The reggae-rock infused South Florida based band Artikal Sound System announces their newest single “Dissolve” out now on Controlled Substance Sound Labs. The new single addresses the “Friends with Benefits” heartbreak layered over 808’s and Logan Rex’s sultry soulful vocals. The new song is available everywhere you stream music. Stream and download here:

Artikal Sound System first came together in 2012 under the direction of Chris Montague (guitar) and Fabian Acuña (bass) backing popular reggae artists. However it wasn’t until the additions of keys player Christopher Cope, drummer Adam Kampf, and the Jazz influenced vocalist Logan Rex that the band was fully realized. Together their unique sound is edgy and raw with emotion but presented with an authentic voice that is based on life events and fused with personal feelings.

For “Dissolve” lead singer and frontwoman, Logan Rex comments, “We all know the ‘friends with benefits’ thing rarely works but it doesn’t stop us from trying. ‘Dissolve’ is a brutal ode to a failed situationship.” She continues, “Sometimes the only thing working between two people is the sex. The narrator drops this bomb on her lover while 808s boom behind her to support the point. There’s no future here, it all dissolved.”

With the new song, Artikal Sound System worked with the renowned reggae-rock producer Danny Kalb. They recorded at both Chris Montague’s home studio Oceanside Audio in Boynton Beach, FL, at the band’s good friend Dean Fishback’s studio Seven Hills in Lauderhill, FL. Logan Rex spent a few days up at White Star Studio outside Charlottesville, VA laying down the vocals.

Ever such the road warriors, Artikal Sound System have graced the stage with fan celebrated artists like Common Kings, Eli Mac, Fortunate Youth, The Hip Abduction, The Green, Badfish, Ballyhoo, Bumpin Uglies, Josh Heinrichs and The Elovaters. And have been included on influential festival rosters including Reggae Rise Up, Arizona Roots, Summerfest, Dirty Heads Orlando Vacation, Dry Diggings, and Reggae in the Rockies. The band is currently on tour and will be performing with Fortunate Youth, Katastro, and Joe Sambo for select dates. Check out the complete tour here and selected dates listed below.

Stream and download “Dissolve” here:

Bands In Town

Thu, NOV 11                    Brues Alehouse Brewing Co                      Pueblo, CO++
Fri, NOV 12                      Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom             Denver, CO^
Sat, NOV 13                     Soundwell                                                     Salt Lake City, UT++
Sun, Nov 14                  Buellton Fall Festival                             Buellton, CA
Wed, NOV 17                  Mystic Theatre                                              Petaluma, CA^
Thu, NOV 18                   MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa                 Stateline, NV^
Fri, NOV 19                     The Catalyst                                                  Santa Cruz, CA^
Sat, NOV 20                     Cornerstone                                                 Berkeley, CA^
Sun, NOV 21                    Kilokilo Brewing Company                         Paso Robles, CA^
Wed, NOV 24                  Music Box                                                     San Diego, CA^
Fri, NOV 26                     Belly Up Tavern                                             Solana Beach, CA+
Thu, MAY 26, 2022         California Roots Festival 2022                   Monterey, CA

*Fortunate Youth w/ Artikal Sound System and Joe Sambo
+ Fortunate Youth w/ Artikal Sound System
++ Katastro w/ Artikal Sound System
^ Fortunate Youth w/ Katastro and Artikal Sound System