More Bay Area Funk/Soul Music-Monophonics

10 04 2010

Just ran across these guys via Destruments on Twitter.  Checked out their site, listened to a few songs, and me likey.  If I were to describe their sound based on the few songs I heard it would be as follows:

If you threw Tower of Power and Marc Moulin (among other 60s-70s funk/soul) into a mixing bowl, stirred them up, and poured out a hard hitting, body moving, funkalicious (1,000x better than Fergalicious) groove, you would have Monophonics (here you can listen to and purchase the full album).

Here is Baobob Tree, from their album Playin & Simple.

Comments and ratings greatly appreciated=]

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Oaktown Playas – Destruments

5 04 2010

If you haven’t heard of these guys, it is a requirement you hear them NOW.  Coming out of Oakland, these guys put it down.  FYI, stretch your neck muscles, because you will be bobbing you head.  Enjoy a few videos, then stop by their MySpace, add them, and buy their albums from iTunes, Rhapsody, and other places.

Destruments- MySpace