THE GREASY BEATS are an all-star funky music machine that hails from Los Angeles and features some of the most respected and in-demand musicians in Southern California. Every individual in this funky gang of musicians has made their mark on the music scene. Members have performed or recorded with such notable bands and artists as: Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Sergio Mendez, Big Daddy Kane, Too $hort, De La Soul, Cake, Sublime, Mos Def, Joss Stone, Money Mark, Cut Chemist, Rakim, Ghostface Killah, Redman, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Jason Mraz, Ricky Lee Jones, Mike Doughty, Little Brother, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, The Breakestra, Quantic Soul Orchestra, DJ Logic, DJ Z-Trip, Jem, Marc Broussard, L.A. Carnival, Connie Price & The Keystones, Orgone, The Southland, Melvin Sparks, Sam Rivers and Eddie Bo just to name a few.
Many stars of the jazz-funk scene have guested or sat-in with the Greasy Beats including Elgin Parks, Chris Stillwell and Robert Walter (of the Greyboy Allstars), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Cheme Gastelum (Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Budos Band, Dap-Kings), Todd Simon (Macy Grey, Antibalas, Dap-Kings), Brian Jordan (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), Steve Molitz (Particle), Eric Krasno, Alan Evans and Sam Kininger (Soulive) and even rock guitar legend Slash (Guns N' Roses).
The Greasy Beats have forged a rough and raw approach to the FUNK that is reminiscent of The JB's, Bootsy's Rubber Band, The Meters, P-Funk and the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. The GB's have firmly established their reputation as one of the hardest working funk band in SoCal with extended residences at both the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood and the Temple Bar in Santa Monica. Please visit greasybeats.com for updates and more show info.
"They got the name of the group right on this one -- because the music here is greasy and gritty -- partly deep funk, and partly older soul-styled grooves! The group are a largeish combo with vamping guitar, burning organ, snapping drums, and a nice brace of horns on the top -- and they're joined here by Mixmaster Wolf of Breakestra -- who sings lead vocals on 3 of the EP's 5 tracks! The overall groove is rich and full -- almost with Memphis soul touches at times, but cut down with the leanness of the modern deep funk generation." - Dusty Groove