By the latter half of the 80s, pure funk had lost its commercial impact; however, pop artists from Michael Jackson to Duran Duran often used funk beats. Influenced by Yellow Magic Orchestra  and Kraftwerkthe American musician Afrika Bambaataa developed electro-funk, a minimalist machine-driven style of funk with his single " Planet Rock " in Also known simply as electro, this style of funk was driven by synthesizers and the electronic rhythm of the TR drum machine. The single " Renegades of Funk " followed in Artists like Steve Arrington and Cameo still received major airplay and had huge global followings.
Rock bands began copying elements of funk to their sound, creating new combinations of " funk rock " and " funk metal ". These bands later inspired the underground mids funkcore movement and current funk-inspired artists like OutkastMalina MoyeVan Huntand Gnarls Barkley. In the s, artists like Me'shell Ndegeocello and the predominantly UK-based acid jazz movement including artists and bands such as JamiroquaiIncognitoGallianoOmarLos Tetas and the Brand New Heavies carried on with strong elements of funk.
However, they never came close to reaching the commercial success of funk in its heyday, with the exception of Jamiroquai whose album Travelling Without Moving sold about Meanwhile, in Australia and New Zealand, bands playing the pub circuit, such as SupergrooveSkunkhour and the Truthpreserved a more instrumental form of funk. Since the late s hip hop artists have regularly sampled old funk tunes. James Brown is said to be the most sampled artist in the history of hip hop, while P-Funk is the second most sampled artist; samples of old Parliament and Funkadelic songs formed the Somebody Loves Me - Henry Levine and his Strictly from Dixie Jazz Band, Linda Keene - Somebody Loves of West Coast G-funk.
Original beats that feature funk-styled bass or rhythm guitar riffs are also not uncommon. Dre considered the progenitor of the G-funk genre has freely acknowledged to being heavily influenced by George Clinton's psychedelic funk: "Back in the 70s that's all people were doing: getting high, wearing Afrosbell-bottoms and listening to Parliament-Funkadelic. That's why I called my album The Chronic and based my music and the concepts like I did: because his shit was a big influence on my music.
Very big". George Clinton branded Digital Underground as " Sons of the P ", as their second full-length release is also titled. A very strong funk album of DU's was their release Future Rhythm. Much of contemporary club dance music, drum and bass in particular has heavily sampled funk drum breaks. Funk is a major element of Lets Start The Funk (HB Mix) - Various - Breakbeat Associate Vol.
5 artists identified with the jam band scene of the late s and s. Phish began playing funkier jams in their sets aroundand 's The Story of the Ghost was heavily influenced by funk. Lettucea band of Berklee College Of Music graduates, was formed in the late s as a pure-funk emergence was being felt through the jam band scene.
Dumpstaphunk builds upon the New Orleans tradition of funk, with their gritty, low-ended grooves and soulful four-part vocals. Since the mids the nu-funk scene, centered on the Deep Funk collectors scene, is producing new material influenced by the sounds of rare funk 45s.
Although specializing in music for rare funk DJs, there has been some crossover into the mainstream music industry, such as Sharon Jones' appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In the early s, some punk funk bands such as Out Hud and Mongolian Ay Amor - Revolver* - 8:30 a.m. performed in the indie rock scene.
Indie band Rilo Kileyin keeping with their tendency to explore a variety of rockish styles, incorporated funk into their song " The Moneymaker " on the album Under the Blacklight. Despite funk's popularity in modern music, few people have examined Lets Start The Funk (HB Mix) - Various - Breakbeat Associate Vol. 5 work of funk women. She states that "Betty Davis is an artist whose name has gone unheralded as a pioneer in the annals of funk and rock. Most writing on these musical genres has traditionally placed male artists like Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelicand bassist Larry Graham as trendsetters in the shaping of a rock music sensibility.
Greene  notes that Davis' provocative and controversial style helped her rise to popularity in the s as she focused on sexually motivated, self-empowered subject matter. Furthermore, this affected the young artist's ability to draw large audiences and commercial success.
Greene also notes that Davis was never made an official spokesperson or champion for the civil Lets Start The Funk (HB Mix) - Various - Breakbeat Associate Vol. 5 and feminist movements of the time, although more recently [ when? Laina Dawes, the author of What Are You Doing Here: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metalbelieves respectability politics is the reason artists like Davis do not get the same recognition as their male counterparts: "I blame what I call respectability politics as part of the reason the funk-rock some of the women from the '70s aren't better known.
