Even though the funk genre as a whole has fallen into a fairly fatigued state, with a good deal of bands that associate themselves to the style of music pandering into cliche territory, there are a few select bands out there keeping funk alive with innovation and a modern approach to song composition. English four-piece The New Mastersounds is one such group. Founded in 1999, the band has managed to gain recognition amid the funk scene with a lively, entirely instrumental sound that showcases snappy drumming, thumpy bass lines and astute organ solos. While The New Mastersounds might not gain widespread popularity or mainstream radio airplay, it is nevertheless a group that's dedicated to keeping the funk genre alive during a time when the music style's tides have almost ebbed into oblivion.
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