Friday, August 29, 2014

Catching Up with Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora

For those of you who don't know who those people are, they are two pop artists who are dominating radio airways right now. 
WITH THAT SAID; a song that I co wrote with Ashleigh K. and recorded with Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones, is still just 2 notches below Iggy Azaela and Rita Ora on the Billboard club/dance chart at #15!!! 
I'm catching up! 
Let's get fingers, arms, legs, and eyes crossed for a Top 10!!!! :-D

Pick your favorite mix, (mine are the wawa mix, soneec mix, and funkymovers mix), and support the movement by downloading the songs via
Thanks, Day-Lites!

Friday, July 18, 2014

INAYA NATION: Guess who has ANOTHER song released...

INAYA NATION: Guess who has ANOTHER song released...: Yup! Me. Seems everyone is releasing my songs at once. I can hardly keep up.  Thank Goodness they're from different sub-genres o...

Guess who has ANOTHER song released...

Yup! Me.

Seems everyone is releasing my songs at once. I can hardly keep up. 
Thank Goodness they're from different sub-genres of house/dance music. 

The current tune is co-written by Me and Ashleigh K.and it's produced by Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones.
SHELTER ME on Radikal Records
Listen and BUY here: :-D
SHELTER ME on Beatport. All mixes
There are so many mixes, I'm sure there's one that you likey :-D
GIve a good shout out about the one you dig! I'd love to post it.
Thanks, yawl!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Yes! It's Today! ;-) I'm stoked!

June 27, 2014 at 6:51am
TODAY is the release of INTERNATIONAL CLUBBIN' by Robin Andre, Tempamental, and Me.

We're giving a classic BLACK EYED PEAS effect.

Check out the mixes at any of the 3 links below.

We wanna hear from you! Let is know how much you LIKE it. (hehehhe)

Here's the awesome music video that Robin Andre and Erica Fabri directed. So much fun to make.
Check it out:

Reminiscent of the Black Eyed Peas, Inaya Day, Robin Andre, and Tempamental take you around the world with this track. The original mix is an energetic, hands in the air movement that entices you to sing and dance along; melding hip-hop, house, and pop: while the Lucius Lowe and G Drive mixes take you through sub-genres of pure house. 

If you feel it, come on by ICON tonight! We'll be performing this tune tonight at Midnight.

C U There!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Looking forward to hanging with you

HEY, YAWL!!!  :-)

We, (LaTeasha aka Miscie and I ), are doing the Diabetes Walk in honor of our brother, Schon Jomel aka S.J., this year on October 11th.
It would be great if you would walk with us and / or donate.
We lost Schon 5 years ago and this year, I lost my producer and friend Frankie Knuckles and our friend, songwriter-musician, Melvin Crispell.... both because of complications due to diabetes.
Be a part of the solution. CLICK BELOW (or copy and paste to browser) to join, donate, and/or spread the word.
THANK YOU soooo much! and God BLESS YOU!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou and Me

     I first met her in the early 90's, when Oprah Winfrey gave us, (the Wiz cast), a party. The first time that we conversed, (our 2nd meeting), and that I was in her presence for an extended time was at Valerie Simpson's & Nick Ashford 's house in CT. We sat around the table inside the house and listened to her speak about "what a friend is" just before she hosted the Moulin Rouge poolside show at their annual White Party.  She was dressed to the 9's... complete with wide-brimmed hat. 
     Many times after, I'd be called down to the Sugar Bar to sing because Dr Maya Angelou would be there and, (I was told), she loved to hear me sing. (gasp!!) :-o When I was in town, I'd more than gladly oblige. Once, after I sang Chain Of Fools, she grabbed my face and spoke a sort of impromptu poem about how I'd taken her to the stars and let her fall amongst the this and that with my singing. 
     I attended an event for Betty Shabazz, (Malcom X's wife), at Convent Ave Baptist Church at the request of Iyanla Vanzant. She asked me to sing STILL I RISE by Yolanda Adams just before Dr. Angelou was to speak! How awesome is THAT!?! I think God's tryna tell me something.  :-D
   I was introduced to and constantly brought into the presence of this GREAT being, by other GREAT beings.
I will NEVER forget these things. I will NEVER forget her impact on our world. God, bless the soul and the works of Dr. Angelou and may both be multiplied. She is who I aspire to be. GREAT!
Humbly submitted,
Inaya Day

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

As some of you may know, my current single, CITY LIFE, is being played in the mix every Friday on WBLS. Sometimes in the evening and sometimes late night.
Listen here:
I'd LOVE it if you would call and email WBLS with us.
WBLS Request Line
(212) 545-1075

Cynthia Smith
Assistant Program Director

Let's press to get this baby in regular rotation.
There's no regular outlet for true house music on New York Radio anymore. I think it's time to bring it back. Heck, I'm tired of hearing the radio stations playing the same artists singing the same music over and over again, aren't you? Let's get it in!  :-)
Thanking you in advance.

Inaya Day & Native Sons
ReMixes by Little Louie Vega
On Vega Records


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Future You

What if you could go into the future, say 5 years from now, and see yourself as a successful performer with an established career and fan base? How big would you like to be? What kind of shows would you be doing? 
All successful artists, business people, athletes, and others, have in their minds a developed picture of who they want to be and what they want to accomplish.
There is much that has to be learned and integrated in your skill set for onstage performance success; that’s part of all true disciplines. But there’s another part of the equation that’s often overlooked in our pursuit of success. So I’ll ask the question of you: what does success onstage look like for you? Do you see yourself accomplishing that goal, as you work on your set; as you write out your new set list integrating moments, thinking of stories to tell, etc.? 
I remember a quote from an album cover of a band that I really liked. It said, “Discipline is not an end in itself; only a means to an end.” (King Crimson-Discipline) Learning the things we teach and then practicing them until you don’t have to think about it, is the goal. But if you don’t see you doing it and all of the effort is merely “A+B=C” — then you won’t truly succeed. You have to get a “picture” in your mind and then passionately, with discipline, learn and integrate this stuff. But the cool part… when you do it that way, it’s fun! I love to rehearse. But more than that, I love to rehearse with a picture of me totally nailing the thing that I’m rehearsing! 
Go after it — but do it expecting to succeed! New Year’s resolutions that fail are often a set of DVDs or books or lists that the well-intentioned bought to lose weight or fix this or develop that. Don’t waste your money if you don’t intend to succeed. 2014 is here…now go make it your year! - 
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