“Flobeheads unite!!!...with the release of The Magneto Flobe’s bran-n-n-d new blue-eyed soul number "Can't Touch Ya (SMF #5)." This original was written by Kenyon/derinho/Schnieders, and produced by "da boi." It features Sam DieAgo - Piano, Clavinet | Throdgie Baby - Lead vocals, Keys | and da boi - Bv's, Guitar, Keys, Percussion | with Sour Dweezil - Lead Guitar | Verdine Rheinhardt – Bass | Harry Stillson – Drums. In da boi’s own words, “it has a slightly "out there" piano solo... and an outro with a nod to Billy Cobham's Crosswinds.” This track has gotten a record number of likes and nods from the fans! In true TMF [The Magneto Flobe] fashion, this track is packed with extra touches for your listening pleasure!”
The Portland Rail Blazer
"Can't Touch Ya" is another sublime track in the Flobe catalogue. Soulful funky goodness with just the right amount of mellowness, pure vocals reminiscent of Curtis and Marvin, cool jazzy piano and all underpinned by a seriously intoxicating rhythm...
The Last Day On Earth Times & Book Review
“Derek & co! "Can't Touch Ya" is a brill piece of music! At has this classic r'n'b feel and it's also very funky and smooth! The great guitar a la Prince and the piano are fantastic as well! You should make some cool video for it, too with some hot sexy girls! Perfect job, da boi!”
Slovakian Cat Fancy
"can't touch ya"....once again (The Flobe) have plowed a totally fresh groove that is deliciously percussive and layered in a deceptively simple package. The beauty here for me is the many layers (da boi has) stacked and woven for a funkalicious comp. How ever do you pull this off? (I'll have whatever your smokin')...
American Conga Player Magazine
"Can't Touch Ya?" Can't believe it!?!
The Flobe have yet another original song - "Say wha?" Yeah! Shut yo mouf! I'm just talkin' 'bout the Flobe. OK, I'm digging it! Really nice guys - fo real.
Now change it back to WTMP...
The Original Drano Sniffer & World Report
"Can't touch Ya"~when you produce songs of this quality. Deliciously eccentric, it has the usual Flobe appeal in abundance. Great vocals from Throdgie~do I hear a George Michael influence in there somewhere? Really liking the way it's been arranged~Quality mixing as well. Missing the cowbell though! lol.~Well done to all involved...
British Cat Fancy
"Well, now that I'm mellowing out from the initial high I got off Throdgie's vocals, I can focus on a couple of other outstanding elements in "Can't Touch Ya.: The lyrics and the guitar riffs immediately come to mind. The production, of course, is as crisp as we've come to expect from da boi, and the elements that are coloring the background are all in sync. And I know that d has been waiting for a special moment to break out that WLCY clip in the beginning. That was the perfect spot, my man, with added significance to those who enjoyed Tampa's best top 40 station of yesteryear...
“Love the fabulous folky sound of John Barleycorn. Reminds me of Fairport Convention coupled with ex-Beatles solo work (McCartney's first solo album particularly)...”
The Italian-Welsh Daily Music Review
“I was elated upon making the discovery that there is a brand new THE MAGNETO FLOBE track to savor! From the name and cover art alone, I could tell that "JOHN BARLEYCORN" was truly going to be something to behold! Then, to find out that "Sir" Chris Ingram had left his royal mark on this centuries old traditional Tale of Yore was the ultimate icing in the cake! The trio of Chris, Throdgie Baby and "da boi" takes the vocals to new heights! I have fallen in love with this true treasure of a song! Blown away, am I!...and in awe of the plethora of talented souls who contributed to it and made it into the Work of Art that it is!”
The Portland Trail Blazer
“...the new song "John Barleycorn", wonderful collab work, Chris is a great new addition to work with the Flobe team, lovin' the vocals, arrangement with that sweet flute!!”
“Well, well, well...I see (da boi has) added British Folk to the Americana/Alternative/Rock genres. What a pleasant surprise. Proof positive that The Magneto Flobe defy categorization. Great job on this tale of barley personified.”
"People Get Ready," yeah. Msgr. Superfly in da Flobe church! The pews are filled with parishioners who are suddenly overcome by the uncontrollable urge to shake their booties and wave their arms. Better than any rapture.
The Washington Pole
“Yes!! Yes!!! People get ready!!! Indeed love it!!! Da Boi and Kenny!!! Just Beautifully done so happy to hear this today... l bless you both immensely talented and so well done! You guys just rock! So Grateful to be your fan and friend much peace and success...”
