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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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9. Four Of A Kind 02:19

Jazzy soul-funk with big horn lines. Brash, cool, up-front and upbeat. Big band jazz, highly suitable for bright and fun programming, like a quiz show, game show, talk show or any other fun and challenging program, game, presentation, etc.


Four Of A Kind
10. Casino Funk 03:08

Classic 1960's, 1970's style funk-rock with a slick, modern sound. Funky bass line, Hammond organ. Fun and excitement, casinos and gambling, game shows, showtime. Jazzy and upbeat, exciting, Las Vegas. A little bit mischievous, cheeky. Takes on a more bluesy rock feel towards the end, with a blues guitar.


Casino Funk
11. Funky Town 02:33

A soulful R&B, downtempo funk track. Delicate, stylish and warm. It's subtle and restrained, but it has a certain streetwise, urban vibe and attitude. Good for relaxation, holiday, vacation in exotic places, chilling on the beach or in the city. A super smooth chillout groove.


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