Take It In Stride – Phillipidon

Our 4th single release from Phillipidon, Take It In Stride, reminds us that now is the time to act as we should, as stewards of our planet, even in the face of strong opposition; our duties being not only to take care of ourselves as human beings, but also the abundant animal and plant life sharing the Earth with us. The song has has two different mixes. One was done by our favorite engineer in Jamaica, Steven Stanley:

The other mix was done by Umberto Echo in Munich, Germany:

Both versions are available on Amazon & iTunes and all other streaming services as well and we thank you for supporting our work.

Production Credits: 
John Patterson: keyboards and programming
R.J. Johnson: keyboards and programming, engineering 
Josh Mouton, Kris Brown, Paul Pollini: guitars
Umberto Echo: mixing 
Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios, NYC: Mastering
Art: Fuman Studios

Phillipidon – Bounce It Up (Official Music Video)

Phillipdon’s latest single is Bounce It Up illuminates and illustrates a beautiful woman’s ability to captivate the attention of men through her tantalizing dance moves and transformative nature. The video for Bounce It Up was filmed in the Rose Town area of Kingston, Jamaica. Both, the video and single, were released on June 30, 2015.

But it here: Amazon & iTunes

Production Credits: 
Philip White: lyrics and vocals 
R.J. Johnson: keyboards, bass, drum programming, engineering 
Josh Mouton: guitar 
Steven Stanley: mixing and keyboards, Kingston, Jamaica 
Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios, NYC: Mastering 

Who Could Love Me Like That – Angel Austin

Who Could Love Me Like That is a song written and performed by Angel Austin when, after a long while, she heard “the music” again. It was shortly after meeting with local D.J., R.J. Johnson at North Austin Influencers Meetup, and being inspired by the conversation that he had with Angel and her husband, Kenneth, that this song was born. During this time, Angel also had a chance conversation with a friend from college. They hadn’t really talked in awhile, but for some reason, they connected while recounting all of the things they experienced in school; bad choices in men, promiscuity, exhibiting a great lack of self-love and self-respect, self-loathing due to being obese, and so much more. They also testified to each other about how their lives had changed; how they were no longer the sad, desperate women who longed for the approval of their fathers and who sought it out in men who weren’t good for them. As strange as it sounds, during the night after their conversation, the lyrics came to Angel. They literally woke her up in the early morning hours before dawn and the melody came. Angel grabbed her phone, sang what she heard, and emailed the lyrics and the audio to R.J. in the wee hours of the morning. R.J. took it and ran with it.

Production Credits:

Angel Austin: lyrics and vocals
R.J. Johnson: producer, keyboards, drum programming, mixing engineer, photography & graphics
Marc Schaefgen: guitar
Jimmy Blazer: bass guitar
Austin Kimble: keyboards, piano solo
Evan Hegarty: keyboards
Chris Fischer of Critical 1 Studios: mastering

Slip by Phillipidon

This is Phillipidon’s 2nd single for Music4Life. The song, Slip is about having sneaky fun with your girlfriend’s friend without letting her know, only to be caught, reprimanded and thrown out of her home, after her friend leaves.

Production Credits:
Philip White: lyrics and vocals
R.J. Johnson: keyboards, bass, drum programming, engineering
Marc Schaefgen: Guitar
Mike Franklin: background vocals
Steven Stanley: mixing, Kingston, Jamaica
Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios, NYC: Mastering

Intelligent Lady – new single from Jay Williams and Music4Life

Our new single, Intelligent Lady is out now on iTunes. This was a very exciting project as we added two crucial dub mixes, one I did and one done by Dartanyan “Green Lion” Winston from Detroit. Featured on the cover is the “intelligent lady” that inspired the song, Cindy Williams, who is Jay’s wife. You can download it here on iTunes

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Production Credits:
Jay Williams: vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, and lyrics
R.J. Johnson: drums, keyboards, photography & graphics
DJ-RJ and Green Lion: Mixing
Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios: Mastering
Melinda Quiroz with Elegance and Grace: Makeup and Hairstylist

Green Lion’s Dub
@DJRJ’s dub

Jay Williams – Can I Love You Forever

Our first single from Jay Williams is Can I Love You Forever.

Jay Williams is a veteran of the Austin music scene for more than 35 years. He has performed with The Killer Bees, and Tribal Nation and also has a full-length album called See The Light that was released in 2013.

It is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

Jay Williams: vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, and lyrics!

Production Credits:
Vocals: Jay Williams
Lyrics: Jay Williams & R.J. Johnson
Drum programming, keyboards, recording, photography: R.J. Johnson
Drum programming, keyboards, graphics: John Patterson
Guitars: Marc Schaefgen
Mixing: Steven Stanley @ Mixing Lab
Mastering: Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios

Music4Life presents Space Age Riddim

On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Music4Life released the Space Age Riddim album worldwide with various artists. It is available on iTunes & Amazon.

If you want the CD via US Mail, you can order it here:



Production Credits:
Drum programming, bass, keyboards: R.J. Johnson
Drum programming, keyboards, graphics: John Patterson
Guitars: Marc Schaefgen
Mixing: DJ-RJ, Dr. Dubbist, Steven Stanley
Mastering: Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios

Ed Robinson – Hard To Get

Ed Robinson aka “Mr. Knocking On Heaven’s Door” is back with a new single, Hard To Get from Music4Life.

Ed Robinson delivers a sweet lover’s rock tune about a woman who is playing hard to get and how his persistence will eventually pay off.

Jamaican-born Ed Robinson is a veteran of the reggae music industry for more than 20 years and has worked with Maxi Priest, Morgan Heritage, Snoop Dog, and Marcia Griffiths.

The riddim is a collaboration between John Patterson and R.J. Johnson. John and RJ met in a music personals ad in the Austin Chronicle in 1988. Both of them are entrepreneurs and musicians, John runs his watch company, Bathys Hawaii and RJ has been an on-air reggae DJ on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin since 1989 with his bi-weekly show, Reggae Evolution. Hard To Get was mixed by legendary Jamaican mixing engineer, Steven Stanley at Mixing Lab in Kingston, Jamaica and a dub mix is also included.

The new single from Music4Life & Ed Robinson is available on iTunes now to download:

http://bit.ly/HTG-iTunes

http://bit.ly/HTG-Amazon

Production Credits:
Vocals & Lyrics: Ed Robinson
Drum programming, bass, keyboards: R.J. Johnson
Drum programming, keyboards, graphics: John Patterson
Guitars: Marc Schaefgen
Horns: Tom Robinson
Mixing: Steven Stanley, Mixing Lab
Mastering: Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios
Photography: Rich Tuffini
Nuff support & guidance: Luciana Maneri, Push Broom Gang