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The Floozies

The Floozies are a Funk and Electronica infused band composed of brothers producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill. These two brothers are bringing their fresh approach to electronic music and live performance to venues and festivals all over the country. The duo's combination of cutting edge electronic production and party rocking funk energizes crowds and turns venues into epic dance parties. [1]

Background

The Floozies Live
The Floozies Live with GRiZ

The brothers grew up just outside the Jazz mecca of Kansas city springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas—separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker's Bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the Digital Age, the brothers burst onto the scene at a time when the Music industryi needed them the most. [6]

Style

Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors. [6]

 

Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavinsky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and Amon Tobin[6]

 

When the pendulum swung as far as it could away from live instrumentation to laptops, The Floozies rose up to the challenge, swinging as hard as they could in the other direction with neck-snapping, knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. [6]

 

A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves has landed the brothers on stage with luminaries of the jam world like Umphrey's as readily as electronic elites Sts9 and Big Gigantic. With sold out shows across the Country, and huge festival appearances at Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Sommerset, and Bumbershoot that continue to cement the duo’s ascent, while also joining GRiZ at Red Rocks[6]