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A&R Factory Present: Veronica King

A beautiful product of Panamanian-American heritage, singer-songwriter Veronica King rehashes classic, soulful R&B with a silken voice that conjures nostalgic vibes, prompts good times, and ignites familiarity. Her debut single, “Ice Cream Sundae”, captures the essence of a fun-loving, teenage love affair, while simultaneously evoking the sensuality of a mature, romantic relationship. The music video for “Ice Cream Sundae” takes the story of the song a step further from the point of view of a young man taking Veronica out on several romantic outings. The visuals combined with the lyrics demonstrate how he makes her laugh, smile, experience complete bliss while they are together, and, of course, “melt like an ice cream sundae” from his expressions of love.

“Ice Cream Sundae” was conceived when a producer from Jazmine Sullivan’s last album, Reality Show, connected with King and her writing team through social media. The instrumentation stirred their imaginations to the experience of falling in love. After some dedicated writing sessions, Kingand her team were motivated to push forward with this radio-ready ballad.

Heavily influenced by the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Bob James, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson, and the late Aaliyah, Veronica King hones in on creating a unique and unforgettable sound that blends her eclectic, musical taste with Electronica and the sounds of today. Veronica is an explorer, thinker, dreamer – and her music dares to touch on love, both lost and found, passion, and life’s trying obstacles. In this way, Veronica Kingcelebrates positivity in all aspects of her life and allows her music to precede her and inspire others.

Veronica King as the Indie Queen of R&B. Stay tuned for Veronica King’s debut EP, which will be released this spring 2017.

A&R Factory Present: Rudie Edwards

British Singer Rudie Edwards Unveils Music Video For “Lover Like You.” which is a great example of what is to come from this awesome artist!

Rudie’s signature sound is fueled by sexy attitude, sly sass, and a penchant for holding nothing back, evident in her latest single “Lover Like You,” which today she reveals the official music video for. Premiered with Refinery29, “Lover Like You” is about knowing what you want from a lover and not being afraid to express it or ask for it and sees the singer dancing with reckless abandon in the midst of a disco tinged glitter party.

“The mission is to wake people up…I want to make some bloody noise that doesn’t sound like all of the other bloody noise out there.” – Rudie Edwards

After moving to London, Rudie attend the renowned BRIT School, alma mater to Adele, Amy Winehouse and Imogen Heap. By 2012, she started splitting her time between Los Angeles and London, writing for CeeLo Green,Erik Hassle, Beatrice Eli, and more.

A&R Factory Present: Liquid Monk

Oozing out of the midwest, Detroit’s Liquid Monk have an incredible new song for listeners to embrace. Their new track “On the Rocks” is an example of an impeccable attention to detail. The perfect blend of sultry vocals and a velvety bassline, palpable to the touch the track delivers a refreshing ambience in an attempt to make the listener feel as good as the melody sounds.

With breathtaking lyricism, each line is visual and engaging. Playing on the sensations that trigger imagination, this track propels audiences into another realm. Brilliantly incorporating softness to mask intrinsic animalistic tendencies, they enlist the help of Jaye Prime and Hugo Biggs to set the mood.

A nice departure from the chaos around us, simply retreat to paradise with the help of Liquid Monk.

Since forming in 2013, Liquid Monk has become a name in the Detroit music scene synonymous with instrumental virtuosity, genre bending creativity, and energetic live performances. Integrating an array of live instrumentation alongside electronics, the group has redefined how organic and electronic elements can blend to bring the excitement of a live band along with the texture and dance groove of a producer or DJ.

Their debut EP, “Yaga”, was released in 2015 and took the group into Michigan’s jam and live electronic scene. The release had a unique blend of fiery jazz fusion, lush synthesizers and pounding live electronica, which Sound and Silence described as “Chic meets Umphrey’s meets early Daft Punk on steroids”. This led to performances alongside acts like Quantic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, GOSH PITH and Aqueous at well-known clubs and festivals in Michigan including Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top Of The Park, Dally In The Alley, Metro Times Blowout, The Loving Touch, Cliff Bell’s, The Loft and many more.

In 2016, Liquid Monk continued expanding in the Detroit music community and connected with talented vocalists and rappers. With a diverse pool of lyricists, they realized a vision of merging their jazz and fusion roots with electronic music and the vocal power of pop, hip hop and R&B. The band acts as a producer showcasing the unique talents of each collaborator while also creating a sonic landscape that can only be described as Liquid Monk. Their upcoming self-titled debut LP is due out this spring.