January 2018

New Single – Four To The Floor

Four To The Floor was created and produced by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Lester “L2” Shaw and written by McKenzie Frye. The sound comes from a combination of 70’s disco, dance and pop music that Folami fused together along with Lester to make her solo debut. It’s inspired by Marvin Gaye’s album Midnight Love where he started incorporating the synthesizer and drum machines and other effects that created his classic 80’s disco sound.

Four-on-the-floor (or four-to-the-floor) is a rhythm pattern used in disco and electronic dance music. It is a steady, uniformly accented beat in 4/4 time in which the bass drum is hit on every beat (1, 2, 3, 4) in common time. This was popularized in the disco music of the 1970s and the term four-on-the-floor was widely used in that era: it originated with the pedal-operated, drum-kit bass drum. Earl Young is seen as the inventor of the disco style of rock drumming (in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’s “The Love I Lost” from 1973), as he was the first to make extensive and distinctive use of the hi-hat cymbal throughout the playing time of an R & B recording.

Four To The Floor was also completed while Folami was touring with the legendary bands CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers and  Earth Wind and Fire this summer. It has been 4 decades since the first release from CHIC and the 40th year anniversary of Studio 54 and this calls for a real celebration of 40 years of excellence and disco music!