The legendary producer/songwriter George Brown (founding member of Kool and the Gang) created Astana Music, a new record company and production company that will focus on dance pop and pop releases. Astana is based at Brown’s studio complex in Woodland Hills. Brown has already signed six artists to the label.
Astana’s roster has a distinctly international flavor: Chelsea was born in the Philippines, Dominique (Canadian American), Jonna (Denmark) Tlia, Chiyumba (Kenya) , Jordan (Israel), Mychelle Nychole (US). The label also has a stable of staff songwriters, sound engineers, producers, singers and musicians including the acclaimed Keri Lewis, Leon Silvers and Rick Marcel.
George Brown is a founding member of Kool and the Gang which became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the '70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the '80s after their breakout #1 hit "Celebration" in 1979. They released 7 Gold and Platinum albums.
The first release from the label is the infectious dance club track KING SIZE from the sultry vocal powerhouse CHELSEA. “King Size” was produced by Brown produced who also co-wrote the track. Acclaimed producer Alessandro Calemme and his DJ team created four REMIXES and the original radio mix.