NY Sweet Thing Magazine
“(Da boi has) a great choice of covers as well as an excellent choice of whom (he) collaborates with. "People Get Ready" is one of my favourite all time classics and it's been a pleasure listening to this latest work... My congrats to Throdgie and Kenny for performing the song so well and also for (da boi's) part and everyone else involved...”
Flobe Fancy Magazine
“Again (The Flobe have) worked (their) magic on a song and it's come out shining as bright as a polished gem. Wonderful instrumental arrangement and evocative vocals. Man, (The Flobe) capture the very essence of a piece and make it (their own). Bravo, maestros! Peace and love to ya'll...”
The Houston Pie Thrower And Classical Daily
“People Get Ready sounds great... Vocals, guitar work, bass, and of course, Throdgie's beautiful organ work. All in all, a very powerful rendition. Curtis is smiling down on all of you, and saying thank you for spreadin' the word...”
"People Get Ready" is another wonderful collaboration of great and intuitive musicians who don't take themselves too seriously - but who are seriously good and this is a gorgeous and loving cover...
The Lost Sir Paul Tapes Review
"Use Me..." getting bitch-slapped with AutoTune in a crowded party room is definitely worse than getting that inguinal tattoo at 3AM from an intern on crank...
The Washington Posterizer
“What a terrific song - "I Believe You" is just a winner - great tune, exciting beat, superb guitar, expressive vocals and a storyline that guarantees you'll listen to the end in any case. I really admire what (The Flobe) do...”
The Apple Records Archive And Review
“Love the guitar work (on "I Believe you") which is highly effective throughout. Good romantic storyline~Delicate and touching lyrics. All very nicely performed, arranged and produced. Should appeal to every Flobe around the Globe...”
The Tin Pan Alley Cat Fancy
“The great dry sound of the snare and the guitar-hymn at the start (of "I Believe You") and than this freaky and great chorus, the delay sound, the keyboards, the complete crazy guitar (is this man from outer space?) ...boi...we LOVELOVELOVE this song!!”
“My GOD it's a revival!!! I joyously accept the Magneto Flobe into my heart and soul . . . 'I Believe You' too!!! Amen!!!”
The Kansas City Here I Come
“I believe You... may i first and foremost cherish the wonderful lyrics? Of course the music is as beautiful. A bitter sweet summer hit. Smoking organ sounds and great guitar play. Love both of your voices. Fabulous work, D & T. & friends...”
The Duckledorff Times-Picayune
“Awesome new tune for all Flobieheads to hear. I Believe You!!! Exquisite guitar and keys, topped by awesome lyrics and vocal harmonies!!!!”
The Arkansas Traveller
“Always nice to hear the Flobe break out an original. Sam, Verdine, and Sour provide a tight rhythm/lead for Peter's (Throdgie) rich vocals. And da boi does what he does best...ties it all together. Nice addition to the catalog...”
“I'd like to thank The Magneto Flobe for allowing me to step into their wonderful world of improvisational funk on Use Me. I had a blast working with the band. I'd also like to thank all the Flobeheads who stopped by here, and by my page, to offer your positive feedback and support of our efforts. The Flobe has a large and loyal following, and it was pretty amazing to witness firsthand how many fans respond to their releases. I'm very grateful for all the connections I made through our association. It was a very exciting and productive weekend. Special thanks to da boi for his tireless efforts in making these recordings happen and for working hard to insure that they have a chance to be heard.”
“Fantastic groove on USE ME, (The Flobe) are a hit factory. Love the organ riffs and the amazing job on the vocals...”
La Paella Valenciana
“Baluja and Throdge are golden on Use Me, and man - those horns and the organ drive it behind those in your face vocals. Great mix, too!”
The Minnesota Bluegrass Review
"Use Me" - (I'm) becoming a Flobe addict - (I) have to listen to each track to the end - always engrossing...
British Cat Fancy
“Great version of "Use Me". Loved Mr. Withers! Really liked the modern twist while protecting the original feel of the song. Well done (Magneto Flobe)...”
“USE ME...Woha...funky stuff. Conjures up Richard Roundtree, black leather jackets, ridiculously large cars....and mean menacing sexy looks. A blast. Love it.”
“Listening to (the) latest Flobies (tune) (Use Me) - Somebody keep derinho off that funk switch! - He never turns it off!!! Cool groove as usual. Great stuff...”
The Toon Army Brigade Tiimes-Picayune
"USE ME"... this one's really hot. While Mike and D are rather the cool ones... Throdgie is the red hot peppery one. All vocal parts complete each other perfectly. Great Latin funkiness from the brave people of Flobania. Love (The Magneto Flobe's) works as always...
