Funkadeliks party band play London and across the UK at thousands of events. They have played alongside Jools Holland, Boney M, Liberty X, Busted, Lemar, Jameroquai, Steps and Shapeshifters. The band is based in and around London and is a super duper 3-4 piece Funkadeliks party band with a large repertoire and a fantastic reputation!
Playing hits from 50’s to modern day and featuring a great selection of classic dance-floor-fillers and modern chart topping tunes, Funkadeliks is a popular band for all occasions. Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul, jazz and rhythm and blues (R&B).
It de-emphasises melody and chord progressions and focuses on a strong rhythmic groove of a bass line played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a percussionist, often at slower tempos than other popular music.
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It typically consists of a complex percussive groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves that create a “hypnotic” and “danceable” feel. Funk uses the same richly coloured extended chords found in bebop jazz, such as minor chords with added sevenths and elevenths, or dominant seventh chords with altered ninths and thirteenths.
Funk originated in the mid-1960s, with James Brown’s development of a signature groove that emphasised the downbeat – with heavy emphasis on the first beat of every measure (“The One”), and the application of swung 16th notes and syncopation on all bass lines, drum patterns and guitar riffs – and rock and psychedelia-influenced musicians Sly and the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix, fostering improvisation in funk.
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Like soul, funk is based on dance music, so it has a strong “rhythmic role”. The sound of funk is as much based on the “spaces between the notes” as the notes that are played; as such, rests between notes are important. While there are rhythmic similarities between funk and disco, funk has a “central dance beat that’s slower, sexier and more syncopated than disco” and funk rhythm section musicians add more “sub textures”, complexity and “personality” onto the main beat than a programmed synth-based disco ensemble. Wikipedia.