No Games. FVLCXNI are writing their own rules in the post millennial music landscape. Their sonically diverse self-titled project is a testament to the group’s ability to merge genres while maintaining a singular message. The ominous sonics of Travis Scott and accessibility of Migos are certainly indelible fingerprints in the sound of FVLCXNI. The group has a rare wisdom and maturity beyond their years, an uncommon trait in a business of decadence. We sat down with the multinational collective on the genesis of their brand, the progression of their sound and how they plan to reshape music.
Brick 1: What’s the origin of the name FVLCXNI and your artist names Jolly and Aickara.
FVLCXNI: Jolly and Aickara are our given names, simple as that, the angels blessed our parents. Basically we both loved the Dark Knight Trilogy, but thought the title Falconi was better suited to the theme of extremely angry protagonists navigating stealthily through the chaos with one purpose, justice, i.e. us. Some would say we come with a vengeance, but truth is we have no Vendetta, we transcend the duality of conflict, we are the archetypal manifestation of Justice. We see All. We we are protectors of the innocent, culture is our shield, sound is our weapon. Obviously, trap music is our weapon of choice, but you will see us allied with artists, entertainers, and creators from all walks of life, we share the same purpose. Everyone is angry, they don’t know who to align themselves with. The elite have played a meticulous game in manipulating and distracting the masses. We are here to aid in the rectification of the collective psychic imbalance caused by the unfettered rampancy of greed and psychopathy. We drop bombs. Sometimes our sounds don’t even need lyrics. That kind of sound only comes from the soul of pure Rage, if the lyrics don’t come from that same place, it won’t work on a FVLCXNI beat. People will try to capitalize on our aesthetic… that’s the irony, this shit is easy, the conventional notion of art is dead, anyone can “make” art. The question is WHY are we doing it. The answer to that question is the same reason we know our spot is secured. FVLCXNI pronounced FAL-CO-NI is the Horn of Gabriel, the sound of the reckoning.
Brick 2: Who were your biggest musical influences when developing your sound?
FVLCXNI: Redefining production in Hip-Hop as producers and artists we want to work with Travis Scott, Migos and Kanye West. Our full list of influences are as follows:
TRAVIS SCOTT x KANYE WEST x LIL WAYNE x GUCCI MANE x WAKA FLOCKA x LIL JON x KENDRICK x A$AP x FUTURE x RUSSx NOAH “40” SHEBIB x METRO BOOMIN x YOUNG THUGx RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEx LAMB OF GOD x METALLICA x NIRVANA x PINK FLOYD x LED ZEPPELIN x JIMI HENDRIX x KORN x DISTURBED x SLIPKNOT x LINKIN PARK x GORILLAZ x DAFT PUNK x FLYING LOTUS x M.I.A. x MIGOS x KID CUDI x JAY-Z x A$AP MOB x A$AP ROCKY x TIMBALAND x LUPE FIASCO x CLIFF BURTON x BLACK SABBATH x MIKE DEAN x ERIC CLAPTON x A.R. RAHMAN
Brick 3: What was the moment you knew you wanted to pursue music as a profession?
JOLLY FVLCXNI: 2008 sitting in my dorm room in Atlanta, I had the acapella for Weezy’s “A Milli”, I started building a beat around it in GarageBand, I liked what I made. A Milli was poppin like crazy at the time, I dj’ed a fraternity party and everyone went nuts when I played my version.
AICKARA FVLCXNI: THE MOMENT I LISTENED TO OWL PHARAOH BY TRAVIS SCOTT Something was activated in my DNA.
Brick 4: What is the biggest misconception about being a recording artist?
FVLCXNI: That it’s a FUCKING HOBBY. It’s really hard to make it in music, it’s unrealistic, you can’t support yourself. STFU YABISH
Brick 5: How will people view your brand by the end of 2018?
FVLCXNI: People are going to love us or hate us. No middle ground, you’re either for or against. Our brand is the container for a much deeper underlying energy. People will be attracted to the container, the energy however, will change them, move them.
Stream ‘FVLCXNI’ below and stay tuned for more explosive sonics throughout 2018!