Veteran DJ Josh One releases new single and video ‘Further’ feat. Eighty

The DJ known around the world as Josh One has released his latest single, “Further,” feat. Eighty. Like all Josh One’s recent material, the track has been proudly published on the Boomnote Music independent record label without the influence of the corporate music industry. An accompanying instrumental version has also been released. A blend of beats, bass, and some of the most clarion vocals ever to grace an electronica record, “Further” by Josh One feat. Eighty deserves the praise and attention of music lovers everywhere.

Long Beach, CA’s Josh One cites as main influences Portishead, a Tribe Called Quest, the Roots, and

DJ Shadow. Imagining a cross between these comes very close to the Josh One sound, a sound that is far more than simply ‘good.’ A veteran of the turntables since 1990, DJ Josh One has shared the stage with Mos Def, the Wu-Tang Clan, a Tribe Called Quest, Sean Paul, the Roots, Kelis, J Dilla, the Black Eyed Peas, Cypress Hill, Gangstarr, Anthony Hamilton, and many, many more. He has performed live in England, Germany, most American states and elsewhere.

Singer and songwriter Eighty is perhaps best known for her 2014 LP album, “Escape to Mount Cyanide,” but digital music shelves are well-stocked with her singles and music videos. Once signed to the Chime label as the lead vocalist and founder of Jupiter Rising, Eighty is now respected and loved as a solo artist for her precise, natural singing, thought-provoking lyrics and frequent creative collaborations.

“Further” is far from the only notable collab between Josh One and Eighty. 2013 saw Eighty as the featured vocalist on Josh One’s “First,” as well as Josh One as Eighty’s featured DJ on her well-received “Universal” single. Solidifying the duo as an artistic force, they worked side-by-side to create a highly stylized version of the seasonal carol, “We Three Kings.” “Further” represents the most recent example that Josh One’s beat-heavy, groove-based tone and Eighty’s confident, elegant vocals are undeniable compliments to one another.

Fans of Josh One have reason to celebrate this release of “Further” beyond the beauty of the track, itself. According to the Boomnote Music label, “Further” is the first glimpse of an impending Josh One full-length album, currently untitled, which is expected to drop relatively soon.

Audiophiles can expect Josh One and Eighty to deliver in every sonic way with “Further” (and should seek out their other singles by all means, too). “Further” has been published with an official music video, link provided below.

“Further” by Josh One feat. Eighty is available online worldwide. Get in early, electronica fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Further” by Josh One feat. Eighty –
http://radi.al/JoshOneFurtherSingle

Link to Official Video –

https://youtu.be/07Qsnyxw4MQ
Website –

www.boomnotemusic.com

Josh One releases new single ‘Wrong Way’ feat. Shana Halligan on Plug Research Records

The songwriter, DJ and producer of digital music known as Josh One has released his latest single, “Wrong Way,” featuring Shana Halligan of Bitter:Sweet. The track, dropping October 14th, has been published on the Plug Research Records music label, which sports such popular acts as Boom Clap Bachelors, Coultrain, and Mwahaha. Dark, jazzy, and unstoppably stylish, “Wrong Way” by Josh One is an electronica anthem sure to snare fans of every music genre.

 

Josh One cites as main artistic inspirations the Beatles, A Tribe Called Quest, James Brown, and Portishead. Of these, the last seems to have influenced “Wrong Way” most. However, as a veteran DJ/producer, Josh One has gained a reputation for making records that are derivative of exactly no one. Asked to describe any themes his new single may have in store for listeners, he says the message is, “That music does not have to be genre specific.”

 

Neither is his artistic aim without a corresponding methodology. Original tracks by Josh One develop through a homegrown system of inventiveness on the part of various talented performers and individual imaginations.

 

“I write, produce, program and arrange the music,” writes Josh One. “I also collaborate and write with brilliant musicians to obtain a live sound nobody else can create, and my vocalists usually write their own lyrics.”

 

As a result, “Wrong Way” sounds like the ghost of Billie Holiday hardwired to a circuit board. A classy, cool and haunting ballad, it is as cross-cultural as it is timeless. To describe its timbre as fresh and unique understates the importance of such rogue and unexpected tones in contemporary music.

 

The need for new sounds is particularly dire in today’s electronic music category, which has been increasingly plagued by “press-play” DJs since the explosion of EDM fueled by the dubstep fad. Unlike these doppelganger singles intended to bait a specifically targeted audience, “Wrong Way” can mesmerize fans of Skrillex and Ella Fitzgerald equally well.

 

Josh One first topped the charts in Europe with his #1 hit, “Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix)” in 2001. His remixes of tracks like “Po’ Folks” by Nappy Roots and “Out of My League” by Fitz and the Tantrums have kept him in the spotlight for more than a decade. His music has been a staple of popular television programs like “CSI New York,” “CSI Miami” and “CSI Vegas,” and also appears in advertisements for Acura and Microsoft. It has been featured on MTV, VH1, ESPN and HBO. Prior to his 2006 Grammy nomination for “Miss Me,” Josh One founded the Boomnote Music label, which has published titles by such artists as Goapele, Blu, Ta’Raach, Uncle Imani (the Pharcyde), Lili De La Mora, Poet Name Life (Black Eyed Peas), Lateef the Truthspeaker (Latyrx), Beat Ventriloquists, Rosey, Julie Walehwa (Contemplation) and Repeater.

 

Providing clarion, crystalline vocals on “Wrong Way” is Shana Halligan of Los Angeles’ Bitter:Sweet. Bitter:Sweet has been listed on iTunes’ Top 10, and released one of KCRW radio’s “Top 5 Most Requested CDs” in 2006. Their music has appeared on such television programs as “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Moonlight,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Smallville,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Bitter:Sweet have also placed songs in advertisements for “Samantha Who?,” Zune and Victoria’s Secret, and have been singled out on MSN’s front-page feature, “Ones to Watch.”

 

Shana Halligan released her first solo EP, “Paper Butterfly,” in 2011, which peaked on the iTunes charts at #3.

 

“Wrong Way” by Josh One featuring Shana Halligan is available online worldwide beginning 14 October 2014. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Wrong Way” by Josh One feat. Shana Halligan at iTunes –

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wrong-way-feat.-shana-halligan/id924078785

 

Plug Research Records official Soundcloud –

 

https://soundcloud.com/plugresearch-music/josh-one-wrong-way-feat-shana-halligan
Website –

www.boomnotemusic.com