Lanita – listen to your heartbeat. Glass Mansions – electropop you can’t forget

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North Carolina-born, LA-based singer/songwriter Lanita Smith grew up singing in the family church. That experience helped her to decide that music would be her life and career — and the rest is history. She went from performing locally to being featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live in under 3 years!  Lanita was handpicked by legendary producer Don Was as the winner of Guitar Center’s Singer  Songwriter 4. She has gone on to  work with award-winning artists and producers such as Colbie Caillat, Jessica Sanchez, and Teddy Riley.  Lanita also co-founded Little Monarch with Casey Kalmenson and Don Was produced her debut EP Listen to Your Heartbeat.. In 2016, Lanita was accepted into the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy and the 2016 Grammy Next Program. Lanita just released her long anticipated album, Remember Me 

Glass Mansions is the Electropop Duo from South Carolina composed of vocalist Jayna Doyle and bassist/keyboard player Blake Arambula.  Originally a trio formerly known as Death of Paris, the band changed its name after the November 15 terrorist attacks in that city and stripped down to the charismatic and sultry voice of Doyle and Blake’s heavy synths and  tight, dance-friendly rhythms influenced by modern and 90s pop.  The result is music that is propulsive and elastic, with bubbly pop melodies, lush electronic beds of sound and intelligent, intimate lyrics. They are currently on a national tour promoting their new EP Ritual, taking them from coast to coast with stops in between.  Their San Francisco concert – a city they had not played at before – was sold out.

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