KARLEX: AFRO GROOVE / WORLD
The roots of black music stretches across the ocean from Africa and America to the Caribbean islands and Europe. This journey of a people and their culture - a journey of joy and struggle - is mirrored in the personal story of Karlex. Singer and songwriter Karlex blends the scratch 'n' riff guitar sounds of classic funk and soul with the fat-bottom bass of dub and roots reggae as well as a little touch of electro to create a frothy musical blend called Afro Groove
Karlex' songs radiate emotion and thoughtfulness with themes of love, love lost, loneliness and the quest for freedom and liberty. In the often vapid, shallow world of today's music, Karlex is an inspiration. Currently residing in France, after releasing his album, "Ghetto Fabulous," in 2006 to much critical acclaim. He is back with a new album "WITH ALL DUE RESPECT" due to be released in April 2009
The new album mixes themes of love "Everyday", crisis of faith induced by the misery of the south "Do you Know my name", the need for one to find freedom within "Liberated" and a better world "On? Resp?" litterally "Honor Respect" which is a formula in parts of the haitian country side whenever one wants to ask entrance into someone's home, you say "Honor" and they welcome you with the word "Respect" which is what those of the South are asking of the North.
Karlex is at your door, wanting to share his music with you with all due respect: Honor/ Respect