Me in the perfect sandwich, between my two favorite singers…
Eric Roberson and Vikter Duplaix
Let’s get this straight from the jump. We heart Vikter Duplaix. Vikter can do no wrong in our book—except for stop making his music. He is one of my absolute FAVORITE songwriters and singers–and to keep it real– it’s hard to look him in the face when we run into each other because of the things I’ve done to his music. My oh my, all my Vikter fans know exactly what I am talking about.
Now with that said…what better way to start the week than by announcing that Urban Alternative’s favorite male vocalist and my man (yes, I said my man) Vikter Duplaix returns to the scene with his genre-blending brand of R&B with the single “Electric Love,” available worldwide for sale TODAY, Monday August 31 via www.traxsource.com.
Duplaix, a Grammy® -nominated singer/songwriter/producer and international DJ, has captured the danceable bounce of a traditional Chicago “steppers” cut and married a seductive melody with his trademark breathy vocal style – a first for the Philadelphia-bred curator of international dancefloor rhythms. The song, co-written with James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild, The Roots), is a return to collaboration with his partner in Axis Music Group.
“While many of my early fans know me for my dance-oriented tracks, the ‘bold and beautiful’ project exposed them to my R&B roots. “Electric Love” reflects a hybrid… a perfect blend of both,” says Duplaix.
A noted love man, Duplaix is also showing his fans love via a free download offer exclusively at www.VikterDuplaix.com. The free download of “Electric Love” launches just in time for Labor Day Weekend and wraps up at the end of summer on September 22.
“I felt it was important to show some love to those who have supported me and my music throughout my career. Giving you some ‘Electric Love’ is like a thank you and a welcome all in one.”
Fusicology.com, the premier online source for underground culture across the United States, will be teaming with Duplaix to continue treating fans to exclusive content throughout the fall. “Electric Love” is a preview of the yet-untitled full length release from Vikter Duplaix due first quarter 2010.
Vikter Duplaix on “Electric Love”
“’Electric Love’ is a dreamy, lush rhythmic landscape into your own imagination. You can be as wild, creative and free as you like…just follow my melody.” – Vikter Duplaix
About Vikter Duplaix
Philadelphia born Vikter Duplaix was nominated for a 2008 Grammy® Award for the track “Make A Baby” from his third album “bold and beautiful.’ (bbe) BET-J adopted the song and the accompanying music video elevating his status from niche dance artist to adult R&B contender fueling his popularity. A founding member of the Axis Music Group with James Poyser and Chauncey Childs, Duplaix has produced a Who’s Who of R&B superstars including Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Earth Wind & Fire, as well as appeared alongside smooth saxophonist Jimmy Sommers. Duplaix became an International star through a steady stream of featured vocal spots with Jazzanova, King Britt, Masters at Work, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Roni Size.