The Almighty Get Down
Neo-Funk has been making a comeback recently, with groups popping up here and there that keep the tradition going in a variety of ways. The Almighty Get Down, however, stands out among that crowd, like a big smiling elephant in a party of monkeys. It’s plain to hear — this is feel-good music, old-school Funk raised in the modern era and played impeccably. The Get Down’s classic, driving sound is obviously influenced by the pioneers of the genre, but it is injected with new energy and doesn’t come off as a regurgitation of the past. While largely known for its great live presence, The Almighty Get Down has been burning its seven-member-fueled sound into permanence, releasing its impressive debut album People, This is… The Almighty Get Down last year.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, Snarky Puppy, Al Green. (CH)