- BlckBx Premieres New Music Video for “SLOMO”
- Back in January, Los Angeles-based Baile Funk duo BlckBx released two new songs “SLOMO” and “GRL” following their debut song “Home”.
On March 30, the duo dropped a new music video for “SLOMO”. The video was premiered exclusively on Vents Magazine.
BlckBx was formed in 2017, consisting of Maite Francois and Richard Wayne. Their sound is self-described as Indie Funk Carioca that is an alternative R&B/Pop type take on the bailé funk genre coming out of Brazil. It is intrinsically derivative of the modern Brazilian dance culture native to Sao Paulo and rhythmically with 90’s R&B.
Recently they performed live as opening act for American rapper Shwayze's tour. After the tour, the duo readies to release another music video for “GRL”, which will be premiered shortly.
Also, the duo is currently working on a debut EP, which is expected be released later this year.
- BlckBx said of the song “SLOMO in an iterview with Vents Magazine;
"Probably a number of events. It’s more about the feeling of being so honed in on one person or moment that the rest of the world kind of stands still around you. It’s that age old cliche, but it’s also the unity associated with any spiritual, physical, or musical connection.
Additionally, we’ve found ourselves at a place where our lifestyle and sound were intersecting. A “music meets mantra” sort of thing. There are so many people in this world that hold off. Hold off for the right moment to be who they want to be, or do what they want to do. We’ve never really fit in with that… fear and embarrassment get way too much credit.
We believe in late nights, loud music, and drum circles on the beach. We believe in stupid jokes interrupted by impromptu screams of first time skinny dippers; and singing and dancing even though (and especially though) you totally suck at both. Whether it’s the crash of a wave, or a distorted Portuguese expletive telling you to move your ass, life is music to us. music is life. It brings us together, and it keeps us close. “SLOMO” was born out of that feeling."
- source : Vents Magazine