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Miles Tackett’s The Fool Who Wonders

If you have gone to Funky Sole, LA’s finest weekly raw funky soul party, you have seen Music Man Miles providing killer funk sounds every Saturday at The Echo.  Miles Tackett is also distinguished as a  member of  the funk band Breakestra with his characteristic vocals and guitar skills. For over a decade in the Los Angeles underground funk scene it is no surprise that Miles would come up with a solo production influenced by the many paths of his life.

Last week, the Bootleg Theatre hosted a night for all to witness Tackett’s new material “The Fool Who Wonders” a soulful funk soul production with dashes of psychedelia, just like this night.  Between Miles voice, guitar and visuals accompanied by high caliber musicians, the audience was astound and thoroughly attentive to the performance taking place.  Highlight of the night:  Miles young family member cheering him “you can do this!” (way cute) which was enhanced by the presence of the afrobeat band Mexico68 providing additional dancing vibes. The hours of rehearsal and meticulous production was certainly noticed one song after the other with fresh sounds that will undoubtedly reach different corners of Los Angeles and beyond.

Below, check Miles recently released video of his song “Just What I Need” to get a little taste of The Fool Who Wonders and for even more photos of the night please visit FARAHSTOP, the music photography archive.


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Funky Sole ft DJ NuMark, 04’26’14

DJ NuMark, Uncle Nu, Mark, however you may know him knows how to make a crowd move.   When at party where he is around is inevitable to dance, or watch the dance floor madness, either is good.  Funky Sole, the raw funk party happening every Saturday at The Echo for quite a while now, hosted a night with DJ Nu Mark as a guest who had killer tracks, one after the other, in of course an all vinyl set.  Bboys where going wild and so was the crowd inside And in the patio where rock steady and heavy bangers turned the night Very steamy.  Members of Jurassic 5 were in the crowd and Cut Chemist arrived almost at the end of the night, greeting Funky Sole’s guest with surprising good night treats. If you are into funk, or just dancing like nobody is watching, Funky Sole is your night.  For even more photos of this past weekend, please visit FARAHSTOP, the music photography archive.


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FUNKY SOLE ft DJ Beyondadoubt, Hosted by Binky Griptite (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings) 01’18’14 – Review

Funky Sole is some sort of funk ritual on Saturdays.  If you want a good time, with good music and have a rare taste, this is your spot.  You may not come back in a minute for whatever reasons life gives you, but you will come back and get your dose of funk.  This time, it had a little extra grooviness (are we still using this word? groovy? I’m going to … ) with the gracious hosting of Binky Griptite from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings who had the crowd eager for a spot on the stage and show their dancing skills in exchange of music merch in his bag of gifts.  I like bouncing form inside to the patio, the dancers lit by a few burnt light bulbs in the patio go nuts thanks to Funky Sole’s outdoor selectors. When I go back in, I get to catch Miles, Clifton and the inside crowd drenched in sweat (and perhaps spilled drinks).  As I get high on dancers and watchers I find a fantastic female DJs behind the turntables and discover DJ Beyondadoubt. Nancy (Funky Sole Crew and a million things more) tells me she saw her in New Orleans and insisted to Music Man Miles on having her at Funky Sole.

It was fun!!!!!

Stay tuned for the next Funky Sole adventure, in the meantime check ALL the pics at FARAHSTOP the photo archive.

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Funky Sole ft DJ Greg Belson + Djs Cris Cado & Dj Ghost 01’11’2014 – Review

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On January 11 I made a late, short, punctual stop at Funky Sole, LA’s premiere raw/funk soul party. 1960s – Now sounds.   While Mean Mr. Mustard was holding it down in the patio along with guest backyard DJs Ghost and Cado, DJ Chico was getting his groove on… and inside, cupcakes were getting lit up to celebrate the life of resident DJ Music Man Miles (Rootdown/Breakestra).  Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch (Sonic, Underground, Transistor) was getting his funk looking classy -as always- on the dance floor.   My visit was short, yet long enough to get the energy of the crowd stoked to celebrate the life of the Music Man.  I wasn’t gonna to my FARAHSTOP thing, I went to share birth day hugs, but then my photographer friend Chuck Chilla says “you shoot, I video the candle…”; guest DJ Greg Belson then announced the life celebration and that’s what happened.

For even more photos visit the photo blog FARAHSTOP.

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