Rated “F” for Funk: Brother Ellis covers Steely Dan

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By    August 7, 2015


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Whether you’re in your pre-partying, getting ready mode on a Friday night or simply need a boost on a Tuesday afternoon, there’s something about a synth-drenched Steely Dan cover song to help you get down. Thank the Based God, Cali’s own Brian Ellis has something good for what ails ya.

Brother Ellis pulls out all the stops while taking cues from Roger Troutman and dropping the vocoder bomb on his rendition of SD’s Peg. While you can listen below via SoundCloud, Ellis has also put this beauty on 45 wax courtesy of the Austin Boogie Crew Records label. Founded initially as a Texan DJ/funk collective under the oversight of Danny Spence, the crew obviously has branched into the recording end of the spectrum as evidenced by this and another single by Solar Shield. Peg’s B-Side, “Dream Wave,” is another synthesizer-heavy workout, a bit more blissed out but no less rubbery than its predecessor.

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