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  • Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Funk master Bootsy Collins has returned with World Wide Funk, a star-studded album with guest artists ranging from Chuck D. to Dennis Chambers to Buckethead. It’s the former James Brown bassist’s first album in six years. Like any good funk album, World Wide Funk has some killer bass thanks to Collins himself as well as... »

  • Alissia Benveniste: Get Away

    Alissia Benveniste: Get Away

    Bassist Alissia Benveniste may be featured on the upcoming Bootsy Collins album, but that didn’t stop her from continuing to kick out her own jams. She’s just released a brand new track and music video for “Get Away,” a song she says reflects her inspirations. “I felt like it was time to write and produce... »

  • Parliament-Funkadelic: Flashlight (Live)

    Parliament-Funkadelic: Flashlight (Live)

    A few days ago, Parliament-Funkadelic took the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform their 1978 hit “Flashlight.” Alissia Benveniste laid down the groove on bass, while Bootsy Collins backed up the band on drums. Bootsy played drums on the original track, thanks to the fact that Bernie Worrell played the bass... »

  • Back To The Funkture: An Interview With Alissia Benveniste

    Back To The Funkture: An Interview With Alissia Benveniste

    Alissia Benveniste has been turning heads with her fresh take on classic funk for a few years, starting with a viral hit of the video for her song “Let It Out”, but now she’s stepped it up by releasing her debut EP. Back to the Funkture is a six-song, feel-good album tied together by catchy... »

  • Alissia Benveniste Releases Debut EP

    Alissia Benveniste Releases Debut EP

    Bassist Alissia Benveniste, who The Huffington Post called “the future face of funk music” and leader of a 14-piece funk project called Alissia & The Funketeers, has released her debut EP, Back to the Funkture. “My vision for my music is to inspire people and spread positivity by pairing authentic funk music with a twist... »

  • Gabrielle Walter-Clay & Common Thread: That Groove

    Gabrielle Walter-Clay & Common Thread: That Groove

    It was thrilling to see Alissia Benveniste perform with her group at this year’s Bass Bash at the Winter NAMM Show. Here’s Alissia laying it down with Common Thread in a 2013 video. The self-described “all-girl band” is performing the aptly named song “That Groove” – one the band says is “an original song we... »

  • Alissia Benveniste: On The Go

    Alissia Benveniste: On The Go

    Funk bass phenom Alissia Benveniste is back with a new song and music video, and if you’ve been following her, you know this is about to make your day. “On The Go” brings all of the bassist’s thick slap grooves to an upbeat track that will have you tapping your foot. “My vision for my... »

  • 2014 Reader Favorites – #3: Alissia Benveniste

    2014 Reader Favorites – #3: Alissia Benveniste

    We never featured Alissia Benveniste before 2014, but the four videos we did share over the course of the year were enough to propel her way up the charts… to #3 on the 2014 Reader Favorite list. Watch these videos, and I’m sure you’ll see (and hear) why. Alissia Benveniste: Get Down One of our... »

  • Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

    Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

    One of our favorite musical discoveries this year was Alissia Benveniste, a bassist and bandleader who is reviving the classic funk style with catchy hooks, uplifting lyrics, and awesome bass lines. She just sent us her latest video, and it’s got the same great recipe. “Get Down” is bursting with energy with an even larger... »

  • Common Thread with Alissia Benveniste: For the One Time

    Common Thread with Alissia Benveniste: For the One Time

    Regular No Treble readers will probably recognize Alissia Benveniste from the killer videos we’ve shared in the past of her band. Here’s Alissia performing with Common Thread – a band she cofounded, described as “a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the globe, brought together by a passion for good vibes, music that makes... »