A Change of Genre – Introducing Codewalkers

A Change of Genre – Introducing Codewalkers

Since becoming more involved in my local music scene than ever before, I have been introduced to an expansive array of musical genres and styles. It has been no secret that I am a lover of indie rock music and that type of sound. However, I am not ignorant to other genres, and given the chance, will always consider and explore new music in whatever format it may be. Whether I like it or not, would be a personal preference. However shaking my music tastes up has always been intriguing to me. Therefore, when I had the chance to attend the Horizons variety gig as a part of IVW. It was a chance for me to see an array of talented musicians and performances, outside of my usual go to indie rock bracket.

One of the bands I was lucky to catch that night, were Codewalkers. A reggae, rap and rock fusion, mashed together to create an immersive, fresh and exciting sound that explodes during their live performances. Codewalkers absolutely blew the room up that night, with their energetic and vibrant set. This band commanded their crowd brilliantly well and got everyone dancing and enjoying themselves in no time, including myself. No matter what style of music you’re in to, I challenge you to watch Codewalkers live, and not end up having a smile on your face. 

Codewalkers pick-a-mix style of music is superb to behold, and their personalities shine through beautifully. I always love watching a band with such character and passion performing. Codewalkers bring fun, laughter and an insane amount of energy, which shed a different light on rap, reggae and hip hop for me. They infused the genres with rock and electro-pop, creating a blend of music to suit almost everyone they possibly could.

Their latest single remix is a different take on their 2019 track Roadman. The single remix was born from a collaboration with New York Producer, King Ital Rebel. Originally hailing from Jamaica and working on a number of reggae tracks, Ital was the perfect match for Codewalkers front man Seun Babatola who has roots in Nigeria, their musical styles compliment one another and they had a lot of fun working on this latest single release. 

With the remixed version of Roadman, Codewalkers are delving further again into their expansive genre collection, this time taking on the popular dancehall style, with touches of dub thrown in. Whilst I appreciate this style of music is on the rise, it is still very new to me. I can say that the sound is different and certainly interesting, but I won’t embarrass myself by attempting be the expert on it. 

I’ll let you discover Codewalkers energetic sound on their latest single for yourself, if you like it, please let me and them know! The original Roadman track is definitely worth a listen too, personally I prefer this track as I’m not a huge fan of dance music. However, I can say with certain assurance that Codewalkers are definitely something special to behold live. If you get the chance, definitely go and check them out. 

Codewalkers Remix of Roadman feat. King Ital Rebel is available for you to steam on all platforms NOW!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p083mx9n

Follow Codewalkers on their socials below:

http://www.twitter.com/CodewalkersBand

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5 thoughts on “A Change of Genre – Introducing Codewalkers

  1. Honestly love that you are open to listening to all genres. I don’t know why but when I talk to some people about music they shame people for their tastes not being “cool enough”. So this is really refreshing and I enjoyed reading this a lot. 💜

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    1. Aww thank you lovely!! I’ve listened to such a variety of music over the years I’d be a huge hypocrite if I didn’t, that’s for sure 😂 I think music is such a unique and personal thing, it would break my heart to ever shame someone for their tastes. I’m so glad you enjoyed reading this! Thank you so, so much ♥️

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      1. Yes, I think the same goes for books too. It’s sad people judge people for something they like when it’s what they connect to the most. Excited to see more reviews from you. Will give some of them a listen too x

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        1. Oh yes definitely! I can imagine there are a few book snobs out there too! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Hold on to those you love though, as they are unique and special to you📚🎶❤️ I adore your book reviews and am rekindling my love for reading, so thank you x Let me know if there are any bands you enjoy x

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