Funk is a form of music characterized by its fast, driving rhythms, soulful melodies and distinct bass line. Funk is usually produced by live instruments and is characterized by its danceable mood and groovy sounds.
The roots of funk lie in the R&B, soul and jazz music of the 1950s and 1960s. Artists such as James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone, and Earth, Wind & Fire shaped the genre with their fast, driving rhythms, soulful melodies, and distinct bass lines, and were considered the forerunners of funk.
In the 1970s, funk was popularized by artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic, The Sugarhill Gang, and Chic. These artists were known for their danceable vibe and groovy sounds.
One of Funk's most style-defining albums is "There's a Riot Goin' On" by Sly & the Family Stone, released in 1971. This album was characterized by its fast, driving rhythms, soulful melodies and distinct bass lines, and became a classic of the genre.
Funk is particularly well suited for licensing in movies, TV shows, and commercials that want to convey a danceable or groovy mood.
One of the most style-defining albums of funk is "Risqué" by Chic, from 1979. This album became a classic of the genre. Chic is a U.S. band formed in the 1970s by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, known for their funk hits such as "Le Freak," "Good Times" and "I Want Your Love."
Other well-known artists of the funk genre include The Time, Prince, George Clinton and Tower of Power. One of the most style-defining albums of funk is "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, released in 1982. This album was characterized by its fast, driving rhythms, soulful melodies and distinct bass lines, and became a classic of the genre.
In the 1980s, funk was further popularized by artists such as Michael Jackson, Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire.
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A very happy and uptempo, feelgood pop-dance track. Positively oozing, uplifting vibes. Piano groove, funky clav, occasional brass/horn licks. Joyful and driving.
A very relaxed California-like feeling, main melody is whistled (hookline), organ plays a funky line in the middle section
Sitting in a bar relaxed and easy while watching the hustle and bustle around you. You´re not involved, staying in a pleasant distance.
Really good old skool funk, everything that pleases the ears, the wah-wahs, the lustful winds, the pinched organ. And, of course - the groove. Including congas.
Certain, Funky, Swaggering
A relaxed guitar played in California-style. The funky middle part may be used separately.
Secret Agent or Spy Thriller material featuring funky riffs, horn sections and the unmistakable melodies of international mystery and intrigue. Inspired by James Bond 007 and other spy thriller films.
Electro-funk track with stabbing synthesizers, undercover detective type horns, retro style funk drums and a funky bass riff. Has a certain debonaire, undercover spy, crime or police chase feel.
This short track is funky mix of R&B, Jazz and Funk. Very cool, chic, with it. Great for TV show intro, commercial, fashion, cool life, city streets... etc. Available as a 30-seconds, 20-seconds, 10-seconds, or as a seamless music loop.
Cool and fresh Hip-Hop track in the style of MTV 'Cribs' etc. Downtempo, phat drums, deep funky synth-bass.
Much more hope than despair, a mellow Soul Number with a rich orchestra, very diverse, but never betray its topic..
Dynamic track featuring extreme groovy drums, funky bass and cool brass (Version without brass also available). Versatile jazz-funk/bigbeat track - fresh and somehow pretty awesome.
A real win-win game
funky fender rhodes piano, jazzy, improvisation with beat
Easygoing funky hip hop with hammond organ, wah wah guitar licks and horn players. Ideal for games, cool and funny advertising films and reports with flair.
Boogie style blues track with big brass stabs, electric guitars and deep rich Hammond organs. A real happy boogie track that will get your toes tapping!
Laid back and relaxed sound. Cool Down is a chilled piece with a mellow piano riff, stabbing strings and turntable scratching.
Funky and groovy, thrives on rhythm and percussion, with economical and powerful riffs
Pleasant corporate sound somewhere between Disco, Funk and Hip-Hop. Very versatile. Ideal as background.
The DJ work himself of at the turntables., with sound system in action.
Session-atmosphere, Soul Sisters and Blues Brothers improvise through the night
Clean and driving beats, a psycho-guitar is carried away by enthusiasm, cheeky and funny
1960's or 1970's style retro rock / funk track based on guitars and organ, reminescent of the chic of Austin Powers ("Groovy, Baby!"). Short track, suitable for commercials, fashion, retro media etc.
Yeah ... crisp, witty and elegant. Successful mix of Funk, Electro and House elements