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

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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 Shares A Favorite Holiday Tradition in Hip Hop Weekly

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I have so many favorite traditions that my daughter and son have over the years, from baking and decorating cookies, watching a “Charlie Brown Christmas” together and playing the CD which to us really kicks off the spirit of the season. One of our other traditions was the tree trimming party – in the spirit of “Nightlife” that’s the one I shared with Hip Hop Weekly. Christmas and the holiday season isn’t as hectic as it used to be now that my children are young adults. That said, it’s still a time for family, giving and remembering what’s most important in life — it’s really not about the gifts, although I miss Christmas mornings when my kids were little and waking up to see the presents under the tree and that half eaten cookie left for ‘Santa.’

“One of my favorite holiday traditions is to have a tree trimming party. It starts with a great music playlist which is the key to any party, along with good food. Everyone brings an ornament and hangs it on the tree. Over the years I’ve ended up with some amazing ornaments that always evoke a special feeling and a reminder of that person.”

Season’s Greetings from Jody Watley. Photo Card.

 

jodywatley_seaonsgretingsTake time to remember the reason for the season. The world was supposed to end according to some, but we’re all still here. Every day is a gift, don’t take that for granted – even if you’re having a bad day. Pay attention to the taste of your food, look at the sky, laugh loud, often and hard. Breathe deeply and feel the oxygen in your body. Avoid being unnecessarily stressed, overwhelmed and caught up in overblown commercialism and overspending. Remember that people will forget what you said, what you did – and maybe even the gift you gave – but they won’t forget how you made them feel. Spend time with the people you love and love you in return if you can. If you’re alone – don’t be blue, celebrate YOU and be your own gift and shining light.

Most of all don’t forget to spread holiday love, kindness and cheer!