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Spread the Love: The Making Of and then some…

               Right, so that song I did with Kenny Chesney, “Spread the Love,” got optioned for a music video. Naturally, the shoot took place down in the birthplace of reggae, Jamaica, particularly Kingston, where the legendary Tuff Gong studios sprouted its roots. Obviously, it wasn’t all work, but when you do what you love, when is it ever all work.
                For those of you, who don’t follow me on Instagram (@ElanAtias), I posted a few of the pics I took during my time down in Kingston. You might recognize a few faces and places. If you don’t, all good, I’ll curate with a caption or two here and there.

From wherever you come, in Jamaica, you are always welcome

Day One in Kingston: Wailer legends Seeco Pep & Fams Barrett with Kenny Chesney

Behind the scenes and behind the boards at the legendary Tuff Gong studio

 

One of the shots from the "Spread the Love" Video

I saw Jah Cure burn up the stage at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records store

Coincidentally, Mexico played Jamaica in World Cup qualifying. I got a snap with Chicharito



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“Nothing Without You” Featured on The Real World: Portland

Look, ma?! I’m on MTV! You might have heard something familiar playing in the background of last night’s episode of Real World Portland. My song “Nothing Without You” was a featured song and now it is available for FREE download on MTV. Go download it and the other equally free tunes by clicking the link.



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Spread the Love: A Fund for Boston

In light of the violence that befell the good people in Boston, Kenny Chesney has agreed to donate proceeds from his single “Spread the Love” (ft. yours truly and the Wailers) to the Spread the Love: A Fund for Boston campaign. The money will go towards paying for prosthetics and post-acute care needed by Boston Marathon bombing victims. It was a pleasure just working alongside Kenny, but this just adds a a whole other depth to the power of music. When asked why he was doing what he was doing, he cooly said:

“Music can be healing. When you’re at your lowest, it can inspire – the way these athletes, their friends, family and the city of Boston inspire me. I want to give back to the ones who need it, but also to heal all of us a little bit. So, spread the love.”

Irie, no? Doing good deeds doesn’t just benefit others, it also rewards the person doing the good deed. There’s definitely too much for-self going on in the world today. We should all strive for a little less self and more selfless. Alright, that’s enough out of me. It’s starting to feel like an episode of Doogie Howser. Spread the love and buy the track on iTunes and you can listen to it on Spotify.



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Kenny Chesney’s “Spread the Love” ft. Elan Atias and The Wailers

I had the pleasure of collab’ing with an artist, who has been recognized across the music board as the undisputed “King of the Road” over the past decade. That puts him ahead of Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Rolling Stones and Madonna. Crazy, right?!

Well, me, Kenny, and the Wailers got together on this irie joint called “Spread the Love.” It’s more reggae than it is country, but Kenny Chesney killed it. I can’t wait for the masses to get wind of it. Check it out on iTunes below and pay that forward to a friend. Just click the pic:



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The Lions Den: “You’re The One That I Want”

Here’s the latest from the Lions Den, or my sukkah rather. It’s a dedication. My good friend, Ronen, who just tied the proverbial knot, asked me to cover Olivia Newton John’s “You’re The One That I Want” as a dedication to his beautiful wife, Lindsey. You know me. I do anything for love. So without further ado, you got me on vocals and the talented young blood, Elijah on guitar. Hope you enjoy:

 



Elan Live at The Roxy Theater

October 20th: Live from The Roxy Theater

That there is a flyer I put together for my upcoming performance at The Roxy Theater on October 20th. I know I haven’t  been too talkative on the blog, but rest assured, my silence stems from being quite the busy bee. Between raising a family and working on my next album as well as a few side projects, my schedule’s been booked pretty solid lately. I’m still doing my thing though. If you are in the Los Angeles area, come down to the Sunset Strip and get irie with me at The Roxy.

On the card, we got the island sounds of Inna Vision (Hawaii) and Bambu Station (Virgin Islands). I took the liberty of fetching these videos as a taste of what’s to come next Saturday:

Brethren, I ask that you share this event invitation with your friends and fam. Let’s continue pushing positivity in the reggae stylings. There are only so many places in LA that give shine to reggae and The Roxy Theater is definitely one of them. Let’s pack the house and show the rest of the City of Angels, reggae belongs here.

Tickets are now on sale at The Roxy Theater box office or you can get your tickets online here.



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Elan Guest Spotting On Alter Native Radio

I had the pleasure of sitting down a spell with my long-time friend, Native Wayne Jobson, for his radio show on 103.1 “Alter Native” (every Sunday between 4-6p). If you missed it, no worries! I got you. We covered everything: life, upcoming projects, my show at The Roxy Theater this Saturday (ahem ahem). Tickets are still available at The Roxy box office or Ticket Web. I guess I’ll stop right there. We didn’t record the session for nothing. Give it your ear.

Segment 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?f2ml1eyt598ebve

Segment 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?4jabhuae6rmhqyb

Segment 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?e09amdndscam85r

Segment 4: http://www.mediafire.com/?t1c9dc6qttmcan9

 

 




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Buy “We Are” Get “Together As One” FREE

In the days leading up to my show at The Roxy Theatre (June 16th), I’ll be running a special on my online store (http://elanmusic.bigcartel.com/). You music lovers are going to love this.

When you buy a copy of my latest joint, “We Are”, you get a copy of my first, “Together As One”, absolutely FREE. That’s my whole discography of feel good music for the price of one. This is just a small token of my appreciation for your years of support and blessings of good vibrations. My gift to you could be your gift to someone else. Spread the love. Please share this with your friends. Bless



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Together As One, We Are ______

For my upcoming show at the Roxy Theater on June 16th, I will be giving away a pair of tickets to not only come see me perform live alongside my band, White Elephant, but also sets from H.A. Perkins, Penny Reel, 13 & Nine and Jahny Wallz. But, but, but wait! There’s more!

Tickets are on sale for a measly $15.00 so you know I to sweeten the pot a bit. The chosen two, who win my little exercise will also get the official “We Are” tote bags stuffed with:

* my first two albums, “We Are” and “Together As One”
* a “We Are” wrist band, sticker and poster
* the official “We Are” tee 

On top of all that, I’ll also bring you backstage to kick it with me and the band for some photo ops, autographs and what not. Not bad for a Saturday night…okay, so here’s what you have to do to throw your name in the hat:

As my true fans are well aware, my first album was titled “Together As One”. I followed that up with “We Are”. Not sure if you see the connection between the two, but when you link the title of the two albums, you get “Together as one, we are _____” For my third album, I plan on filling in that blank or rather you, my loyal fans and brethren will.

This little promotion will be ongoing, but to keep things interesting, I am awarding the best and most compelling #WeAre with a token of my appreciation. I won’t be releasing my third album until the fourth quarter of 2012. Until then, I want to keep my fans a part of the creative process as much as I can. Your enthusiasm and love fuel my creativity. I’m just trying to give back a little bit a time.

Submit your #WeAre fill in the blanks either on my Facebook page or my Twitter feed. It doesn’t have to be just a text message either. I’m no graphic designer, but I’m sure some of you out there are. Feel free to submit your memes, photos, or even videos. I look forward to each and every one of your ideas.
Please retweet, share and tell a friend. Your support means the world to me. Bless.