If you don’t obsessively watch blogs, check for podcasts or party in underground London clubs, you may have no idea what “UK Funky” means.
This sub-genre was the last stage in the rapid evolution of British progressive electronic music, from jungle to broken beat to 2-step garage, and then “funky house.” Some say the style has already peaked and is fading, but “Just Vybe” from 2010 will be considered one of those landmark songs that transcends genre and time period.
DVA, a producer and Rinse.FM host, crafted a powerfully beautiful track, with soaring 8-bit synth chords, a bouncy, broken rhythm with hints of tabla and a squelchy, analog bass line. Fatima‘s vocal puts the song into the rarefied realm of anthem status. This is intelligent dance music.