"in the name of dance..."
Since the release of its cracking debut, ‘Time Is Now’ in 2005, South Africa’s Flash Republic has been fleshing out a musical vision that – in 2011 - is only just hitting its considerable creative stride.
The past five years have seen the trio hone a dance-driven sound that easily places it alongside similar top-drawer outfits around the globe – along the way delivering a rack of chart-topping radio singles (including the monster hit ‘Twister’) and earning Flash Republic the respect of some dance world’s biggest-name remixers (among them Seamus Haji, StoneBridge, Thomas Gold, Prok & Fitch, Fonzerelli, Bellatrax and Henry John Morgan).
Like any proper creative outfit, Flash Republic has been unwilling to stick within any prescribed genre boundaries in its half-a-decade journey so far. Indeed, over the past year, Flash Republic’s founding core of Tamara Dey, Ryan Dent and Craig Massiv has expanded into a broader family. Key to the latter are guitarist Martin Rocka (Martin Rocka & The Sick Shop) and drummer Isaac Klawansky (Soft Serve, The Shadowclub), both scorching live musicians in their own right.
the time is now (2012)
killer moves (2010)
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