Despite the importance of their music and presence, many of Lets Start The Funk (HB Mix) - Various - Breakbeat Associate Vol. 5 funk-rock females represented the aggressive behavior and sexuality that many people were not comfortable with. According to Francesca T. Royster criticizes Vincent's analysis of the group, stating: "It Lets Start The Funk (HB Mix) - Various - Breakbeat Associate Vol.
5 a shame, then, that Vincent gives such minimal attention to Labelle's performances in his study. This reflects, unfortunately, a still consistent sexism Lost You There (Breathe Remix) - Various - Breathe 04 shapes the evaluation of funk music. In FunkVincent's analysis of Labelle is brief—sharing a single paragraph with the Pointer Sisters in his three-page sub chapter, 'Funky Women.
In recent years, [ when? Valnes acknowledges that funk is male-dominated, but provides insight to the societal circumstances that led to this situation.
From the early s onwards, funk has developed various subgenres. While George Clinton and the Parliament were making a harder variation of funk, bands such as Kool and the GangOhio Players and Earth, Wind and Fire were making disco-influenced funk music.
Following the work of Jimi Hendrix in the late s, black funk artists such as Sly and the Family Stone pioneered a style known as psychedelic funk by borrowing techniques from psychedelic rock music, including wah pedalsfuzz boxesecho chambersand vocal distorters, as well as blues rock and jazz. Many instruments may be incorporated into funk rock, but the overall sound is defined by a definitive bass or drum beat and electric guitars. The bass and Lets Start The Funk (HB Mix) - Various - Breakbeat Associate Vol.
5 rhythms are influenced by funk music but with more intensity, while the guitar can be funk-or-rock-influenced, usually with distortion. The term "avant-funk" has been used to describe acts who combined funk with art rock 's concerns. Go-go originated in the Washington, D.
Inspired by singers such as Chuck Brownthe "Godfather of Go-go", it is a blend of funk, rhythm and bluesand early hip hopwith a focus on lo-fi percussion instruments and in-person jamming in place of dance tracks. As such, it is primarily a dance music with an emphasis on live audience call and response. Go-go rhythms are also incorporated into street percussion. Boogie or electro-funk is an electronic music mainly influenced by funk and post-disco. The minimalist approach of boogie, consisting of synthesizers and keyboards, helped to establish electro and house music.
Boogie, unlike electro, emphasizes the slapping techniques of bass guitar but also bass synthesizers. Electro funk is a hybrid of electronic music and funk. It essentially follows the same form as funk, and retains funk's characteristics, but is made entirely or partially with a Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra! of electronic instruments such as the TR Vocoders or talkboxes were commonly implemented to transform the vocals.
The pioneering electro band Zapp commonly used such instruments in their music. Bootsy Collins also began to incorporate a more electronic sound on later solo albums. Funk metal sometimes typeset Difference - Dukus* - Alpha (All Media) such as funk-metal is a fusion genre of music which emerged in the s, as part of the alternative metal movement.
It typically incorporates elements of funk and heavy metal often thrash metaland in some cases other styles, such as Lets Start The Funk (HB Mix) - Various - Breakbeat Associate Vol.
5 and experimental music. It features hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs, the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk, and sometimes hip hop -style rhymes into an alternative rock approach to songwriting. A primary example is the all-African-American rock band Living Colourwho have been said to be "funk-metal pioneers" by Rolling Stone.
G-funk is a fusion genre of music which combines gangsta rap and funk. It is generally considered to have been invented by West Coast rappers and made famous by Dr.
It incorporates multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals, the extensive sampling of P-Funk tunes, and a high-pitched portamento saw wave synthesizer lead. Unlike other earlier rap acts that also utilized funk samples such as EPMD and the Bomb SquadG-funk often used fewer, unaltered samples per song.
Timba is a form of funky Cuban popular dance music. Byseveral Cuban bands had incorporated elements of funk and hip-hop into their arrangements, and expanded upon the instrumentation of the traditional conjunto with an American drum set, saxophones and a two-keyboard format. While many funk motifs exhibit a clave -based structure, they are created intuitively, without a conscious intent of aligning the various parts to a guide-pattern.
Timba incorporates funk motifs into an overt and intentional clave structure. Funk jam is a fusion genre of music which emerged in the s. It typically incorporates elements of funk and often exploratory guitar, along with extended cross genre improvisations; often including elements of jazzambientelectronicAmericanaand hip hop including improvised lyrics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Funk music. For technical reasons"Funk 49" redirects here; see Funk 49 for the song.
For other uses, see Funk disambiguation. Soul rhythm and blues jazz blues. Bass guitar electric guitar drums bass synthesizer drum machine keyboards piano electric piano Hammond organ clavinet synthesizer horns conga.
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