▥ Little Miss Funky Sole ▥
Break. As in “breakbeat.” That ten-second slice of percussive magic in the middle of a funk song that, when looped together by progressive South Bronx DJs in the 1970s, became the basis of the hip-hop movement. Arkestra. Out-there jazzer Sun Ra’s funkafied concept of the stuffy classical orchestra. Flip the script and you wind up with a unique definition of the 10-piece, Los Angeles based ensemble known as Breakestra.
‘Little Miss Funky Sole‘ – driving energetic retro funk features a raw lead male vocal accompanied by the gritty wail of a Sharon Jones-esque female vocal that does a little boogaloo on top of the breakbeat groove showcasing a smokin’ Hammond organ solo @0:58, choppy Rhodes and wah guitar with a mighty 70s influenced brass section interjections and the prominent thump of a heavy electric bass
Breakestra invigorates the breakbeat veteran and even paves the way for the funkily naïve to embrace the rhythmic revolution that James Brown kicked off more than fifty years ago.
RIYL: James Brown, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The J.B.’s, The Meters