Saturday, May 30, 2009

General Elektriks

ARTIST / BAND: General Elektriks

SONG (MP3): Take Back The Instant

ALBUM: Good City for Dreamers

FILE UNDER: Soul / Indie / Hip Hop

LABEL: Quannum Projects

INFO: When Hervé “RV” Salters, the man behind General Elektriks, released Cliquety Kliqk in 2005, the record was immediately lauded for its quirky ingenuity and the way it toyed between hip-hop and pop, long before artists like Gnarls Barkley and Santogold hit the airwaves. In thinking about his next album, Hervé decided he wanted to make a record that paid homage to the traditions of his idols before him, but he wasn’t interested in just another throwback. He wanted to continue to make progressive art-soul that said what he wanted it to say and defended the idea of not feeling tied down by rules, even at the risk of falling flat on your face.

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