Thursday, November 26, 2015

Siren o’ the Times: Aussie Crooner Dioni Sings of Recent Turmoil in Greece on New “Flirting with Reality” Lyric Video

Australia’s sweet and soulful export, Dioni, has released the video for, “Flirting with Reality,” a contemplative and timely song that addresses the recent crises in Greece. According to Comic Pop Library, “Dioni has a rich voice that she uses to transport listeners back to the 1960's.” 

Compared to ’60s icons Dusty Springfield and Sandie Shaw, the renaissance woman from Sydney has traveled extensively throughout Greece, performing in ancient theatres and stadiums in support of bands such as Faithless, Soft Cell, and The Chemical Brothers. Dioni has performed as a solo artist in Australia, France, Germany, Greece, and Qatar. She has a multilingual repertoire (including seven languages) and the ability to sing in multiple genres. 

Now, with “Flirting with Reality,” Dioni discusses classic existential issues and rhetorical questions while offering insightful political commentary. According to Dioni, the song was written and composed in 2013 at the height of the crisis in Europe while she was living in Athens, Greece:  “It was intended to be an ode to the crisis. It is pitched at a number of levels: Upon listening, “Flirting with Reality” initially comes across as a lighthearted tune and invokes an overall fun vibe, but there is much more to it.” 

Dioni explains that “Flirting with Reality” is intended to speak to and for a number of different people, including herself: “On the one hand, we have people oblivious to what's going on in Greece. There are also those who are deeply affected by it and those who are just trying to make the best out of a terrible situation. On a personal level, it reflects my "ride the wave" attitude towards life and my unwillingness to accept a mundane existence.”

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jazz Soul Funk Songstress Miki Howard Live In Concert New Album Release

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Slimstyle Recording Company recently announced the release of Miki Howard’s new 14 song CD "Live In Concert/# I Choose To Be Happy". The CD, bound to thrill established fans and garner new ones is available on iTunes, Google Play and all other digital retailers and physically on Amazon and at stores nationwide.

As a highly acclaimed songstress and recording artist, Howard has previously released eight albums and is no stranger to putting out a new CD… but none have been quite like this new 14 song collection.  The positive and inspiring title song, #I Choose to Be Happy is  from the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues Collection and first single “Panther” echoes sentiment of  the title track. It is an  affirmative declaration on the power of maturity and wisdom.

Miki Howard considers this CD of live and studio material the first in a forthcoming series of mini albums entitled Miki Howard Reality Music Record Series #1. Reflecting on the release, the proud veteran states, “I am happy and excited about the Live In Concert/#I Choose To Be Happy album. There are some amazingly brilliant talents that are featured in this body of work including Too Short, David Ruffin  Jr. and a special treat, my “sun” B. Howard. I am indeed thrilled and  I am making music for the soundtrack of the times we are living in now.”

As a Grammy-nominated artist, Miki Howard represents passionate vocal artistry wrapped in a diminutive package of beauty, sass and candor. Her stunning catalog of music wide ranges wide in style – from the breezy “Come Share My Love” and the steamy funk of “Ain’t Nobody Like You” to her soul-stirring signature “Love Under New Management,” the jazzy “Imagination” and the inferno that is “That’s What Love Is” (her duet with the late, great Gerald Levert.)

The Slimstyle Recording Corp. is a multi-genre label with artists ranging from Ian Hunter to Cormega to Local H to Black Rob to Dexys (Midnight Runners). 


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