Listen to Bazmati Vice’s subtly funky Rise EP
Bazmati Vice, an alt funk project from right here in Philly, have just released their newest EP, Rise, along with three new recording-style music videos. I don’t know where these guys have been, but I’m happy they’re slowly rising through the basement gig ranks and booking shows in town because they’re a low-key type of funky, groovy sound that is super easy to listen to if you’re just easing into the genre.
I think the best part of this EP is the super groovy guitar paired with the almost-grungy sounding vocals. It’s a very cool blending of sounds, and while some tracks are definitely more heavily soul-influenced than others, it’s an EP that makes you want to dance. Bazmati Vice is a fun, modern rock, easy-to-fall-into take on classic funk, which is a genre that sometimes intimidates people. However, adding super prevalent elements of alternative rock and lyrics that are emotional and recognizable instantly adds a level of relatability. This band is fun and I can’t wait to see them live.
Bazmati Vice has released videos for “Doubt,” “Don’t Wanna Wait” and “Take Me There’,” which you can find below along with the EP.