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Maxine Ashley premiered the video for her R&B reimagining of Portishead’s classic “Glory Box”
A seductive elegance comes off Maxine as she begins her soul-stirring rendition of the song in a grand foyer, the black and white film underscoring the splendor and a knowing look in Maxine’s eye. As the rhythm explodes, the screen bursts into color and Maxine takes the song to a different place no one else can create. The video was directed by JL Brown. “Glory Box” is the first video from her forthcoming Mood Swings EP presented by Krucial Noise, which will be released digitally on Tuesday, September 17. The EP features production by Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and Pharrell Williams.
Bronx-born Maxine Ashley is a soulful & sassy 20-year-old misfit with a mesmerizing voice and a rebel spirit. She defies conventions with her adventurous music and style, loves the Smiths as much as Beyonce, and refuses to keep her big mouth shut! Her YouTube Channel has over 9,000,000 views of her spellbinding covers of R&B hits recorded in her bedroom. Maxine’s magnetic performances in the videos soon made fans and champions out of fellow artists like Pharrell Williams and Lil Wayne, both of whom recorded with her. Maxine has traded her bedroom for the studios of New York and London where she’s developed a cosmopolitan mix of urban pop, R&B, electronic music, and soul that is undoubtedly from New York but ready for the world. Her guest appearance on Italian DJ Alex Gaudino’s single, “I’m in Love”, for Ministry of Sound was a smash hit with radio and club DJs across Europe. She also had a track handpicked by Lanvin to soundtrack the fashion label’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
Critically acclaimed musician, Bilal is once again ready to set the music world ablaze with “Back To Love”, the first single from his highly anticipated album, “A Love Surreal.” The single gives fans a glimpse of Bilal’s unique ability to reinterpret jazz, soul, and funk for today’s audience. The album, which Bilal calls an audio art gallery or musical museum, was inspired by the surrealist paintings of Salvador Dali. Overall, the goal of the album was to create music that mirrored Dali’s art with instruments as well as discuss the many facets of love. “A Love Surreal” will feature appearances from Robert Glasper & musical trio, KING. Never one to disappoint, Bilal is set to present a musical experience with A Love Surreal that is sure to be talked about as well as praised for many years to com
Release date: Mar 11, 2013
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Detroit songstress Mozella is thrilled to announce the release of her new album The Brian Holland Sessions. Set for a July 24th release, this exciting new album was co-written by Motown legend Brian Holland – songwriter of over 25 #1 Motown songs – and co-produced by Holland along with Dave Wilder (Macy Gray & Ghostface Killah).
Mozella – who seamlessly blends her charismatic vocals and charming personality with carefully crafted pop, soul, and jazz – was a perfect compliment to Holland’s songwriting, synonymous with what is arguably considered the greatest period of American songwriting history. Holland is responsible for classic songs such as “(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave” for Martha and the Vandellas, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” for Marvin Gaye, “Baby I Need Your Loving” for the Four Tops and hit songs by The Supremes like “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.”
Check out the chemistry between Mozella, Holland and multi-instrumentalist Wilder on first track “Another You” :