Cortney LaFloy may be one of Atlanta’s freshest new singers, but she’s probably known more for her moves on the dance floor. Before ever teaming up with producer Steve ChiProfess and crafting the hit single “Dance 4 You” a little more than a year ago, LaFloy could be spotted tripping the light fantastic at house music events all around town. Lucky for house heads everywhere, her fancy footwork got the attention of Stan Zeff and the folks at the Tambor Music label — and the rest is history in the making. Slo*Mo recently tracked down LaFloy to find out what’s next for the Chicagoland-born vocalist.
Slo*Mo: OK, we’ve been rocking “Dance 4 U” since last April. What’s next for you musically?
Cortney LaFloy: First I want to continue the momentum when it comes to house music. So, I’m finishing a new single with Angolan producer Edson Júlio — aka Para People [who she met and collaborated with via the Internet]. And then Steve ChiProfess … we’re gonna start working on another project [for Tambor].
So far in your career as a singer and a dancer, you’ve concentrated on house music. Do you see yourself recording any non-house tracks anytime soon?
Honestly, I love house music — but, first and foremost, I love MUSIC. Period. I love jazz. I love soul. I’m a very emotional person; I feel very deeply. So, for me to say house music is the only thing I want to do is not true to how I feel. I mean, there was a period of my life where all I listened to was Billie Holiday. There was a period of my life where all I listened to was Aretha Franklin. I just love emotion. And so however I can portray deep, heartfelt emotion, I wanna do it … whatever that sounds like.
Besides Para People and ChiProfess, are there any other producers you’d like to work with?
One of the people I really, really want to work with is [Atlanta-based producer] Daz-I-Kue. His works are aligned with the things I want to do. I just want to make meaningful music. And my thing is this: I’m a divorced mother of five who got an opportunity that people don’t always come by. I need to ride this thing till the wheels fall off!
More info: http://www.facebook.com/cortneylafloy.