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Bump Foundation

Stemming from Humboldt County, The BUMP FOUNDATION has grown their own sound from the seeds of Funk, Soul, and Jazz.They rip up old school cuts from James Brown, Kool and the Gang, Aretha Franklin and rare soul gems, but its their in the pocket originals that push the groove further. Grounded by a driving rhythm section and lifted by in …

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Diggin Dirt

Funk/Rock/Reggae Groove music created behind the redwood curtain in Humboldt County ”Diggin Dirt has been planting its roots in Humboldt County since 2011 and its growth has shown no signs of slowing. Ranging from Roots Rock Reggae to Afrobeat and Heavy Funk, Diggin Dirt searches the earth for the dirtiest of grooves to make you dance and enjoy every bit …

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Sun Hop Fat

For years Sun Hop Fat has been at the forefront of introducing the unique sounds of Ethiopian Jazz to the masses. The music blends the rhythms of traditional American funk (James Brown, Parliament) and jazz (Yusef Lateef, Miles Davis) with harmonies and melodies from East Africa. The result is an up-tempo groove machine that borrows harmonies from the Middle East. …

The Polish Ambassador

The Polish Ambassador

The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician lays claim to producing the sweetest beats this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, but the world’s funkiest diplomat is also using his popularity to steer the millennial generation toward a nourishing and sustainable way …

Prezident Brown

Prezident Brown

Prezident Brown (Fitz Cotterell) was born in the hills of Clarendon, Jamaica. His mother called him Junior Ranking because he would grab the microphone and chant at schoolyard and country dances. He was first known as Slim Brown because of his resemblance to and similar DJ style to his mentor, U Brown. The most formative influence on Prezident Brown was …

Charli2na

Chali 2na with Object Heavy

Charles Stewart, better known as Chali 2na, is an American rapper and hip hop artist, associated with the groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli. He is known for his baritone and quick delivery rapping style. He is also an actor, painter, and all around Renaissance Man. He will be preforming with local Humboldt funk fusion legends Object Heavy, as he did for …

Phutureprimitive

Phutureprimitive

Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic …

Fishbone the band

Fishbone

Combining equal parts of deep funk, high-energy punk, and frantic ska, the Los Angeles-based Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late ’80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a sizable cult following during the late ’80s, yet they were never able to …

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Gappy Ranks

Born jacob williams in harlesden to a jamaican father and dominican mother, he dealt with numerous obstacles after leaving school. Once he overcame these issues he joined up with childhood friend and fellow artist reddmann (uk), and was enlisted into the uk dancehall collective suncycle. Their first album titled suncyle included ranks’ homage to his home town, “Harlesden”. Their second …

The Dubbadubs under Arcata tree

The Dubbadubs

http://www.thedubbadubs.com/ We are 7 souls, bound by one heart, by the love of music, this healing art. We planted our seed humbly in the ground, and with patience and love, gave birth to this sound Music with a message that will make you move, sown with intentions in every groove Our passion, creation, and spirit too… The DubbaDubs want to …