Sunday, November 7, 2010

Diafrix - Concrete Jungle -2009-
(Afro-Beat, Hip-Hop, Roots)

From: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Diafrix is one of Australia’s most explosive and eclectic live acts. Following on from their hugely successful EP in 2006, their debut album Concrete Jungle has taken Diafrix’s iconic concoction of African rhythms, dance hall, funk, Australia hip hop and reggae and developed it into a truly world-class product while still maintaining the same raw energy they’ve carried since they formed in 2001. This trademark style transcends any specific genre to create a totally unique, but entirely harmonious sound. The group is comprised of two frontmen, Momo and Azmarino. Both are African refugees but have lived through struggles which are worlds apart. Throughout their extensive career in the live circuit, the boys have made their stamp at festivals like Big Day Out, Meredith, Good Vibrations and Falls Festival to name but a few, and held down infamous residencies at Melbourne haunts like The Evelyn. In ‘09, Diafrix undertook their first European tour, playing in packed-out intimate venues in cities like Paris, London and Amsterdam. Diafrix dials up some sweet hip-hop and African roots on Concrete Jungle. Can't wait to hear more from these fellas in the future.

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