Betty Black (a.k.a. Sylvia Black) is known for her work as the lead singer in New York City-based dark electronic band KUDU. Anyone who has seen her perform can attest that she brings charisma and smoldering intensity to each performance. In addition to her work in the band, she’s an acclaimed songwriter, writing and collaborating over the years with heavyweights such as Black Eyed Peas, Moby, William Orbit, Kelis, The Noisettes, Spank Rock, Benny Benassi and The Knocks. Hell, she can also throw down on bass too!
Ms. Black returns with her latest offering, the three-song Addicted to Life EP, and we’re thrilled to world premiere the cut “Valley Low” remixed by her KUDU bandmate Deantoni Parks. His re-rub adds a distinct new wave flavor to the synthier album version that maintains the essence of the original version.
Says Black of the remix, “Deantoni Parks is one of the most talented drummers and track makers I’ve ever known. He gets called on by industry giants such as John Cale and T Bone Burnett all of the time. After years of being away from our first band together, KUDU, we’re still making music and he’s the first person I’ll call on for a remix because he really gets it. In fact, KUDU still had an unreleased full-length album just sitting around with all this sick drumming and production/writing from both of us. And it’s really damn good.”
Betty Black’s Addicted to Life EP is out now.