William “Bootsy” Collins is an influential P-Funk figure and a legend on the bass.
It was back in the early ’70s that Bootsy had his career breakthrough together with James Brown. He toured all over the world with Brown’s band, learning from him and being part of hits like “Get Up (I Feel like Being a) Sex Machine” and “Soul Power.” After eleven months spent working with Brown, he set out on his own and became an overnight funk icon. He founded “Bootsy’s Rubber Band” and promptly placed his first two LPs in pop’s Top 20. And while making records with the Rubber Band, he also performed live on his star-shaped “Space Bass” and wrote 40 years of music history.
Today, he’s more than just a successful musician who collaborates with artists such as Snoop Doog and releases songs together with Samuel L. Jackson. He also works with his Bootsy Collins Foundation to help neglected children and teaches funk at his “Funk University.”
Bootsy’s verdict on his LEWITT mics:
“I love how my NEW Kick Drum DTP 640 REX has tight presence in the absence of silence, while keeping the low end round like a Big Butt Woman. Now my ratings: on a Funk Scale from 1 to 10, the New Kick Drum Mic get's rated 12, and that is FUNKY."
Find more info about Bootsy here: http://www.bootsycollins.com/
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