Stephen Dillard-Carroll

Stephen Dillard-Carroll

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Imagine Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Junior Vasquez, David Morales, Kaskade, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Prince and Snoop Dogg in an all night orgy. After it was all over, my music would be the DNA left behind.

Biography

Stephen Dillard-Carroll was born, raised, and currently resides in the Midwest. If you think the Midwest is no place for cutting edge dance music, you'd be wrong. "What people don't realize is there is a HUGE dance underground scene here in the Midwest." he says. "It doesn't get a lot of play on the radio or in the press because for dance music - outside of the lone exception of Chicago - we've been told to look to the East or West coast." That's about to change with "Introducing… ME". "The time is right with the explosion of the Midwest rap scene for people to take notice that besides rap music the Midwest has far more to offer than rock or country music," he says. "There are people out there doing big things in the Midwest and I want to take it to the next level."

As far as musical influences go, Stephen Dillard-Carroll's location couldn't have been better. "Growing up in the Midwest I got to experience dance music from everywhere. I mean, obviously you've got Michael, Madonna, Janet and all the old school dance titans that shaped dance pop music to be what it is today. In hip-hop you've got East Cast, West Coast, Dirty South, and most recently the Midwest sound has burst onto the national scene. Then there was the dance club EXPLOSION in the 90's with house music burning up the mainstream charts like we hadn't seen since the golden age of disco. Add onto that the obvious influence of EuroDance and you get a pretty eclectic mix of musical styles that as a kid I just soaked up. I was blessed to grow up in the Midwest which gave me a broad range of musical styles that influenced me and ultimately the music I create."

"Introducing… ME" is an eclectic mix of styles that bridge the gaps between dance pop, hip-hop, and EuroDance all into one CD. "Going in on this album," he says "I wanted to give people a taste of who I am, what I listen to and what moves me. I never want to be boxed into any category besides dance music. And because dance music can be classified as anything that gets your body moving, I think I've accomplished that with this CD. There's something for everyone on this CD. Including a ballad!" he laughs.

"Introducing… ME", the debut CD from recording artist Stephen Dillard-Carroll will be available online to download on January 27th, 2009. "This is just the beginning for me," he states. "And I couldn't be more excited. I see great things happening in dance music today and I'm in the perfect position to not only reap the benefits of that but also to set myself up for a long career shaking the asses of the masses." he says with a laugh. And we can't wait to see what he has in store next.

Lyrics

Animal

Written By: Stephen Dillard-Carroll

This love is the source
The root of all that is
This love is the fountain
From which all are born and live
This love strips away the layers
This love is at the core
Of all that is and ever will be
It's that and nothing more
It doesn't live on a higher plane
Of spirituality
And yet it lives in all of us
This ever present need
This love is the driving force
Of everything around us
It doesn't think, it simply does
This love that's bound within us

This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL

This love has no morality
This love has no vice
This love has no saving grace
This love I share with you tonight
This love is free of sin
This love has no wrong or right
It won't attempt to save our souls
But it's ours to share tonight
This love does not condemn
This love does not damn to hell
This love is not what others may think
This love will never fail
This love forever was
And forever it will be
No matter what others say or do
It will last through eternity

This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL

Some say it's carnal
Some say it's base
Some say it's wickedness
With humans it has no place
Some say we're better
Than all our predecessors
We can choose to deny
That primitive drive
But I disagree
I say it's pure
It's clean and undefiled
It's a gift we should embrace
Instead of a curse to be denied
It's a part of all of us
Whether or not we choose to see
That this love is animal
And it lives in you and me

This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL
This love is ANIMAL

I Feel Like Dancin'

Written By: Stephen Dillard-Carroll

I'ma show you things
You aint never seen before
When I get your body
Out on the floor
Gonna getcha soakin' wet
Gonna have you screamin' "YES!"
Cause I feel like dancin'

Follow me to the floor
Wanna see your sweat pour
Gonna work your body
Gonna make you scream "MORE!"
Gonna make our bodies one
Before this night is done
Cause I feel like dancin'
Wanna feel your hips grind
When you take me from behind
Don't really care who sees
When you push inside of me
When you move that way
It's like we're having foreplay
And I feel like dancin'

Dance
Like aint nobody watchin'
Move
Keep my body rockin'
Work
Feels like we're fuckin'
And I feel like dancin'
Shake
Show me how you shake it
Get low
Show me how you break it
Grind
Push it I can take it
Cause I feel like dancin'
Dance
Like aint nobody watchin'
Move
Keep my body rockin'
Work
Feels like we're fuckin'
And I feel like dancin'
Shake
Show me how you shake it
Get low
Show me how you break it
Grind
Push it I can take it
Cause I feel like dancin'

This rhythm's got me high
Come over here boy
I wanna dance with you tonight
I wanna burn from the heat
When our bodies meet
So kiss me, that's right
Kiss me

Through The Looking Glass

Written By: Stephen Dillard-Carroll

... And all I want to do is just go home

Fallin'
Fallin'

I went through the looking glass
And now there is no turning back
Cause I went through the looking glass
And I don't know how I'm gonna get back

How'd I wind up here?
(How'd I wind up here?)
Drowning in a sea of tears
The cheshire cat is not my friend
Cause he won't let this nightmare end
I'm scared, I'm lost
I'm all alone
Which way is out?
I wanna go home
Never thought I'd see the day
Things would turn out quite this way
If I had the chance I'd try
To turn back time and make things right
But it's too late; you can't cheat fate
The cards fell in; I'm numb within
And all I want to do is just go home

Fallin'
Fallin'

I went through the looking glass
And now there is no turning back
Cause I went through the looking glass
And I don't know how I'm gonna get back
I went through the looking glass
I'd give anything to change the past
But I went through the looking glass
And somehow I know I'll never get back

Love's Gonna Find Me

Written By: Stephen Dillard-Carroll

Single for the moment
And that's okay
Cause I know in my heart
It won't always be that way
Not gonna stress being by myself
Won't keep me up at night
Cause love is gonna find me
When the time is right

Weight off my shoulders
I can finally breathe
Aint sweating no one else
To try and complete me
I may be all alone
But it's gonna be all right
Cause love is gonna find me
When the time is right

And so the single life's
The life for me
It's time to have some fun
And time to be carefree
And what a nice surprise
When the time is right
That's when love's gonna find me
Maybe find me tonight
I'm singin'

Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na na na

Discography

My debut album, "Introducing... ME" will be available everywhere online on January 27th, 2009 with the CD in stores shortly thereafter.

Set List

My set list is generally 6 songs with an encore.

The number of sets depend on the venue and the needs of the promoter.

Here's the set list:

Animal - 4:26
I Feel Like Dancin' - 3:49
I'm Gone - 4:11
Love's Gonna Find Me - 4:47
Through The Looking Glass - 4:41
Feels Good - 5:21

Encore:
Shine - 5:03