At the centre of Niagara’s new alternative scene, Sunshine Express (a.k.a. S.EX) are a shining force of urgent, electric energy: rock n’ roll with an expressive, experimental edge.
“I LUV SEX” sees the group graduating from an experimental recording project to a living, breathing band. Sunshine Express’ goal was to convey their dynamic performance style as much as possible, to capture (rather than manufacture) the chaotic, communal spirit of rock n’ roll.
Discussing the song, Sunshine Express states:
“When we began making music a few years ago, it all started with an AKAI sampler. We’d load it up with unusual samples and smack the hell out of the pads, maybe running it through a guitar pedal or two. This unrefined approach gave the sounds an aggressive edge, one that fused spectacularly with live instrumentation.
“The track mixes rock instrumentation with experimental sounds like pad synths and Mario 64 sound font samples.”
They recorded live as a group, without a click, in the same room. The track mixes rock instrumentation with experimental sounds like pad synths and Mario 64 sound font samples. It includes the band’s signature elements: AKAI sampling, hard-tuned vocals, and an ambient aura.