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…Several years ago when singer/songwriter Ria was a student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she had a chance to perform for Melissa Etheridge at Matthews Arena in Boston at an event where the famed singer earned her doctorate from the school.
Running into Ria after Ria had done her number, Etheridge exclaimed “You rocked my world!” With the release of Ria’s self titled independent debut, it’s our turn—but, musically, the Colombian born, Miami raised performer is doing a lot more than rocking.
Her multi-faceted collection includes tracks that range from soft pop to what she calls “R&B pop with an attitude and bluesy melodies,” dance pop and, drawing on her own cultural influences and her Miami background, Latin pop. Etheridge isn’t the only major Grammy winning artist to find herself enthralled with Ria’s powerhouse voice and onstage charm. While still at Berklee, Ria opened a show in New Haven, Connecticut for jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, and later sang background and lead vocals in a show by salsa great Ruben Blades.
Ria’s intimate, inspirational ballad “Change”—which she wrote after recording the initial tracks for her album—got a lot of buzz in South Florida during the 2008 election cycle, and she was invited to perform it at a kickoff event for Hispanics for Obama in Miami, an LGBT private fundraiser, an event for Congressional candidate Annette Taddeo and various regional Latin TV shows. It was also played on Air America. Ria has performed live at numerous venues throughout South Florida including the Miami Botanical Gardens, Commodore Plaza at Coconut Grove, the Hard Rock Café in Bayside, Klutch & Passions Nightclub, Florida Marlin’s Sunlife Stadium and the Gulfstream Casino.
Her latest and most renowned performance took place at the Cruzan amphitheatre in West Palm Beach as she was selected to open for grammy winning artist and songwriter John Mayer on his last stop of The Battle Studies summer tour 2010. “Alright,” the infectious, laid back first single from Ria’s album about overcoming loss, is currently on the list of Top 20 songs being considered for performance on the 2010 Lilith Fair tour. The song has already hit the airwaves and has become very popular online, where Ria’s fan base is growing in the U.S., South America, The Caribbean, Europe and Asia. One of the few songs she has written starting on the piano, Ria wrote most of the song with a different chorus for a class assignment at Berklee—and she fleshed it out with the help of her songwriting teacher. Ria likes to mention two other tracks that offer a glimpse into the project’s exciting diversity. She wrote the Latin flavored pop tune “Queens of the Night” poolside, thinking about women just wanting to get out, have fun, and have a night to themselves. “Club Zombie” is a cleverly titled dance track featuring Ria’s soulful, Sade-ish vocal that was inspired by the “male predators” that make it their mission to sweep women off their feet; Ria winks at them as if to say, we’re wise to your game, we’re just playing along. “I’m really excited about the album finally coming out and the opportunity to play more live shows in different venues and cities,” says Ria. “It’s great to be able to show people who I am and what I am about.
As an artist, my value is based on my ability to connect to the audience, to make people feel what I am singing. If you’re making that emotional connection, you can transcend concerns about perfect technique and more importantly, create something everlasting between yourself and the fans.”
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Closing an immensely successful year, Radium Records presents a stand out release from DJ Ernst Laut – ‘we die whenever we live together’.With underground minimal music thriving in Germany, a new breed of DJ is emerging, ready to enjoy and promote the flourishing scene’s popularity. Hailing from Germany, DJ Ernst Laut is one such DJ. His debut release on Radium Records, ‘MAN EATS GIRL’, was one of the highlights of ‘Germany Underground 2013’ and won his praise from the likes of… Now, DJ Ernst Laut has sights set even higher with her first artist release on the label.Masterfully produced, ‘we die whenever we live together’ is all about the deep and dark bassline that effortlessly intertwines with a classic vocal sample. Originally a massive Germany anthem, the vocal is transformed to cater for dark & deep dance floors. This track is sure to be the highlight of any peak time or afterhours set.
***EXCLUSIV RELEASE DATE on BEATPORT : 25.04.2014***
release date: 09.05.2014 (worldwide)
1. John Doe
2. We Die Whenever We Live Together
3. Jane Doe
Yanick Asaah aka Yan Dollar was born on the 23rd January 1991 in Cameroon.
He is an international hip-hop artist, song writer, composer and co-producer, who comes up with a unique Afro-American-European cultural style deriving from his background and Journey round the globe. Inspiration derived from former neighbourhood back from Yaoundé all the way through inspirational acts from Detroit, USA like Trick daddy, Shady just to mention a few. He is presently based in Cologne, Germany where his musical career has taken another step forward. His first smash hit was ‘’Hoodstar’’ produced and shot in Frankfurt, Germany which rendered the artist very popular intriguing the attention of everybody. He was nominated artist of the week by Big FM on the Trooper New Comer Show. His mix tape was full of bangers like ‘’Who I Am’’ ‘’Sorrows’’ ‘’Never Back Down’’. Since then he has featured on a couple dance tracks. On August 31st he featured on his first official single with the British Super star DJ (Shaun Baker) – Exploding Rhythm, which was on the charts across many European countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria etc.) for more than 10weeks. Mr Yan Dollar has been working on his Album which is planned to be released sometime early 2014. This will be his first official album and he is working with some great artists and producers on it. The first Single from the Album ‘’Work it’’ produced by Vino LaVie will be dropping December 2013.
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