Jody Watley Nightlife Official Video Dave Doyle Remix

PRESS BLAST: January 9, 2014: On the heels of her funky hit single, “Nightlife” becoming a Top 5 Urban and Top 10 Commercial Pop hit in the UK and becoming her 19th Top 20 Hot Dance Club Play on Billboard since her solo debut in 1987; dance music legend and Grammy-winning pop icon, Jody Watley continues to master her career. Jody’s individuality and style in Dance and R&B music is reflected in her newly released video to her classic dance anthem.  The “Queen of Cool” has, again, revived the good feel of music with the Dave Doyle video remix to “Nightlife” which paints a picture that evokes an uplifting emotion, with the spirit of the “nightlife” of people  loving to dance, to feel the groove, and simply have fun.

“Nightlife” was shot on location at the hottest night spot in the country, Giorgio’s (named in a recent article by The NY Times as “The City of Dancing Angels”) on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

Filmed by Steve Willis with edit and motion graphics by Ray Easmon of the UK and Produced by Ray Easmon and Jody Watley; “Nightlife” features a cameo by Andy Warhol legend Joe Dallesandro, some of Los Angeles’ top freestyle dancers including The Waackers, choreographer Roseo McCoy (Britney Spears, Usher, etc),  and famed Giorgio’s owner, Bryan Rabin recently profiled in the New York Times, and The Hollywood Reporter.

 

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

I Love The Nightlife.

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We’re just getting started with the single. An official video, limited edition vinyl, remixes by Moto Blanco and Jodie Harsh being completed as I type. Initially, I wasn’t going to do remixes because I want everything about this to be ‘classic’. That said, these will service a broader club community while maintaining the integrity of the record. Of course, remixes have always been a part of my repertoire. I’ll also be doing a bit more promotion while remaining selective. I’ve been asked if “Nightlife” is a part of an album or EP – it is a part of my forthcoming “Paradise” which will be released early 2014. All shares on your social media outlets, blogs and word of mouth mean the world. Let’s show the corporations and media know that classic quality music remains vibrant and strong  – like an artist / songwriter / producer me! Thank you.

Nightlife at Giorgio' with R&B Diva Faith Evans.

Nightlife at Giorgio’ with R&B Diva Faith Evans. Design: Ray Easmon

Photo: Christos Garkinos. Nightlife Graphic Design: Ray Easmon

Photo: Christos Garkinos. Nightlife Graphic Design: Ray Easmon

Jody Watley. Giorgio Moroder. Nightlife.

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

Getting my drag on for Giorgio’s! Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Francisca Moroder, Giorgio Moroder and Jody Watley. Photo (c): Jody Watley 2013

Francisca Moroder, Giorgio Moroder and Jody Watley. Photo (c): Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley. Christos Garkinos. Photo (c) 2013 Christos Garkinos

Jody Watley. Christos Garkinos. Photo (c) 2013 Christos Garkinos

Jody Watley. Bryan Rabon of Giorgio's. With DJ Adam Bravin on the decks. Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley via Instagram

Jody Watley. Bryan Rabin of Giorgio’s. With DJ Adam Bravin on the decks. Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley via Instagram

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey. Bananarama / Shakespeare's Sister. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey. Bananarama / Shakespeare’s Sister. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Dancing Shoes. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Dancing Shoes. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

"I'm going home now - where are my keys?!" Photo: Jody Watley (c) 2013

“I’m going home now – where are my keys?!” Photo: Jody Watley (c) 2013

Jody Watley. Photo of The Day.

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Dancing at Giorgio’s on the Sunset
Strip-glamourous “Nightlife” – classic!

“Nightlife” will be at iTunes August 20, 2013.
Support a quality – gimmick free, hype free, non-corporate independent artistry.

“It’s in the music!”