Kid Funk is a 17-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Germany. He started producing music at the age of 12. His first releases were in the “Chillout” genre. Today his favorite genres are “Funk”, “NuDisco” and “Indie Dance”. Kid Funk recently dropped the track, “Back To The Future”, paying homage to the movie of the same name.
When the party is cooking, you can smell the down home funky spices wafting from your stereo speakers. “Back To The Future” is neither a suggestion nor a demand. It is a command, one that I defy anyone to disobey. The rhythm is tight, the bass moves beautifully, and the overall production will work the crowd in a kind of call-and-response musical interplay.
If you love the genre, “Back To The Future” is a few minutes of pure funk pleasure you won’t ever want to end. Sadly it does end, but luckily when it does, you can always press replay. Obviously this is electronic-induced funk, so don’t expect big horns and stuff, but when the main groove bursts back in, the track erupts delivering a truly cathartic moment.
So what sets young Kid Funk apart from the other Funk contenders? Groove. Groove is the difference. To me, groove is the indefinable ability of a composer to find a collection of sounds that, despite anything else that can be said about it, is simply fun to listen to. It’s the kind of music that gets stuck in your head because it’s so gosh-darn cool that you just can’t help yourself. Any artist that can groove will probably be great. Anyone who can’t, probably never will be.
“Back To The Future” proves that to make great music, you don’t need the most hi-tech equipment, and you don’t need more than a few instuments, but if you can put them together with groove, your songs will be catchy, cool, and intoxicating. Kid Funk has certainly accomplished that with this track!