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Phat Phunktion: You and Me

Wisconsin-based Phat Phunktion has a horn-driven sound that draws inspiration from ’70s funk, and on You and Me (Liquid 8), the band’s first release on a national label, producers Tim Whalen and Al Falaschi demonstrate a talent for crafting strong, danceable tracks. “Rocco” is an infectious band jam powered by a bass rhythm so irresistibly funky that it’s practically impossible to listen to it and not move. The catchy “A Little Bit” is propelled by a loping groove and, in a change of pace, the slower, soulful “Always” features gospel piano.

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