Inspired by the intersecting rhythms of Jazz, Funk, and Soul soundscapes of Afrobeats, Los Angeles ,CA based artist Floyd Miles collaborates with French producer, Natty Rico, creating the feel-good and dance worthy single, “Ifemi“.
Natty Rico is a Miami-based French musician, DJ, producer and remixer most well-known for his unique live performance during which he plays the sax and deejays at the same time!
Equally talented as a saxophonist and live turntablist, Natty’s incredible performances have catapulted him to some of the most prestigious events and venues worldwide. He has performed extensively throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific mesmerizing audiences of all sizes ranging from intimate venues to some of the largest festivals worldwide
From the artwork to the lyrics, the ‘Ifemi‘ collab captures the divine essence of Blackness by depicting melanated individuals in a positive light. With this being his first contribution to Afrobeats, Floyd Miles is intentional about bridging the gap between Black America and Africa. “Ifemi” is only a taste of what is to come.
‘Ifemi’ is of Yoruba (West African) origin and means ‘My love’ or ‘My beloved’.
The single has received amazing feedback and support internationally and was also featured on various Apple Music African and Audiomack playlists’
Watch the music video for ‘Ifemi’ Below
“We move like reflections” #IFEMI
The lyrics speak of dancing and moving together in sync but it’s much deeper than a slow wine. It is also talking about how people we come into contact with are a reflection of where we are and who we are.
Be the energy you want to attract! It’s a daily process to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions. This practice is not only doable, it’s necessary! ~ Floyd Miles
About Floyd Miles
Known for introspective lyrics rooted in divinity, relationships, and self-awareness, Floyd Miles offers an honest take on music as he uplifts, educates, and entertains listeners with his genre fusing genius void of limitations. The Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter has much to offer to the world of music as a multi-genre artist.
Floyd grew up in a music loving family who introduced him to the smooth sounds of artists like Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson.
Although “secular” music was frowned upon by his religious family, Floyd managed to forge his own path, discovering new sounds and adding to his list of musical influences. He spent chunks of his childhood and adolescence living on various coasts, as his family relocated a few times.
Once they arrived in Indiana, Floyd began learning how to play the piano. He also spent time writing poems, singing in the choir, and performing in school productions. It wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he’d record his first song.
A natural born creative and go-getter, Floyd launched his music career once he moved to New York, which set him on a path to landing notable industry collaborations with the likes of Dave East, Cory Gunz, Buda and Grandz, and Dot N Pro, solidifying his agenda.
In 2019, Floyd released his debut album, “Save Yourself”, a representation of his musical and spiritual ascension. When reflecting on where he was mentally while creating the album he states, “I was heavy into meditation and I was reading and learning more about who I am and where I come from, or where we come from as a people. It was a lot of self reflection at that time.” Coming off of his earlier releases, Floyd Miles is set on releasing fresh sounds that showcase his versatility.
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