James Bright – Little Things

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Stumbled across this little gem that definitely deserves to be heard! Little Things is a beautifully mellow, atmospheric chillout album, produced by James Bright of Lux (aka Afterlife) and featuring the sweet angelic vocals of Rachel Lloyd. Check out these samples below and listen to the title track, “Simple Things” in its entirety:


A bit more about James Bright from his website…

James Bright is a recording artist and producer from the North West of England. He works predominantly with the genres of electronica, downbeat and chillout, but also turns his hand to deep house and balearic. He has seen many releases over the years most recently of which are released under his own name, James Bright. His work has found interest, and general release on popular labels including React (the infamous Cafe Del Mar album series), Hed Kandi and Quango. Despite other commitments in the industry he is currently working on his solo album (release TBC). James Bright was one half of the highly successful collaboration Lux. They have appeared on many compilations for names such as Cafe Del Mar, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, MCA and EMI. In addition they featured heavily on cover discs for music magazines including DJ and Muzik, not to mention countless TV programmes, adverts and websites worldwide.

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Jakki Jelene – Deep Blue Sea

Monday, September 12th, 2011

New single by Jakki Jelene, Deep Blue Sea, an infectious, upbeat, ambient house track that captures the spirit of adventure on the high seas. Available to download FREE for a limited time!

Deep Blue Sea
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

We intend to go
We intend to see
Places in our dreams
Where we long to be

It seems so out of touch
To those who have no vision
But nothing’s what it seems
There’s no certainty

Sailing high on white capped waves
Above the salty brine
We’re traveling upon the deep blue sea
Deep blue sea
Deep blue sea

We’ll close our eyes tonight
And leave behind reality
Like wings we’re taking flight
To another world

A land yet unexplored
That no one can imagine
But when we come ashore
We will surely see

Sailing high on white capped waves
Above the salty brine
We’re traveling upon the deep blue sea
Deep blue sea
Deep blue sea

Credits:
released 01 April 2011
Written by Jakki Jelene
Produced by Jakki Jelene & Jess Hanna
Photography & Art Design by Jakki Jelene

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Anji Bee – Put Some Music On

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Brand new unreleased track by Anji Bee! Laid back, jazzy nu soul with a retro flair, topped by the sultry vocals of Miss Bee. This song is part of a collaboration between Lovespirals and The Grooveblaster – who will release his own version of this song on his upcoming album, ‘Out Of The Past.’

Lyrics

Put Some Music On lyrics by Anji Bee

Put some music on
Put out the lights
Put your cares behind
We’ll have a party tonight
Put some music on
Put out the lights
Put your cares behind
We’ll have a party alright

I’ll loosen my hair
You’ll loosen your tie
Let’s loosen up
We’ll laugh and drink some wine
I’ll loosen my hair
You’ll loosen your tie
Let’s loosen up
And have a real good time tonight

Credits

From 5 Years of Chillin’ (Compilation), released 18 March 2011
Anji Bee: lyrics, vocals, arrangement, production
Ryan Lum: composition, programming, instrumentation, recording, mix, production, mastering
Robert Rich: mastering

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Jakki Jelene – Evening

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

New single by Jakki Jelene, ‘Evening’, a love song about the most glorious time of day. Available to download FREE for a limited time!

EVENING
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

When the trees are black against the evening sky
And sprays of pink and purple go floating by
The sun is setting as the moon is rising high
And all the world is tucked away warm inside
But there is one girl, in a dream world
Who is just beginning to feel alive

Evening sky you write my name
Your brief existence fuels my life
And when it’s time for you to fade
I stand in awe of your beauty
(your beauty amazes me)

Proof of God’s existence could not be more clear
The wonders of the Universe in the atmosphere
Stars that twinkle soft against the darkening blue
Are witness to a miracle that’s always made new
Inspiration for every nation
Canvas cannot capture this perfect view

Evening sky you write my name
Your brief existence fuels my life
And when it’s time for you to fade
I stand in awe of your beauty

Credits:
released 01 March 2011
Written & Produced by Jakki Jelene
Photography by Kristin Small
Art Direction by Jakki Jelene

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Longing For Orpheus – Broken Down

Friday, February 25th, 2011

From The Artist:

Meredith Ruduski, the singer and co-writer of “Broken Down,” is a coloratura soprano…that is to say, a classically trained vocalist. I had the good fortune to be cast alongside her in a light opera a couple of years ago, around the same time I decided to try taking Longing for Orpheus in an Ambient Pop direction. I found myself pleasantly distracted in rehearsal after rehearsal by the pure, ethereal quality of her voice, so I asked her if she had any interest in non-classical music, and if she would be interested in collaborating on a song. Fortunately, she was.

