Funktronic is a modern organic blend of funk, electronica and hip-hop. At the very core of this style are the grooves created by the bass player and the DJ and who better than Freekbass and DJ Logic to show you the ins and outs of crafting this distinctive and fresh sound palette.
DJ Logic has recorded or performed with Vernon Reid, John Mayer, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jack Johnson, Chris Whitley, Uri Caine, Christian McBride and Bob Weir's Ratdog. His mentor was Vernon Reid, and the twosome recorded and toured occasionally as the Yohimbe Brothers.
Freekbass has released six full-length CDs, including Concentrate with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and Junkyard Waltz which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins.
Funktronic Groove Construction is organized into two main sections. In the first section, Constructing Grooves, Freekbass shows you how to construct 13 grooves by creating bass parts from DJ Logic’s beats: The Funky Floor, Sync The Double, Up The Thump, The Dominant Pluck, The Electric Machine, Three Of A Perfect Pair, Octavers & Harmonizers, Loop Station, Mutron & Filter Pedal, Space Is The Place, Listen And They Will Thump, Rhythm Thumb and Hypnotize.
In the second section of the course, DJ Logic shows you how he creates a beat and then interacts with Freekbass to construct a series of 8 Funktronic Grooves: Step By Step, Hypno Funk, Take It UP!, Scratch That, I Sample That, Same House, Making The Jump, and Drop It. Each of the Funktronic Grooves feature a playalong, which you are encouraged to join in on.
All of the bass lines are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, Freekbass and DJ Logic generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your bass, or your turntable, and lets get in the groove with Freekbass and DJ Logic!