Moonlight Jones - 'I Like The Way'

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Music has taken Moonlight Jones to many corners of the globe and from coast to coast in the United States. A self-taught guitarist, he was fascinated with how easily music could open up whole worlds of creativity and inspiration. He promptly learned as much as he could from every musician he knew in his hometown of Tampa, Florida and set off on his musical journey.

The new single from the Miami-based artist and guitarvirtuoso Moonlight Jones, 'I Like The Way' combines eerie notes of synth, dazzling beats, and supernatural vocals for a sonic vibe that is enticing to the point that you can’t pull away.

Written about a mysterious woman who catches the eye of Moonlight Jones and puts him in a trance, the single is centered around a captivating and darkly romantic narrative. Moonlight Jones admits, “The song is about a man-eater who gets whatever she wants, however she wants it.” The single draws together a dynamic team including Nino Valentino, Doug Emery, and the first ever recorded backup vocals from the iconic director David Rousseau (Pitbull, Jay Sean, Afrojack).

Born to an Egyptian father and an American mother of Czech heritage, MoonLight Jones’ introduction into the world of music was wide ranging and has influenced his musical style ever since. Latin, Middle Eastern and World music was always playing in MoonLight Jones’ household, as was Blues, Bluegrass, Asian, and Folk music.

The sound of the flamenco guitar in particular inspired him to move to Spain and learn as much as he could about the style while living and studying in Barcelona and Granada. Trips to Puerto Rico, Cuba and Colombia further opened up his world to the rich musical cultures of those countries and many others.

His professional music career started in Los Angeles, CA. His first job in L.A. was working for famed graphic designer Kyle Cooper, in Malibu. Shortly after, Jeff decided to pursue sound engineering to round out his growing musical experience. Whilst working with many local bands he got an opportunity to tour with the 100 Monkeys, which was 'Twilight' alum Jackson Rathbone’s band and headlined shows at The Whiskey-A-Go Go, The Mint, The House of Blues on Sunset and The Viper Room, to name a few. He also produced hip-hop for The Jugernox, with Scott “The Scientist” Coslett and Jerry “J-Strong” Armstrong for artists like James Jr, a Memphis rapper and also H-Town rapper, Rock.

Moonlight Jones’ love of film music eventually landed him a job with Heitor Pereira, famed film composer, who had a studio at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Studios in Santa Monica. Moonlight Jonesalso lived in Nashville, TN. where he plied his trade in Southern Rock band, Suthurn Swaggur, with the talented lead vocalist and lyricist, Joseph Dawson.

More recently, he moved back to Florida, this time to Miami, where he began working with local Haitian artists, Claude Cajuste of Gemini All-Stars fame, and rapper/singer Purple Gorilla. Together, they formed the group Echo N Dream and have played shows all over Miami.

In 2021, Moonlight Jones teamed up with International recording artist and producer Nino Valentino. Together they created a unique genre of music called 'Cosmic Soul' which is a blend of Flamenco music, R&B and Rock. When asked why they chose the name 'Cosmic Soul' Moonlight Jones responded, "Through our music we want to connect with our fans on a universal level, that's what Cosmic Soul is all about. Connecting with each other using our music as the vehicle".

Moonlight Jones lends his unique perspective on genre to all his music. He’s received high acclaim from Earmilk, Deco Drive, NBC’s 6 in The Mix and Great Day Live to name a few. “I Like The Way” is his latest release combining influences of 80s darkwave with a pop twist for a track that’s sure to make waves.

'I Like The Way' is Moonlight Jones' third single, further showcasing his versatility as an artist.

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