BILLBOARD DANCE ARTIST OF THE DECADE PAYS HOMAGE TO DONNA SUMMER, WITH JAZZ VERSION OF DISCO CLASSIC, “ON THE RADIO” NEW YORK, NY – Named one of Billboard’s top three dance artists of the decade, Kristine W’s latest release pays homage to her musical hero, Donna Summer. “On the Radio”, the third single from Kristine’s Straight Up with a Twist album (distributed through Fly Again Music) presents the first jazz recording of Summer’s classic disco track. The dreamy and intimate, lounge-ready arrangement, cut live in the studio with Kristine and her band, has already been added to fifteen smooth jazz stations across America including KTSU in Houston, KIHT in St Louis, KORL in Honolulu, and WTCC in Massachusetts. It is available now, in time for the holidays, through over 400 digital outlets, including i-tunes. “I have been a huge fan of Donna Summer since I was little girl,” says Kristine W. “I remember the first time I heard ‘On The Radio’, thinking this song is gonna be a hit because it was about how anything is possible. I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. What is more romantic than finding your lost love
Kristine W’s “On the Radio” has a funky Latin feel to it. The disco beats and musical accompaniment are stripped, allowing the spiritually moving lyrics to take center stage. Kristine’s passionate vocals take the song to a new romantic depth. Kristine W is a fourth generation entertainer hailing from Pasco, Washington. After winning the title of Miss Washington and placing first in the talent competition at the Miss America pageant, Kristine went on to pursue her educational and musical dreams in Las Vegas, where she found success headlining her own show at the Las Vegas Hilton, winning several 'Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year' awards and being officially sanctioned as the entertainer who performed more live shows at the Las Vegas Hilton than any other performer in its history - including Elvis. The award led to June 28th being officially sanctioned Kristine W day in the state of Nevada.
She went on to record 16 number one Billboard dance hits, tying Mariah Carey for most consecutive number one club play hits. Her latest dance album, The Power of Music, released in the summer of 2009, yielded seven consecutive #1 Billboard Dance hits Last year, Kristine W released her first jazz album, a double-CD, Straight Up with a Twist. “On the Radio” is the third release from the album. “My new jazz projects are exciting because they allows me to be heard during the chilled moments in life,” says Kristine. “Music is supposed to take people on a journey, and that’s exactly what I’m creating on Straight Up with a Twist. This was a fun project to work on, and my favorite moments were when I was with my collaborators, throwing everything on the table, working on new arrangements and figuring out how to make that journey amazing for my fans. My audience has been so supportive of my music. I want to be in the mix for them anyway I can. I am blessed to be living my dream.” Fly Again Music is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of dance, pop and jazz culture. For more information on Kristine W and her new single, “On the Radio”, visit http://kristinew.com.
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Published on May 26, 2012