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What happened to funk?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tupac, May 28, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Is it dead? I seriously haven't heard of a funk artist that came from the 2000s. Even RHCP have removed the funk from their playing recently. What's the big deal here?
  2. ric4682

    ric4682 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    Listen to D'Angelo's Voodoo album. Pino lays down some nasty finger funk. That man has so much soul it hurts.
  3. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    check out j.c. brooks and the uptown sound. just saw them at summer camp. amazing show!
  4. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
  5. Please keep the suggestions coming. WEGotta have SOME FUNK
  6. BUMP......I subbed for a very good Tower, Chaka, Cold Blood, type band that was a blast to play with. i used to have to woodshed 3-5 days ahead of each gig, at least an hour or three. ...I don't envy Rocco playin that very demanding stuff 5 nites a week. I have been going to see Tower since 72'
  7. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Funk from beyond the grave. These guys are a hoot!

  8. Slap happened and killed the funky groove :(
  9. TinIndian


    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Love me some Mummies!
  10. Eli "Paperboy" Reed,Freekbass......?
  11. byronkowalski


    Nov 26, 2010
    Lack of Afro

  12. jg919


    Jul 7, 2010
    NSW Australia
    Funk is not, nor will ever be dead. What sounds are coming from popular, international, mass-sold music doesn't represent one millionth of the music in the world, it's just more readily available.
    I think of radio/popular music like McDonalds - it's a generic taste, more available to the masses than anything of real value to your hunger.
    To find the taste YOU crave, you have to look, sample different things and find the things that really make you satisfied.
    Don't believe popular music is all the music - is a Big Mac the only burger in the world?
    The Bros Johnson, Bootsy, Larry Graham, George Clinton, The Isley Bros, etc etc etc...There's funk! Bring out a swinging slap riff at your next gig - there's some more funk! Cheers!
  13. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009

    So a repost;

  14. Seriously, I love when people ask where the funk has gone cuz it gives me the chance to show off all the cool stuff that's happening TODAY. Nothing wrong with the old old but I love me some new and you just might too. This won't be strictly funk but it'll be plenty funky:

    - Snarky Puppy. Seriously, nuff said.

    I could go on an on but check these folks out :).
  15. ejmy


    Nov 30, 2008
    OP mentioned :
    I seriously haven't heard of a funk artist that came from the 2000s.
    Which is kind of true and sad.
  16. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Trombone Shorty
  17. Matthijs


    Jul 3, 2006
    That Vulfpeck clip really did it for me. Why haven't I heard from those guys before?
  18. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    To me personally, Funk( the original70s kind) is and has always been quite irrelevant, but as long as people like to listen to it and like to play it , it'll be around and keep relevant to those people.( I know.. stating the obvious :) )
  19. Matthijs


    Jul 3, 2006
    I don't really know how to interpret the term irrelevant, but I think even if you don't really care for funk there is a lot to be learned from funk about how to build a good groove that can be used in any type of music and did in fact influence a lot of music.
  20. DONZI97


    Dec 24, 2008
    Algonac Michigan

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