Happy New Year to y’all! Hope you all had a great festive period – I know I did. So I’m back well rested and ready to bring you some more delightfully funky ear candy to kick off the New Year.
First up we have this dancefloor bomb. All of my posts so far have featured great tracks from funk’s heyday – what about some funk from today I hear you ask. Well this song goes to show that today’s funkateers can groove with the best of them. Alongside a number of other recent bands including The Soul Snatchers, The Bamboos, Lefties Soul Connection and The New Mastersounds, The Sound Stylistics are helping to spearhead a new generation of funk bands keeping the true funk spirit alive and well.
These guys have been playing together for almost 10 years now, but their first official release wasn’t until 2007. The band’s members reads like a who’s-who of the English Acid Jazz/Rare Groove scene featuring members of The James Taylor Quartet, The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, The New Mastersounds, Incognito and The Herbaliser.
This track was a limited release back in 2007 and was picked up by a lot of the UK’s top funk dj’s. The intro to this song is absolutely top notch and would appeal to b-boy’s & breakers. It’s heavy instrumental funk sound harks back to the days of The Meters, The JB’s and particularly The Ebony Rhythm Band.