Lyrics and vocals: Philip White Keyboards, bass, drum programming, engineering: R.J. Johnson Guitar: Marc Schaefgen Mixing: Steven Stanley, Kingston, Jamaica Mastering: Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios, NYC
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.
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.
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 Distribution by Zojak Worldwide
This is Phillipidon’s 2nd single for Music4Life. The song, Slipis 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
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.
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
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.
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
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 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:
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