Keeps you on your toes, gets you on your feet
If you were to play funk music for a group of people who had never heard it before, you would be hard-pressed to find someone in that group who didn't dig it at least a little bit; there's something about the groovy, peppy genre that makes it universally pleasing to the ears, at least at first. Many people in this group, however, may grow tired of funk after a short time because, well, it can often get a bit repetitive. There's lots of funk artists out there that tend to repeat the same riff over and over, and whose songs seem to all blend together, which the discerning ear may love, but the casual listener may find monotonous. Minneapolis-based funkmasters, PHO, have arrived on the scene to prove that funk can be dynamic, without tampering with the classic, captivating funk vibe. "Still Waiting," off of the band's 2017 sophomore effort, Two, is a prime example of their ability to slap listeners in the face with pure, unfiltered grooves, while incorporating stylistic variation that keeps you on your toes and gets you on your feet.