Dria releases new EP ‘Turn It Up’

The singer and performer known as Dria has released her latest EP, “Turn It Up.” The track has been published on the 4-Sight Entertainment music label, originally famous for inspiring records by such popular names as Jermaine Dupree, YMCMB (Cash Money), Master P., and for beginning the career of such artists as Usher. In addition to the considerable talents of Dria, the track features performances by Lil Jose, Jeff Foxx, and M.C. A.D.E. Upbeat, full of bass and groove, and above all, powerfully fun, “Turn It Up” by Dria is one of the most intriguing new hip-hop tracks to appear in recent years.

Dria cites as main artistic influences such legends as Drake, Missy Elliot, Wale, Lauryn Hill, and M.C. A.D.E., himself, who in addition to performing on the EP also happens to be Dria’s own father, son of 4-Sight Ent. founder Billy Hines. Dria’s sound on “Turn It Up” is natural, heavy-hitting and full of youthful verve, everything fans of southern hip hop can want in a party track.

Speaking of the message of her new EP, Dria writes, “That everyone goes through life’s trials and tribulations, ups and downs, but no matter what you have been through (or maybe still going through) just know that as long as you have breath in your body, you can make your mark in life; hence, Dria can still color the world.”

This is the optimism and joyful strength with which listeners are first confronted upon hearing the record. It is lighthearted, uplifting, action-packed and explosively creative. Unlike much of the hurried and dispassionate urban productions which are pushed out the factory door today, “Turn It Up” is a modern masterpiece and reminder of the big, big sound which made hip hop a notable genre to begin with more than 30 years ago.

Particularly notable regarding the release of Dria’s “Turn It Up” is the involvement of Dria’s father, M.C. A.D.E. (M.C. Adrian Does Everything). Commonly credited as the innovator of Miami bass music, his 1985 single, “Bass Rock Express” is typically considered the first example of the popular style. Scores of Miami-bass tracks have been produced since that time, each of them borrowing from the original track by M.C. A.D.E. The sudden, unannounced resurfacing of M.C. A.D.E. has made a media ripple through hip-hop radio stations across America, giving “Turn It Up” much well-deserved attention.

“Turn It Up” by Dria is available online worldwide. Get in early, hip-hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Turn It Up” by Dria –

http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Up-Bass-Mixx-EP/dp/B00ONK1444/

 

Advertisements

About BothEyesShut

BothEyesShut is your friendly autodidact, at your service to amuse, enthuse, and offend you with a fresh, steady flow of original disinformation. He was born in Huntington Beach, CA and is currently writing his fifth novel. "In a Real World, This Would Be Happening" is his first return to non-fiction since his monthly column in Going Coastal magazine in 2001. He lives in Long Beach.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s