Atlanta’s Dee and Erika Rhodes recently joined forces after making music separately for years, and launched The APX after a successful private event known as “The After Party Experience”. The husband and wife duo describe their sound as “a galactic funky atmosphere, using synths, sax, and vocals”, and released their debut single ‘Capture The Moment’, in January 2016, to test the waters. The response was pleasing, and so they released their debut EP, ‘Electrik Funk’ in July 2017 on Sleepers Records and Neon Fingers Records. Their latest single, ‘Right On Time’, is an everday feel-good love song, is an Ashford and Simpson style track with powerful vocals and a strong backbeat. Special mention must also go to the use of keytars by both Dee and Erika!
The APX have been critically acclaimed and for good reason. Singer-songwriter and musician Teddy Riley calls the group “incredible!” while Kiss 104 FM Atlanta says, “The APX is keeping REAL funk alive!”.
‘Right On Time’ is on the deluxe edition of ‘Electrik Funk’, and comes with a video which has “an 80s feel with a modern twist”. The pair blend 80s funk and new wave, and combine sonic and visual influences from the likes of Jody Watley, Phantogram, and Nile Rodgers and Chic. With styling by Gizzelle James, as well as clothes from Shirts By Ocee, the black and white graphics for the video were arranged by Dee, while independent filmmaker Reggie Miller worked hard to bring The APX’s vision to fruition.
You can stream and download ‘Right On Time’ here, while the deluxe release of ‘Electrik Funk’ is available here. Find The APX online on their official website, SoundCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp.