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DJ ENFERNO PRESENTS ULTRA DANCE 11 – RELEASES TODAY ON ULTRA RECORDS Includes Music From Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Sean Kingston, David Guetta, The Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Tiësto, Basshunter, Calvin Harris, Inna, & More

DJ ENFERNO PRESENTS ULTRA DANCE 11 – RELEASES TODAY ON ULTRA RECORDS Includes Music From Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Sean Kingston, David Guetta, The Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Tiësto, Basshunter, Calvin Harris, Inna, & More

New York, NY: Ultra Records’ highly anticipated annual release of it’s biggest dance compilation is here. Out today, DJ Enferno Presents Ultra Dance 11follows in the stellar tradition of the award winning independent labels’ ULTRA DANCE series. The double disc package includes all the biggest dance/pop hits impacting both now and 2009, an extensive collection of gold and platinum artists alongside the biggest current dance tunes from Ultra’s catalogue.

The track line-up features a cross section of music from multiple genres. Including chart topping tunes and remixes from artists such as Jay Sean with Lil Wayne on the tune ‘Down’, pop’s newest and brightest star Lady Gaga contributes a Dave Aude remix of her number one track ‘Poker Face’, Sean Kingston with ‘Fire Burning’, the Calvin Harris remix of Katy Perry’s ‘Waking Up In Vegas’ and David Guetta’s mix of Black Eyed Peas ‘Boom Boom Guetta’. Also on the 24 track release are Benny Benassi’s super hot remix of Madonna’s’Celebration’, 3OH!3’s Starstrukk, Kaskade’s addictive remix of Empire of the Sun’s ‘Walking On A Dream’. Continue the mix with Calvin Harris’ Basshunter’s ‘Every Morning’, ‘Ready For The Weekend’ and the Play & Win remix of Inna’s number one dance airplay track ‘Hot’.

Ultra Dance 11 is mixed by Madonna’s tour DJ, DJ Enferno. A relative unknown that was making waves with his groundbreaking Live Remix Project as well as taking the top prize in the 2003 DMC Championship. It all changed when he was handpicked to be a part of Madonna’s 2008 – 2009 “Sticky and Sweet World Tour.” It’s no wonder he is amongst the top ten in the DJ Times Magazine “America’s Best DJ Contest 2009.”

While rocking sold-out crowds nightly during the “Sticky and Sweet Tour,” Enferno was also called upon by Madonna to help with musical arrangements and programming. “It still blows my mind,” he says with a laugh. “I used to get a rush when a few hundred people in a club liked my work. Imagine what it’s like to see as many as 75,000 people lose their minds as the biggest star in the world performs the very remix that I helped produce.”

DJ Enferno’s huge success over the last few years has made him the obvious selection for Ultra Dance 11, available now. For DJ Enferno Ultra Dance 11 tour info, click here.

“DJ Enferno Presents Ultra Dance 11” Tracklist:

Disc 1

1. Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne – Down
2. Mariah Carey – Obsessed (Cahill Club Mix)
3. Lady Gaga- Poker Face (Dave Audé Mix)
4. Rihanna – Russian Roulette (Jump Smokers Remix)
5. Sean Kingston – Fire Burning
6. P!nk – Please Don’t Leave Me (Digital Dog Club Mix)
7. Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor (Extended Mix)
8. Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas (Calvin Harris Extended Remix)
9. The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Guetta (David Guetta’s Electro Hop Remix)
10. 3OH!3 – Starstrukk
11. Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
12. Britney Spears – Circus

Disc 2

1. Madonna – Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix)
2. Fedde le Grand ft. Mitch Crown – Let Me Be Real
3. Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Kaskade Remix)
4. Kim Sozzi – Kiss Me Back (Cry Tonight) (Extended Mix)
5. Inna – Hot (Play & Win Club Mix)
6. Jordin Sparks – S.O.S. (Let The Music Play)
7. Honorebel ft. Pitbull & Jump Smokers – Now You See It (Clean Edit)
8. Cobra Starship – Hot Mess (DJ Cirkut Remix)
9. David Guetta – Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud Extended Mix)
10. Tiësto ft. Tegan & Sara – Feel It In My Bones (Extended Mix)
11. Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend
12. Basshunter – Every Morning (Extended Mix)

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Bun B – That’s Gangsta video featuring Sean Kingston

Bun B “That’s Gangsta” video featuring Sean Kingston from “II Trill”

Directed By Mr. Boomtown.

