Brainfeeder is proud to present Resistance - a 2018 Funk odyssey by keyboard maestro, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger and astral traveler Brandon Coleman. A regular fixture in the scene with Donald Glover and Kamasi Washington's band, wylin’ out on the keys or wielding his keytar, he is introduced onstage at gigs as “Professor Boogie” by his longtime friends and collaborators.
Resistance - released September 14, 2018 via Brainfeeder - represents a new chapter in the Funk dynasty that spans George Clinton / Parliament Funkadelic and Zapp through to Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and Dam-Funk as the Los Angeles resident salutes his musical heroes - Herbie Hancock, Peter Frampton, Roger Troutman - and honors their ethos of freedom and experimentation in his search for Funk’s future.
Lead track ‘Giant Feelings’ features contributions from Kamasi and the close-knit band of musicians with whom he has toured since releasing The Epic, and it has been a regular fixture in their setlists. “I wrote ‘Giant Feelings’ for the band… for Kamasi, Miles [Mosley], Ronald [Bruner], Stephen [Bruner]… all those guys. I wrote it for us to play,” he explains. Diving into a slumped-out synth funk groove at the outset before building to its soaring orchestral apex, the track features lead vocals from Patrice Quinn. “I’ve been waiting to work with a voice like Patrice for my whole career,” says Brandon. “Her voice is as timeless as Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holliday, it just radiates love.