The Ships of Gold Monitor
“What a great laid back jam, Dropping Rain! And how could it get any better? Walken on COWBELL! Hat's off the magnificent Magneto Flobe! Another winner!”
The New York Times
"Dropping Rain" is giving me the feeling that the sunshine is going to come after the rain. Also, giving me the urge to go shopping, Or taking vacation to tropical places.It would be a good starring song for a romantic comedy taking place in Caribbean island...
The Jerusalem Post
“Dropping by for "Droppin' Rain" Da Boi. What fantastic groove. Andrew Austin rocks it too! LOVE EVERY DROP...”
The Econogyngle Report
“Great collab with Dropping Rain! Always enjoy the level of musicianship (The Flobe) put into (Their) songs.. Another gem on an inspiring playlist...”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“I came back for some live action from The Flobe! Droppin' Rain is so good and it shows off the skills of one of the coolest bands on RN! I'd love to hear an entire set of you guys!”
The Nashville Night Centurion
“Listening to 'Droppin' Rain' - Musically attractive stuff my Magnetic buds... Lovely vibe to the whole thing. Sort of loose sophistication going on. Love that guitar work throughout...”
The Watch Tower Music Review
“I'm just feeling like I'm in the crowd listening to this amazing rendition of Droppin Rain! Just wonderful to listen to...”
"Droppin' Rain" makes me want to skip on the lake in front of my house. The Dead meets kevin gant with a sprinkle of blind melon with more melancholy and mojave 3 blazing in the xmas snow. : ) Flobe is always the besssssssssssss!
Bad Ass DJ Magazine
“I don't want to work on junior's farm no more! I just want to listen to this great playlist before I fade away into a 5AM sleep jouney. (The Magneto Flobe) remind me of Polaris from The Adventure of Pete and Pete, some Dinosaur jr. even some Sonic Youth in their medieval days of daydream nationgoo. But most of all you sound like (The) Flobe. Gonna bust out my flobe hair cutter and attach it to the shopvac and turn it into a magneto microphone...”
The Lake Elsinore Review
“St.Patty is In West Tampa tonight, and he's a sucker for funk. That little leprechaun in me thinks he can still do the robot when he listens to The Abstract Truff. This is a cross between Ohio Players 'Skin Tight' and Herbie Hancock's 'Chameleon' , and I know you know how funky that is.”
“Kickin' my Saturday off with the smooth sound of Magneto Flobe's "Droppin' Rain". The all star cast has come through once again... Love the laid back feel of this mix, including of course, Pablo's outstanding lead guitar. Thank you Throdgie, Pablo, Gonzalez, Austin, Walken, James, and derinho for the wonderful music, vocals, and production. Thank you Fernando Garcin, for the poetry...”
“The Abstract Truff: a phrase which has now become synonymous with funk. Although there are elements of jazz, hip hop, rock, and electronic that run throughout it's modernized and experimental framework, it's essence is that of funk....pure, base thumpin', guitar lickin', booty shakin' funk...Magneto Funk. Can you dig it?........I KNEW that you could.”
“As per usual (The Abstract Truff is) stellar. A most excellent production. Every part of the song is completely in the pocket. Nothing has been wasted. This is how a great song is put together. From stem to sternum. How do (The Flobe) do it? What's (da boi's) secret? In any event it is a tapestry weaved by masterful minds and hands. I am amazed everytime... Another great masterpiece...”
Modern Home And Gardening
“Absract tuff love it! Another great testament to (The Flobe's) diversity and talent. A Classy track with a smooth vibe and feel, like the mix of the instruments played so well..”
“What a pleasant surpise. I'm used to the ambient
electronic/funk/latin/soul/jazz that has come to characterize (The Flobe's) sound. Instead, what I'm hearing in "The Flobehead Lullaby" is a Ron Wood-ish Freewheeling' Predominantly Acoustic Gem. I say predominantly, because towards the ending refrains it appears to transform into the traditional Flobian dreamlike state. Guess what I learned from it all is what I should've known already when it comes to The Magneto Flobe...Expect the Unexpected. Great job...”
“Flobehead lullaby, great song showing yet again the diversity of colors/style and musicality , awesome vocals that are smooth and distinct with the delivery and positive message. Always a joy to listen to (The Flobe) great band!!”
The Gorgeous Times
“We r def all climbing that wall together and rockin out with these FLOBES!!! Flobehead Lullaby ROCKS! GREAT work/lyrics! Forever FLOBIN!!”