Formed in 2015, the Las Vegas-based hip-hop jazz band The Lique mix rap, jazz, soul, funk and rock into a vibrant musical concoction that is proven to keep you dancing. The group is a self-described “jazz family first and foremost” but with a unique contemporary sound all their own.
The group has shared the stage with eclectic artists like George Cinton, Hiatus Kaiyote, Lecrae, Flo Rida, JMSN, Emily King and Big Sam’s Funky Nation while headlining shows and festivals through the Western US.
The Lique’s second and latest album, Times Like These, released in 2018 follows up their 2016 release, Democracy Manifest, which garnered accolades from media outlets like Las Vegas Weekly, Seven Magazine and Afropunk. Both releases delve into social and cultural issues, mixing serious topics with a dose of humor and a danceable groove. While their first album Democracy Manifest was a self-produced effort, for their second album the band collaborated with producers Vinnie Castaldo (Eddie Levert, The Jackons) and Jim Greer (Macy Gray, Dan The Automator, Foster the People, Chali 2na). The result is an album that infuses The Lique’s jazz foundation and hip hop aesthetic with an R&B and funk flavor.