively really examining and listening to the music and covering those elements. Quentin understands music pop culture, artistic growth and never holding commercial peaks and valleys against or for his subjects – as it should be. Read his observations about “PARADISE”: Here

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