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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose” and this year it was for listening intently to recorded music.  In a time when live music was unimaginable, there was a plethora of terrific albums in 2020.  This annual recap covers my most enjoyable albums released inContinue Reading

The Dip Plays It Cool. Yes they do. This band is one of my favorites to get introduced to over the last couple of years.  They have a new soul and funk sound with that old school feel and on top of that can play with both an edge andContinue Reading

Here’s the top 10 videos on FunkCity.net’s YouTube channel ranked by number of views in 2020. Thanks to all who support live music and live streamed music this year and here’s to a resurgence in 2021. 1. Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) solo from Theo Katzman’s March 2018  show at Eddie’s AtticContinue Reading

One of the coolest things in writing about music is finding out that the funk is alive all over the world. This coverage is on Pickpocket’s newly released album ‘Refraction‘ coming to us from Melbourne, Australia. The 8-piece band plays groove-based instrumental music with a focus on tight, funky rhythmsContinue Reading

Harlem Hipshake is a release that will keep you movin’ and groovin’ all day and night. It’s a full on party with a throwback style to the Latin soul of Ray Barreto and Mongo Santamaria in the ’60s.  The Bongolian, multi-instrumentalist Nasser Bouzida, plays all the instruments except the funkyContinue Reading

I Wear My Face on My Head is a top notch funk/fusion album full stop.  It’s a great addition to the collection of any fan of Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Soulive or any groove oriented band. I saw Kevin touring with Cory Wong few times but connected after the set atContinue Reading

There’s a Tide is one of the best jazz albums you’ll hear this year from a 12-piece band.  The awe-inspiring aspect is that all twelve pieces are played by Chris Potter.  As amazing as that is, the song’s are a superb collection with Chris’ impressive imprint on each track. sContinue Reading

Polyrhythmics are a band that I first connected live perform during a scintillating set at Suwannee Hulaween 2019 in Live Oak, Florida. That set was transcendent and many who saw it said it was the best of the fest.  The eight-piece group with impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship. BackContinue Reading

Three-O is Shaun Martin’s third album following 7 Summers and Focus, and naturally is a trio album.  Shaun is a six-time Grammy award winner, three with Kirk Franklin and three with Snarky Puppy. That’s a lot of threes.  Shaun is an amazing keyboardist and definitely his own man.  Yet, one ofContinue Reading

Mike Casey is a young jazz saxophonist yet he’s been around the world and around jazz a long time.  Law of Attraction is Mike’s should be widely appealing based on its mix of old and new across several styles. Mike has enchanted a diverse young audience around the world, performingContinue Reading