Pop/R&B Recording Artist Duane Howard To Release EP "Blue Light"

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) September 10, 2011 - Almost one year after winning Hot 97 Monse's Sunday Night Showcase, Duane Howard is set to independently release his first EP October 11, 2011 entitled "Blue Light" and 1st single "Gimme Your Body" in late September which deemed Duane as the new artist to look out for.

    The Hot 97 Monse's Sunday Night Showcase held November 21, 2010, was set-up similar to the very popular American Idol television series where several live performance competitions would end up with a runner up followed by one winner. The winner was to receive a meeting with E1 Records, a free music submission to Digiwax, and the opportunity to have your song professionally mixed and mastered by Tainted Blue Studios. Though E1 Records was impressed with Duane, both Duane's management and E1 agreed that Duane would need more development. "Gimme Your Body," the song that ultimately helped Duane to win the showcase, was played several times post Duane's win and several DJ's requested the mastered material. Duane's management decided to hold off on releasing the actual song.

    After quickly seeking out a powerhouse development team, the 22-year-old singer who wrote and co-produced several songs from his EP "Blue Light" is now fully ready to embark on a full fledge campaign to R&B/Pop stardom. "Blue Light" is a personal journey of melodic memoirs that signify Duane's journey to musical success. As many relate to red as stop, green to go, and yellow to slow down, a blue light represents the luminous energy and path in which only Duane follows. Though most of the songs on Duane's EP reflect a more playful and seductive Duane Howard, the title track "Blue Light" optimally reflects that in which it is titled, while vocally expressing the passion in which only true talent can possess.

    Versatile as he is talented, Duane has the ability to hypnotize people of all ages and backgrounds. His music is to be viewed as a coalescence of various experiences, times, emotions, and moods. Duane is currently in talks to sign with production and imprint label Tastemaker Music, founded by multi-platinum producer Chad Beatz. No stranger to producing hit records; Chad Beatz has produced records, singles, and remixes for: Jim Jones, Ashanti, 50 Cent, Robin Thicke, Twista, Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep, Olivia, Cassie Ventura, Tiffany Evans, Teddy Riley, Fergie, Dawn Richard, and is currently producing for and collaborating with Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Nelly, and Lupe Fiasco.

    Duane Howard's single "Gimme Your Body" is set for its official release September 20, 2011 and will be available on Itunes.

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