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, longtime administrative assistant and best friend.
With my ‘besties’ Wallace Butts and Christos Garkinos
With longtime friend and make-up artist Kathy Jeung
Jody Watley. The Standard Hotel. 4:30 am Sept 21, 2013. Relaxed Glam.
My Saturday night at Giorgio’s was truly a night to remember. Meeting the legendary Giorgio Moroder was like a dream. Dancing to his songs and productions as a teen including one of my favorite soundtracks “Midnight Express” – “From Here to Eternity”, not to mention his groundbreaking work with Donna Summer along with his production and writing partner Pete Bellotte. He and his wife Francisca were relaxed and friendly, as Giorgio’s Bryan Rabin too me over for the introduction quickly prompting me to ask “Do you mind if we take a photo”, after hello’s were exchanged. You can say that I’m never too cool for school to be enthusiastic and show that I’m a fan of the people I admire and enjoy as well.
“It’s In The Music!”
More pics via my Instagram (JodyWatley) and Facebook.
The “Nightlife” Classic Glamour EP at iTunes – Here
Getting my drag on for Giorgio’s! Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley
Francisca Moroder, Giorgio Moroder and Jody Watley. Photo (c): Jody Watley 2013
I went out for a fabulous night of classic disco on the Sunset Strip at Giorgio’s – a modern discotheque Saturday night presented by Bryan Rabin and DJ Adam Bravin. It’s a divine feeling to let loose and dance, as Martha Graham once said “Dancing is discovery, discovery, discovery.” There is no right or wrong way – it’s just about getting inside the music. Dancing to classic soulful disco definitely reminds me of my youth but not in a nostalgic trying to recapture a moment way – simply a reminder that in the now it’s still great to be active, dress up and appreciate quality music with messages that really transcend time – they just happen to have killer grooves..and live strings, and live horns and so much more.
This spirit fall right along with the theme of my forthcoming glamourous new single “Nightlife”, which will be followed with an EP of soulful quality dance-floor gems of which I’m still deciding on a name – maybe “Paradise” because that’s where the music takes me.
Even if you can’t get out – make some time to dance, even if it’s in your own living room!
Twirling in my maxi dress the motion captured on film. Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) 2013 via Jody Watley on Instagram
Jody Watley and clothing designer John Eshaya of JET Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) 2013 via Jody Watley on Instagram
Jody Watley, Christos Garkinos and make-up artist Kathy Jeung. Photo: Jody Watley (c) 2013 via Jody Watley on Instagram
Jody Watley and Kathy Jeung. Joyous in the music at Giorgios. Photo: Jody Watley via Instagram (c) 2013
Written by Jody Watley (Jody Watley Music, BMI), Julien Aletti, Raphael Aletti (Aletti Brothers Music BMI) Produced by Count De Money for Peace Bisquit and Jody Watley.
Grammy winner Jody Watley, one of Pop/R&B and EDM’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returns with a shimmering dance floor classic inspired by both her well documented roots in disco funk soul and her love of the gilded era of dance and it’s legendary bastions of groove and fashion, from NYC’s Studio 54 to Paris’ Les Baines Douche with a sly nod to the underground dance style ‘Waacking.’ An authentic bonus are guest backing vocals from original Shalamar male lead Gerald Brown. Destined for international runways, dance floors and beyond, this party jam is irresistible from start to finish.