The new Jody Watley Dance/Remix EP has arrived, just in time for the holidays, and a ‘must-have’ in your playlist!
Watley recently dropped a special collection of Alex Di Ciò Dance/Club remixes to the surprise of her fans under the umbrella of her very own Avitone Recordings label imprint. Alex Di Ciò is a world-renowned producer and remixer.
When asked about the creative process behind her latest project, ‘Renderings,” Watley says, “One of the definitions of a rendering is an interpretation or translation of art that’s what I thought about as I listened to Alex’s mixes that he was inspired to do on songs from my critically acclaimed “The Makeover’ and ‘Midnight Lounge’ electronic soul fused projects. I recognize that not everyone is up on everything I’ve done and quality music can be freshly discovered for the first time, especially in the digital age. All of the curated selections are danceable with meaningful lyrics from the empowering “A Beautiful Life”, the thought-provoking “Clouds”, the relationship angst of “More”, the uplifting “Whenever” and the poignancy of “Not A Single Day” it’s a well-round mini collection.”
Following up on recent critically acclaimed releases, The Healing, and the Top 5 UK Soul release, Winter Nights EP, Jody Watley brings on Renderings EP – The Alex Di Ciò Remixes, a collection of uplifting songs penned by Watley and longtime collaborator Rodney Lee.
The iconic singer, songwriter, producer, and respected entrepreneur 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 standard that is now everybody’s playbook.
This month, she is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of her solo debut blockbuster single, “Looking for a New Love”. The platinum-selling single was nominated for American Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards to name a few.
The success was on a global scale becoming a hit in many countries beyond the USA, including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Japan, and beyond.
Watley’s debut album produced three top-ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100: “Some Kind of Lover,” large Grammy Nominated, “Looking for a New Love” and “Don’t You Want Me,” 4 Top 10 R&B Singles including “Still A Thrill: All Top 10 Hot Club Play” Singles countless nominations and subsequently garnering the Best New Artist Grammy and becoming an instant influential style template for many.
“Renderings,” the mini collection of dance mixes is now available on all digital platforms.