released June 20, 2019
The APX are releasing their highly anticipated self-titled sophomore album Amplified Experiment! Detroit native singer/songwriter Erika Dawn alongside her prodigy multi talented husband Dee Rhodes are an Atlanta based electro funk/soul duo collectively known as The APX.
Amplified Experiment encores the duo's sound with a 2020 approach, fueled with the influence of the finest traditional 80’s & 90’s style funk, house, & soul.
Including the previously released single Jupiter, Amplified Experiment includes a completely self-produced and masterfully crafted collection of brand new songs that will make you dance, make love, relax or all of the above!
Amplified Experiment is a breath taking catalyst, ushered in by Erika Dawn's soul stirring, nostalgic power-house vocals, accompanied by Dee Rhodes' heart-pounding, adrenaline injected, soulful soundtrack.
The group enjoyed prior success in the last two years with Electrik Funk Deluxe, the groups introductory album garnering #1 status internationally, and their single Lose Yourself to the Groove showcased in the Netflix romantic comedy Nappily Ever After, starring Sanaa Lathan.
Amplified Experiment blasts your ears into rhythmic euphoria with a collective of experienced musicians and lyrical contributors, including songwriter Oli J Shaheer (constent contributor to The APX), songwriter D’wight “Skrapp” Reynolds, (Whitney Houston, Usher, Akon) Guitarist/Bassist/Producer Brandon McCrae (Christina Millian, Sevyn Streeter, Lyfe Jennings), Trumpeter Lance Powlis (Janelle Monae, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T) and also features the legendary Zapp Band, chart topping funk group Mink Slide, and accomplished singer/songwriter Will Gittens. Amplified Experiment also includes loud & proud cameos from the New Jack Swing creator and Grammy winning producer, Teddy Riley and the legendary Grammy winning singer Jody Watley, giving their stamps of praise and approval!
"Amplified Experiment is our journey further into the world of funk," says Dee Rhodes, "You'll really get to experience different sides of Erika's vocal abilities while gauging the range of styles our production can go.
For the past two years, we have been working very hard on this album and it is really special to us!"
--- VINYL LP TRACKLIST TSRZV08 ---
A1- Can't Stop Us Now
A2- All Or Nothing
A3- F.Y.G. feat. Zapp
A4- You'll See Love
A7- Your Touch feat. Mink Slide
A8- Message from Jody Witley & Teddy Riley (Interlude)
B2- Wake Me
B3- Deja Vu
B4- Lobby feat. Will Gittens
B6- Lucid Dream
--- CD DIGIPACK TRACKLIST TSRZCD02---
01- Can't Stop Us Now
02- All Or Nothing
03- F.Y.G. feat. Zapp
04- You'll See Love
07- Your Touch feat. Mink Slide
08- Message from Jody Witley & Teddy Riley (Interlude)
10- Wake Me
11- Deja Vu
12- Lobby feat. Will Gittens
14- Lucid Dream
--- CREDITS ---
Music Composed, Written, Produced & Performed by The APX
Mixed by Dee Rhodes at NuDisco Studio
Mastered & Executive Produced by Ivan Makvel at The Sleepers RecordZ Studio
Published & Distributed by The Sleepers RecordZ
Photography by Suni Solomon
Artwork by Luise Bäumer
©2019 The APX via My Tomato Publishing
2019 - Italy - TSRZV08
Live Bass on "Can't Stop Us Now" by Dee Rhodes
Guitars on "F.Y.G." - "Magnetic" - "Your Touch" - "Wake Me" & "Deja Vu" by Brandon McCrae
Bass on "Magnetic" & "Deja Vu" by Brandon McCrae
Additional Keyboards on "Magnetic" by Brandon McCrae
Percussion on "Magnetic" by Courtney Tatum
Background Vocals on "Your Touch" by William Buckhalter, Kara Tenae, Carmel Echols & Jeronelle McGee
Guitars on "Jupiter" by Sami Turunen
Scratch Effect on "Deja Vu" by Brandon "Dj Bronzze" McLeod
Guitars on "Lobby" by Joseph Holland
Additional Background Vocals on "Lobby" by Oli J Shaheer
Bass on "Premonition" by Sterling Gittens
Flugenhorn on "Time" by Lance Powlis
--- CONTACTS ---
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