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    Howard Johnson #TBT

    April 24th, 2014 | Blog, PRO MOTION | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    It was 1982 when PRO MOTION founder, Brad LeBeau, was hired to promote ‘So Fine’ by Howard Johnson, written and produced by the legendary, Kashif (Whitney Houston, Kenny G, George Benson, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Stephanie Mills, Al Jarreau, B.T. Express) Not to be confused with the infamous restaurant and hotel chain of the same name, [...]

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    Ariana Grande To Perform New Single “Problem”

    April 24th, 2014 | Blog, PRO MOTION | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    Rising starlet, Ariana Grande, is keeping the momentum going after the release of her first album, ‘Yours Truly’, that debuted in 2013 at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album and spawned the vocalist’s first TOP10 single “The Way“. Ariana has already began working on her sophomore full length and ‎the songstress posted the official, [...]

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    Beyoncé Secures Back-to-Back-to-Back Billboard Gainers

    April 23rd, 2014 | Blog, PRO MOTION, Remixes | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    The queen of pop outdoes herself, yet again, as Beyoncé‘s latest remixed release secures four consecutive Billboard ‘Greatest (point) Gainer’ positions! The follow up to her chart topping ‘Blow‘, ‘Partition‘ glides effortlessly to #3* on this week’s Hot Dance Music Club Play Top 50 list courtesy of the Tom Stephan, Dave Audé, Cjay Swayne + [...]

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    JiHae’s Illusions of You.

    April 23rd, 2014 | Blog | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    As PRO MOTION enjoyed an especially artsy DJ Spooky performance at the renowned East Village, New York performance art theater La Mama, a most unexpected thing happened! In the middle of the show, an imposing, siren like figure appeared out of the darkness, and sang with a deep, powerful, smokey voice that brought to mind Chrissy Hynde [...]

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    Daft Punk is TOP 10 Again!

    April 22nd, 2014 | Blog, PRO MOTION | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    The third single from the French duo’s ‘Random Access Memories‘ full length, ‘Give Life Back To Music‘ moves into this week’s Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play Top 10.  Like prior #1* singles ‘Get Lucky‘ and ‘Lose Yourself To Dance‘ (featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers) from the same album, the international masters of EDM remain all [...]

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    Chromeo Funk’ed Up at Coachella 2014.

    April 21st, 2014 | Blog, Concert Reviews, Events, Live, Performances, Press, Video | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    Self described “The only successful Jewish/Arab partnership since the dawn of human culture”, David Macklovitch and Patrick Geyemal - better known as Dave 1 and P-Thugg of the Canadian electrofunk group Chromeo - have long been PRO MOTION favorites. Taking inspiration from influential 80′s NYC producers such as John Robie, electrofunk band, Cameo, and freestyle artists such as Noel, [...]

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    Air Supply Breaks Billboard Dance Chart

    April 21st, 2014 | Blog, PRO MOTION | PRO MOTION | 10 Comments

    The Australian love song legends enjoy their very first, Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart single this week as ‘Desert | Sea | Sky’ secures the #4 Breakout position! Remixed by The Wideboys from Great Britain, the 80′s balladeers with 37,000,000 records sold have successfully re-invented themselves for the Electronic Dance Music culture and PRO MOTION [...]

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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Rise of Beyoncé

    April 18th, 2014 | Blog | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    Beyoncé Knowles’s 8th grade class photograph. Each week at PRO MOTION, we gather round the table and talk about new artists and some of the major musicians we’ve worked with over our 30 years in business.  And, in our Flashback Friday post, we highlight one specific talent and the stories we share. PRO MOTION has [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Mapei “Don’t Wait” Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Director’s Cut Remix

    April 17th, 2014 | Blog, Exclusive, PRO MOTION, Remixes | PRO MOTION | No Comments

    Downtown Records newest addition, Mapei, has been blowing up the blogosphere and we can’t seem to get enough of her infectious new tune, “Don’t Wait”. The soulful, R&B vibes and effortless vocals, will get you hooked after one listen as this record was surely made for the lazy, hazy days of summer. Mapei recently released the remixes by Cranks and Chance The [...]

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    Mural, Festival Breathe New Life for the Late DJ Larry Levan

    April 16th, 2014 | Blog, Events, PRO MOTION | Pro Motion | No Comments

    This week, we were both surprised and delighted to find a building sized mural of the great American DJ, Larry Levan.  Larry passed away in 1992 and the painted wall stands as a testament to his influence on dance and house music in the United States and on the international scene—it’s an epic reminder that [...]

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