Lyrics

All alone with the rain falling from my eyes
The stars shine clear and cold against the wet velvet sky
And as they fall to earth I try to understand why
A kiss from your lips should make me cry

Broken down, I’m broken down again
Featherlight in my dreams
Permeated with memories
Of your perfume, your sweet scent
Why did you leave me here
Broken down again

As I step outside myself, and watch the waters rise
I start to wonder what is real and what is my disguise
If I had the chance, would I still want to know why
I am bound to the earth as I watch you fly

I need you to breathe
I need you to see
I am lost within the space
Between reality and dreams

Credits

Released 20 February 2011
Derek Smootz – Synths and programming
Meredith Ruduski – Vocals

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Jakki Jelene – Human, After All

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Check out Jakki Jelene’s new single, ‘Human, After All’, an electropop delight!
Available to download FREE for a limited time!

 

HUMAN, AFTER ALL
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

I must confess that I struggle now and then
And you will find that I’m not as I appear
I keep my cool because I know what I must do
Collect myself or end up like a fool

I must confess when you’re near me I’m alive
I fall apart when I see you look my way
But you never seem to see beyond these walls
Or realize how I want your love

I may seem strong, but inside I’m weak
Like a child who doesn’t know the way
And I do my best to show good face
But I must confess that I’m human after all

I’m warm inside when you return my smile
You fascinate and tantalize this heart
You seem so strong but you’re only human too
Do I stand a chance to break down your resolve?

I may seem strong, but inside I’m weak
Like a child who doesn’t know the way
And I do my best to show good face
But I must confess that I’m human after all

Desire is a thing that can overcome your consciousness
And all the logical things you know to do
You find yourself aware of things you wouldn’t normally mind
No longer in control of what you knew to be true

I may seem strong, but inside I’m weak
Like a child who doesn’t know the way
And I do my best to show good face
But I must confess that I’m human after all

Credits:
released 01 February 2011
Written & Produced by Jakki Jelene
Graphic Design by Jakki Jelene

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Featured Angel: Becky Jean Williams

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Late Night Alumni: Ryan Raddon, Becky Jean Williams, John Hancock, Finn Bjarnson.

Finn Bjarnson stumbled upon Becky Jean Williams in the summer of 2003. “I had just been given a local Christmas CD that I had produced a couple tracks for,” Finn recalls, “and as I was listening through the tracks, there she was! Her beautiful voice and style immediately struck me.” A couple of phone calls later and they were in the studio together for the first time. “I had worked up this song called ‘Empty Streets’ and wanted to try her voice out on it…” Finn continues, “and it took off from there!”

Finn had already been working in the studio with Ryan Raddon (aka Kaskade), and soon Finn, Ryan, and Becky formed Late Night Alumni. In 2004, Hed Kandi made an offer to license and release a full length Late Night Alumni album. “At that point,” Finn says, “I knew the band was not ready. We were missing an element.” That missing element turned out to be John Hancock; a talented local producer with whom Finn had been trying to “find an excuse” to work with for years. The band was complete and hard at work at the debut Late Night Alumni album; mixing electronic and organic elements for a unique brand of chill that is easily distinguishable in today’s down tempo house music scene.

“Empty Streets” came out in September of 2005. Around the same time, Hed Kandi was bought out by Ministry of Sound and the album got shelved. However, despite the label not working the album it soon grew into an underground classic. All around the world die-hard fans who supported “Empty Streets” spread the word of Late Night Alumni.

The single also entitled “Empty Streets” received massive support in both the clubs and on the radio getting Top Ten Radio Play in the UK and US, and reaching #1 in Spain. “Empty Streets” has also been licensed to commercials including a spot for the Toyota IQ. Plus, more than a dozen of the world’s biggest dance compilations have licensed the track, and it remains the most popular and downloaded song on Tietso’s “In Search Of Sunrise” compilation.

Finally, four years later, Late Night Alumni is releasing its sophomore album. “Of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Etc.” picks up were “Empty Streets” left off. Signed to Ultra Records, Late Night Alumni is poised to get its music out to a larger audience and to reconnect with those who have already fallen in love with their ethereal brand of house music.

Check out Late Night Alumni’s latest release:
Haunted

More On Late Night Alumni:
Website | Facebook | Twitter (Band) | Twitter (Becky)

Late Night Alumni – Haunted

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Late Night Alumni’s 3rd album, ‘Haunted’, is now available to purchase! Above is one of the glorious tracks from the album, titled ‘Epilogue’, featuring Becky Jean Williams. ‘Haunted’ was released as a digital download on February 8, 2011. During the recording process, the group hoped to create a different dynamic by physically working together through most of the process rather then being isolated and using electronic communication methods to collaborate. The name of the album was inspired by ideas of being haunted by nostalgia and memories from the past while dealing with change in the present, although the old character of the undisclosed location in Salt Lake City where they recorded may have also influenced the title. –Wikipedia

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