Boca Raton, Florida
A well deserved congrats are in order for Boca Raton’s uber talented Kendra Erika. The multiple Billboard Charting artist has claimed the top spot on the Billboard Dance Charts with her hit single “Self Control.”
This is Kendra Erika’s 3rd top 10 song in under two years.
“Thank you to all who respectfully vibed out to the project, who put their own spin on it, and to who moved to it so passionately. #1 is a beautiful feeling.”
Kendra Erika’s, “Self Control,” is a remake of the Laura Branigan’s 80’s dance hit. A club favorite, her spin offers a futuristic new age nuance to the dance classic. The single, produced by Grammy Award winning producer Damon Sharpe and Eric Sanicola”, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Branigan’s original club favorite.
Along with the single is a complete remix package of the song, including exclusive productions by Ralphi Rosario, Moto Blanco, and Dirty Werk.
“Laura’s original was a trailblazer in its time,” says Kendra Erika. “It was important to Damon and me that our version stand out from the deep house, dance music of today. We wanted a record that belonged to the next decade and beyond.”
Branigan’s “Self Control” famously encouraged listeners to slip into the alluring world of nightlife. As a pop artist who got her start in clubs, its message is significant to Kendra Erika. “I connect with the song’s vibe. I also believe today’s clubbers can take a lesson from the song.”
“I see too many people on the dance floor buried in their devices,” she explains. “They’re so involved with what’s going on outside the club, they forget to enjoy the moment they are in. They would be wise to heed Laura’s advice and ‘live among the creatures of the night.’”
Laura Branigan’s “Self Control” released in 1984. It peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and climbed to no. 2 on the dance chart.
“Self Control” has become one of the defining songs of the 1980s and has received a number of recorded remakes over the years. Notable covers include Ricky Martin’s in 1993 and a hit dance remake by Branigan herself in 2004, the same year of her death from an undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm.
“Its crazy to think that Laura Branigan is gone,” reflects Kendra Erika. “However, her spirit lives on as twenty-five years later, her music still lights up dance floors all over the world.”
Kendra Erika is a 3 time Top 10 Billboard Recording Artist. “Self Control” is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers, as well as through streaming on Pandora and Spotify.
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About Kendra Erika
Kendra Erika is a South Florida native singer/songwriter. Trained in classical and jazz, she draws inspiration from artists like Lana Del Rey, Solange, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, and Laura Branigan. Among her most popular club music singles are “Self Control,” currently #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart as of January 2019, “Oasis,” a song that peaked at no. 9 on Billboard’s Dance Club chart in 2016 and “Under My Skin,” a song that climbed to the no. 6 position in 2017. All were co-written and produced by Damon Sharpe.
Kendra Erika’s “Self Control” and its remixes are available now. To learn more about Kendra Erika, visit KendraErika.com.
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