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Anderson Paak review – bristling funk and fevered ballads from the R&B ace | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Anderson Paak review – bristling funk and fevered ballads from the R&B ace

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Paak barely pauses for breath in this irresistible sprint through his hard luck/good fortune tracks: this is a man unafraid to break a sweat to bring the house down

“Are you ready to lose your mind, London?” yells Anderson Paak, clad in beanie, bomber jacket and black jeans and leaning in to a frothing, selfie-ing crowd. He’s standing atop an exercise bench he’s been pogoing on for the last couple of minutes, exhorting the room to “Bounce, bounce, bounce”.

Then, barely pausing for breath, he darts behind the drumkit to lead his band the Free Nationals through a brief, bristling burst of funk, before slowing the beat for some hazy, sweet R&B. This, clearly, is a man unafraid of breaking a sweat to bring the house down.

Related: Anderson Paak: ‘If Dre had called five years ago, I don’t think I’d have been ready’

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