Originally formed in 1996 in Richmond, Virginia, infectious has spent their time cultivating their sound and building their legion of devoted fans into an army of infected beat heads.
Infectious has that special combination: a band capable of blowing out a room live while equally skilled as producers in the studio.
The group consists of MCs Felton Martin and Jean Kouame supported by bassist Dave Sunderland, brothers Will and Brooke Blair on drums and guitar respectively, and pianist Mike Mathews.
After selling 5,000 copies of their independently released self-titled debut, infectious spent the last year in the studio crafting a follow up capable of advancing the sound that has become their trademark: groove orientated instrumentation with rappers tight enough to crush coal into diamonds.
Human Experience is the result of the last year.
Eleven tracks fusing a virtuoso backing band with lyrics preaching awareness and intelligence.
The album culls the myriad influences of each member resulting in an ambitious work with sure-fire radio hits like "Hall St." and "Medelling Cartel" interwoven into meditative ambient tracks like "Comfort in the Swell."