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Hip Hop legend Bun B readies for highly anticipated sophomore solo album II Trill due on April 29th

HIP HOP LEGEND BUN B READIES FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
SOPHOMORE SOLO ALBUM “II TRILL” DUE ON APRIL 29TH

CURRENTLY ON NATIONAL PROMOTIONAL TOUR,
AWARD WINNING RAPPER TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT ZUNE

Hip Hop Legend Bun B and one half of the award winning duo UGK readies for the debut of his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, II Trill, which will be released on April 29th courtesy of Rap-A-Lot/Asylum.

Upon the heels of success with UGK’s 2007 seventh album release of the 26-song, two-CD set, UGK (Underground Kingz) which claimed the #1 spot in the country and presented the duo with two Grammy nominations for the soulful smash hit “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” featuring Outkast, Bun will finally introduce the follow-up to his critically acclaimed and Gold Certified debut solo effort, Trill which was released in 2005 and peaked at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart.

II Trill will include guest features by artists that include Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, 8 Ball and MJG, David Banner, Rick Ross, Z-Ro, Mya, Mike Jones and Slim Thug. The Houston rapper also collaborated with hitmakers Mister Lee, Scott Storch, Jazzy Phae, Bigg Tyme, Black Out Movement, Clinton Sparks, Enigma and Chops to name a few.

Currently on a national promotional tour to promote II Trill and its first single, a JR Rotem produced track titled “That’s Gangsta” featuring Sean Kingston, Bun B is partnering with Microsoft Zune on a series of promotional events and programs focused on making a more direct connection with his fans through a strong presence on the road, at retail, and on Zune digital platforms. While on the road, he will be making appearances at several Boys & Girls Clubs . Bun is also a part of Zune Social, an online music community where he is able to share his experience on the road and interact with music lovers.

Bun B tour dates are as follows (subject to change):
Feb. 29th – Fayetteville, NC @ The Palace
Mar. 1st – Richmond, VA @ High Lights
Mar. 2nd – Washington DC @ Platinum Night Club
Mar.3rd – 4th New York, NY Press/Promo
Mar. 5th – Cleveland , OH @ Boys & Girls Club and Metropolis
Mar. 6th – Indianapolis, IN @ Lilly Unit Boys & Girls Club
Mar. 7th – Detroit, MI @ Zoo Bar
Mar. 8th – Cincinnati, OH @Club Annies
Mar. 9th – 10th Chicago, @ IL Venue TBA
Mar. 12th – 13th Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
Mar. 14th – San Antonio, TX @ East Side Boys & Girls Club
Mar. 15th – Houston, TX @ Club Levels
Mar. 20th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Venue TBA
Mar. 21st – Kansas City, MO @ Venue TBA
Mar. 22nd – St. Louis, MO @ Mathews Dickey Boy & Girls Club
Mar. 26th-28th – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Mar. 29th San – Francisco, CA @ Venue TBA
Mar. 30th – Oakland, CA @ Venue TBA

ABOUT BUN B
As one half of the duo, UGK, Bun B along with his long time friend, Pimp C put the south on the map in 1988 with their first album release The Southern Way. Since then, after two decades, the Port Arthur, TX natives and award winning pair have maintained a presence in the music world with seven major label released albums, mixtapes, indie releases and cameos on numerous prominent artists’ tracks. In 2000, they made a high-profile appearance on Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin.” In 2005, Bun released his first solo album Trill. The gold-certified CD debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and peaked at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart. Bun is currently gearing up for his sophomore solo album, II Trill which will be released April 29, 2008.

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Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls video

NEW! VIDEO: Beautiful Girls

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Sean Kingston ALBUM IN STORES JULY 31 EPIC/BELUGA HEIGHTS

AUDIO BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (produced by J.R. Rotem)

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ABOUT Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston, a 17 year old native of Jamaica, is not just a new face in popular music; he’s accomplished the rare task of creating a new genre where rap, reggae, dancehall, pop, a touch of doo-wop and remarkable songwriting all combine into something totally fresh. Add in Sean’s family roots which cite Jamaican legendary producer Jack Ruby as his grandfather and reggae king Buju Banton as a close family friend and you have one of the most exciting debuts this year. And while hip-hop lyrics have sparked the biggest debate in years, Sean finds himself in the center of the controversy – but not where you might think. The teen prefers to show his creativity without using profanity.

