ÌFÉ (Yoruba: Ifè, also Ilé-Ifẹ̀) is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. The city is located in the present day Osun State. ÌFÉ the indie band from Puerto Rico showcases Rumba, EDM, Ifá, Yoruba, Santería, Caribbean, Afro-Americana, Future Afro-Caribeña, Electronic music, all snowballed into one glorious sound. Their music is an eclectic mix of contemporary dancehall groove crossed with traditional ancestral rhythm – embedded in our cultural DNA.
At the start of 2016, ÌFÉ became a sensation in the underground scene – and the fervor for its sound has only grown in numbers. Their latest track is titled “Umbo (Come Down),” a sonic slow jam coupled with the bellowing of a lover’s chant most recognize from Latin American countries as “Santería.” Take a listen below and tell us if you’ve fallen under their rhythmic spell. Happy Friday Snkrbst fam and don’t forget to #ThinkLikeUs.
By Roz Baron
Editor-in-Chief of Snkrbst.com