David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel of Chromeo. Photo: Tim Saccenti
David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel of Chromeo. Photo: Tim Saccenti

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"Female funk musicians give the genre its sass and its depth" - Chromeo

David Macklovitch of electro-funk duo Chromeo takes us through some of the female funk musicians that inspire their sound

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From James Brown to George Clinton and Bootsy and Rick James, one would be tempted to think funk music is a man’s world. But no Funk historian can omit the soulful voicings of Melba Moore, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Gwen McCrae or Mtume’s Tawatha Agee, who give the genre its sass and its depth. Agee is featured all over our new album (and the last one as well); here’s a list of some of our favorite tunes from her contemporaries. David

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