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Soul music with a greater emphasis on beats, influences from
rhythm and blues, jazz and psychedelic rock

Lady Day and John Coltrane

Soul funk replete with blasting horns, histrionic backing vocals, rhythmic gibberish chants, ripping sax solos and tortured screaming.

 

Turn Me Up!

Soul music has a rich history and continues to thrive in the music industry today.

One such band is Say She She, a funk and soul group based in Los Angeles. With their infectious grooves, soulful vocals, and dynamic performances, Say She She is gaining recognition for their modern twist on classic funk. Their energetic live shows and catchy melodies are sure to get audiences dancing and grooving along.

Another exciting funk band to watch out for is Tom McGuire and the Brassholes from Scotland. Known for their high-energy performances and tight horn section, this eight-piece band blends funk, jazz, and soul to create a unique sound. With influences from classic funk artists like Tower of Power and Earth, Wind & Fire, Tom McGuire and the Brassholes bring a modern edge to the genre while still staying true to its roots.

Their dedication to the genre and their ability to put a contemporary spin on funk music is attracting fans from all over the world. These bands are proof that funk is still alive and well, and they are carrying the torch for the next generation of funk musicians.

D.R.E.A.D – Tom McGuire & the Brassholes
Tom McGuire & the Brassholes are a funk soul powerhouse from Glasgow. Combining rich arrangements with meticulous songcraft and untouchable in live performance, the band is carving a niche of their own. Following the success of their 2019 debut album is „Stay rad”.

So Hard – The Brooks
The Brooks were brought together by their mutual love and appreciation for authentic, vintage Funk & Soul music. Recorded in Montreal, during several late night studio jam sessions, The Brooks strives to bring back the old school with an infusion of fresh influences to keep your body movin‘! From the limited edition “Pain and Bliss” Vinyl with original cover art by renown Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu (Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, etc).

Lady Day and John Coltrane – Nautilus, Kei Owada
Nautilus is a trio centered around drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki, formed in 2014 along with Bassist Shigeki Umezawa and Keyboardist Daisuke Takeuchi. With a fast version of Gil Scott-Heron’s beautiful track.

Vibes on Night – The Funker At Work

AA Side Single – Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Alison Limerick
Brooklyn Funk Essentials have been presenting their unique brand of eclectic funk to ecstatic audiences around the world since the early nineties. Originally conceived during a string of studio jam sessions by producers Arthur Baker and Lati Kronlund, the all-star group of musicians, singers, DJs and poets hailing from different parts of the globe, soon became regulars of New York’s vibrant club scene, famously mixing their funk with jazz, hip-hop, latin, soul and dub – all rolled into one ferocious funk fest.

Bad Ass Self – Lack of Afro, Kennzo
Taken from this forthcoming album “I’m Here Now“. Showcasing the punchier, harder edge contained within his new material, “Bad Ass Self” takes no prisoners from the outset. A neck-snapping groove combined with a killer vocal from New York rapper Kennzo.

Gidget – Free Nationals, Anderson .Paak, T.Nava
Free Nationals is a musical collective from Brooklyn, New York, consisting of Pomo, Kelsey González, and Jose Rios. They are known for their genre-blending sound, incorporating elements of soul, jazz, and hip-hop. The track “Gidget” was first premiered live at Sasquatch! in May 2018.

Free – Sault
An artist known for his unique sound, which blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip-hop. The track “Free” was released on September 18, 2020, as the ninth track on his album “Untitled”.

Questions – Say She She
Say She She, the soulful female-led band from Brooklyn & London, stand rock solid on discodelic duty with their boundary breaking sophomore album “Silver“. Our Album of the year!

Get it Got it – Adi Oasis
Adi Oasis is a French-Caribbean singer and bass player who has been quickly gaining recognition in the music industry. She is known for her intoxicating voice, head-spinning compositions, funky bass playing, and daring personal style.

Turn Me Up – José James, Aloe Blacc
The song is from José James’s 9th studio album, „No Beginning No End 2“, which was released in 2020. The album includes special guests such as Aloe Blacc, Ledisi, Laura Mvula, Lizz Wright, Kris Bowers, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Taali, Hindi Zahra, and Erik Truffaz.

Love You Better – Monophonics, Kelly Finnigan
The song was released in 2022. The song is part of the album “Sage Motel” by Monophonics

How Deep Is Your Love – PJ Morton
The song was written by the Bee Gees and the production was done by PJ Morton. The mastering was done by Will Quinnell and the mixing was done by Ben Kane. The keyboards were played by PJ Morton and the guitar was played by Jeremy Most. The song was released on his album “Gumbo” in 2017.

Drunk off Your Love – The Sextones
A song by The Sextones, which is part of their album “Moonlight Vision”. The Sextones is a soul and funk band that originated in Reno, Nevada in 2007. The band is composed of Mark Sexton, Alexander Korostinsky, Daniel Weiss, and Chris Sexton.

Roses – Trombone Shorty
Roses” is a song by Trombone Shorty, an American jazz and funk musician. The song is from his album “For True”, which was released in 2011. Troy Andrews, also known as Trombone Shorty, is an American musician, producer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Andrews is best known as a trombone and trumpet player, but he also plays drums, organ, and tuba.

Days Undone – The Jay Vons

Sur La Lagune – Malka Family
French funk group founded in Paris in 1988. Malka Family has shared the stage with Daft Punk, INXS, Beck, Jazzmatazz, MC Solar, Manu Dibango, Vanessa Paradis, Manu Chao, Keziah Jones, Roy Ayers, Khaled, Village People, IAM, Michel Fugain, Cheb Mami, Zao, Zebda, Son Of Bazerk. From their Album ”Super Lune” from 2021.

Lalala – YellowStraps, ROMderful
A track by the Belgian electro-jazz, hip-hop duo YellowStraps, featuring ROMderful. YellowStraps, has been recognized as the „Most Promising Artist“ at the 2014 Redbull Elektropedia Awards in Belgium. They have collaborated with various artists and producers, including Tobi Lou, Roméo Elvis, Le Motel, and Blackwave.

 

Playlist

  1. D.R.E.A.D – Tom McGuire & the Brassholes
  2. So Hard – The Brooks
  3. Lady Day and John Coltrane – Nautilus, Kei Owada
  4. Vibes on Night – The Funker At Work
  5. AA Side Single – Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Alison Limerick
  6. Bad Ass Self – Lack of Afro, Kennzo
  7. Gidget – Free Nationals, Anderson .Paak, T.Nava
  8. Free – Sault
  9. Questions – Say She She
  10. Get it Got it – Adi Oasis
  11. Turn Me Up – José James, Aloe Blacc
  12. Love You Better – Monophonics, Kelly Finnigan
  13. How Deep Is Your Love – PJ Morton
  14. Drunk off Your Love – The Sextones
  15. Roses – Trombone Shorty
  16. Days Undone – The Jay Vons
  17. Sur La Lagune – Malka Family
  18. Lalala – YellowStraps, ROMderful

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