Resistance is a 2018 funk odyssey by keyboard maestro, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger and astral traveller Brandon Coleman.
A regular fixture in the Kamasi Washington band, wylin’ out on the keys or wielding his keytar, Coleman is introduced onstage as Professor Boogie.
Resistance represents a new chapter in the funk dynasty that spans Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock, Parliament and Zapp through to DāM-FunK and DJ Quik as the Los Angeles resident salutes his musical heroes and honours their ethos of freedom and experimentation in his search for funk’s future.
Resistance is a powerful statement from an artist who is passionate about hybridity and innovation – stitching together threads from boogie, disco, electro, jazz, funk, R&B and soul.
The list of artists who Coleman has collaborated with is simultaneously inspiring and exhausting. From Mulatu Astatke to Ciara and Childish Gambino to Shuggie Otis… but one of his most consistent studio partners during the last decade has been R&B icon Babyface.
It is fitting that Resistance should arrive on the imprint founded by Flying Lotus – a perpetual freethinker and champion of genre exploding. The pair have worked together on music for Bladerunner and Coleman played on Until the Quiet Comes and You’re Dead!.