Baile funk duo BlckBx is thrilled to announce the release of their brand new single “MGNTK”. The indie-pop track brings in Brazilian-inspired dance rhythms and interesting production, and is a testament to the group’s musical creativity.
Group members Maite and Richard come from totally different musical backgrounds, and it manifests in their music in the best way possible. The two have managed to cultivate an entirely unique sound which they show on full display in “MGNTK”, an upbeat track about being completely attached to someone and not ever wanting to leave. It’s so much fun, you can’t help but keep it on repeat.
Maite, the conception of a Haitian diplomat and an African-Portuguese architect in Brasilia, Brazil, has been submerged in a diverse mix of culture and music her whole life. Her passion for the Brazilian way of life coupled with her upbringing in one of the hottest melting pots of sound and culture, Miami, results in a uniquely diverse understanding of the art of making music. On the other hand, Richard has experienced music in every way imaginable. From his background in jazz to releasing a pop punk album at the age of 12 to touring with Shwayze to producing music for Cam Meekins, Sophie Simmons, and LMFAO’s Sky Blu under the alias Wildcard, there is truly no limit to what Richard can do.
The duo was introduced by a mutual friend and later matched on Tinder in true millennial fashion. However, their romantic incompatibility didn’t get in the way of their musical chemistry, which was blatantly evident when they wrote their first single, “Home,” in under an hour. Weeks later, the duo found serious inspiration from the vocal-based percussion and the velcro of a sampled, triplet-infused beatbox loop of Brazilian Baile Funk musician, Menor de Chapa. To Richard this sound was alien, but to Maite it was home. What Richard believed to be music from the moon was merely second nature to Maite; oozing from the streets of Sao Paulo to the underbelly of Miami’s Brazilian dance culture. They had accidentally found their voice.
“MGNTK” proves that this duo has the potential to make serious waves in the industry, and it will be exciting to see what they can do next!