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Old School Future

by Unidentified Funk Object

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I wanna talk about the Old School Future The kind that people used to talk about Where everybody’s gonna come together Across the cosmos we’ll be reaching out Nowdays you always hear a different story They say we’re heading to dystopia I’ll let U in on a little secret The future’s here right now So baby get back To the Old School Future Get back To where we belong Get back To the Old School Future The Old School Future, yeah Cuz we doing it Back on the topic of the Old School Future That’s one of many possibilities If every choice we make alters the timeline I’ll create the future that I wanna see I’ll make a journey to a distant galaxy I’ll turn the bass up in my flying car I’ll save the planet from certain destruction cuz The future’s here right now
Empress 03:09
Sometimes you’re just magnificent Sometimes you’re out of style Sometimes you split the difference Act like an ordinary human for a while But I don’t take it serious Cuz humans are ridiculous You know that’s why I’m empress You know that’s why I’m empress Have you ever seen a science fiction queen Upon your little planet that’s the only place you been now And I can see how you wouldn’t expect the empress To address this world that’s such a hot mess But I guess I’ll explain, challenge your brain How I came from the heights of fame, back in the day Sustained my reign, but now it pains me to say they forget my name Forget the day the empress came Cuz the haters gonna hate, but they never can understand Where I been and what I seen and what I am And the best of your scientists are scramblin’ To understand what’s at hand for humanity. They say G: When testing the specimen for some evidence of sentience Detected excessive intelligence in my experiments In my experience this is without precedent Perplexed, I requested to test my hypothesis So I could document the complex environment of rhymes In which the aforementioned subject appears to thrive I question why, in light of the science, this transpired Is this success? This empress? But I digress Wake up late, have a little bit of soylent green Bring in the bass beat, keep you on the edge of your seat While I lie low, biding my time, preoccupy you with my rhymes Until the hour is nigh When the haters’ eyes will see my empire rise And they wonderin why I keep blowin they mind While Unidentified Funk Object will provide the funky vibe You’re mystified You think you interstellar haters can replace me? Well can you face me? Where would your brains be? Disintegrated like the vaporized papers around my space weed You’re saying praise be unto the space queen
She's so funky, it's easy to tell How she captured me under her spell Heard her beat and started to move Every inch of me dying to groove Looked in her eyes and entered a trance Gave up my heart, succumbed to the dance 500 miles up above the ground Gettin' in tune with the Cosmic Sound Can't describe what you felt As we danced across the asteroid belt Felt compelled to obey Every word the goddess says Aphrodites says get on the floor This kind of beat you just can't ignore Funk vibrations of the positive kind Move thru your body and enter your mind Aphrodite brings me to you Making one where there once was two Beyond the stars and the Milky Way In the groove we disintegrate What a funky discovery That the goddess set you up with me Fell in love and shared a kiss To a sound that went like this
On Tattooine, they say that you will never see A more wretched hive of scum and villainy It's a pirate's paradise, an island in the desert sand We got an alien bar and a funkified cantina band I'm talking 'bout Mos Eisley My kind of place precisely Groove with Figrin D'an And the Modal Nodes man Better watch your step cuz bounty hunters stalk the streets Sleep with one eye open and a blaster gun between the sheets And if you're feeling lucky, a game of chance might do you in But know when to fold 'em, and always let the Wookiee win I'm talking 'bout Mos Eisley Yeah that'll do quite nicely Only one song we know So get on the floor If you come to town, I wanna show you round my scene So come on down and take a ride in my T-16 We know how to party in this galaxy far, far away When the suns go down the funky band begins to play I'm talking 'bout Mos Eisley And if you ask me nicely We can dance all night Cuz the groove's airtight, alright
Every star In every sky Could understand The reasons why I search for you Night and day I know my search Can't be in vain Every star That you can see Could hold the possibility Of shining on you While you dream Of someone else Someone like me Sing to me Across the night Make me see A trillion lights Let me know We're not alone Every star I see tonight Above my world and burning bright I know you're out there Near or far I'll call to you On every star Every star I see tonight Above my world and burning bright My search for you Continues on Let me know We're not alone


released October 31, 2015

Produced by: Greg Melchin, Ed Renzi
Mixed by: Charles Austin
Mastered by: TimJim Baker
Artwork by: Paul St-Amand

Unidentified Funk Object is:
Dr G: Vocals, Theremin
Tiffinie “The Empress” Laing: Vocals
Carolyn Curry: Vocals
Brendan Melchin: Drums
Casey Thompson: Bass
James "Tiberius" Spray: Keyboards
Ross "Nookz" Avey: Guitar
Paul St-Amand: Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Andrew MacKelvie: Soprano and Alto Sax
Evan Mahaney: Tenor Sax and Flute
Ally Fiola: Tenor and Bari Sax
Andrew "Ajax" Jackson: Trombone

Special guests:
Eszter Horvath: Violin
Lauren Soubolsky: Vocals
Jim Boyle: Vocals


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Unidentified Funk Object Halifax, Nova Scotia

Unidentified Funk Object brings interplanetary grooves beamed from the funkiest depths of space to Ur dancefloor. Dr. G's far-out theremin and the band's stone-cold funk take Ur body and soul 2 another plane of existence. Ahh yeah.

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