The bass was slapping, the snares were hot, the brass was bopping and the funk was downright dirty. I couldn't stop moving my feet. The band seamlessly wove in a few Jackson teases, despite never breaking into a full-on Jackson tune. Having elected to show up instead of going to Electric Daisy Carnival (which allegedly 130,000 people went to?!??!?!), I was pleased that it was a dance party in The Mint too.
Kicking off just around 11:30 - Orgone pumped through favorites like "Orgone Sophisticated Honky" and "Orgone A Wot." Their show was live and fresh - and their singer has a deep and wide-ranging soulful sound kind of like Sharon Jones. In fact, the whole make-up is very much like Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and the Ubiquity bands' sound is very similar to their Daptones Records counterparts.
They will be back through LA soon - at the Funk Rumble Block Party in mid-July and then in August at Sunset Junction Street Festival, where Arrested Development will also be performing. If you missed them this time - make sure you're there to catch em in July and August. For all you know - they could be the band backing the next Amy Winehouse (can I hear a cocknbullkid or possibly a funk band backing Little Boots?)