Sire Recording Artists J*DaVeY Featured In MTV/Garnier Fructis’ “Breakout Artist” Competition Electro-Soul-Funk Duo Compete For MTV Performance/Rotation, Release New Song, “Mama’s Back” On iTunes

Sire Recording Artists J*DaVeY Featured In MTV/Garnier Fructis’ “Breakout Artist” Competition Electro-Soul-Funk Duo Compete For MTV Performance/Rotation, Release New Song, “Mama’s Back” On iTunes

Critical Praise for J*DaVeY:
“Freaking futuristic electro jazz, retro-soul bittersweetness, next-level hip-hop schematics, and punk-funk sleaze on a suavely savage double-disc debut, this Los Angeles duo specializes in baby-making music for 22nd century robots.” – Spin Magazine

“Davey and D’Leau have developed an utterly unique sub-genre of one within the stagnating neo-soul scene. This is perfect bedroom music, but certainly not meant to be confined behind a single closed door.” – URB Magazine

“We really love these two. We really do. They’re the bee’s knees.” MetroMixLA

“The thirst quencher needed to revitalize the current state of music has finally arrived in the form of J*DaVeY.” –

(September 17, 2009 – Brooklyn, NY) In an effort to bring back some programming power to the fans, MTV and Garnier Fructis have teamed up to encourage viewers to cast their votes for the next breakout artist on MTV. J*DaVeY, amongst four other buzz bands, have been hand-selected to participate in the “I Want My Music On MTV” contest.

The winner of this innovative promotion will perform at the 2009 MTV Woodie Awards in November and have their music added to the music network’s video rotation. Each participating voter stands the chance of winning an all-inclusive, VIP trip for two to New York City where they will attend the awards and rub shoulders along the winners of the competition.

By definition, a “breakthrough sound” must ascend the confines of cliché labels and genres. Blending and molding sounds with unusual flavor, the ultramodern duo known as J*DaVeY has managed to create an entirely new palate for both those brave enough to experience their ad hoc form of music- equal parts rock, pop, electronica, jazz-fusion and hip-hop. The release of their 2008 EP, The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of The Lost (Interdependent Media/ i L L a V 8 r) received beaming reviews in a variety of formats, and was instrumental in the decision to satiate the discriminating and ever-evolving tastes of a mass audience.

J*DaVeY will have a chance to bring their novel style to the national scene via their previously unreleased track, “Mama’s Back.” The song, co-produced by Grammy nominated producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Pink, Rufus Wainwright, Mika, Kelly Clarkson) and a co-written by American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi (Miley Cyrus, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Pink), gives out a heaping portion of the pop/rock inspired melodies with ample doses of punk and funk grooves to satisfy even the most discerning of listeners. “Mama’s Back” is currently available for purchase on iTunes

The Background:

With production ranging from the spastic, space-age drums of “Mr. Mister” to the celestial keys of “Might As Well,” The Beauty In Distortion plays with the variance and depth of a polished, full album. On The Land of the Lost, producer-extraordinaire ?uestlove and Renaissance emcee Phonte of Little Brother contribute in an equally holistic compilation of futuristic records. Throughout the 23 tracks, two constants bind the project together in a mystical fashion: the steamy vocal musings of Jack Davey and the bleeps, drums, and melodies of Brook D’Leau.

Heralded as a cross between Prince and the B-52s, J*DaVeY is in fact influenced by too many genres to count. A fusion of funk, surf, soul, hip-hop, and electronic secret sauce, the J*DaVeY EPs will satiate starving fans from all ends of the musical spectrum. Already featured everywhere from Fader to Allure to CSI: New York, Jack and Brook are prepared to smoothly swagger into the limelight with their first major release. All ears not finely tuned to the freshly paved street will ring come July. The Beauty In Distortion / The Land of the Lost EP is in stores now.

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