It’s no wonder then that Sean is quickly becoming a household name with his first single “Beautiful Girls,” a song cross-pollinating on both urban and pop radio stations coast to coast. The unmistakable hit boasts the instant hook of “Stand by Me” which acts like a muse for the song produced by savant J.R. Rotem. Sean is the first signing on J.R.’s label Beluga Heights and his debut album Sean Kingston is due out on July 31 on Beluga Heights/Epic.

“I heard the track; Stand by Me,’ one night in the studio, the radio was on. I asked J.R., did anybody ever use this sample? He made the beat right there on the spot and I wrote the words down while he played it back to me. I loved the way it turned out and I think my sound is a lot different than what else is out there. It all just worked and we knew we had something special with the track. I’m also singing about something people can relate – being in love and this other person who you think is your world tells you they want to end the relationship.”

Kingston wants to make it clear that he is no cookie cutter artist that has the songs laid out for him. He comes up with 100 percent of his lyrics. Sean also understands that at 17 years old and making urban music he has a responsibility to fans, “With this album I thought it was important to not use curse words or negative slang that might offend people. I write my own songs so it’s like if I can write a great track without using those words than that’s the style for me.” Sean continues, “As an artist, my whole goal is to make powerful and classic album. I want everyone to feel my music and understand my heritage and that’s what this album will do. The music is all about the authentic Sean Kingston vibe. JR is a talented dude and a dope producer and he saw that I had something different to offer from other artists out there. Together we’re a powerful force and I’m ready to share it with the world.”

Sean talks about J.R. more like a big brother, rather than an Executive Producer of his album. Couple of years ago, Kingston started randomly hitting music industry contacts on MySpace. Although none of the A&R reps responded, Rotem emailed him back. J.R. almost had no choice. “Sean would hit me up at least three times a day!” J.R. says.

“He had a real distinct sound,” Rotem remembers. “I worked with some of the best and I don’t see why Sean can’t grow to be one of them. His potential is limitless.” Rotem invited Sean for a meeting in Los Angeles; coincidentally the young performer was already in the process of moving to California. Shortly after their initial meeting, Rotem had a flagship artist for his Epic records joint venture, Beluga Heights. For Sean, it was almost like a prophecy beginning to be fulfilled. Not only is music his love, it is in his blood. Now Kingston says he’s looking forward to making music and living out his dream.

In just a short time, Kingston has already done what few in his age bracket can accomplish – get people excited about music again. His album is shaping up to be filled with a string of hits including “Me Love,” “Got No Shorty,” “There’s Nothin'” featuring Paula DeAnda, “I Can Feel It” and “Take You There.”

Perhaps one of the most eye opening tracks is “Dry Your Eyes” where Sean visits the hardship of watching his mother and sister be sent to prison when he was just 15 years-old. He sings to his mother to not let herself be saddened that she’s away from the family and to know that they’re always there for her.

“I always had my sister and my brother,” he began to explain. “My brother was there but he was running around doing his own thing most of the time. When my mother and sister went away, it took a lot out of me. My sister went away for four months and my mom has been away for over a year. When she went away, I was like; nah man, this is too much.’ I was only 14. I missed her like crazy but I pulled through and used it as my motivation. “Dry Your Eyes” is a defining song on the album for me because it touches on something that’s very personal to me. The dope melody that’s on there makes me feel even closer to it.”

Sean has a certified hip-hop knocker on his hands with the reggae remix of “Colors” (2007) which features the legendary Vybz Kartel and the always profound Kardinal Offishall and will appear on Sean’s album as a bonus track. “Unity and representation is where Colors came from,” Kingston elaborated. “The song is about representing whatever flag that you’re loyal to – whether it is Jamaica, the States, your block etc. It’s a lifestyle record that can be a street anthem no matter where you’re from and where you at now. The reggae version came up because I knew I had to do one special for my native Jamaica. The first person I thought of was Vybz Kartel. His verse came out crazy. Then Kardinal, that’s my homie, really attacked the track.”

“In the future I want to have my own label and work on the business side,” he said. “I went to acting school when I was younger, so I want to get into that. I want to get into every aspect of the business. It took me a little while to develop and build my sound, to find out who the real Sean Kingston was. I didn’t know if I wanted to harmonize, or to rap. But I found out that I can do it all.”