Funk might have a fresh slice of pie because of mike by name. This is an artist that wants to shine a new kind of light in funk. Not the mainstream, stadium culture one mind you, the one with intricacies. This is his latest single, a flavour packed journey. This single is called Feed My Dreams With Funk.
Now, a Bootsie Collins bassline is everyone’s cup of tea. It is something that is crafted delicately, and the result is a luscious head bob to the groove. Just the opening groove should be enough for you to be completely inebriated by the sound, but there is always more. Wade into deeper water, and the chorus will kick your sunglasses off. It has the same demand and class of a Frusciante riff, and you will remain invested. The rock and funk tones coalescing creates a spectacle to listen to. It is a thoroughly enjoyable track, from start to finish. It is a pity you aren’t part of the live show to groove to this with your choicest glass of fruit wine. Summer high, better than advertised. In composing, mike by name is making a plaque with a lot of rhythm and groove. This is priceless.
The movie Shaft (2000) immediately came to mind. It would be easier to place this in some RHCP song featured movie or show, but Shaft carries a style that is unique to its own character. An artist like mike by name depicts exactly that. His 2021 EP The Holy Egg is an underrated gem, just waiting to be discovered. Follow him and listen to his singles for a funky awakening.