Turkuaz and Paris Monster
“Dirty funk” is how one critic described the Turkuaz package. Some might call them blue-eyed funk, which is not meant as a pejorative statement. Unlike funk’s originators, Turkuaz inherited, rather than politicized a rarefied kind of music. In their own words: “Funk music is an age-old tradition. The aim of Turkuaz is to keep this tradition alive and growing.” Which makes them sound a bit cover band-ish on paper, but they are not. Turkuaz, out of Brooklyn, is all-original and about as tight as a 10-piece can get after a decade of existence. Brooklyn-based nine-piece Turkuaz is touring in support of their album Life in the City.