Tag Archives: funk

afrosonics

Afrosonics – People Meet Your People (self-released)

An 8-piece band from Boise Idaho but including members from Congo, Nigeria, & Suriname, plus guest musicians. The music is more western than African, except for the percussion, but the musicianship is fine and there’s some nice funk in there! FCC violation on CD1 track #2.

Gecko Turner

Gecko Turner – That Place By the Thing With the Cool Name (LoveMonk)

Now living in the US, this Spanish singer-songwriter & inventor of his own “Afromeño” style joins with musicians from South America, Africa, & elsewhere in this fresh take on world funk. Hard to classify, but easy to enjoy. (Filed under international.) Listen on Bandcamp

Harmonizm – T Bird and the Breaks

Soulful, passionate funk music coming out of Houston, Texas. T Bird and the Breaks third studio album continues their tradition of throwback retro-funk. Drawing inspiration from the classics (think Parliament and Funkadelic), rough, gravely vocals backed by a soulful chorus and some undeniably funky horns. Great breakbeats and bass lines throughout. An extremely enjoyable listen […]

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The Black And Blue Album-Warren Simpson and Bruised Grass

Warren Simpson, Native from Florida, his group Bruised Grass produced this double CD in Rock.  Put your dancing shoes on!! this is a house band with songs that may reflect your sensibilities like “Welcome To The REvolution”. http://www.bruisedgrass.com They call their music Southern Funk and Soul…

ParisDJ

ANTH: Africa – We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind (Paris DJs Soundsystem)

Paris-based Djouls with label co-founders Loik Dury & Grant Phabao have done it again, gathering & re-mastering a brilliant selection of Afro, Latin, & Caribbean funk, Ethio jazz & more. This is a real gem! The full CD title is “We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind: Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol. 2.” These […]

CSC Funk Band – Funkincense (Electric Cowbell)

Second release from this eclectic Brooklyn-based collective has roots in Afro funk & Ethiopian jazz, but shows its NYC colors with a tight but irreverent horn section, prominent guitar, funky bass, rockin’ percussion, plus organ & flute taboot! Spoken intro on track #4. Free live tracks from the CSC Funk Band here