Taking its name from their highly successful private event band ‘The After Party Experience’, The Atlanta-based husband/wife duo, Dee and Erika Rhodes who make up ‘The APX’, creates an electronic atmosphere infused with multiple synths, sax and vocals. They released their first single “Capture The Moment” to test the waters, while further defining their sound which is a blend Nu-disco, Electro Funk and Synth Wave. With their debut E.P. set to be released later on in 2017, Dee and Erika Rhodes’ mission is to crossover the 80s culture and fuse it into the new era.
“Capture The Moment” is groovy bass-banging opus plied with electrodes, stuffed into a cannon, and shot straight through the doors of the disco, where they resurrect and reconstruct the sound that once catapulted an entire generation into delirium.
This time, however, the maturation of that aesthetic is apparent and adventurous as The APX deliver the party just sweaty and soulful enough to place a lead foot on the neck of the oft-vapid and musically homogeneous EDM that has inexplicably ruled the roost at major clubs over the past several years.
An ode to The APX’s roots, “Capture The Moment” is constructed to represent a culture that gave the world a revelatory thump and should be as endearing and intoxicating to EDM aficionados and club kids as it is a testament to the grooviest homespun rhythms around.
“Capture The Moment” is the intersection where old groove and new style meet for drinks, and stay long enough to fall in love. Dee and Erika Rhodes prove with this track that they are as innovative as they are likely to become an electronic institution — a well-oiled machine representative of the musical mastery at the heart of the Nu-Disco sound.
One that remains a powerhouse of full-bodied grooves, thumping rhythms, technologically forward composition, world-class talent, and expert pen game.
A curious band of preservationists, The APX’s versatility across their music proves the value of integrity and musical chops. They’re not cashing in on retro-styles; they’re developing them into new ones.
“Capture The Moment” is an absolute star project, filled with infectiousness and apparent beauty. Everything that makes The APX brilliant is on full display here, and the result is a wonderful song that deserves to be played on repeat.