New Orleans outfit Flow Tribe makes what has been called “groove-based gumbo”, a sonic mixing and melding of rock, funk, and R&B rhythms. Just about a month ago, the band released its newest EP, Alligator White, and performed many of its new tunes in front of a packed audience at the classic NOLA haunt Tipitina’s. Below you can watch a video of the track “Back and Forth”, a performance that captures the effervescent joie de vivre of this impressive gaggle of players.
Flow Tribe member KC O’Rorke tells PopMatters, “‘Back n Forth’ was conceived as a dance funk/hip hop hybrid made to reflect the Bounce rap style we grew up listening to. We were lucky enough to have Kango Slim from the legendary New Orleans hip hop group Partners n Crime supply a verse. Anyone who has ever been a in a shady relationship should recognize the pursuit described in the song.”
Alligator White EP is out now.