Yes! It's Cory Wong. A true upholder in the current status of groove music. Cory has plenty of notable achievements, associated acts, and a lot of music released. Today the focus is on "Team Sports." This hot track is a bit more stand out than others. It contains funky, unique elements. And if there is anything we are pursuing with this playlist, it's funky, unique elements. Wong brings it.
There is more than just ultra thick Strat tone mastery here. Cory plays his axe like a percussion instrument with a strong (or shall we say string) interest in harmony. A simple but clever drum feel allows happy, cascading funk lines to sing and overlap. Vintage drum machines sway in and out for flavor. A swimming, kind to the ears bridge (with more beautiful drumming) treads lightly before it's time to slam back into the thumping A section. Dance. Then it happens...that post percussion solo, low-down-breakdown section. You can hear the look on Cory's face. That's rhythm wha-wha guitar. No need for a vocal here, not today. What is unexpected, and most appreciated is the songs outro. An awesomely out-of-bounds, slightly out-of-tune piano excursion atop more drum machines. If only we could be so lucky to hear this type of funk on an elevator ride.
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About the Curator - Matt McCalpin
Musician/Guitarist/Vocalist/Teacher/Songwriter/Producer/Music Collector. Matt McCalpin lives a life committed to music. He was born with a guitar in his lap, and soul in his heart. A funkified odyssey that began with an accomplished education from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, has refined into a relentless amount of music created, stages played, students taught, and friendships formed. Currently Matt lives in Michigan with his wife, daughter, and pup. When not spending time with his family, he is avidly collecting music, performing, recording, and producing the Funk band Medicinal Groove. "Music is the best!"
8 July 2021
The bass line and production on this track are undeniably hot. Mishell Ivon is dropping vocals with some sass here. Bringing a funky, synthy, get up and groove vibe and choice tones all around.
8 July 2021
On the surface this hip little groover is catchy and dancy. But the Wanderlings give you much more than just that. You also get a pungent percussion break equipped with cuíca, and a fierce guitar solo. Accessible, yet tasty.
29 May 2021
This fat, tasty track has a mystic warmth to it. It feels real good.