Jaz Clemente releases new single ‘Skylights’

The songwriter and producer of R&B electrogroove known as Jaz Clemente has released their latest official single, “Skylights.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Part soul, part funk, and all rhythm, “Skylights” showcases Jaz Clemente as one of the most fresh and engaging electrogroove crews of 2018. With forthcoming EPs and LPs rumored to be in the works, fans seem to have much to look forward to in Jaz Clemente.

Oakland, CA’s Jaz Clemente cites as main artistic influences Pink Floyd, Nile Rodgers, Santana, the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles. Jaz Clemente’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. There’s some Isaac Hayes in there, there’s some Curtis Mayfield in there, and yes, there’s a little Michael Jackson in there, too. With an emphasis on Motown-style vocals, disco-era guitar plucking and contemporary synth foundations, “Skylights” by Jaz Clemente has a little something for every avid electrogroove listener.

Commenting on the overall meaning of “Skylights,” Jaz Clemente says, “Skylights is waves of blue and possibilities, a hopeful promise to stick to what’s real and what’s should be, an open statement that it’s about others and me, not just one or the other, that ‘hope’s on our side.’”

Asked to describe their start in music, Jaz Clemente writes, “Many years of playing in gigging bands, wedding bands, bar bands in Tijuana, San Diego, and Oakland until the law of readiness kicked in, and I just had to stop singing other folks’ messages and start writing and sharing my take on what’s worth it.”

Jaz Clemente’s current official bio describes them as: “the electro-groove synthesis of sultry R&B, puppy jazz, and swanky ’70s disco together with fly-hi keys, dripping harmonies, and funkster guitars. Led by border-child Nemo C, Jaz Clemente songs express a love for oneself, reaching beyond comfort zones, and being a responsible planetarian.”

Skylights” by Jaz Clemente is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, electrogroove fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Skylights” by Jaz Clemente –

https://www.amazon.com/Skylights-Jaz-Clemente/dp/B07J1CWXNQ/

Jaz Clemente Official Website –

https://www.jazclemente.com/

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BL Smooth releases new R&B single ‘Insecure’ ft. BigMacBZ

The songwriter and producer of hip hop and R&B known as BL Smooth has released his latest official single, “Insecure.” In addition to the considerable talents of BL Smooth, himself, the track also features a performance by BigMacBZ. The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the BigMacBz Entertainment record label.

Smooth, soulful, and chock-full of pop hooks, “Insecure” showcases BL Smooth and BigMacBZ as one of the most intriguing hip hop collaborations of the year so far and promises that they have plenty more where that came from.

Hip hop’s BigMacBz cites as main artistic influences NWA, Eazy E, Beastie Boys, E40, RBL Posse, IMP, CBO, Brother Lynch Hung, Mr Doctor, DJ Screw, PM Dawn, Michael Jackson, AL Green, Temptations, Smokey Robinson.

BL Smooth’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on groove, back beats, urban poetry and sheer attitude, “Insecure” by BL Smooth has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Insecure,” BigMacBz writes, “This single written by BL Smooth was handed to me as a platinum level R&B track. Both of us have gone through the Insecure phase in our relationships in the past and myself married for 18 years and with Missbz for 21 yrs it really brings the thoughts that sometimes occur in an Insecure individual’s mind. But it goes a step further with the reality of nothing even taking place while one’s in that state of mind!”

Asked to describe his start in music, BigMacBz writes, “My mom and dad always went to the flea market on weekends. There was a tape stand, and in 2nd grade, they let me pick LL Cool J as my first tape, and Eazy E’s ‘Eazy Does It!’ I went straight to my room with my mom’s brush and performed concerts every day!”

Insecure” by BL Smooth feat. BigMacBz on the BigMacBz Entertainment label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Insecure” by BL Smooth –


https://www.amazon.com/Insecure-Explicit-Smooth-feat-BigMacBZ/dp/B07H15YKK7/

Yolanda Arrey releases new album ‘The Bayou’

The singer of R&B and soul known as Yolanda Arrey has released her latest LP record, “The Bayou.” It consists of 15 tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Built on grooves, blues, beats, and the clarion singing of this contemporary chanteuse from Cameroon, “The Bayou” proves Yolanda Arrey to be one of today’s most evocative singers.

Right away “The Bayou” evidences whose singing Yolanda Arrey appreciates most. She cites as her main inspirations Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday, and the Temptations. Yet her style sets her apart from these legends, letting her retain qualities and characteristics all her own.

Arrey’s sonic individuality begins at the writing stage. She clearly writes songs with a mind to create new patterns of flow and phrasing while at the same time paying strict attention to the content of her lyrics. This latter artistic principle alone puts Arrey in a select percentage of singer-songwriters, but her natural tones also single her out as a special performer in today’s burgeoning independent music scene.

“My album is about the inspiration to press on, to love, to grow and to be thankful,” writes Arrey. “It’s a collective expression of all that we feel when we are in love, both good and bad, joyful and sad. It’s an expression of strength in difficult times and the motivation to press forward in the face of unwavering challenges. Most importantly, it’s about the freedom to express how we feel at any given time without judgment.”

Arrey began her singing career at the age of seven as a songwriter. By nine she had joined several a-cappella groups in Saker Baptist College where she later attended high school in Cameroon and was lead singer-songwriter for the popular dance group, “GST.” Before relocating to the United States at 19, she would sing in many more. She participated in many bands in college, and memorized most of her school studies by making music out of her classroom lecture notes.

Writes Arrey, “I have written over 150 songs for others and for myself. It’s a good balance with my nerdy side, and it’s the one thing that keeps me going no matter what else is happening in my life. I am truly grateful for its amazing power.”

Yolanda Arrey has collaborated with pop musician Prince of Cats and appears as lead vocalist in his hit 2013 video, “When You Loved Me.” More recently she appeared on her brother Eliel Arrey’s album, “The Essentials,” singing “Your Highness.” Her new record’s title track, “The Bayou,” is co-written by the world-renowned composer, Lawrence Nachsin.

“The Bayou” by Yolanda Arrey is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“The Bayou” by Yolanda Arrey –

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/bayou-new-life-deluxe-edition/id1109874877

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F0K41Q8
Website –

http://yolandaarrey.com

http://www.facebook.com/yolandaarrey