Le VICE deftly blends a wide spectrum of sounds and musical styles ranging from rock and electro, to soul and dance, to any other rad genres you can think of. After 5 (or 6 or 7?) years of building in the bay area's "melting pot" music scene, Le vice still finds a way to hold true to their diverse musical roots. their palette of warm, fuzzy analog synths, matched with guitars which are sometimes meaty, and other times ghostly, float in vast space, cradled by full and driving bass and live drums. Marry these classic timbres with digital synth sounds and booming 808 drums and you have Le vice... well, kind of. because in the end when you mush all those flavors together, it is simply catchy pop music; viable for the masses.
Having had the opportunity this past year to work wiTh songwriting and vocal producing guru lashawn "shiz" daniels (michael jackson, beyoncé, lady gaga, whitney houston) and hit maker producer donnie scantz (usher, miguel) at the legendary sound city in los angeles, lead singer alex lee and bassist/keyboardist stillinger have become quite the formidable songwriting team in their own right. the two have built themselves a squad of highly talented, formally-trained musicians, who happen to still be undeniably unique creatives. they are thick as thieves; they are family. and when you see them play together, it's obvious.
with her sexy, rich, raspy lower register, lee embodies the spirit of the pied piper when performing. Entrancing the audience and leaving them compelled to call in sick to work in order to keep the party going. Back her with one of the best trios in the bay area, layer them with that edgy, diverse sound and sprinkle that sweet pop sensibility back on, and there you have it...you really have it this time...Le vice.