Brooklyn Funk Essentials

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Their moniker is deceptive because this huge (23-piece) outfit deals in everything from global dub ("Istanbul Twilight") to Middle-Eastern bass-and-drums ("By and Bye"). While this far-flung stylistic sampling might result in havoc, these folks keep it real by focusing on the groove. When they do kick into a straight-ahead funk riff on the title track, even this is peppered with their clever melding of Eastern motifs and dancehall vocals. This is something else, and that's a good thing.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:35 Amazon
2 6:53 Amazon
3 5:08 Amazon
4 6:27 Amazon
5 7:28 Amazon
6 5:56 Amazon
7 4:05 Amazon
8 5:04 Amazon
9 5:07 Amazon
10 8:53 Amazon
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