A few weeks back I had the pleasure of making a return visit to play Los Angeles’ longest running Funk & Soul night, Funky Sole at El Cid. There’s never a dull moment on the dance floor when resident DJ’s Miles Tackett and Hector Waluyo are serving up the vinyl selections of deep funk, raw soul and latin heaters. With close to 25 years of doing a weekly night, Funky Sole has built their audience and have stayed consistent with presenting the music that makes up their foundation especially during an era where so many of the once strictly Funk & Soul nights have changed sounds to cater to a new audience with a focus on more disco and modern soul sounds. It’s still very impressive that they’ve been able to still pack the house and keep musical selections fresh but that goes to show just how deep these goes go without regurgitating the same old same in the record bags.
Add Society of Shadows in the mix contributing the background visuals and Doug Moore capturing the night on his trusty camera and you’ve got the complete package. So if you’re ever in L.A. on a Saturday night, I highly recommend Funky Sole as the place to be!