Sheila Brody, better known as Amuka, is a dance music legend. The diva was discovered by the Godfather of Funk George Clinton and was added to “The Brides of Funkenstein” as a full-time member.
Brody has worked with a wide range of artists such as Rick James; John Mellencamp; the P-Funk All-Stars; Bootsy Collins; the late Peter Rauhofer; and Public Enemy.
Under her stage name Amuka, She has had six top 10 hits on Billboard including “Craving,” “U Ain’t That Good, “My Man,” “I Want More (Cling On To Me),” “Destination (We Are The Ones), and “My Man.” Amuka also hit Number One with the smash hit “Appreciate Me.”
Rolling Stone Magazine named “Never Buy Texas a Cowboy,” in which Amuka sang lead vocals, one of the “all-time coolest albums.”
On June 14, 2019, Amuka has teamed up for her latest project with Robert Cotnoir, better known as Grapefruit Sound Lab, for the single “Don’t Fall For It,” which has been released on Howe Records.
The new single is the first from the upcoming long-awaited Grapefruit Sound LP set to be released later this year entitled “Eight Days Across America.”
Grapefruit Sound Lab, a New York Native producer/songwriter, has been musically influenced by electro, freestyle, rock, and house.
When not making music, he works behind the scenes and has a successful career as an award-winning Hollywood motion picture editor of music.
“Don’t Fall For It,” the collaborations between Grapefruit Sound Lab and Amuka is a funky house song recorded at United Sound Systems the same studio where Aretha Franklin and Eurythmics recorded their anthem “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves,” and mastered at Abbey Road Studio.
The new single is a song of empowerment and was inspired by personal events. “Don’t Fall For It” tells the listener to break free from those who try to bring them down and embrace respect and love for each other.
Grapefruit Sound Lab is thrilled to be working with Amuka on the first of three singles to be released in 2019. Look for music to fill dance-floors throughout 2019.
Written by Barbara Sobel
Featured and Top Image Courtesy of Sobel Promotions – Used With Permission