Some of the best music in history hails from the past, a period in which musicians were innovators paving the way for the future. It’s no surprise that contemporary music is heavily inspired by the past, hence marking a resurgence of “old school.” One style that has enjoyed such resurgence to the forefront of the music industry is funk, which seems to be ‘hot’.
Sure, maybe not every musician is jumping up and down or joining the bandwagon declaring the return of the 70s style, but plenty have paid ode to the masters with successful, award-winning records that maintain and reestablish funk’s relevance. Retro as a whole is in, and funk is definitely a decadent, scrumptious piece of the retro pie (or cake if you prefer). This list features 12 recent songs that have revived funk, returning it to the forefront of the music industry.