A short but very fine album from Tia Dae, a neo soul jazz artist. I Remember is a fine opener in the organic neo soul vein.
Dance Wit Me is upbeat and has received some dancefloor action in the UK. Natural High is the pick for me, midtempo, catchy, fingersnappy, badu-esque with nice jazz tinges on the sax and piano.
Quiz Called Life is more percussive, near spoken in places, different vibe where jazz meets soul. Jonezin’ and I’m Tryin’ are very moody.
It may be short but all the tracks are of a good quality.
Tracks – Nu Dae (intro) 2 I Remember 3 Dance Wit Me 4 Natural High 5 Quiz Called Life 6 Jonezin’ 7 I’m Tryin’
Links – http://www.brightvisionent.com/
Info – Tia Dae is a vivacious, energetic, Neo Soul artist/entertainer blessed with the gifts for the performing arts.
Tia realized she was multi-talented at the tender age of 5. Her grandmother would always call her out when company came over so she could be the entertainment for a while. She would have Tia do everything from impersonating people to singing one of her favorite songs.
By the time Tia reached Jr. High School, she became known for her breath taking vocals. Tia began performing in local talent shows where she met then manager William Mobley, CEO of RAD records. Through Tia’s eyes her music career began to flourish. At 15 yrs old, Tia started performing at local venues like Georgia Ave Day, Unifest, and the Black Family Reunion; and was interviewed by Laura Outerbridge, from The Washington Times, May 1993. That article appeared in the Life section of The Washington Times on May 26, 1993. By December 1993, Tia was grabbing audiences with her classic R&B vocals and personality, and was recognized with a lengthy article primarily about her in the Northern Virginia Rhythm Entertainment Guide. In 1994, Tia appeared “Center Stage” in The H.Y.P.E Magazine’s January issue, and later that year was a nominee at the 9th Annual WAMA (Washington Area Music Awards) Awards in the Urban Contemporary category with known artist such as Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Toni Braxton, and Tanya Blount. By the time Tia turned 16, she was on the road with her act. She attended the Jack the Rapper convention consecutively for two years, once in Atlanta, Ga. and then in Orlando, Fl. Tia also had the opportunity to perform live in front of thousands of on-lookers at the Six Flags Great Adventures theme park in Jackson, New Jersey.
In early 2003 after a short hiatus from performing, Tia again went full fledged in pursuit of her music and acting career. Tia landed the role of a “Mother” in the stage play written and directed by Mr. Aaron “AJ” Jackson entitled, “Winter in Washington” (2003). This role allowed Tia to both sing & act, showcasing her diverse talents as an entertainer. By 2004, Tia landed a supporting actress role as “Mrs. Jacobs” in the independent film entitled, “In One Day”, written and directed by Mr. Michael Jones; which premiered September 2006. In August 2006, Tia was named a finalist in the 93.9 FM/WKYS competition “NEXT HIT” which was judged by on air personality Jeanie Jones and Lil Wayne from Cash Money records. She began performing “Live” around mid-fall 2006 at the L Street Lounge and the Phish Tea Cafe. She also landed an extra role in the independent film featuring, Wood Harris, entitled “Jazz In the Diamond District”, set to premier fall 2007.
Tia signed her first recording deal with independent label Bright Vision Entertainment in April 2007. Her first commercial single “I’m Tryin/Natural High is in rotation on WHUR 96.3 FM, XM Satellite Radio’s Suite 62, Voices of America Radio, DMX Music, and Live 365 radio. Tia’s CD single is available now at I-Tunes, Kemp Mill Records, and BrightVisionEnt.com. Tia continues to perform live at venues around the DC Metro area and has been featured most recently in Rolling Out Magazine and The Washington Informer.