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On this week’s Talkhouse Podcast, we bring together a pair of legends from different generations: Bootsy Collins and Mix Master Mike. Collins is of course best known for his long stints with Parliament-Funkadelic and James Brown’s band, and Mike for his unstoppable contributions to the Beastie Boys. But each musician has spread his wings much farther than those Hall Of Fame acts, up to an including powerful new music. For Bootsy, it’s The Power of the One, and for Mix Master Mike, it’s Beat Odyssey 2020—what those albums share, beyond a spiritual connection to creativity itself, is a long list of collaborators, because these guys love to find new connections.
This chat is one of those connections: Mike is clearly a fan of Bootsy’s, and they get deep into conversation about history, music, and—eventually—some more cosmic topics. I wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised if this meeting leads to a collaboration between the two in the future.
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—Josh Modell, Executive Editor
(Photo Credit: right, Nick Presniakov; Edited by: Keenan Kush)