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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – 7 January 2008 – Music powerhouse DJ and producer Adam Cruz is embracing the natural progression of his years in the music industry with the launch of the independent music label, Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC.

Mixtape Sessions Music will highlight and showcase music that crosses taste boundaries and will feature a globally appealing roster of musicians that express their art and love of music in the form of storytelling. The class act label currently features four artist’s who’s musical genre’s include classic dance, inspirational, jazz, R&B, and soul music.

Initially, Mixtape Sessions was a long running party at Brooklyn’s popular Halcyon Café and featured legendary DJs, producers and artists such as Grammy award winner, Louie Vega, Blaze, Tony Humphries, Jellybean Benitez, DJ Mr. V, Frankie Feliciano, Arnold Jarvis, Lizz Fields, Michelle Weeks, and so many others.

Adam’s love for quality music led him to work directly with producing duo, Masters at Work (“Little” Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez). During his tenure at MAW Records, he acted as the label’s art director for most of their 7” and 12” releases and heavily supported production for Louie Vega’s debut solo album, “Elements of Life”. After his work at MAW Records, Adam’s passion for music brought him to the legendary disco and dance label, West End Records, courtesy of then president Kevin Hedge (one half of dance music pioneers Blaze) and The Godfather of Disco Mel Cheren. Adam headed up A&R, Production, and all on-line initiatives for West End. In his capacity as A&R and Production Director, Adam signed over 50 musical copyrights and worked with the legendary Blaze, Stephanie Cooke, Mr. A.L.I., hip-hop pioneers Marley Marl and Red Alert, and many others.

In addition to his label responsibilities, Adam’s producing interests led him to work with several other record companies, releasing original works and remixes for such top notch independent labels as Diaspora Recordings, Slaag Records, and West End Records. More recently, Adam completed work as associate producer for the documentary film “G.O.D. The Godfather of Disco” currently making the rounds at film festivals worldwide to critical acclaim.

Look out for Mixtape Sessions Music’s first release, the “Overcome EP” by Mixtape Sessions’ recording artist, Flora Cruz, coming later this month (January 2008). The official Mixtape Session Music label release party will be on Monday January 21, 2008 at Newark’s ThinkSoul Party at Café Euphoria. Flora Cruz will perform her releases “Overcome” and “No Regrets”.

Mixtape Sessions Music. . . Music for the People!