Voodo Fé
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Voodo Fé is an artist that brilliantly blends alternative rock and hip hop aesthetics into a brand of music that moves the body and stimulates the mind. The Brooklyn bred artist has been on the scene for nearly a decade, performing with notable groups including The Dark Theory and Phoenix & The Shadow. Now solo, Voodo Fé is out to take music in a brand new direction. Accompanying Fé on his artistic mission is his highly skilled and dynamic backing band. Voodo Fé’s eclectic style is a breath of fresh air in the relatively stagnant musical landscape.
In many cases, cross-genre productions such as Voodo Fé’s end up rather underwhelming, as stylistic integrity is sacrificed in the name of variety. This is far from the case here as, Fé’s music is very much hip hop as it is alternative. A prime example of this is the song “Crazy” which Features dope vocals from Fé and a dynamic guitar performance from Jared Drace. The pulsating drums of “Dear Doubt” perfectly support Voodo Fé’s distorted introspection. “Go Go” is a pseudo-minimalist banger that illuminates Voodo Fé’s ability to step outside of darkness and make up-tempo, danceable tracks. In a similar vein is “Thou Shalt Not” which finds Fé spitting battle raps over a beat straight out of “Headbanger’s Ball.” On “Belief” Voodo Fé and his band merge hip hop and rock into an absolutely new sound, successfully doing something that many similar artists have failed at over the last fifteen years.
Voodo Fé’s music is a perfect fusion of hip hop and rock and should appeal to fans of both genres. Fé’s outstanding vocals are impeccably complimented by his band’s ability to create vibrant and engaging backing tracks. Working with different styles, but never compromising anything, Voodo Fé is the future of alternative hip hop music.
- By Langston Collin Wilkins


Being classified as undeniably WASP-Y for the last two decades, i do what i can to fight that stereotype. The battle may be solely in my dome, and the spoils may be unnoticeable to the general public, but my ego is often sufficiently lifted. I laughed in Office Space when David Herman’s character was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic passionately rapping along to Scarface’s ‘No Tears’, but i also felt a pang of empathy. I’ve been there. More often than not, i AM there…like right now…listening to Voodo Fe. This music is bad ass, and when i listen to it, so am i.

Be that as it may, this isn’t your standard stereotypical hip hop with heavy beats, melodyned vocals, and inane lyrics. This is the real deal a la Saul Williams. As a matter of fact, the hip hop label doesn’t at all suffice. Sure, the beats are often 808 heavy and the flow of Patrick Mathelier’s lyrics is often as relaxed and easy going as what Scarface offered us on ‘No Tears’, but that’s where the walls come down. Listen to ‘Crazy’ and hear Marilyn Manson have a love child with Nas and Trent Reznor….then memorize the lyrics, roll onto the 405, and feel a little more bad ass.
- Tune Jar


Discography

PRODUCTION, COMMERCIAL & FILM PLACEMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• DOUBLE BLACK DIGITS (EP) 2009

• MTV's 'NEXT'

• ZOO YORK COMMERICAL

• Producing and Writng for Porn Icon 'HEATHER HUNTER'

• JOSH BERMAN'S 'BALANCE'

• 'THE CINDY MARGOLIS SHOW' on CBS TELEVISION.

• Soap Opera 'ONE LIFE TO LIVE'

PERFORMANCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Performed at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART for their "EXHIBITION OF HIP HOP CULTURE". Booked by JOURNALIST KEVIN POWELL of the Original Cast of "THE REAL WORLD".

• Performed at the AMSTERDAM CANNABIS CUP FOR HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE WITH GEORGE CLINTON and JEAN GRAE.

• Opened for THE STREETS at the World Famous FILLMORE WEST in San Francisco.

• Opened for OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP ICON'S RUN-DMC, NAUGHTY BY NATURE and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

• Opened for MESHELL N'DEGEOCELLO

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Bio

From Sounds of Silence to Dark Theory to Phoenix and the Shadow, Voodo Fe’s musical style has always been described as edgy, raw, and aggressive. His musical talents have received such accolades as the ASCAP Plus Music Award and The Village Voice’s Best Live Alternative Hip Hop Band, and has been recognized by Tunejar’s top 5 in both the Electronic and Urban genres. An eclectic mix of multiple genres, including Hip Hop, Rock, Kompa, and Electronica, Fe’s style has successfully evaded being tucked away into any particular box. Of course, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Forever the innovator, it would only be appropriate that he establish his own category of music. Voodo Fe’ Culture introduces…Mosh-Hop.

Taking its inspiration from the growing popularity of the DJ world’s “Mash-Up”, the music draws from several genres and is marked by its combination of sounds and its incorporation of raw lyrics marked by Fe’s signature gritty voice. As he would put it, it is not about the technical elements of music making that applies here—it is about how it makes you feel. Mosh-Hop appeals to the listeners emotions, takes the listener by the hand drawing them into the world of Voodo Fe’, asks you to feel, and dares you to act. Mosh-Hop is marked by its combination of the most unlikely musical elements resulting in aggressive bass beats, bold guitar riffs, and vocals that fuse rhyming with the distinct sound of Haitian chanting. As TJ from tunejar.com put it, Mosh-Hop “sounds like Marilyn Manson had a love child with Nas and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails…bad ass.”