Dj Ace House Nation – House Music Veteran

DJ ACE HOUSENATION

DJ Ace House Nation

“The joy that comes out of me is unbelievable when I’m spinning records,” says DJ Ace House Nation, Host of ‘The Cookie Jar Show’ on www.prepartyradio.com. “I like to make people dance, and when I’m playing music in a club, I recycle the energy that people give me and return it back to them ten fold.”

This is just one of the many positive statements coming from a house-head in the house music community. In case you’re wondering what “house” is, it’s a genre of music (mixed with Afrocentric, Latin, and European rhythms) that fall under the umbrella of world wide ‘Dance Music’. In fact, every time an American mainstream song hits billboard charts, (from stars like Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey) they’re label reps will call a house music producer to make remix versions in order to reach more audiences. Yep! That’s right! Even the biggest, most famous and richest stars have turned to house music to keep their buzz alive! As this trend grew more popular, mainstream decided to just put out dance records all together, which is why we have Rhianna, Katey Perry and others. Yet still, the deep, soulful, house music singers with original house music are still being played worldwide although they do not have the funding that goes along with the larger record label corporations such as SONY MUSIC, etc.

Nevertheless, it’s Dj’s like Ace House Nation who keep the original genre alive and has been doing so since the 1970’s.  For those who don’t know, house music derived from the disco days, back when Dj Ace House Nation was better known as Dj Crazy Ace, battling other Dj’s and dancers in schoolyards of the L.E.S. “Back then, we referred to battling someone on the dance floor as ‘burning them out’,” says Dj Ace.

As a teen, Dj Ace taught himself how to Dee jay with his older brother and dear friend, Hector Cruz, (who passed on from diabetes in 2006). In honor of Hector, Ace decided to rename himself “Dj Ace House Nation” because Hector called himself “House Nation.” And there we have it again – the name “House”.

“I’ve seen people cry on the dance floor”, says the 49 year old Dj Ace House Nation. “I’ve seen them smile, I’ve heard them chant, and I’ve witnessed them catch a spirit. When I play house music, I can tell by the way they’re dancing, that it’s therapy for the soul. The rhythms and sounds get them dancing in a way that becomes a healthy exercise, pumping their heart and making their blood flow faster. If there were any mental or physical blocks before, house music definitely releases their stress and restores joy.”

Whether or not you’re already a house head, check out the station, PreParty Radio, that plays house music to a world wide audience. Not just because it’s on the web, but because they truly do have a following in places such as Amsterdam, Spain, Tokyo, Italy, Thailand, L.A., NY, Chicago and more. To hear Dj Ace House Nation on “The Cookie Jar Show”, click on www.prepartyradio.com every Thursday  from 6PM – 9PM

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The 49 year old Veteran house head DJ ACE HOUSE NATION (Host of ‘The Cookie Jar Show’ on www.prepartyradio.com) talks about his love for house music, and why this musical genre is therapy for the soul!

Tune in every Thursday from 6PM – 9PM Special extended listening session every LAST Thursday of the month from 6PM – 1:00AM

VH1’s “Dating Naked” Reality TV Star Q&A

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The month of February is filled with romantic themes everywhere we turn. Cupid’s arrow finds us in chic flicks, love stories, hallmark cards and of course – the radio! With endless ‘love song’ countdowns for Valentine’s Day, how can we not think of the ones we love… or the ones who got away?

VH1’s hit reality TV show, DATING NAKED, staged an atmosphere of game contestants looking for love on an island while completely naked. No, not in bikini’s or swim shorts, but completely and utterly bare buck-ass naked! Of course the idea was to attract higher ratings, but to me it seems a little bit deeper than that. In a generation that has been over saturated with hiding our flaws through cosmetics, plastic surgery, photo shopping, hair extensions, special bra’s and body suits, I think it’s admirable to go on a date purely nude. It’s saying, “Take me as I am. Because I’m not going to pretend.”

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Holiday Gift Recommendations

Holiday Gift Recommendations

‘Tis the season to spend money on our loved ones! But you say the holidays can get pretty pricey? Then why not show your love by purchasing gifts from small business owners and creative entrepreneur’s in our own industry? That’s right! Giving one little item can go a long way, especially when it’s exclusive and can’t be found in one of those big chain stores. Below are some organic product recommendations that we at Inner Vibrations recommend for gift giving this Holiday season – all made from creative artists that started their own businesses to replace the word ‘struggling’ with the word ‘independent’ Artist.

Mona Bode – Spoken Word Recording Artist

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Mona is a Spoken Word Recording Artist who launched her apothecary line, Mona Bode’s Creations, which includes body butters, hair products and more. Our top choice is her Loc Maintenance Set complete with hot oil, shampoo, loc butter, and pineapple-vanilla body oil & lotion.

