picture of Victor Axelrod
Victor Axelrod
Victor is a musician, producer, and audio engineer from Brooklyn, NY. Since the mid-1990s, he has worked primarily in the genres of Reggae, Afrobeat and Soul, recording and producing under his own name and using the alias Ticklah. Victor became a founding member of Antibalas and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings after meeting musicians Martin Perna and Gabe Roth (a.k.a. Bosco Mann) in the late 1990s.
Starting in 1996, Victor appeared as a session musician playing keyboards for Easy Star Records, a New York City independent reggae label. This studio relationship eventually resulted in him taking on the role of co-producer and engineer of the label's release Dub Side of the Moon, a 2003 dub reggae reinterpretation of the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon recorded by the Easy Star All-Stars.
By 2002, both Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Antibalas had begun touring and were in high demand. Being in both bands was no longer feasible, so Victor decided to focus his attention solely on Antibalas. However, he continued to occasionally appear on subsequent recordings playing keyboard and organ for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Victor eventually left Antibalas in 2013. In 2006, producer Mark Ronson hired Axelrod and other members of the Dap-Kings to play on the Amy Winehouse album Back to Black. The collective appeared on three of Ronson's solo albums. In 2007, Easy Star Records released an Axelrod solo album, Ticklah vs. Axelrod.
Concurrently, in 2008, Victor partnered with New York City reggae and jungle DJ Liondub to release singles on his new sublabel Liondub 45. This gave Victor another outlet to release various reggae music he was making with both established and up-and-coming artists. In 2009 some of his songs were featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on the in-game Ticklah radio station.
In 2011, guitarist/producer Jay Nugent enlisted Victor to engineer an EP that he was producing for The Frightners, a reggae band from Queens, NY. Following that, Victor began to work extensively with the group.
from Wikipedia
on tour Click on the logo to see Victor's tour dates.


No Time For Dreaming
Dunham DUN-1001
recorded in Brooklyn, NY/USA
Charles Bradley, vocals
Leon Michels, tenor sax, organ, piano
Dave Guy, trumpet
Thomas Brenneck, guitar, organ, piano, bass, drums, vibes
Victor Axelrod, organ, glockenspiel
Bosco Mann, organ, bass, congas
Mike Deller, piano
Toby Pazner, vibes
Daniel Foder, bass
Nick Movshon, bass
Homer Steinweiss, drums
Fernando Velez, congas
The Crossing
Dunham DUN-1003
recorded in Brooklyn, NY/USA
Leon Michels, tenor sax, organ
Jared Tankel, baritone sax
Dave Guy, trumpet
Cochemea Gastelum, flute
Thomas Brenneck, guitar, piano, synthesizer, autoharp, bass
Victor Axelrod, organ
Mike Deller, piano
The Bushwick Philharmonic
Nick Movshon, bass, drums
Homer Steinweiss, drums
Bobby Chupete, congas

Sound Samples
MP3 n/a
Video n/a


If you don't see the left hand menu,
please go back to the homepage.

Back to the homepage