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Published on December 1st, 2018 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Jordan Barone – Up Tonight

Staten Island-based contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop recording artist Jordan Barone today released his second single, “Up Tonight,” an invigorating track that melds R&B, hip-hop, and pop. “Up Tonight” is the second single from Jordan Barone’s upcoming EP. The track’s pulsing bassline and dynamic synths are a perfect compliment to Jordan’s smooth and confident vocals as he woos a potential love interest during a night out.

“Up Tonight” explores what happens when you challenge conventions and leave the party for an uplifting experience. Jordan, a gentleman suitor, assures his love interest that he isn’t like other guys and wants quality time over a surface-level conversation. He wants to lift the interaction to the next level and find a meaningful connection in an increasingly superficial world.

The contemporary trap ballad was produced by Jordan and is supported in the chorus by VR, a fellow Staten Island artist and past collaborator. Jordan Barone recorded “Up Tonight,” at Red Planet Studios in Staten Island, New York, where he is also based.

Hip-Hop and the music business have been a part of Barone’s life since he was 10 years old. He used to sit in on his older brother, Stefan Barone’s studio sessions in their home recording studio, as well as Stefan’s street team’s promotional meetings. This instilled in him a desire to record, and Jordan gained knowledge on basic audio engineering. Jordan was also learning classical piano and learning to write his own music. He would eventually collaborate with Stefan to form Red Planet Records, LLC.

Jordan Barone boasts a long-played history of experience in all aspects of the music industry. He enrolled at the School of Audio Engineering and was awarded a fellowship with Mix With The Masters. He was an apprentice to Young Guru (engineer to Jay-Z and Beyonce) at Studio La Fabrique in Saint Remy, France. Jordan has also worked at BlastOff Productions as an audio engineer, working with notable artists such as such as A Boogie, PnB Rock, Kehlani, Tory Lanez, Rico Nasty, Raury and more. In addition to writing, recording, and producing, Jordan now acts as Chief Engineer of Red Planet Studios in Staten Island.

Jordan was awarded a DCA (Department of Cultural Affairs) Premier Grant through Staten Island Arts in 2017, towards his debut EP release. The project delivers listeners to NYC late nights, devoid relationships, lost lovers, early A.M. ferry rides and city life. Whether serenading you with his fingers latched to the piano or taking you through space with synthesizer-infused production, Jordan Barone encapsulates his late nights in the city, ferrying the experience back to the forgotten borough.

Jordan Barone’s EP is expected to release early 2019.

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