ELECTRIC - having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
KIF - any agent [or music] capable of producing a euphoric condition
"Unmissable" - Miami New Times
"…this power quartet [will] become the "next" thing on the national scene" - Ground Up Music
"They are a sonic delight. …the new album…is simply superb" - Music Fest News
"Hailing from Miami, Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk has caught the attention of music lovers through their execution of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their taste and talent bring an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage that inevitably creates a uniquely raw experience through every performance." - Live for Live Music
Electric Kif are a band who came together to perform music as an outlet in between sideman and session gigs with other artists raging from Matt Scofield to Flo Rida…and many more in between. After a couple of years of hosting well known jam sessions in Miami, with numerous talented guest musicians joining them, the members realized their original music was taking its own form and getting a great response from those who heard it. They decided to write more, record again, and dig into to creating their own sound.
The band come together creatively from very different backgrounds. Jason Matthews on keys proudly hails from Philadelphia, Rodrigo Zambrano on bass is from Mexico City, Eric Escanes on guitar from is Grenoble & Bordeaux, France, and Armando Lopez on drums was born and raised in Miami. Their training and experience combined was bound to generate something special…but their energy and dedication has taken Electric Kif to another level.
Armed with their latest release, HEIST, which was recorded, produced, and mixed entirely by the quartet at City Of Progress Studio in North Miami. They are thrilled to release this music with distribution partners La Reserve Records (http://www.lareserverecords.com/roster/electric-kif). "La Reserve is proud to have partnered with Electric Kif this year. As a new company focused on the music of tomorrow, sourcing and curating the most cutting edge arts from around the world - Electric Kif was a perfect fit with our vision" says Greg Mathews, founder of La Reserve. The album is set to release in the first week of March.
The Kif have performed with national acts such as Snarky Puppy, Kung Fu, The Main Squeeze, Naughty Professor, Stratosphere All-Stars, TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds, The Fritz, Progger, and Killiam Shakespeare, as well as South Florida's finest Roosevelt Collier and The Heavy Pets through a series of deep south and northeast runs. With the start of 2017 they are honored to be invited to perform at the first annual Ground Up Festival, the Okeechobee Festival with Roosevelt Collier's Allstar Band, to represent the best of Florida musicians at Orange Blossom Jamboree, and more. They will be on the road all of 2017 to support their new release.