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Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes

Iconic Tunes for Kids Sparkle With EDM Makeover

Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes

To Be Released September 22nd

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“The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine

 “The Adele of the preschool crowd.”  The New York Times

 

“In the world of children’s music, Laurie Berkner isn’t just popular, she’s an icon.”

 The Denver Post

 

NEW YORK (July 7, 2017) – Take 14 of The Laurie Berkner Band’s most beloved songs for kids, give them a modern-day twist, and remix them into electronic dance songs that all ages will adore. That’s the recipe for legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner’s new album, Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes, set for release on September 22nd

Says Laurie Berkner, “I first thought of making an Electronic Dance Music album of my songs when I realized I was getting a lot of YouTube and Twitter followers who were teenagers. They had grown up on my music and were writing comments like ‘You were my whole childhood!’ or ‘I’ve always loved your songs and still do. I’m so glad I found you on here!’ So, I started to think about ways that I could connect more with those kids.

“I had also noticed how popular EDM was with toddlers and preschoolers, as well as their parents. EDM is so infectious, it almost dares you to TRY not dancing to it! Suddenly the idea of making EDM remixes of my classic songs emerged as the perfect way to combine new music for young kids and their parents with a nostalgic gift to teens who were still fans.”

Engineered by three-time GRAMMY winner Dave Darlington, Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes presents an exciting new take on songs that have become early childhood cornerstones for an entire generation, now remixed as great dancing tunes for toddlers, tweens, teens, and beyond.  Older kids will fondly recognize the catchy songs they grew up with, like “Victor Vito,” “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” and “My Family,” while preschoolers new to Laurie’s music will have great fun boogieing to all the infectious beats.

The album features a variety of EDM styles in remixes, from the foot-stomping fun of “We Are The Dinosaurs” to the Latin-flavored “I’m Gonna Catch You,” which showcases not only Laurie’s delightful vocals but also some timely barking from Winston, Laurie’s cocker spaniel. Certified kid favorite “The Cat Came Back” even gets an irrepressible EDM makeover, topping the chart for artful creativity with the various layers of the song melting into each other and “meows” aplenty. Super popular Laurie Berkner classic songs, like “BOOTS,” “Rocketship Run,” “Drive My Car,” and “Shake Your Body Down” are also included, bringing instant nostalgia to older listeners and introducing the inimitable Berkner sweetness and radiant good humor to babies and toddlers of a new generation.

Other highlights include “I Really Love To Dance,” a terrific cultural mash up with the insistent rhythm of a 21st-century dance beat combined with the old-time music spirit of Kira Willey riffing on her fiddle, and “Monster Boogie,” a track in which the many colorful effects are like a sonic comment on Paleolithic scenes painted in broad brush strokes.  “Where Is The Cake?” gets a refreshing vocal treatment that’s fun and highly amusing, while “Telephone” is loaded with hysterically funny “telephone gags” that date from B.C. (before cell).  This is Laurie Berkner music like it’s never been heard before, framed by a cornucopia of dance style effects. Old and new fans alike will recognize and love the freshness and timeless charm of every song.

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started marketing her music twenty years ago from her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records.  She is now widely recognized as a pioneer in the “kindie” music genre and was crowned “the undisputed queen of kindie rock” by USA Today.  The Wall Street Journalnoted “Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.” 

Laurie has previously released eleven bestselling, award-winning albums, was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr., appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show, and helped develop the short-form animated musical preschool series Sing It, Laurie! on Sprout TV. Laurie has written the music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children’s musicals: Wanda’s MonsterThe Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, and Interstellar Cinderella, which will debut in November 2017. Laurie tours nationwide, performing both solo and with The Laurie Berkner Band. She has authored a number of books based on her songs, including a series of three new picture books published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. The first of these, the bestselling We Are the Dinosaurs, illustrated by Ben Clanton, was released in March 2017, and the second, Pillowland, illustrated by Camille Garoche, will be available in November and may be pre-ordered now at www.simonandschuster.com.  Watch for the third book in this series, Monster Boogie, with illustrations by Ben Clanton, in summer 2018.

Visit www.laurieberkner.com for more about The Laurie Berkner Band, including press photos and tour dates. Media assets and press photos are also available at www.razorandtiepublicity.com.

Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes will be available for download at all digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon Digital, Google Play, and more. Physical CDs will be available at all Laurie Berkner concerts and at www.laurieberkner.com.

