Includes tracks by Nile Rodgers (CHIC), David Bowie, George Michael, Elton John, Chaka Khan, Seal, The Weeknd, Inaya Day, Britney Spears, Crystal Waters, Daft Punk, Dolly Parton and more, plus Ultra Naté classics ‘Free’, ‘It’s Over Now’, ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ and new single ‘Supernatural’
Heralded AIDS and humanitarian charity organization Red Hot has chosen legendary singer / songwriter / DJ / producer Ultra Naté as inaugural curator of their new Pandora—hosted playlist series ‘Red Hot Mode’, LIVE now across the goliath streaming network.
The series, which celebrates Red Hot’s 30 years’ of global charity work, will see a host of stars handpick tracks that carry key meaning for them. It follows on from the 2021 double LP release of ‘Red Hot + Free’ which featured selects from Billy Porter, Sam Sparro, SOFI TUKKER & Amadou & Mariam, Louis The Child and Foster The People, Allie X, Tituss Burgess and Amanda Lepore alongside a sensational re-record and re-working of Ultra Naté’s peerless classic ‘Free (Live Your Life)’ by Felix Da Housecat & Chris Trucher.
For this first installation of ‘Red Hot Artist Mode’, Ultra digs into a rich vault of music, choosing songs from her own discography, as well as favorites by other artists that have remained constant companions throughout her life’s journey. Gifting listeners the backstory behind just a few of them across the hour-long episode, this is a rare and unique opportunity for music fans to hear the iconic performer speak personally about the music that matters to her.
Ultra reveals, “Partnering with Red Hot to continue the work in the fight against HIV/AIDS has been tremendous all these years. The catalog of music released by the organization is second to none and has set dance floors on fire for the last three decades. Now having the opportunity to host and curate music I love, for “Club Culture” on Pandora is such a huge sweetener on top! This is an important moment for me as well, as I am also celebrating 30+ years in dance music. I can’t wait for people to share this journey through music with me. There are quite a few unexpected goodies in there as well! So strap in and buckle up! “
Red Hot’s Media Partnership Director Kate Sweltz exclaims, “Pandora is over the moon to stream Red Hot’s first Artist takeover! Red Hot is also proud to have Ultra Naté spearhead our content partnership with SiriusXM and Pandora. Ultra’s stories about Red Hot & the LGBTQ community, dance club culture history, and her own artist journey are excellent! The playlist grooves from start to finish.“ She adds,“This is the perfect party ‘mode’ off the back of a pandemic. Ultra Naté’s famed “Free” is having a resurgence as an anthem for a new start. She is right at home here and as a featured artist on Red Hot & Free! – an album meant to help listeners dance their way through these unprecedented times.”
‘Red Hot Artist Mode’ streams on Pandora’s Club Culture channel.
Visit Ultra Naté LIVE on Club Culture
ABOUT RED HOT
Red Hot is a U.S. based 501(c)3 not for profit production company whose mission is in promoting public health and diversity through equal access to care.
Red Hot was started in 1989 by Leigh Blake and John Carlin as a response to the devastation wrought by AIDS on a generation of New York artists and intellectuals. Rather than look outside the community for help, Red Hot solicited the time and talent of prominent artists to create Red Hot + Blue: a multimedia project combining music, videos, fashion, art and design in a tribute to the American songwriter Cole Porter. Red Hot + Blue sold over 1 million copies worldwide, and raised millions of dollars for AIDS charities such as AmFAR and ACT UP. Success spawned a series of albums and videos featuring a range of musical styles including Hip Hop, Dance, Latin, Country, Rock, and Brazilian as well as continuing to pay tribute to great songwriters such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Tom Jobim, Fela Kuti, Arthur Russell and the Grateful Dead.
Visit RedHot.org for more information.
ABOUT ULTRA NATÉ
American singer/songwriter/DJ/producer and music legend Ultra Naté has long been adored by electronic, dance and pop fans since the early 90’s. Ultra is celebrating her 30th year in the game having debuted on the scene in 1989 with the deep house classic ‘It’s Over Now’ and her revered 1990 album, ‘Blue Notes In the Basement’ album which spawned the hits ‘Rejoicing’, ‘Deeper Love’, ‘Scandal’, and ‘Is It Love?’. Ultra was one of the first house music artists signed to a major label deal when she inked with Warners UK.
Three decades on with massive crowd stompers such as ‘Twisted’, ‘Automatic’, ‘Desire’, ‘Unconditional’, ‘New Kind Of Medicine’, ‘Found A Cure’, ‘How Long (Ultra Flava)’ and the Top 10 ‘If You Could Read My Mind’, Ultra Naté is currently wrapping production on her 10th album and a handful of exciting new and unexpected collaborations. Throughout Ultra’s career her sound has embraced a variety of genres including house, soul, disco, electro pop, R&B, hiphop and rock. She’s collaborated with a wide array of revered artists such as: The Basement Boys, Nellee Hooper, D-Influence, Mood II Swing, Nona Hendryx, Lenny Kravitz, Frankie Knuckles, N’Dea Davenport, DJ Class, NERVO, Todd Terry, David Morales, Michele Williams (of Destiny’s Child), 4 Hero, Deee-lite, Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez, Morgan Page, Quentin Harris and others.
Ultra Naté’s career is one steeped in timeless classics and impressive accolades of which also include an IMDA for ‘Best Dance Solo Artist’. She is honored to be considered an icon of the Dance and LGBTQI communities worldwide.
Ultra Naté was named one of Billboard Magazine’s ‘Greatest of All Time’ Top Dance Artists (#12) along with having three entries in the music industry bible’s respective ‘Greatest Of All Time’ Top 10 Dance Club Songs. This Summer Ultra Naté was the only top charting female when her classic ‘Free’ made the coveted Top 10 Best Ibiza Anthems of All Time list from Tomorrowland’s One World Radio. Last year during unprecedented World Pride celebrations Ultra Naté’s ‘Free’ was universally named one of the Top Pride anthems of all time. A newly re-recorded and curated remix selection of Ultra’s seminal, ’97 platinum-selling #1 smash, ‘Free’ are currently in rotation and being independently released via BluFIre/Peace Bisquit featuring collaborations with KDA, Fracture, Ibitaly & Gregor Salto, Wendel Patrick and more! Recent single releases by MNEK, Ty Dolla $ign, Claptone and Headie One have sampled Ultra and kept the perennial hit and the music of your original ‘party girl’ continuing to bring the party right back to you.
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