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Where Did The Funk Go?

Theodor Goodman's picture

Somewhat recently the world lost the legendary female voice of Aretha Franklin. Her passing has inspired a resurgence of some of her greatest hits and led to a jump on the nostagia train taking people through some of the classics of Mowtown and the origins of Funk.

But going back through these countless album has begged the question: where is this genre now?

Tracks like Franklin's "I Say a Little Prayer" or Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" have had their due time in the spotlight, but who(or what) is up and coming in this spectrum of music? After some time exploring I think I have found a promising group: Vulfpeck. Their music can be a little unorthodox at times but they seem to be on the road to the front page. Vulfpeck takes roots in sweet-hearted vocals, catchy hooks, and lovable simplicity. These guys will definitly be seeing some air time soon.