Artform Radio: Sonrisita
We continue our weekly shows from the heart of Los Angeles. Artform Radio is a storefront radio excursion, a diverse journey into forward thinking music, culture and ideas and a series of live broadcasts that will take place every Thursday from 12 PM to 8 PM (PST) / 8 PM to 4 AM (GMT), coming to you from The Artform Studio in Los Angeles via Worldwide FM.
On this week's show, Sonrisita pays tribute to K-Maxx, a cornerstone in the modern funk scene, who was a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and member of the legendary SweaterFunk DJ crew. He died unexpectedly on the same day his new EP “Selections” came out, December 29, 2020.
K-Maxx was known as a progenitor of the modern funk scene in the Bay Area, but prior to that he had been known as a hip-hop artist. When K-Maxx transitioned to making boogie-funk, he moved away from sampling and created everything from the ground-up, laying all the instruments down himself.