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Cynthia Sepulveda Caballero & Edwin Vazquez

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A mother of 3, this woman knows how to juggle! While managing singer/songwriter Edwin Vazquez, she also caters events with her own healthy beverage: Flaco Coquito (made with alcohol and without). They make great additions for Christmas and New Year parties, or to give in replacement of a wine bottle. Hey! Why not be original? Speaking of which, they have vegan and low fat options!

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Nydia Norville – Owner of CHOISELLE

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A professional model who appeared in several hair magazines, foot and hand Advertisements, catwalk runways and more, this lady took all that she learned about the beauty industry and launched the organic skincare line CHOISELLE. A native from the island of St. Lucia, her products are made to soothe dry skin with natural ingredients from the Caribbean. A great gift for mom, siblings, girlfriends, or yourself.

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MTV European Music Awards Nominee, Oliver Sean, released an unplugged Christmas album featuring the classic remake, “Please Come Home For Christmas” by Elvis Presley. If you’re looking to play some romantic music under the mistletoe, I suggest downloading his tunes to get into the Christmas spirit!

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Michelle Rivera

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Soulful House Singer, Michelle Rivera, begins her career with a gentle push from an Angel in Heaven.

Most would agree that music is a universal language; especially when certain instrumental rhythms pull people onto the dance floor regardless of what color or creed they are. While dancing the stress away, strangers experience ‘togetherness’, jolting their bodies beside fellow party goers. For some, it’s an escape from the pressures of mundane responsibilities as they set their spirit free to ride the waves of exhilarating sound and vibration, and yet for others, (such as professional DJ’s & Singers) creating music is a way of life that becomes as natural as breathing. 

The beautiful songstress Michelle Rivera wasn’t always a professional Singer/Songwriter who entertained club crowds and music lovers. In fact, she humbly admits that although her new dance singles “Live It” and “Breaking These Chains” are rapidly climbing the charts on TraxsourceBeatport, she’s still just getting used to the idea of calling herself an “Artist” because she’s so new to this part of her life’s journey.

Where some Artists have had a head start since childhood or early adulthood like Beyonce, Michael Jackson and many more, Michelle Rivera, had an epiphany to pursue her dreams at an age when most people (especially women), are ready to give up after 40 if they’re not already established in this field. However, for Michelle, it was different. Her divine timing came shortly after mourning the death of her good friend Vivian Rivera to Cancer in 2011.

“I remember her telling me, ‘Sing! Sing! Sing!’ during her last days here,” says Michelle. “She had been a Singer/Songwriter herself and performed. I was the one who grew up shy and didn’t really spread my wings until later on in life. A lot of it had to do with Vivian encouraging me even in some of her weakest conditions. She’d tell me, ‘If it makes you happy then what are you waiting for? The time is now while you’re alive. Go sing!'” 

In addition to Michelle’s over night success in the soulful house industry, she continues to pass on the torch in memory of her friend Vivian (who coincidentally shares the same last name ‘Rivera’) in her interviews and even in some of her live performances, such as singing a cover of Vivian Rivera’s last song called ‘Chosen’ at a fundraiser.

While Vivian battled her illness (which began with Breast Cancer until spreading into brain Cancer), she found the strength to use her experience as a tool to spread a message of unconditional love to others. In this video, you can see a small clip of her tenacity to go on living and giving hope to others who’ve suffered from the same disease.

It’s because of life experiences such as those that inspired Michelle to write song lyrics such as ‘Live It’ produced by Todd Terry on Inhouse Records where she expresses her views on living positively. “They need to believe in love, They need to believe in love. Live it. Love and life. They need to let go of all the hating inside,” she sings.

“I’m at a point in my life where I don’t wanna waste any more time on drama, negativity and jealousy,” says Michelle. “And when you realize how precious life is because of how easily time slips away during someone’s death, you want to embrace as much light and positivity as you can.”

With such an enlightening attitude to have, it’s no wonder that her career is moving with such grace and harmony. After teaming up with Producer/Dj Saliva Commandos, on their hit single Breaking These Chains, the vocalist has been quickly gaining faithful fans and followers as they soak up the positive lyrics encouraging listeners to live life on their own terms. Who wouldn’t dance to that? In fact, the singer says that despite being over 40, she’s doing what she wants to do and loves – absolutely loves – inspiring women not to give a damn about what other people think if they want to do something. Michelle says, “A lot of people after 40 start thinking, ‘What the hell am I gonna do now?’ But to be completely honest, I feel more beautiful today then I ever did in my early twenties and it’s because I’m doing me.” She giggles before continuing, “I’m just getting started.”

A follow up to her two dance singles, “Live It” and “Break These Chains”, is new music which is currently being produced by Benji Candelario and Charo Velecio. Still unreleased, be on the look out for more projects to be announced soon because this singer isn’t going anywhere! Please visit www.michelleriveramusic.com