Eric Escanes, Jason Matthews, Armando Lopez, & Rodrigo Zambrano.
Electric Kif has caught the attention of countless music lovers by capturing the energy of execution in the fusion of Cosmic Funk, Rock, Soul, and Jazz. Their powerful live show brings an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage and displays a new experience every night.
Originally formed in 2008, “The KIF” started as a power trio in Miami made up of three eclectic musicians – Rodrigo “Digo” Zambrano on bass, Eric Escanes on guitar, and Ale Fernandez on drums. The group started with three jam sessions that produced an album’s worth of music. Each coming from international backgrounds (Mexico, France, & Costa Rica), they combined their unique sounds to create their debut studio album “Sessions” in 2010. With tracks like “Landing”, and “Electric Spliffs” “The KIF” immediately displayed their distinctive identity and energy.
As the sound continued to develop, new members Armando Lopez on drums and Jason Matthews on Rhodes joined the group. Together the quartet has traveled to Costa Rica several times for the RainFest Music Festival and have played other festivals such as Frankestock and Carnaval on the Mile; one of Miami’s better known music festivals. They just released the first EP, Take Your Time, released April 27th 2015. The EP features the extraordinaire Oz Noy sitting in on guitar in one track. They just started working on their next EP set to be released by the fall of this year. This one will feature some of Miami’s best musicians, who have shown love for the band and have helped create a community of music creators in the budding Miami music scene. This scene has inspired the band to play many different styles with all of the talented musicians around the city, and these styles have melded into “The KIF” sound.
Electric Kif – Take Your Time EP (2015)