Funkateers rejoice! Bootsy Collins has announced he will be releasing a new album this October entitled World Wide Funk. The star-studded record will be his first release in six years.
“The whole concept was not only about playing music or being current on this album, but about teaching people how to funk for themselves so they can bring some funk to get some,” Bootsy says of World Wide Funk. “We bring them hope like dope, so not one Funkateer chokes.”
Collins recruited a host of guest artists for the album including Chuck D, Doug E. Fresh, the late Bernie Worrell, Buckethead, Dru Down, BlvckSeeds, Mr. Talkbox, Tyshawn Colquitt, Musiq Soulchild, Big Daddy Kane, MC Eiht, X-Zact, Kali Uchis, Snowbunny, October London, Justin Johnson, Kali Uchis, Eric Gales, and Dennis Chambers. He also has a fair share of fellow bassists on the roster. The song “Bass-Rigged System” features Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo, and Alissia Benveniste, who also appears on several other tracks.
For a taste of the album, check out the first single, “Worth My While”:
World Wide Funk will be released October 27th. It’s available for pre-order on CD and limited edition splattered vinyl.