Artikal Sound System is proud to release their new single with Little Stranger “When I Wanna”. The new song, out now, is off their album Welcome to Florida, which will be released on February 1, 2022 on the tastemaker and iconic record label Controlled Substance Sound Labs. Welcome to Florida is available everywhere you stream music. Pre-Save and Pre-Order here.
With the new song, Artikal Sound System seamlessly sharpens up their emerging sound that can be heard on the upcoming album. Latest single “When I Wanna” features a great collaboration with Philadelphia-based hip-hop duo Little Stranger.
The two emerging bands are stirring up a seductive atmosphere with the new song. Artikal Sound System says, “Many things can get you high… This song is less of a smoking tune and more about getting high on each other. Weed is just the perfect trap to seduce a lover.” “When I Wanna” is out now.
To hone their sound that brings an R&B twist to the reggae rock genre, the band teamed up with renowned reggae rock producer Danny Kalb on Welcome to Florida. They both recorded at Chris Montague’s home studio Oceanside Audio in Boynton Beach, FL, and at the band’s studio, Dean Fishback, Seven Hills in Lauderhill, FL. Logan Rex spent a few days at the White Star Studio outside of Charlottesville, VA providing the vocals.
Artikal Sound System consists of Chris Montague (guitar), Fabian Acuña (bass), Christopher Cope (keyboards), Adam Kampf (drums) and Logan Rex (vocals). Together on the album they have created a sound that is edgy and raw with emotion, but presented with an authentic voice that draws on life events and fused with personal feelings. To date, Artikal Sound System has released 5 songs from the album. New Music Includes “When I Wanna,” “Stayed,” “Spiritual Broadcaster,” ft. The Elovaters, ‘Dissolve’ and ‘You’re An Asshole’.
Once such road warriors, Artikal Sound System graced the stage with celebrated artists such as Dirty Heads, Common Kings, Eli Mac, Fortunate Youth, The Hip Abduction, The Green, Badfish, Ballyhoo, Bumpin Uglies, Josh Heinrichs and The Elovaters.
And have been featured on influential festival rosters, including Reggae Rise Up, Arizona Roots, Summerfest, Dirty Heads Orlando Vacation, Dry Diggings, Reggae in the Rockies, Gasparilla Festival, Summerfest, and California Roots: BAJA Sessions. The band is looking forward to their tour in 2022, select dates are listed below and check out the complete tour here.
Listen to the new single here:
Thu 20 JAN – Sessions Music Hall – Eugene, OR*
Fri 21 JAN –Nectar Lounge –Seattle, WA *
Sat JAN 22 – Star Theater – Portland, OR*
Sun 23 JAN – Volcanic Theater Pub – Bend, OR*
Wed JAN 26 – Arcata Theater Lounge – Arcata, CA*
Thu, JAN 27 – Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA*
Fri, JAN 28 – Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA*
Sat JAN 29 – Felton Music Hall – Felton, CA*
Sun JAN 30 – Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA*
Thu 3 FEB – SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA*
Thu 4 FEB – Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV*
Sat February 5 – California Vibrations Festival – Long Beach, CA
Sun 6 FEB – Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ*
Tue Feb 8 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM*
Thu 10 FEB – Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX*
Fri 11 FEB – Scout Bar – Houston, TX*
Sat 12 FEB – Sam’s – San Antonio, TX*
Sat March 19 – Reggae Rise Up Florida – St. Petersburg, FL
Sat March 26 – Lumina Festival – Wilmington, NC
Thu, MAY 26 – California Roots Festival 2022 – Monterey, CA*
* Bumpin Uglies with Artikal Sound System