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by Patricia Maertens

On the edge of Nu Soul, this innovative Funk electro vibe grooves & moves your mind somewhere new; experience the powerful, sensual vocals from this beautiful poet.
Genre: Electronic: Funk
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Meet the future of Nu Soul. It is vocalist/songwriter/producer Patricia Maertens mix of the raw emotion of India Arie, the sophisticated grooves of Jill Scott and the experimental funk of Nelly Furtado. It's powerful, feisty and goes beyond your parent's soul records.

Inspired by her unique upbringing, Patricia ventured toward a new direction in Soul. Born in Hollywood and raised in the inner city of Inglewood, she spent her first years listening to her 1580 KDAY heroes Rufus, Rose Royce and Rick James. Weekends meant listening to conga rhythms floating out of Centinela Park. But her teenage years, spent in the sleepy beach town of Palos Verdes, left her searching for new music. She found it in the abstract words of 70's punk poetess Patti Smith, in the voice of Bessie Smith with her poignant sadness and in the timeless funk of Stevie. Spending summers in the rainforests of El Salvador (home of her mother) and a few cold winters in her father's homeland of Germany also filled her ears with international sounds adding to Patricia's growing musical palette.

Seeing life and the world from very different places has given Patricia a point of view few others share. Her original words, funky rhythms and raw soulful voice are creating quite the buzz in the Los Angeles urban underground music scene. Patricia live cannot be missed! She has played at the Temple Bar, The Mint, Genghis Cohen and other great LA Venues.

Her songs have been heard on T.V. shows "The Shield" "Knock First" and others. She began her musical training studying under the tutelage of legendary film composers and Jazz musicians at the prestigious Dick Grove School of Music (sadly, now defunct) and graduated from both the vocal and composition programs. Upon completion, Patricia was awarded a full scholarship to attend Musicians Institute.

Patricia produced her first 3 song CD with film composer Shawn Patterson whose credits include scoring for the hit animation series "Ren & Stimpy". On her newest CD-Numero Dos- she enlisted the help of Musicians and Producers who have worked with Macy Gray, Rosy, Kim Hill, Medusa and Feline Science and Ozomatli.

However, Patricia remains her own woman. She wrote the music and lyrics to the songs as well as acting as president of her indie label Lothario Records. "This is music without compromise," says Patricia. Welcome to the future of Nu Soul.


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Andrew Asch - Writer for Rolling Stone.com & LA Weekly


Singer songwriter usually means a songwriter who can’t sing. But Patricia Maertens has a strong, jazzy voice that adds power to her kinetic tunes. Finally, a singer songwriter who can do both !

Chris Van Loan – Writer for Women Of MP3, Indie Music.com


Defying the current boundaries of Neo Soul, Patricia writes and performs songs that "shape shift" often, fluidly blending elements of rock and soul into something new and unique.

Tim Schweitzer - Netradio.com/Program Manager


Patricia's sound is refreshing to hear....soulful, funky, tight yet loose with a touch of grit and sadness. A very confident voice & great addition to the Acid Jazz Channel!

Richard James Simpson - Writer for Cahners Publications


In the vein of "Tell me something good" ala Rufus and Chaka Khan, Patricia Maertens strikes a penetrating chord with velvety vocal stylings and old-school sensibility songwriting. The tracks are blistering funk-ballad elegies to wrong-turn relationships and self-discovery. Maertens' range of vocal prowess comes in loud and clear throughout the collection. Godspeed PM.

Karen Kosowski - Estrogenmusic.com /President


Patricia Maertens blends funky infectious beats with a melodic jazz vocal sensibility and great lyrics.... it's enough to make even the squarest soul get up and dance! Not only is she a great artist but she is a generous soul dedicated to improving the independent community.

Jack "Papa" Baer - Big Baer Urban Alternative Music Magazine/Fou


Extremely cutting edge...and so very appropriate! This music, is what the industry and the public needs. Creativity, intelligence, and uninhibited soul. Very raw...

David M. Boosamra - Intergrated Arts Radio /Program Director


The vocal tenacity of Patricia is supreme. The heartfelt emotion pours forth from her tiny frame, as she suddenly becomes larger than life. The perfect performer, she bounces from instrument to instrument in search of pulling your heartstrings even tighter with her arsenal. We with heavy heart might be overwhelmed. But we with full heart find this Nelly Furtado; beat street jazz peppered with burning flakes of Fiona Apple (in her more outrageous form) which is constant. We secure the belief that Miss Paté, or Patricia, or whatever you want to call her (demon – foul temptress – angel – spire of hope?) may have a bit more “class” than Fiona, but Fifi is known to be original in her rants.

The Ace of Hearts

feel good, less filling
Good stuff here. Patricia has a great voice and her songs are very catchy and singable. I would have liked more tracks - something in the neighborhood of at least 8 - for the amount of money I paid for the disc. What's there, however, it well worth a listen.