Da Phatfunk Clique
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Da Phatfunk Clique

Bloomington, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE

Bloomington, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Jazz Funk




"Winner in the Funk/Jazz Genre"

Featured Artist Review: DFunk and the Phatfunk Clique

CD Title: Pandemic Love

Year: 1999

Record Label: Musically INKLIGNed Records

Style: Soul / Funk Jazz

Musicians: Darrell DFunk Looney, Phat Vox, Keyboards, and violin. Various guest artists.

Review: Darrell "DFunk" Looney's 7 selection collection of his original compositions highlight the feel of excitement in PANDEMIC LOVE! It is an adventure in funk sound, and Looney does it well. His violin performances are excellent.

Selections include "Pandemic Love," "Take A Chance," "Jazzy Jam," and "A Little Bit More," among others. Each is different and lively! If you like funk, you will enjoy this collection! The artists perform well and each song is different. PANDEMIC LOVE is a winner in the funk jazz genre!

Artist's Website: http://www.phatfunk.com

Reviewed by: Lee Prosser - Jazzreviews.com

"Mahavishnu Morphed with funkateers!"

Imagine if you could combine the sound of the Mahavishnu Orchastra, Bootsy Collins, Blackbyrds, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and Noel Pointer? Well you don't have to imagine it, you can just check out Da Phatfunk Clique...
- Bob Davis - Soul Patrol Radio

"Funky Mantra"

"Allyagottadoisdomydance" is the lead off track of the DFunk and the Phatfunk Cliques' 7 song c/d Pandemic Love. I must have played this track about 7 times before I moved on to the next song on the disc. "It's a funky thang with a funky swang" is the reprise that is carried along a stream of steady funk and seems to be the mantra of the Phatfunk clique. DFunk and the Phatfunk Clique take all of the classic aspects of basic funk grooves and add piano and string arrangements to create a jazz/funk vibe. Pandemic Love is a sound track for coolin' out and just bobbing your head in the afternoon. - Chad Weis


Pandemic Love - 1999

Funky Takeout (Demo CD)- 2002

Funky Jazz Violin from NYC - Live (DVD) - 2005

Audiophile Advisory - November 11th, 2006!

Funk Jazz Violin DVD - vol.2, 2009

Da G Groove Project - 2009

Da Perfect Rub - Single, 2012

Phat Jazz - 2014

Kadosh L'Cha - Single, 01/2019

Da Funky Swang - Single 04/2019



Da Phatfunk Clique was formed as a band in 2000. In keeping with innovation and maturation to prevent auditory saturation, the focus of this group continues to define and redefine itself. The auditory feast is garnished generously with funky jazzy grooves, all uniquely done with the violin as the lead to elevate the total musical enjoyment of your everyday in an unexpected way. Think Mahavishnu Orchestra meets George Clinton and P Funk. Always true to the music, a new outlook, vibe and flow is derived from successive participation of various and new band members. The group has become a collaborative concept as of 2008, currently writing new material but still remain only interested in those who organically like our vibe.


"Few things are as attractive as the violin played with a jazz mindset."

Band Members