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.
Boy oh boy oh BOY! Kane Mayfieldhad us in sttiches during much of this, his second interview with us! He talks about his not 1, not 2, but 3 projects in progress! Listen to some fly tracks, including “Some Love”, “Latenight Cinemax”, and “Ova Ya Head” (featuring Homeboy Sandman). BUT! We are NOT going to give away the entire show! We do quite the fool, however! One hint to the madness, this quick note to Kane’s mom: Dear Mrs. Reid, Please call us at (202) 573-9826 so that we can ask you, “for the record” how you feel about your son’s music. Love, Shameeka Dream and One Love… Auntie Yvette or Kane’s dad, please give her the message! Wink wink, Kane, wink wink ;)! Bonuses include the stories behind songs, Kane freestyling, his “Ova Ya Head” verse spit a capella, and live bloopers!! The interview was a pleasure always, and we can’t wait to host an actual Kane Mayfield performance!!!!
Enter the songstress who is free enough to release 10 tracks to 10 producers and say “go with your heART.” This interview, done live during the sound check before Sahffi released “Expectations,” her most recent cd project, talks about the story behind the music, and focuses on such tracks and “Gravity” and “Ticktock Islands”. Her love of classical music and confession, “I feel… like I’m a vessel…” make you understand so much about this channeler of folk, rock, classical, and jazz blends. Sahffi is open and free in talking about her growth through tragedy, dealing with those who feel they know and love her through her music, and even her break-up from a long-term love. She is honest and private, humble and strong. Listen carefully to hear when she asks “How can I tell my story; how can I live this life if I didn’t notice?” Listen to hear who she enjoys listening to, listen to hear her………..She is beyond genre, beyond trends… beyond “Expectations”…………………..Sahffi.
Mosno Al-Moseeki–what can we say about this musician, songwriter, poet, and all around good guy with a great voice and interesting sound? He calls his music Eclectic Desert Rock because he blends alternative rock and Sudanese rhythms. He has released two albums–low tech and The Ungenre– and is currently working on his third–Novella, which at the time of this interview was just a concept. His voice has a beautifully haunting quality that takes you on a journey through love, sadness, heartbreak, anger, joy and passion. He touches all of the traditional topics you want and expect from a talented singer-songwriter but with unusual metaphors. Cookies on Monday is the symbol he shared with a past love, referring to a ritual they shared, or “the black iron eagle in my closet staring at me…” from Guilt and Empathy that represents the feeling and transferal of bad emotions and anger from a “friend”. Through his music he opens up the window for you to see his view of the world and leaves you with a lot to ponder. Mosno Al-Moseeki–Most Noble, the Musical,–he is well named.
Play the interview! Here the voice! Feel the guitar! Do it Now!