Tripphorn Solution is putting the Detroit back into Motown with their soulful New Funk debut, Funktionslust, a blend of old-school Funk and contemporary Rock. Three horns, four voices and a kicking band reinvent the Detroit sound for a contemporary, edgier Ramp;B audience. This eight-piece ensemble dishes out polished harmonies and irrepressible grooves, inspiring a whole new genre of dance music: New Funk, hard-hitting and inescapably infectious.
About the Artist
TrippHorn Solution is the vision of Seán Harris (Bass) and Jason Cassell (Drums), former classmates at university. These talented, enterprising young men surveyed the whole of American popular music in the 1990s and determined that the traditions inherited from Jazz, Rhythm amp; Blues and Soul, used to such effect in Funk and classic Motown recordings, had been corrupted by the coldness of hyper-engineered indie rock and contrived, image-conscious pop. Harris and Cassell resolved to create an ensemble that would return to those roots, and mixing it with diverse music from around the globe, it would grow into a sharp new voice of cultural and musical pluralism and engagement, which they call New Funk. And oh, Yes! ... it would have horns!
More than the considerable dream of creating a New Funk, these men wish to renew the musical legacy of their hometown sound. Detroiters both, Cassell and Harris, with their band-mates, hope to be the vanguard of a Motown Renaissance, wherein Detroit will have again the prominence in popular music recording it had in the golden age of Soul, Ramp;B and Funk in the 1960s and 70s.
The music of the Solution is counter-revolutionary; borrowing from prolific world sounds and domestic diversity, it attempts to reverse what many critics call innovations in popular music in recent years but which are merely inferior simplifications of previous greatness. Upon foundations of soulful genius, TrippHorn Solution is building a house of New Funk in which all future popular music will mature and engage the world.