CD Details: Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes

Release date:  September 22, 2017

For ages toddler to teen

Label:  Two Tomatoes Records; distributed by Razor & Tie

SRP: $12.98 for CD; $9.99 for digital download

Run time: 47 minutes

LAURIE BERKNER: THE DANCE REMIXES TRACK LIST:

We Are The Dinosaurs (Dance Remix)

Drive My Car (Dance Remix)

I Really Love To Dance (Dance Remix)

Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz) (Dance Remix)

Monster Boogie (Dance Remix)

Where Is The Cake? (Dance Remix)

I’m Gonna Catch You (Dance Remix)

The Cat Came Back (Dance Remix)

Telephone (Dance Remix)

BOOTS (Dance Remix)

Rocketship Run (Dance Remix)

Shake Your Body Down (Dance Remix)

BONUS: My Family (Dance Remix)

BONUS: Victor Vito (Dance Remix)

 

 

 

THE LAURIE BERKNER BAND PLAYS SUPERHERO FIRST ALBUM OF BRAND-NEW BERKNER SONGS IN 8 YEARS TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23rd

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“The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine

“The Adele of the preschool crowd.” – The New York Times

“In the world of children’s music, Laurie Berkner isn’t just popular, she’s an icon. Her earworm tunes have taken her from The Today Show to the White House.” – The Denver Post

NEW YORK (July 5, 2016) – Eight years coming, and it’s almost here! The Laurie Berkner Band, authentic superstars of kids’ music, proudly announces the September 23rd release of Superhero, the highly anticipated first full album since 2008 loaded with all-new songs by beloved children’s musician Laurie Berkner.

Jam-packed with 21 freshly composed Laurie Berkner originals plus two “bonus” tracks, Superhero is indeed the album Laurie’s fans have been waiting for. With music ranging from quiet, a cappella finger plays to get-up-and-dance full band anthems, this is Laurie Berkner at her absolute best.

Says Laurie Berkner, “I wrote Superhero thinking about many things that I found fun as a kid, and I’m so thrilled to have such wonderful guests to share that fun, including superstar crown prince of reggae, Ziggy Marley, super musical yogini Kira Willey, and our own superbassman, Brady Rymer, who gets a special slot up front in addition to his regular vocal and instrumental contributions as a member of The Laurie Berkner Band, along with bandmates Susie Lampert (keyboards and vocals) and Bobby Golden (drums, percussion, and the occasional frog sound).”

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AWARD-WINNING, BEST-SELLING CHILDREN’S RECORDING ARTIST TO RELEASE TWO-DISC ALBUM LAURIE BERKNER ‘LAURIE BERKNER’S FAVORITE CLASSIC KIDS’ SONGS’ OCTOBER 23rd

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 “The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine
“A kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow.” – Time Magazine
“One of the hippest children’s artists … Berkner’s a blast.” – Family Fun

Laurie sings the classics!

NEW YORK – Best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will release a two-disc album, Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs, on October 23rd (TwoTomatoes Records, distributed by Razor & Tie, running time 129 minutes, for ages 0 – 7, SRP $13.98/CD; $12.99 for digital download). The album includes 51 well-loved, traditional children’s songs, plus six “bonus” tracks of favorite Laurie Berkner originals.

Says Laurie Berkner, “I grew up with many of these songs, and I’m sure parents and grandparents will remember a lot of them from their own childhoods. I’m excited about sharing these classics with kids who may not have heard them before and also introducing my versions of songs that might already be family favorites. In the true folk tradition, I’ve added some of my own lyrics and my own spin to many of these traditional songs. I’ve kept a folk or rock feel for most of the numbers, with a little reggae thrown in here and there for fun!”

 

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NEW Book Deal with Simon And Schuster

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Award-Winning, Best-Selling Children’s Recording Artist Laurie Berkner To Release Six Remastered, Themed, Digital Albums June 16th

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Movement Songs – Nature Songs – Transportation Songs

“The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine

“A kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow.” – Time Magazine

“One of the hippest children’s artists … Berkner’s a blast.” – FamilyFun

Beloved children’s recording artist and preschool TV favorite Laurie Berkner will release six fully remastered, “themed,” digital albums on June 16th (Two Tomatoes Records, distributed by Razor & Tie). Titled Laurie Berkner’s Animal Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Classroom Favorites, Laurie Berkner’s Food Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Movement Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Nature Songs, and Laurie Berkner’s Transportation Songs, these albums were personally curated by Laurie to support teachers, parents, or anyone needing a song with a particular theme.

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