Three official singles have been released from As If: "All U Writers", a 5 1/2 minute (5 minutes on the album) long song featuring vocals from Teresa Eggers, released 28 April 2015. "Freedom '15", a groovy leviathan of a disco track, released 30 July 2015, and features vocals from Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. A lyric video for "Freedom '15" was uploaded 20 August 2015. The third single from the album, "Bam City", was released 30 September 2015, with an accompanying music video. "Ooo", a grooving love song, was released with an accompanying music video on November 16, 2015.
One promotional single has been released from the As If: "Sick Ass Moon", an "R&B-tinted house track", released with "Freedom '15" on 30 July 2015.
In a positive review for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called the album "one of the most enjoyable, if schizophrenic, dance albums of the year."
The episode received mixed reviews from critics. Lisa Respers France of CNN and Blair Baldwin of Zap2it both received the episode positively. Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club, Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack and James Poniewozic of Time highlighted continuity issues with the show, while VanDerWerff and Henrik Batallones of BuddyTV deemed "Funk" a set-up episode for the season finale. Bobby Hankinson of the Houston Chronicle gave a more positive review, but still found "Funk" lacking compared to previous episodes, a sentiment shared by Aly Semigran of MTV.
The festival is once again dominated by EDM DJ sets, although one of the biggest names on this year’s lineup is US singer Bruno Mars, whose fusion of funk, pop, R&B, and soul will be a departure from SOUNDSTORM’s trademark vibe ... Also returning from last year are US superstar Steve Aoki and another acclaimed Dutch DJ — Afrojack.
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary ArtAfrica (MOCAA) + Gucci gala promises to be a night celebrating black joy, art and opulence ... From the looks and sounds of it, the museum’s atrium promises to be the heart of the party where some of the night’s musical guests like DJ Stunna, NV funk and DJ Zinhle will be purveyors of groove. Lush Gucci Garden.
The tickets include an exclusive preview of the When We See Us exhibition and the official gala afterparty where party-goers will be entertained by Expresso presenter and radio personality Thabiso Makhubela, DJ Stunna, drummer NV Funk, and producer, media personality and businesswoman DJ Zinhle into the night.
creating a space where everybody knew your name ...Sequins, fur, hoop earrings and jumpsuits fill the space on SoulNight as everyone from college students to business professionals break it down to Motown, jazz and funk on the dance floor. All the music comes from vinyl records spun by local DJ group "The Gettin' Hipper Fun Bunch," led by Rik Minnick.
Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero. Because of the pandemic, Southern Smoke's fall charity festival was last held in October 2019 ... Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero. There was also musical entertainment from Robert Ellis, Me Nd Adam and Houston's DJ G-Funk, who also helped out with rap artist/burgermeister Bun B's improvised performance. Our own Jesse Sendejas Jr ... .
Holland left in January after only seven months ... She built a 45-seat sun deck with an outdoor bar and patio couches, the ideal perch for the funk DJ-infused Sunday brunch she launched in August. And locals like W ... These days, McQueen is most excited about her Sunday brunch program, including the cocktails and the soul-funk stylings of DJ Mark DiVita ... .