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Friday, April 15, 2011

34 - Mojoflo

Genre: Jazz/ Funk/ R&B/ Soul/ Hip-Hop/ Freakjams
Location: Columbus, OH
Website: http://mojoflo.net/

Bio: Mojoflo is a slam packed punch of funk and soul energy surging out of Columbus, OH. This band has a two-piece horn section, keys, bass, drums, lead guitar and a smooth but powerful lead singer to top it all off. Together creating a steamy Columbus, Ohio chili bowl of soul, they mix in the freshest morsels, tidbits and spices of Reggae, Hip-Hop and Funk to create a brain satiating taste explosion of run-on sentences. These guys recently funked the funk out down at the Nowhere bar in Athens, GA last Thursday and are continuing on their grueling tour of the southland throughout the month. Checkout their homepage for tour dates! This is their first time rocking down here in the heart of dixie and they're generating a well-deserved buzz.

Although MJF has an extended repertoire of cover material, their originals really get the party poppin! Their influences range from new school R&B singers like Rihanna, Cee-Lo and Jill Scott to the golden old school sounds of Chaka Khan, AL Green, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and Al Green. You can also hear a lot of Jazz influence in their improvisations. Mojoflo invokes sounds of new funk bands like Lettuce; Soulive; Medeski, Martin and Wood; Adam Deitch and Break Science; and Philly Style funk like: Fatback, Jill Scott, and the Roots. Don't forget the Hip-Hop! Mojoflo's drummer switches up the flow busting out lyrical gems all the while keepin time and letting beats flow. His tongue-twisting verbal ability over a pulsating funk groove is comprable to Miyamoto Musashi's ambidextrous stylings. Another high point in their show is when they mash up Hip Hop tunes with the song that beat was originally sampled from. Mojoflo goes from Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up" into "Touch The Sky" by Kanye West with agile horns, harmonious vocals and radical rhyme-kicking mic skills. If you need some new vibes to jam to, or better yet Freakjam to, then go flo with Mojoflo!

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