By Josh Krol
Orgone, pronounced with a long second “O” was formulated in the sunny streets of LA. This group sweats funk. Not the smelly funk that you have on the last day of a music festival, but the funk that makes you want to feverishly shuffle your feet and shake your hips.
Rooted with a respect for old school funk bands such as Parliament, Funkadelic and Sly & The Family Stone, this eight-piece produces a rough and rugged soulful funk vibe suited for the new millennium. According to their website, “Orgone is a live funk juggernaut that can do it all, weaving seamlessly between gut-bucket nastiness, afrobeat, disco/house and classic covers.”
With a core rhythm section of close friends and self-taught musicians with knowledge in local DJ culture, Orgone has spent the last decade expanding their evolving sound with a revolving supporting cast and adding a powerful horn section.
The band continuously shifts between West Coast cool, New Orleans grit, Lagos afrobeat, and heavy Mothership funk making for a fun listen for die-hard funk fans and new-age music fans alike.
After coming off an amazing performance on Jam Cruise earlier this year, Orgone has already been slotted for Wakarusa and don’t be surprised if you start seeing this funky fresh band get slotted on additional festival lineups so you can RayJohn with Orgone all summer long.
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