Review by Sylvie Marie & Staff
Roxanne is a Canadian singer-songwriter, performing artist, recording artist and independent music producer who pushes her creative limits off the track and onto the dancefloor. While earning her degree in music performance (classical music and opera), Roxanne began her career as a solo vocalist and as a chorister with various local music ensembles and theater companies throughout North America’s prestigious stages, including Ottawa’s National Arts Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Expanding her musical repertoire with genres including pop, rock, soul, jazz, blues, funk, disco, soca, and afrobeat, Roxanne performed as a lead and back-up singer for local and international acts. Embracing her love of world rhythms, Roxanne became the singer-songwriter, music producer, and leading woman of her reggae band, Nile Groove, and her new neo-soul band, The Roxanne Project. Her latest single, "Move You Body", perfectly caputures Roxanne's energy and appeal.
Before Roxanne asks, Are you ready?" a tatalizing and playful melodic organ synth with a syncopated rhythm paves the way for what's to come in "Move Yuh Body." The production builds upon this incredibly catchy motif as Roxanne continues to prep the scene with her sultry voice, When she finally says..."Let's go," the ride takes off and doesn't land until the very end. At this moment, the track busts open with a driving sub-base and complex beats that "get your body pumpin.'"
As the mix moves forward, the track explodes from all sides with extraordinary production work that layers the heat and lights up the night like electronic fireworks. A thin, horn like instrumentation sings through the mix like a coiling snake as the amazing Djembe percussion by Salah Adem builds up the intensity. Roxanne has a passion for world rhythm, and it shows throughout the song. "
Roxanne's vocal perforamance is silky smooth as she maneuveres her pristine sound in and around the glorious beat. Vocal layering adds to the engaging arrangement. She is simply mesmerizing.
Move Yuh Body" lives up to it's title with a vivacious track that courses through your body and gets you onto the dancefloor." This is more than a dance track - it's a slice of electronic freedom with world beats that takes your body and mind to another place and Roxanne nails this liberating vibe from beginning to end. If you are looking for a great escape, "Move Yuh Body" is one of the best dance songs of 2020.
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Roxeanne has mesmerized fans with her singles “Without You,” “Why It Gotta Hurt So Bad,” and her debut album “Uncovered” and “Insatiable” album with Nile Groove. Gaining international airplay from her original releases, and being featured on the airwaves, in interviews, on television, and in press at home and abroad including a feature in Boston-based 2015 Skope Magazine’s spring edition, CBC Radio, ICI Television, CKCU FM, CHUO FM, CFRU FM, CIUT FM, CHCR FM, CHIN FM, CJLO FM, Blast The Radio, and on satellite radio across the globe. Roxanne also ranked in the top five vocalists in the International Singer Universe “Best Vocalist Of The Month – September 2017″ Competition based in Los Angeles. Her song “Do You Mean What You Say” from her “Uncovered” album with Nile Groove was also placed in “Darkness Has Covered My Light”, a 2017 Chicago-based independent film produced by Brian Naydol from Pulp Production Films.
In June 2019, Roxanne gave fans a sound bite of her upcoming solo sound with the release of “Like Suga”, her daring 80’s synth pop debut dance-electronica solo single, creating major buzz. A tease to fans in preparation for the release of “Love Rebel”, her upcoming debut solo dance-pop album, Roxanne shared her second single “Take a Ride”, a mid-tempo electro-pop ballad filled with enthralling vocals, indelible electronic hooks, and warm undertones of smooth jazz that got listeners hitting replay. Lookout for the release of her intoxicating debut solo album "Love Rebel" coming in 2021.