ALBUM REVIEW: Bootsy Collins – World Wide Funk | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 27.10.17

 

 

 

 

 

At the risk of sounding a tad hyperbolic, to call Bootsy Collins‘ latest LP anything short of a funkdafied masterpiece would be quite the understatement. Yes, it’s that good.

World Wide Funk not only bristles with zesty verve, but also finds Collins serving up a sizzling selection of lip-smackingly juicy tripped-out bangers that snap, crackle and pop, like bacon strips hitting a red-hot skillet. The fact that its sterling roster of collaborators also happens to namecheck, among others, Chuck D, Kali Uchis and Doug E. Fresh (in fighting form), is – like icing on an already decadent cake – a delightful added bonus.

Summer might be officially over, but this freaky star-glasses-wearing bass lord stays bringing the heat. Can you dig it?
 

 

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