Do you take your Doom, with a side of Kool Keith and the thrash of Jack White’s guitar? That’s as close as I can currently get to describing what Femi the Drifish brings to the stage, to music, and to art in general. And yes that’s a question not acutally a description. The album art gives you an indication of the challenge; he’s the mad man artist you meet that makes you question whether it really is the rest of us that are crazy. This isn’t music for the faint of heart not the faint of mind.
The Drifish has created his own niche that incorporates rock, spoken word, and hip hop into a delicious mix. This is music for those who love lyrics, love the unexpected and love live music. You’ll be tempted to just rock out with the melodies and sing along with his band the Out of Water Experience. Do that but then go back and listen to lyrics. This is where you see the real genius of Femi the Drifish. Those lyrics at first blush sound as if he were simply spitting nonsense ala Lewis Carroll or the actual hatters high off of factory fumes but very much like DOOM everything makes perfect sense.
Tune in; don’t miss our interview of the high energy, skillful lyrical wordsmith. Hopefully we don’t end up tied up or in straight jackets 🙂 Listen to the live interview Saturday @11 am EST here: http://listenvision.com/listen_live/index.html
Yes it’s live so tweet questions, comments, and thoughts to @GMGPShow and @TheDrifish!
Matter of fact for now you just have to hear him for yourself:
Pick up the albums Mad as a Hatter and The Clown with No Circus here:
http://stinkifacemusic.com/thedrifish.cfm or on ITunes. Femi the Drifish and the Out of Water Experience will be at the Fells Point Festival today Oct. 6, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. Check them out if you’re in the area.