By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor
Brooklyn Funk Essentials are spinning this week with their sixth studio album, “Stay Good.” The album is a tribute to Frankie Knuckles, funk music legend whose music inspired the bands eclectic funky sound.
Funk music might seem like some far off 1970’s music scheme that died out years ago. This is not true- clearly funk is still alive and breathing. Brooklyn Funk Essentials have been grooving together since 1993. Since then, they have released six studio albums, received Grammy nominations, and had their songs used in several films. They have also built up a loyal fanbase all over the world with their funky live performances.
“Stay Good” is filled with Frankie Knuckles’ influence. The band wanted it that way, as his unique sound inspired the electric sound of Brooklyn Funk Essentials.
“Funk is What You Make It” is the band’s slogan. The band is made up of a diverse group of individuals. Each person brings their own unique flavor to the mix, and their eclectic style is born from the unique perspective of each musician.
Don’t miss this collective sound of jazz and funk. Tune in on your radio device to 90.7 Pulse F.M., or listen online at http://pulse.messiah.edu/pulseradio/.