MONTREAL, May 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - DJ Tony Okungbowa, America's favorite sidekick on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has turned likability into an art form, and has teamed up with Canada's "Mixed Tape King" Jojoflores to bring listeners a collection of 70's and 80's inspired dance tracks on A Night to Remember. Produced by Francis Cucuzzella of Canada's independent record label Unidisc Music Inc., the two disc set featuring a combined 32 singles, premiered last week on The Ellen Degeneres Show and is now available at your favorite music stores and online including, Itunes, Amazon & the Ellen Shop (Unidisc Music).
Click to Watch A Night To Remember Promo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:
A Night to Remember marks the first time that Tony Okungbowa and Jojoflores have worked together, however the two initially met in 2010 through a mutual friend. An identical passion and love for music had the two trading creative ideas and music throughout the night and a few months later Jojoflores invited Tony to play at his well-known Gotsoul party in Toronto. Following the party, the duo met with Cucuzzella who suggested using Unidisc Music's catalogue to create what would become the aptly named, A Night to Remember.
"A Night to Remember was an opportunity to deliver a DJ playlist to a wider audience, music that we would listen to ourselves," says Tony Okungbowa. "People always ask me, what kind of music do you listen to? What do you like? And this is it. This is the music I love."Jojoflores continues, "This project was a journey through the past for us musically. When we added in France Joli's "Gonna Get Over You" I was flushed with memories of growing up. It's just such a good feeling, so uplifting. I hope our listeners will enjoy the record in the same way and that it will take them on a journey of their own."
"It was the first time a regular DJ had been featured on a daytime national network television show." - The Book LA
Besides DJing on the show and soundtracking Ellen's famous dance intro, Tony is in constant demand to play at high profile events around the world, including Grammy' parties, the ESPYs, Golden Globe events, Film Foundation Honors, People Magazine Emmy Party, Paper Magazine Beautiful People LA Party, Dreamwork's The Night Before The Oscars, and many more. His love for music can also be heard through the albums he has released and collaborated on including Hollywood Sessions Vol. 1, Total Dance 2009.
Recently, Tony has his sights set both behind and in front of the camera starring in and executive producing the film Restless City, which opened on April 27th, 2012, and was an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He has the forthcoming Ma George set to be released in 2013. Under his Turntable Studios banner, Tony continues to expand his horizons as an entertainer and as a visionary. He's broken ground, charmed the world, and the best is yet to come.
Jojoflores has come a long way from his humble Montreal roots. Today, House Music's "Mixed Tape King" has achieved global reach, and is now a tireless ambassador of soulful dance music to every corner of the world.
He was Voted Best International DJ four years running by New York City's Undaground Archives. In addition to being one of the genre's most respected DJs, Jojoflores is also CEO of Gotsoul Records, founder of Jamsteady, and the infamous Therapy soirees - now enjoyed in 7 cities worldwide from Cape Town to San Francisco and Toronto. Along the way, he's found time to open up a club, own a record shop, and produce numerous records and CD compilations.
Tony Okungbowa, Jojoflores and Francis Cucuzzela are available for phone interviews. Tony is also available for in-person interviews in Los Angeles and New York, pending his taping schedule. Album launch parties will be held in New York and Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more information to be announced soon.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For further information:
to request an interview, CD, download link, or to attend one of the launches, and for all other media requests, please contact:
Unidisc Music Inc.
57-B Hymus Blvd.
Tel: (514) 697-6000
Magnum P.R. - NYC