Listen: Solid grooves from Flying Ibex

New genre-bending single brings the groove to late-night rhythms.


The whole seductive rhythm section thing has become a strong trend in more electronic-based music lately. Whether it’s indie-rockers imitating Arctic Monkeys or pop artists wanting to get on the late night playlists, it’s beginning to run amock. That, and the unprecedented rise of funk.

Yet when you combine the two, the outcome is magnificent. Flying Ibex, for example, has done just that on latest single No Matter. The track combines the groove-centric instrumentation of the funk trend and layers it on top of seductively creeping beats, all of which is backed up by world instruments occasionally entering the fray. When you add in the velvetine vocal of Ibex frontman Barnaby Keen, it undeniably transforms trending styles into four minutes of sheer pop brilliance.

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