Elle Varner Performs Intimate Show at NYC’s Sounds of Brazil Nightclub [Exclusive Coverage]

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Download DJBooth's new App, The PLUG New York, N.Y. -- In the “new music industry”, many of the artists you hear today are either manufactured products of reality television or branded copycats of whoever happens to be at the top of the Billboard charts. Oftentimes for the right price, you’ll find that many artists will go against every fiber of their being to achieve some sort of mainstream success and as a result, radio airwaves have become completely saturated, making the artistry fall flat. Fortunately, newcomer Elle Varner's music has that 80’s nostalgia that’s been missing for some time now.

The quirkiness and feel good vibes stemming from her forthcoming solo debut Perfectly Imperfect, make for a really good time, but even better records. So for those of you who could use some refreshment from the sexually charged commercial garbage that’s constantly being shoved down your throat by the Illuminati, allow me to explain why Elle is a burgeoning superstar that everyone should be checking for. The California native’s eclectic style breeds new grounds for all things jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rhythm and soul.

When she performed for a small crowd at New York’s Sounds of Brazil nightclub on November 14, she immediately captivated the entire audience. From her current “Only Wanna Give It to You” to her follow-up single Refill, Varner’s scratchy vocals, coupled with her infectious personality and playful sense of style was the only reason I would even consider taking a two hour commute from Connecticut to the city. Not only is the 22-year-old musical prodigy that talented, she appeals to her female listeners in a way that only our sisters or girl friends could.



As she opened her seven-song set the natural haired beauty sang So Fly, a song about young women who struggle self-image and battle low self-esteem. The perfectly imperfect singer continued to take the audience along for a smooth ride explaining the inspiration for each cut, all while maintaining that personal connection I felt when she flashed a big smile and waved at me as I was jamming to every tune. But the highlight of my night wasn’t until I found out that homegirl had a few bars in her! (Yes, you heard what I said) Towards the end of the show, the MBK Entertainment/RCA Records recording artist surprised fans by rapping on two songs before closing.

The first one, a track about label executive Jeff Robinson flying her and some friends to Miami and letting her borrow his car, which ended up staying in the club parking lot since she was too turnt up to drive it back home. The second one was more of a freestyle with the help of a beatboxer. Before Elle hit the stage Jeff said that Monday night would be one to remember because Varner is an all-timer. And if you’ve followed the career of Alicia Keys, then you’d know that he ain’t never lied.

Listen to Refill below and be sure to check out her new spread in the December 2011 issue of Elle Magazine.

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