funk

Noisey Hitlist

This New Orleans DIY Band Make Hooky 80s Music to Dance to

They're called Sexy Dex and the Fresh and we're premiering their new video “Play Me Birdie” today.
Daisy Jones
9.6.18
Essays

Dev Hynes Has Slowly Built an Extraordinary Canon

‘Negro Swan,’ out today, marks another step in a musical universe that the singer and producer has been forming for years.
Daisy Jones
8.25.18
Noisey News

Copy of Prince's 'The Black Album' Sells for $27,500, Breaks Discogs Record

The only known Canadian copy of the record was salvaged by a pressing plant employee in 1987.
Alex Robert Ross
8.7.18
New music

Miguel Drops an Unexpectedly Delightful Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover

His Like A Version cover of RHCP's "Porcelain" came out alongside a slinky new song called "Python."
Alex Robert Ross
7.28.18
New music

Nile Rodgers and Chic's "Till the World Falls" Is a Disco Song with Vic Mensa

Mura Masa and Cosha also feature on the track, and Anderson .Paak had a hand in the writing process. It's the first proper single from 'It's About Time,' Chic's first album in 26 years.
Alex Robert Ross
6.23.18
New music

Gorillaz Get Moderately Funky on New Single "Sorcererz"

It's third single from the cartoon band's forthcoming LP 'The Now Now.'
Alex Robert Ross
6.8.18
Holy Shit

Parliament's First New Song In 38 Years Has a Psychedelic Video

Grab the shrooms and the pills.... "I'm Gon' Make You Sick O' Me," released in January, now has some visuals to match its trippy energy.
Lauren O'Neill
5.10.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Feast Your Eyes on Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' Emotion Picture

The full album and film are now available to stream and watch.
Lauren O'Neill
4.30.18
New music

What Is Taylor Swift's Problem?

A newly-released cover of Earth, Wind & Fire's iconic "September" returns the 28-year-old to her pop-country roots, and just sort of washes over the listener. The sheer audacity...
Alex Robert Ross
4.17.18
Interviews

Zenizen's Opal Hoyt Found Her Voice Somewhere Between Alaska and Melbourne

The Brooklyn-based artist, whose new EP is a neo-soul marvel, explains her inspiration and the difficulties that come being branded "unique."
Shelly Simon
1.28.18
Holy Shit

George Clinton's Tiny Desk Concert Will Funk Up Your Life with Pure Joy

The P-Funk legend and his All-Stars tore the roof off NPR's concert series with nothing but classics.
Phil Witmer
1.24.18
New music

Betty Davis' 1975 Album ‘Nasty Gal’ to Be Reissued on Vinyl

It comes at the same time as a documentary on the funk diva, songwriter, fashion model, and cultural groundbreaker.​
Tim Scott
11.10.17