I want Galactic and Beyond
June 20, 2011 12:25 PM   Subscribe

A post put me in a way to fall in love with Galactic and Big Freedia. It's made me hungry for more modern, and smart, hip-hop/jazz/funk/afro-beat/soul. You got any you are into right now?

This Galactic dovetails nicely with stuff I have like The Daktaris, Budos Band, Whitefield Brothers... but I am hungry for more of this stuff with, ya know, LYRICS. I know a lot about old R&B and soul but I never am exposed to new. I do a radio show of the old stuff but I would like to come up with two hours worth of more recent music, say the last five years. I really liked the Black Keys Blackroc, was intrigued by Janelle MonĂ¡e, and, of course, liked Back to Black by Amy Winehouse. I might delve deeper into sissy bounce, especially as there are a few posts to help me out.
posted by Foam Pants to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
If you want some straight-up sissy bounce, there's a few compilations on iTunes. Look for Shake Twerk and Wobble.
posted by mostly vowels at 12:47 PM on June 20, 2011

Actually, that album is just general bounce. But there's some sissy on there, too. Other big-name sissy bounce musicians includes Katey Red and Sissy Nobby.
posted by mostly vowels at 12:48 PM on June 20, 2011

Wow, I've just recently been getting into this kind of music! I'll be checking the answers you get. I don't know much about musical genres but I saw the band Ben, l'oncle Soul play last weekend and they were great. I think this might be along the lines of what you're looking for.
posted by Dilemma at 12:59 PM on June 20, 2011

posted by Mr.Me at 1:12 PM on June 20, 2011

Garage A Trois, Stanton Moore (from Galactic), the Grey Boy Allstars and Lettuce might appeal as would Soulive as Mr.Me suggests.
posted by sien at 9:51 PM on June 20, 2011

In addition to Greyboy Allstars try:
Robert Walter's 20th Congress/Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Groove Collective
Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Charlie Hunter
posted by OHenryPacey at 9:42 AM on June 21, 2011

Try Antibalas -- they're a Brooklyn-based afro-beat outfit that are musically postmodern in clever ways that reference not only Fela Kuti, but Ornette Coleman and George Clinton.

Antibalas' 2007 album, "Security" is highly recommended.
posted by vhsiv at 3:37 PM on September 5, 2011

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