Sending a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at the Dauntless Media presents BE DAUNTLESS Holiday 2018: The Dauntless Records release listening party. A special thank you to our performers Aria Jay Music, Deon Raps, Justo Ontario, Clara Kent, GED Music, DJ ESteady Erin Steadman, DJ Last Call Steeve, Daeennite, IZreal Medina, DJ Tek and Dauntless Media and Dauntless Records founder Rachael Hardway.
Dauntless Media presents Dauntless Records: Be Dauntless Holiday 2018 - Volume 1! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The instant Christmas favorite includes a 4-song collection of soulful, seasonal classics blended with R&B, Hip-Hop and Trap. In under 11 minutes, this short and sweet holiday sampler will take you over the river and through the woods, swinging by the trap and landing you at grandma’s house just in time for the sweet potato pie.
This Seasonal smash pairs timeless classics such as Aria Jay’s indie-pop, synth rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas,” an original sultry, jazz number, “Winter Song” performed by Clara Kent followed by an instant R&B holiday hit, “For the Fam” by Justo Ontario. The record ends on a high note with the first ever original hip-hop holiday, trap song, “A Dauntless Records Holiday” performed by rising Hip-Hop artist, Deon. LISTEN HERE.
For track by track commentary from each of the artists, read on below.
“I chose “This Christmas” because it’s hands down my favorite Christmas song. It’s such a classic, it honestly can hold up for my at any time of year for me.” - Aria Jay
“There are two things that are big in my household, and that’s a love for music and a love for the holidays. Making this track just felt right because it’s an ode to both!” - Deon
“This song is about me reminiscing my childhood holiday nostalgia in hopes that it’ll happen again sometime. I chose to write about this because I wanted to make a song just about everyone can relate to about the past annnnd somethin ppl can bump while on their way to their loved one’s house.” - Justo Ontario
“This song was written with my mother in mind. She would play jazz records like Nat King Cole and 70s soul Christmas during the holidays. The elegance and class of the records were magical and timeless to me, so I wanted to create my own.” - Clara Kent
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