Are you ready for some surefire funk before the 4th? This Thursday, DJ Quik and Bootsy Collins play The Observatory in Santa Ana. That's right, the self-professed "Godzilla-toned high minister of the all-powerful 'one'" and the "Way 2 Fonky 1" are combining forces for a one night only megashow whose sheer funkiness may outfunk all previous foreseen funky levels of funkitude. In short, it's a night to give a funk about.
The Observatory Bootsy, Baby!
Obvious funk puns out of the way, Collins and Quik on the same bill is a pretty incredible cause for celebration. Both immortal icons in their field whose signature styles have influenced generations while still maintaining a perpetual relevancy in every era they've encountered. Collins, rightfully hailed the one who "put the bass in your face" is the go-to gentleman for sheer funk. Quik not only was one of the pioneering funk-based hip-hop producers of the west coast, but quickly (no pun intended...OK somewhat intended) built upon that G-Funk sound to incorporate elements of jazz and later whatever he could get his hands on. Quik devotees know of him taking a brief clip of a musician in the background from an episode of Andrew Zimmerman's Bizarre Foods and turning it into a collaboration with Kurupt that became one of the most memorable songs of its era. If you have the slightest shred of funk in your DVR, Quik will find it.More »