Tag Archives: funk

New Single “Treat You Right” by Yellow Days Is Meant for a Summer Fling

The new single from Yellow Days would never do you wrong. Known as “Treat You Right,” it is the first glimpse we have into the sounds that the artist born George van den Broek has been cooking Stateside; while in LA, he laid down grooves with more than a few accomplished collaborators who themselves have […]

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Thundercat gets vulnerable on New LP ‘It Is What It Is’ produced with Flying Lotus and featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, and more

Thundercat has earned a reverence among music lovers and makers alike. The artist né Stephen Bruner released It Is What It Is, his fourth studio album, on April 3; it is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed LP Drunk, which was as adventurous as it was plain goofy. While not completely serious—see: “Dragonball Durag” and […]

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Dance Along with Wargirl Until You’re Golden — New Song “Dancing Gold”

That steady drum isn’t in your head, it’s coming from Wargirl’s single, “Dancing Gold,” which will appear on their upcoming LP. The local group infuses lo-fi garage rock with deep funk grooves for a nearly psychedelic experience; the brand new track also features a carnal battlecry to simply be oneself. Tonight don’t miss your chance […]

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Nico Franc Brings a Stadium-Ready Show to Resident in DTLA

Nico Franc has that x-factor that people look for when they need to release, whether its jovial or it’s serious. And they go to arenas for that. They go to stadiums for that. They take their childhood best friend to a nostalgic concert for that…but LA based Nico Franc delivered that at the Resident. Read my […]

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Video Premiere: Zooluxx Celebrate Unity on “Different Planets”—Join Them Tonight at the Echoplex

These days, we should find our similarities with strangers rather than focus on our differences. What better way to bridge the divide than with raw, unadulterated funk? Local quartet Zooluxx penned a song to that end called “Different Planets,” and “it’s all about peace, love and equality,” shares front-man Troy Vincent. You can watch the […]

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First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

Over the weekend, the coolest venue in the city hosted a brand new music festival, Future Sounds, featuring some of the most soulful up-and-coming acts. The Viaduct glowed, not only from the lights and projections but also from the dazzling event happening just below. Kensington Presents put the shindig together, featuring mostly local artists, with […]

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Vulfpeck drop a funk wave of fun at Greek Theatre LA

Vulfpeck define funk! The Greek Theatre packed in for a night dedicated to groovin’. The show got warmed up with jazz musician, Joey Dosik. A member of Vulfpeck himself, Dosik got a headstart at feeling out the crowd during his own opening performance. With a voice smooth as  butter, he awed the crowd with his […]

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Video Premiere: Sentient Fruit Experiences Melancholy in New Clip from Paul Cherry

We’ve all decried text breakups and angry voicemails; turns out that there are an infinite number of ways to poorly communicate. Chicagoan Paul Cherry (né Cherewick) brings up another terrible way to deliver bad personal news in his single, “Your Letter.” The groovy tune has a brand new animated music video debuting today exclusively on […]

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Chicano Batman wrap epic hattrick of sold-out gigs at Fonda Theatre with opening acts El Haru Kuroi and Khruangbi

After touring all over the country, Los Angeles band Chicano Batman finally landed back home with three sold out shows at the Fonda Theatre.  Tickets were in great demand after the first two shows were sold out a third night had to be added. The band did not come alone, they brought a stellar line-up […]

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Song Premiere: Vector Xing Mourns Innocent Black Lives Lost on New Single, “Funeral”

The first the world heard from the duo Vector Xing was a subdued lounge pop EP released in 2015 called 440Hz. It was comprised of synth-based tracks sporting simple, bold blocks of color for cover art and featured a haunting voice belonging to Stevan Cablayan. He has grown significantly in the past two years, both […]

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