Lady Albatross and Botshelo Moate debut “Get up and Dance”

Written by on November 14, 2017


LOS ANGELES, CA, March 31, 2017– Afer just two months in the making, Lady Albatross and Botshelo Moate are proud
to release “Get Up and Dance” – a hot, new single with a chill, classy ‘swag’. The only thing missing from this intriguing blend of classical, tribal, house, and jazz genres is a formal introduction between the musicians. They’ve never met.
“We’ve never even video-chatted or had a conversation on the phone,” said Sarah Johnson Melkeraaen (aka Lady Albatross).
Melkeraaen and Moate discovered one another through producer Mihai Sorohan (who mixed, mastered, and arranged “Get Up and Dance”. After hearing one of her vocal recordings, Moate immediately contacted Melkeraaen from his home in South Africa, and asked if she’d like to collaborate.
“We only text, send voice notes using Facebook messenger and WhatsApp.” said Melkeraaen
Despite the distance, the innovative musicians made it work through a series of phone messages. In “Get Up and Dance”, Moate brings his renown, “danceable and meditative” style as a DJ/producer to the sassy, confident and catchy compositions that have made Melkeraaen an international hit in Russia, Norway, and the United States.

The duo has also released a video for “Get Up and Dance” (produced by Tia Jai of SheTouched ). Now, Melkeraaen and Moate just have to meet.
“We both hope to share the stage together and plan to release an album together in the near future” said Melkeraaen.
Internationally-known musician and composer Sarah Johnson Melkeraaen released her debut album, Do What I Want, in 2016. She attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) for flute performance where she developed her skills as a classical and jazz performer. In 2007, Sarah graduated from LACHSA and began her studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she was awarded the Howard Shore full tuition scholarship. After graduaPng with a B.A. in Music Business and Management, she went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance in 2010 (emphasis in Doubling Woodwinds at Azusa Pacific University).
For the past six years, Sarah has been touring across the U.S., British Columbia, Russia, Estonia, Finland, and Norway. She’s also performed on various radio and television shows in Russia with Siberian Surf Rokenrol band Igor & Red Elvises, for which Sarah sings, plays keyboard, flute, tenor saxophone and alto saxophone. In 2013, she was featured as a solo jazz flautist aboard Crystal Cruises. In 2016, Sarah made guest appearances with Lothepus Band on the reality television show Fjorden Cowboys in Norway.
DJ and Producer Botshelo Moate was born on 04 April 1992, in Kanana, South Africa. His interest in music started as a young child. Now he covers a number of styles and genres, with a focus on Deep, Soulful & Tech House. Botshelo Moate also created his own hybrid of Deep, Soulful & Tech sound that’s the perfect fit for clubs, festivals, and people on the dance floor.

Botshelo has EP’s Released on Hauz Records, Dejavoo Records, Manyoma Records, Dewing Records & 2B Records. Botshelo Moate is a diverse House Music Producer, with collaboration’s including some of the influential people Ranking among the top on charts as Itunes, Beatport & Traxsource. Botshelo Moate still continues to evolve a unique voice in deep, tech, soulful & dance music with his complexity & depth.
For more information and bookings, please contact:
Sarah Johnson Melkeraaen
Botshelo Moate
+27 (78) 657-0274

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