VIDEO PREMIERE: The Brooks Put a Dig In Your Hip with Funky Groover “So Turned On”

The Brooks at Cafe Olimpico and St-Laurent / Van Horne underpass, Mile End Montreal.

Sometimes, you have to explore the coldest lands to discover the most ardent sounds! Thanks to their clever blend of soul and funk, The Brooks blur geographic markers…

Named “best kept secret of Canadian funk” by the Quebecois newspaper La Presse, The Brooks are a band of accomplished musicians, well-known in the soul/funk scene across the Atlantic. 

Expert instrumentalists led by Alexandre Lapointe create a dazzling combo with frontman Alan Prater— an incredibly energetic showman who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry. This passionate and experienced band fan the sacred fire every time they perform!

Thanks to a solid realization, their musical message comes across beautifully. The Brooks go beyond mere interpretation and style exercises: they are a powerful groove machine and a driving force in their sector.

50 years of African American music are condensed in the band’s aesthetic. In their live shows and in their records, you can hear James Brown’s meticulousness, D’Angelo’s delightfulness, Fela Kuti’s radiance, Herbie Hancock’s intergenerational openness, and J. Dilla’s innovative spirit.

These heroes of music didn’t let rules and trends dictate their messages, and neither do The Brooks. Just like these history makers, they built their reputation with sweat and rigor, outside of conventional channels.

Back in October 2020, the Montreal funk/soul/jazz band released their new album Any Day Now via Duprince (North America, South America & Africa) and Underdog Records (Europe, Asia & Oceania). The album is their most ambitious work to date, receiving praise in their home country and abroad.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the video for the standout track “So Turned On.” The boy meets girl tale features some of the group’s smoothest and funkiest soul grooves to date, with a chorus that is undeniably infectious. Bringing to mind disco and soul, this is the kind of sexy party music that we need to hear right now as socializing comes back and people get to interact with each other more. It is impressive the way the band throws down in-the-pocket funk jams alongside anthemic group harmonies, touching on a range of funk eras. The music is brought to life by psychedelic, funky cartoons and artistic stylings reminiscent of the 60s and 70s with a Magic School Bus kind of vibe. 


Photo credit: Richmond LAM

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