Monday, August 19, 2013



Verve Records has announced the release of Love To Love You Donna, a remix record celebrating the life and voice of five-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Donna Summer. A dozen highly sought after DJs and remixers have contributed a diverse and creative spin to some of the most beloved tracks in dance and pop music history. The first single is "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)," remixed by Chromeo & Oliver.  It will be followed by legendary producer Giorgio Moroder's entirely re-imagined version of "Love to Love You Baby," the classic song he recorded with Donna, released in November of 1975. Love to Love You Donna was produced by Dahlia-Ambach Caplin, the architect of the five-volume Verve Remixed series, and Randall Poster, the legendary producer and music supervisor. Posthumously, Donna Summer will be awarded The Legends of Dance award at the Promo Only Summer Sessions, Tuesday, August 13th, in Atlantic City, NJ. ~


Breakthrough singer/songwriter Yuna is set to release her forthcoming new album “Nocturnal” on Verve Records on October 29.  The new album marks Yuna’s first full-length follow-up to her critically acclaimed self-titled debut from last year. “Nocturnal” features Yuna’s distinctive blend of organic pop, R&B soul and acoustic folk while also “digging deeper into her huge bag of pop star potential” (  “Nocturnal” is a collection of eleven infectious new songs featuring the intoxicating single “Falling” produced by Robin Hannibal of the soul-pop group Rhye as well as the effervescent and uplifting track “Rescue” produced by Chris Braide.  Other album highlights include “I Wanna Go” produced by Michael Einziger of Incubus as well as the breezy “Come Back.” The album marks a new chapter for the Malaysian-born artist who is earning plenty of comparisons to female vocalists such as Feist, Adele and Norah Jones. ~


Places was recorded at Studio De LA Seine in Paris and originally released via Universal France on September 3rd, 2012 and quickly achieved critical praise across Europe, referred to as “a real wonder” by Mad and “splendid and miraculous” by Le soir. The chantueuse has followed in the footsteps of the French singers before her such as Carla Bruni, Keren Ann and Charlotte Gainsbourg to craft an array of beautiful, sweeping songs with producer Zdar (Phoenix, The Rapture, Beastie Boys).  As the daughter of international icon Jane Birkinand Jacques Doillon, and with Serge Gainsbourg as her step-father, it goes without saying that Lou was born into a creative environment. Although she originally pursued acting and modeling careers, Lou always kept music as a hobby, and even wrote many songs in English, which she refers to as her “private language.” Lou finally revealed her musical talents in the spring of 2012 with the European release of the first track on the album, “ICU.” Its haunting vocals, compelling melody and twilight ambience held the immediate promise of a bright future.The first single off the album “Devil or Angel,” an immediate classic, is an emotionally revealing song showcasing Lou’s effortless storytelling ability. The album continues to showcase Lou’s unique voice and timbre. Describing days of melancholy passing at the pace of a drum roll, “One Day After Another” is reminiscent of Patti Smith’s narrative art, while “Make A Sound’s” pop immediacy holds a reference to its writer’s “leaded wings”. Much like Cat Power, Lou Doillon is equally at home with an acoustic range (the iridescent clearing in the middle of the album: Same Old Game) and brass-backed soul (Jealousy and Questions And Answers - two visas for Memphis). These livelier tunes also heighten the depth of her startlingly flexible voice. ~ ververecords.cp,

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