Pittsburgh-bred, LA-based singer/songwriter MJ Ultra (formerly UltraLove) premieres his soul-laden independent album, “Ocean Drive”. The music serves as a narrative for his inspired journey from Pittsburgh’s Southside to Los Angeles’ competitive music scene.

Alongside his producer Travis Margis and his longtime ­­band, MJ seamlessly marries soulful vocals, engaging lyrics, and catchy pop elements to which, publicist Sera Roadknight, describes as a “brilliant vocal performance that flutters in cohesive harmony with effervescent instrumentation…”

MJ first found national acclaim when he wrote and recorded a hip-hop remix of “New York, New York” for the Justin Timerlake blockbuster, Friends With Benefits, which would go on to be twice featured on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. He’d follow that up with a remix to Neil Diamond’s “Holy Holly” for the Kevin James comedy, Here Comes the Boom.

He has written and performed with some of the industry’s biggest, including Thirty Seconds to Mars (on The Ellen DeGenerous Show), Ruben Studdard, El DeBarge, Chali 2na, and Eddie Griffin. Most recently he headlined the Boogaloo Music Festival in California and was featured on DJ Hapa’s “Feel Good Sound” on Dash Radio.