UK-born Paris-based artist Flox has been a mainstay of the French nu-reggae scene for a few years now. His tracks have been featured on hip Parisian radio Nova, his first three albums shifted thousands of copies and, with his live band, he has played over 150 gigs! Flox provides a modern, unrestrained and mesmerising blend of sounds, stemming from different cultures but holding no boundaries. This headnodic mix oscillates between reggae, dub, electronica, with subtle hints of ambient.
“Right Here” is the new single taken of Flox’s fourth album All Must Disappear, scheduled for release on October 24 via Underdog Records. For those of you who have never heard the old albums, the songs featured below should give you a nice glimpse of their sound…
Flox - The Words
Flox - Killing U and Me
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All four members of 340ml (pronounced: three forty mil) grew up in Maputo, Mozambique, but moved to Johannesburg in the mid 1990s in order to pursue academic careers. During their studies, the foursome always managed to keep producing music, more akin to rock and ska at first and then evolving into their distinctive blend of chilled out Afro-jazz.
The band, that as been dubbed by some as being “Jozambican”, incorporates many different elements into their music including Dub, Ska, Jazz and Reggae. 340ml’s debut album Moving, co-produced by the Jazzworx production team, was released in 2004 to rave reviews. Four years later, 340ml released a second album entitled Sorry for the Delay, the title of which is probably an ironic nod to the protracted process of recording the album.
340ml - Fairy Tales
Sorry For The Delay is a celebration of the band’s multifaceted sound. Their distinctive dub grooves are threaded with Tiago Correia Paulo’s spare guitars, Paulo Chibanga’s angular drum fills and pulsing beats, Rui Soeiro’s smooth bass-lines and Pedro da Silva Pinto’s smoothly delivered vocals. The mood is chilled and the beat feels right. It’s like a summer day in the sun.
For more info, check out 340ml’s official website and MySpace.
Remember the Rubies’ classic disco track “I Feel Electric”, which was featured on U R MY DISCO? Well, there is more where that came from. The California-based duo is back with a new track: “Diamonds on Fire”. It has been given the remix treatment and has come out better and brighter!
Rubies - Diamonds On Fire (Pyramid Dub Version)
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