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Anyone Like 80s Funk/Electro/Boogie?


#1

I'm showing how sad I am by admitting that at 12.30am, I'm on my pc listening to and downloading old funk mp3s but then I love spending my time doing this. I know a couple of friends who are into kind-of-similar stuff but other than them, I don't know a soul who appreciates 80s synth-based funk.

Yeah, the 70s stuff might have more musical credibility but for me, there's nothing like a good synth or vocoder- does anyone else feel the same way?


#2

Love it.

George Clinton/Bootsy Collins/Eddie Hazel (from Parliament/Funkadelic) are huge influences on my playing.

Zapp, Dazz Band, Gap Band, The Brothers Johnson

Nile Rodgers as well (more production and session guitar through that period).


#3

Lol, glad at least one person responded!

My mate read that somoene called Roger Troutman ‘the Jimmy Hendrix of the vocoder’- so true! Yeah, there’s a few people now making stuff that’s been inspired by 80s funk but it’s just not the same.