Five Alarm Funk / Sweat
Album: Sweat   Collection:General
Artist:Five Alarm Funk   Added:Apr 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-12-31 Pull Date: 2018-03-04
Week Ending: Mar 4 Feb 25 Feb 18 Feb 11 Feb 4 Jan 28 Jan 14 Jan 7
Airplays: 2 3 1 1 1 2 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 04, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
4. Feb 28, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
2. Mar 28, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
5. Feb 24, 2018: Music Casserole
3. Mar 01, 2018: w/e
6. Feb 23, 2018: Traditions

Album Review
DJ Postnatal
Reviewed 2017-12-25
Funky big band horns and guitar are T I G H T! Epic, intense funk arrangements here, but the band infuses many different genres into the tracks. Mostly instrumental, but sometimes some shouting/screamo to up the ante. I want these guys to play at my imaginary wedding party.

RIYL Antibalas, Bootsy Collins, James Brown
FCC clean
Recommended tracks: 1, 6, 9, 10, 12

1. (5:03) Instrumental energetic minor key horn breakdown with supporting baseline. A complex melody that doesn't get old.
2. (3:12) DDPP = dance dance party party! Can't sit still with this horn and guitar line.
3. (4:50) Sexy Spanish horn feel morphs into hardcore screamo, then back again. Ends up with an electric guitar solo.
4. (5:22) Super funky breakdown on the horns with the baseline keeping the "nothin' but the funk" feel alive.
5. (5:58) Reggae beat that builds to fast-moving midway through the track, then treats us to a great horn solo.
6. (4:50) Funky deep notes lead us along a magic tango dancing ride with entrances from guitars and horns.
7. (4:48) An urgent freight train of horns is coming your way - hear that whistle blow. Chugga-chugga!
8. (3:01) May the power of funk compel you to dance during this energetic James Brown-sy interlude!
9. (6:20) Deep sax leads unto a long funk sojourn. "Live, love, learn to be human" shouted lyrics. A dynamic melody that ebbs and flows.
10. (6:10) "May the funk be with you!" The band gets possessed by the spirit of the funk, swirling into a crescendo of funky ecstasy.
11. (3:45) A "Hot Pants" kind of vocal breakdown, but with "hot damn" instead.
12. (7:23) Getting Middle Eastern here with the most lyrics of all. I'm down to funky belly dance right about now, and then headbang it out after.

Track Listing
1. Widowmaker   7. Freight Train
2. Ddpp   8. Power Of Funk
3. Sweat   9. Humans
4. Capital City   10. Gods (May The Funk Be With You)
5. Ill Wind   11. Hot Damn
6. Iceberg   12. 10,000 Scarabs