"Ludic has more than proven their immense potential not only to find success but to be trailblazers of modern takes on funk and soul music"
- Unspoken Press, review of new single “Love Me Like”
"A glistening and playful package of explosive pop....these up-and-comers demand your attention.”
- Vat of Think Blog
"Fronted by guitar virtuoso Ayla Tesler Mabe and backed by brothers Max and Rhett Cunningham, this wildly original indie-jazz-funk-fused band seems poised for a major breakthrough."
- Named Top 10 on CBC/Radio-Canada music's Searchlight 2020
Named a Top 10 Artist of the Year in 2019 by The Permanent Rain Press
"Bustling with jangly guitars, bubbling basslines and warbling synthesisers '2 Myself' knows exactly how to create the perfect soundtrack for feeling good." (click here to listen)
-Sounds Good Music Blog, July 2019
"Their new track 'Want U' is a funky, groovy serving of outside-the-box melodies doused in pure musical talent."
- The Permanent Rain Press, January 2020
"With her new band, former Calpurnia guitarist (and Weezer music video star) Ayla Tesler-Mabe heads for understated groove-forward waters."
- Guitar World Magazine, July 2021
• Currently have over 402,600 followers on Instagram (combined) and 845,000 total streams on Spotify
While their hometown of Vancouver, B.C, Canada may be known for moody indie-rock, Ludic exude a delightfully bright and unique brand of groovy tunes. The trio consists of Ayla Tesler-Mabe, Rhett Cunningham, and Max Cunningham. Drawing from great music icons such as Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, and modern soul pioneers such as Hiatus Kiayote; Ludic seamlessly blend vintage and present soul, funk, jazz, and pop, creating music for a wide-array of listeners.
When brothers Max and Rhett Cunningham met Ayla Tesler-Mabe at a local jam in 2017, something clicked; prompting Tesler-Mabe, guitarist of Calpurnia, to branch outside of indie-rock. With Tesler-Mabe’s fast rise to fame, both on her own and with Calpurnia, the encircling fanbase has met the trio with an undying love and fierce interest since the bands inception. Beginning with the pursuit to create groovy sounds that are both playful and exploritive, Ludic have quickly made name as pioneers to a new formula of modern soul. With each of its members multi-instrumentalists and songwriters in their own right, the multi-talented trio create dynamic genre-defying music that speaks as an entity of its own.
“My Love,” features rhythms reminiscent of 70’s funk with up-beat soul and jazz-driven bass lines. With guitar licks that breath the vintage precision and explorative interest of an early Jimmy Page or David Gilmour and dreamy soulful vocals, this amalgamation of genres is undeniably timeless. With production in the hands of Ryan Worsley of EchoPlant, the single carries the capacity to reside on indie radio channels, while capturing the ears of musicians in search of sophisticated musical depth. Worsley brings his talent as 2018 Engineer of the Year nominee, and 2018 Producer of the Year, from the Western Canadian Music Awards. In addition to these production accomplishments, he boasts experience writing for, producing, recording and performing with Universal Music Canada act Dear Rouge; resulting in an outstanding success as Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Junos.
Ludic have quickly made a striking impact to their local Vancouver music scene, intriguing listeners with their unique soundscapes and electric performances. With an air of ease, Ludic express complex depth as if it were a walk in the park-- and with all three members under the age of 21, the world is their playground. As a sonic display of spontaneous and undirected playfulness, Ludic set a new precedent for modern soul in-line with their namesake: while the word “Ludic” may be a term used to describe undirected playfulness, with their latest release “My Love,” the band proves themselves as mature and innovative contributors to Canadian music.