As Rob Base once said, “It takes two to make a thing go right,” and music is no exception. Los Angeles singer, dancer, and producer Shyra Sanchez and TRAIG teamed up this summer to co-write and record “Universal Love” as a dance-pop anthem for WorldPride. They also released their new video for the song (watch below). The artists co-wrote the song to inspire people to love and accept one another, despite their differences.
Shyra and TRAIG co-wrote and recorded “Universal Love” in San Francisco with mega dance producer Leo Frappier (Mary J. Blige, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kym Sims). They have also released two remix albums, Traig Feat. Shyra Sanchez, Universal Love, Volume One and Volume Two. Both volumes consist of remixes by some of the top producers in the industry, including: Bimbo Jones, Klubjumpers, Edson Pride, GSP, James Anthony, Rob Moore & Mark Hagan, Dan DeLeon and Headrocka & Deluca.
Their new video shows Shyra and TRAIG singing to distraught youths struggling with self-identity and feeling accepted by family and others.
Shyra first wowed dance music fans with the hit single “DJ Love Song”, which peaked on Billboard’s Dance Chart at #28. The song caught the eye of award-winning film director John Singleton, and he placed the song in his action thriller film, Abduction.
Shyra has also collaborated with the likes of Grammy-winning songwriter and vocalist Makeba Riddick (Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez) on past projects. She is currently working with Gary Luxx, (Janet Jackson, Usher, Brittany Spears, Maroon 5) on her upcoming album. Shyra also had a song, DJ Love Song Tsettos Mix in the action film, Skintrade, starring Dolph Lundgren and Ron Perlman.
In addition to working on her own career, Shyra loves to help others excel on the stage. In 2016, she started the STAR Academy as a way to give back to young artists and entertainment professionals to succeed in Fashion, Film, Television and other performance arts. She is also a fitness trainer, motivational speaker and the co-founder of ShyFit, a line of athleisure wear for women who want to radiate positivity.
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