Jody Watley and SRL’s The Passion Top 20 Best of 2018

The Jody Watley & SRL project had a productive year in 2018 with assist from remix producer Alex Di Cio’ from Italy.

“The Passion” written by and originally produced by Watley, SRL with guitar by Levi Seacer formerly of from The NPG with Prince comes in at #17 on the Poptastic Confessions 2018 Year End Chart

The Passion Official Video

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 2018 Group Of The Year.

Jody Watley and SRL Group of The Year 2018 Rnb SoulEffect TV

RnB Soul Effect Tv HONORING MUSIC GROUP Jody Watley & SRLOfficial 2018 GROUP OF THE YEAR. ACHIEVING INDEPENDENT SUCCESS SCORING TWO NUMBER #1 UK 🇬🇧 HIT’S “THE MOOD” & “THE PASSION” CONGRATULATIONS.

 

Amazing!! Thank you RnB Soul Effect TV for the recognition and thank you Steve Ripley, UK radio , Alex Di Cio’, Tom Estey everyone on our team/squad, those embracing and supporting us and the group / band / collective concept in this era — more to come in 2019.

New Jody Watley Music Celebration. UK Radio Special Podcast.

The Jody Watley “Still A Thrill” Radio Celebration from The Wayne Boucaud Show, UK Black in 3D is now available on Mixcloud as a podcast. Listen again or for the first time!

Wayne did an excellent job on curating a few classics and a host of deep cuts and collaborations beyond the commercial realm with snippets of vintage interviews sharing pearls of wisdom, goals and determination with a desire to always be me and never confined to expectations or narrow vision. You’ll enjoy the entire show..and be reminded that there is still quality music being made – soul, jazz, funk and you can still mix them up into a delicious musical brew with the classics, under the radar gems.

It’s been such a great year of music for me solo (the Top 10 Smooth Jazz ‘Waiting In Vain’ and with SRL (Soul Revolution Love), “The Passion”, “The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ mixes coming with massive UK radio support; and the announcement of my first UK Tour in over 20 years. It means the most to have it be fueled by what’s new while celebrating what’s past.

Get your groove on, and tell a friend.

Celebrating The Music Of Jody Watley

Monday 3rd Dec. 8pm-10pm [UK]  K2KRadio.com
The Wayne Boucaud Radio Show,Blackin3D 
Presents ‘Still A Thrill’ – Celebrating the music of Jody Watley.
That’s right, if your a fan you’ll know that this is a long time coming,i’ll be playing the music of the Grammy winning,Style and Music Icon,Miss Jody Watley,again,all of my own personal faves and i hope there yours too.
Also,playing music from The Eclectic Sessions,the genre spectrum from around the globe,news and comedy…
All happening right here on ‘the coolest show on the planet’.
Peace. Wayne. K2KRadio.com London/Worldwide

Just Announced. Jody Watley and SRL. Return to Melkweg Amsterdam.

Back By Popular Demand.

SHALAMAR RELOADED feat. JODY WATLEY | 20 APRIL 2019 | MELKWEG AMSTERDAM

JODY WATLEY stond in 2015 in een uitverkochte Melkweg met haar groep Shalamar Reloaded. Op 20 april 2019 mogen we ze weer verwelkomen! Dat belooft weer 1 groot feest te worden 🙂

Shalamar, de in de jaren ‘80 succesvolle Amerikaanse disco-, soul- en funkgroep, ontstond in eerste instantie uit twee achtergronddansers van het Amerikaanse soul-TV-programma “Soultrain”.

Ze behaalden enorme successen met onder andere de hits ‘Second Time Around’, ‘Night To Remember’ en ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’.

Jody Watley, leadzangeres en uber fashionista, heeft na het verlaten van de groep ook als solo artiest bewezen een enorm hitkanon te zijn – denk maar aan de nummers ‘Looking For A New Love’ en de kraker ‘Friends’.

Samen met haar groep SRL heeft zij onlangs nog een album uitgebracht en timmeren ze nog stevig aan de weg. In 2016 is Jody door Billboard uitgeroepen tot 1 van de meest succesvolle en invloedrijke dance-artiesten of all time!

Bereid je voor op een onvergetelijke soulvolle en funky dansavond, met de oude – en ook de nieuwe hits!

INFO SHALAMAR RELOADED feat. JODY WATLEY | 20 APRIL 2019

♛ Ticketlink: https://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/232267

♛ FB Event: https://www.fb.com/events/1796180073826647/

♛ Locatie: Melkweg Amsterdam

♛ Adres: Lijnbaansgracht 234a

♛ Datum: ZATERDAG 20 april 2019

♛ Deuren open: 19:00 | Aanvang concert: 20:30

♛ Prijs € 32,50 (exclusief servicekosten & lidmaatschap Melkweg )

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AGMP Announces Jody Watley UK Tour Dates for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner, 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, Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

Listed as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Female Artists and Top Dance Artists of All Time in 2018; Winner of the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, Jody Watley’s entire career has been about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts always ten steps ahead of the pack. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word – is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.

As an original member and the distinct female sound of the legendary disco soul group Shalamar singing on all of the pinnacle hits; Watley’s own definition of success centered then and now on artistic growth and freedom, not simply replicating whatever was or is hot at the moment.

After breaking from the majors and starting her own label Avitone Recordings in 1995, Watley began collaborating with a Who’s Who of visionary producers and remixers, many of whom were longtime fans and jumped at the chance to work with her: 4 Hero, King Britt, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez & Little Louie Vega, Mark de Clive Lowe, Miguel Atwood- Ferguson, Ron Trent, Moto Blanco, Bob Jones,  Soulpersona, Brian Power and Alex Di Ciò amongst others. Thanks to her non- stop touring, her global fan base remains as fervent as ever and they’ve made chart and club hits of Ms. Watley’s indie albums – Affection (1995), Flower (1998), The Saturday Night Experience (1999), Midnight Lounge (2001), and The Makeover (2006) – and her 2014 EP Paradise.

For the past five years the ever multi-tasking Jody Watley has focused on both her thriving solo career and the group project “Jody Watley & SRL.”  With musical influences that include Kaytranada, Anderson Paak, and Little Dragon, the music collective has released  chart-topping UK Soul Chart Top 3 singles “The Mood”  and “The Passion” mixed by Italy’s Alex Di Cio.

“Everything I’ve ever done has been to be distinctively Jody Watley,” says the pop icon herself, “from my first solo album through right now. Everything that I will ever do always has to be authentic to me, work that I can always be proud of first and foremost. It’s not so much about, ‘Oh, this is going to be popular,’ or ‘Oh, this is going to be a big hit.’ It’s always been so personal to me, everything that I do. And the fans can feel that. They connect with the honesty. I’m so excited to bring my show to the UK for these intimate dates – these will be my first concerts in Glasgow and Manchester – and my first full concert in the UK in almost 20 years, expect hits classic and new, deep cuts and one hell of a concert experience with my rhythm section as well as SRL.”

Jody Watley UK Dates Announcement Flyer