SUNDAY, JUNE 16
OLD MARKET SQUARE
MONDAY, JUNE 17 (DOUBLE BILL WITH PEANUT BUTTER WOLF)
(176 FORT ST.)
SUPER PASS, CLUB PASS OR WRISTBAND VENUE!
INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $20 in advance
Orgone is eight souls from Los Angeles who will move your ass and melt your face. They are dedicated to heavy, raw, adrenaline-fuelled funk and sweat-dripping soul that is rooted in old-school respect but pulsing with the force of the new millennium.
Orgone cut their teeth putting their own gritty takes on cuts by the Meters, Booker T. & the MGs, Grant Green and Funkadelic, among others. In 2002, the band independently released Orgone, a collection of tough, stripped-down funk instrumentals that Relix magazine called “intoxicating” and that quickly became a favourite of die-hard funk fans. Orgone solidified that underground respect in 2006, adding a powerful horn section and releasing their second album, Bacano, a set of all-original, cold-blooded funk gems in the classic vein of War and Mandrill with improved, warm, organic production that matched the evolution of the band’s sound. The release of their cover of “Funky Nassau” on both 7″ and 12″ became an instant dance-floor classic, inspiring a club-edit by renowned DJ Danny Krivit and paving the way for The Killion Floor in 2007, Orgone’s first full-length album for the legendary Ubiquity Records.
Orgone proved their continued evolution when the critically acclaimed Cali Fever was released in 2010. The album was a musical chameleon, shifting between West Coast cool, New Orleans grit, Lagos Afrobeat, and heavy Mothership funk.
HOMEBASE: LOS ANGELES, CA | GENRE: FUNK, AFROBEAT