A casual music fan would say all the best funk has already been made. Wrong. There are countless new acts churning out fire in real time. One such act was last week’s Friday Funk installment, and this week, I’m adding another: Brooklyn’s Ikebe Shakedown has been winning fans with dance floor funk for 10 years, and their third album drops shortly, so as a warm up, tonight I offer The Hold Up off their first album. Infectious to the last, this song will ignite you and make you ask ‘what’s the hold up’ on anything you’re trying to do, whether it’s a baller career move or a long overdue dance floor shakedown. Either way, there’s zero hold up getting your cool back for the weekend. And I’ll go deeper on these guys when the new album hits October 20.
-If you like Friday Funk, here’s the full Friday Funk playlist on Spotify.
-If you don’t like Friday Funk, please consult my music policy.