Tag: funk

Noori & His Dorpa Band – Saagama

     Hailing from Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast of Sudan, Noori & His Dorpa Band perform music reflected in the current state of the revolution there. Through their musical successes, the band tries to draw attention to the plight of the people, whose government over many iterations has denied the people the profits of one of the country’s natural resources, gold. The results for the listener are pure magic, as…

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Intro To Music Theory – It’s An Attitude

     Instrumental music does not play a huge part on Vodka. Not unless it really stands out as something different and fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love instrumental music, but it has to be really something special to appear here.  Enter Intro To Music Theory, and It’s An Attitude (heard here). I love this funky little bit of fun! Not only is it easy to dance to (Yeah, go ahead. Try to quit moving your feet and your head. I dare you!) but it is…

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Zaki Ibrahim – Cut Loose

     Steeped in multi-genre influences, Zaki Ibrahim is a force of musical nature that refuses to be denied. As comfortable on the dance floor as in the living room, and as important as it is entertaining, the music that Zaki Ibrahim creates is moving on all levels.  Enter Cut Loose, from Ibrahim’s latest (March 2021) LP, The Secret Life Of Plants. Elements of 70′s styled R&B and pop are everywhere, and yet this is a modern offering, not a retro affair. What those influences contribute, so, too, do modern…

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Malika Tirolien – Grow

     Malika Tirolien may be familiar to you if you are a fan of Snarky Puppy, a collective of musicians who have made a name for themselves in instrumental music influenced by jazz, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop music and more. Malika sang on the group’s Grammy-winning Family Dinner – Volume One. A singer, songwriter, and pianist based in Montreal, Malika will wow you with her music and style as noted here on GROW, from the recent (February 2021) LP, HIGHER. This electric, energy-driven, track explores jazz, funk, and R&B…

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The Fearless Flyers – Ace of Aces

     Funky, fun, and fabulous, The Fearless Flyers prove that lyrics aren’t necessary when you are _this_ good at your instruments!  Ace of Aces is from the band’s March 23, 2018, self-titled six-song debut EP. The band shares composition duties while baritone guitarist and guitarist Cory Wong acts as producer for the group. Laying down the phenomenal beat is Nate Smith who is flat-out perfect on Ace of Aces. The rest of the band made up of Joe Dart on bass and Mark Lettieri (of Snarky Puppy) on baritone…

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