Watch List: Alissia Fearlessly Brings the Funk
Who knew that the future of Funk could lie in the hands of a 23 year old? Geneva-born, now New Yorker, Alissia has found a lane that has been mostly empty until a few years ago with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Mark Ronson reviving it to its mainstream glory. Playing the bass with the authority of a 70s funk OG, Alissia along with her 13 piece-band, the Funketeers have garnered over 2 million YouTube views and an opening slot for Talib Kweli. She's been compared to everyone from the Parliament to Janelle Monae and has worked with the likes of Q Tip, highlighting her as an artist on the rise. "Take Off" could have easily been a Morris Day and the Time classic, with synths and electric keys that will not quit. Her upcoming EP Back to the Funkture (set to be released January 25, 2016) is sure to build on her already vast achievements and keep the funk alive! Check out her video "On The Go" below!