'Turn It Up' single available JAN.15,2010 on masterbeat.com - Worldwide digital release FEB.15,2010
To put it simply, Mandi Seekings is a dancefloor diva with enormous pop sensibility. While taking influence from classic pop acts like Madonna, Michael Jackson, George Michael and Mariah Carey, Mandi is also the consummate electronica enthusiast and, in her own words, enjoys writing “catchy fun songs you can sing along with and get stuck in your head, with dirty beats” reminiscent of sexy club superstars Kylie Minogue and Luciana. With a confident, charismatic voice and irresistible energy, Mandi understands what it takes to write and deliver both universally accessible lyrics and the perfect electro-pop hook.
Mandi began singing R&B/pop songs while living in Hawaii. In 2005 and 2006, she flew between Maui and California to write and record her debut album with producer Michael Van Blum, who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Anastacia and Kelly Clarkson. That album was released in Hawaii in 2006; its songs received rotation on local radio stations, with an associated music video airing on OC16 – Hawaii’s own MTV channel, and a 2007 nomination for R&B Album of the Year at the Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards (aka the Hawaiian Grammys).
In 2008, Mandi was poised and driven to take the mainland by storm. She moved to Los Angeles and began exploring and writing new types of music that would set her apart from the oversaturated commercial mainstream. Mandi writes, “I wanted to work with people who I could really relate to, and I wanted to make the kind of music I listened to myself”, which now included underground sensations such as Bassnectar, Stanton Warriors and Nero. In June 2009, Mandi met accomplished SoCal DJ/remixer/producer/songwriter Amaya, and the pair immediately clicked and collaborated to produce fresh, original, dance-oriented material which appears on Mandi’s current album Turn It Up. Mandi’s title-track single, which features the work of DJ Amaya and producer Noah + The Man, was recently picked up and is now being promoted by up-and-coming dance record label Revision Records. That single will be featured in early 2010 on the front page of the esteemed www.masterbeat.com
website, which presently spotlights just-released offerings from Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Blake Lewis, Dirty Vegas, and a wealth of prominent cutting-edge DJs and electronic artists.