The Roll (Burbank Funk) video is a nod to P-Funk Mythology.
Your eyes don't deceive you, that's Tyler, Taco, Mac Demarco and Thundercat all doing their best to preserve the funk. The Internet's long anticipated return conjures the spirit of Bootsie Collins. Bass player Patrick Paige has studied the forefathers of his instrument, in parlaying four quarter notes that speak blindly to the senses. Funk is the music of sexual pandering. A steady and predictable bassline and rhythm section can prove undeniable even in its simplicity. "Roll (Burbank Funk)" is a spitting image of that working definition.
The video begins in a sparsely lit studio space. The iridescent light that emanates from each band member is hard to explain. Steve Lacy in the vocal lead for once, hands over the spotlight to the other members who play their centrifugal part in the melding of the groove. The single is available on iTunes as of right now. Don't get gassed.