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You and Me

by Phat Phunktion

R&B/Urban/Hip-Hop/Funk. This band covers and masters so many styles they transcend genres and can only be viewed as universal.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Weekend Special (Untitled)
3:30 album only
2. You and Me
3:58 album only
3. Higher
3:49 album only
4. How Do I Get to Your Heart?
3:18 album only
5. Rocco
5:40 album only
6. Rock Star
4:46 album only
7. Never Be The Same
4:13 album only
8. Integrity
4:05 album only
9. A Little Bit
4:30 album only
10. Red Carpet
3:56 album only
11. Always
5:18 album only
12. Stand Up
5:09 album only


Album Notes
In 1996, a group of music students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison formed Phat Phunktion (pronounced Fat Function). During the ensuing 9 years, the band has built an enthusiastic and loyal following around the Midwest and throughout the country. A nine-piece tour de force that combines the polish of top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60's soul and the raw groove of 70's funk, Phat Phunktion is today one of the most talked about bands in the Midwest. Their self-produced CDs have sold in the thousands, and their live shows sell-out virtually everywhere they perform. In their home town of Madison, WI, they regularly attract record crowds of upwards of 5,000 people for their shows. They have appeared numerous times at the Madison Blues Festival, Milwaukee's Summerfest, and the House of Blues in Chicago, with countless television and radio appearances, including "The Jenny Jones Show" and Michael Feldman's "Whad'ya Know?"

In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine singled Phat Phunktion out as a "band on the rise". During that same year, the band won a Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award, or WAMI, for "Best R&B Band". In May 2003, a panel of Billboard Magazine judges selected the band as one of six acts to perform at the Disc Makers' Independent Music World Series, Midwest regional final, where they funked up the Elbo Room in Chicago. Of the six finalists, Phat Phunktion and Chicago's Orbert Davis took top honors at the event.

In 2004, Ben and Leo Sidran's Nardis label picked up the band, and their 3rd CD, "You and Me", was released on Nardis/Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment for international distribution. Since then, "You and Me" has garnered substantial interest at home and abroad. In America, nearly 5,000 CDs have sold to a devoted fan base via word-of-mouth and internet sales. In Japan, large numbers of listeners inspired a re-release of the disc on the Japanese Groovtime label. In Europe, the recording found a happy home on radio stations throughout Italy and Spain. In a July/August 2004, JazzTimes reviewed "You and Me", saying:

"Phat Phunktion has a horn-driven sound that draws inspiration from '70s funk, and on "You and Me", the band's first release on a national label, producers Tim Whalen and Al Falaschi demonstrate a talent for crafting strong, danceable tracks.... Musically, the album is first rate."

In 2005, "You and Me" received a Madison Area Music Award, or MAMA, as "R&B Album of the Year." In the summer of 2005, Phat Phunktion will embark on their first National Tour.

Phat Phunktion has shared the stage with musical legends The Temptations, Tower of Power, WAR, Cameo, Morris Day and the Time, The Original "P" (featuring original members of Parliament), The Average White Band, Chick Corea, Maynard Ferguson, Taj Mahal, Rick James, Clyde Stubblefield, and The Brothers Johnson. Their dynamic stage show and incredible musicianship have initiated thousands of faithful "Phatheads" who are now spreading the word. With their first Nardis/Liquid 8 release, the rest of the country can now discover what the Midwest has known for a long time.

2005 is the year for all of us to get Phat!

Phat Phunktion

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Vic Peaks

Nice music!! Should be a well known group.
Very good listen. If you buy it, you will enjoy it.


Wow!!!!This music is the real deal!!!

Jack Black

This ROCKS! Drippin', wicked, and phresh
Wow. So it's not dead after all. Heard 'em on NPR and just had to buy this disc after listening. As a devoted lover of all the funk that's fit to move the junk in your trunk, I was blown away by how tight these guys are.

And there's more than party rockin beats, there's soul too. George Clinton would be proud. Seriously, these guys should be nation wide with this much talent.

CD Baby

There's no risk of polyester rash from this fashionably fresh approach to R&b. Mixing in heavy cream doses of soul, spicy hip hop and bittersweet funk, this musical journey is a smorgasbord for your aural palate. With moods ranging from easy going to relentlessly intense, Phat Phunktion is a band to watch out for!


The Pipe Circus Loves It!
Hey, This is a Great CD. I'm with another area band called The Pipe Circus ( and we All LOVE this disc. It is Phat's Best by far and we play it on the road and at shows.. Keep up The Good Work!!


a winning mix of Incognito,Brand New Havies and old school funk.Highly raccomend
A band of nine musicians. They do their work their well.
the brass section is fantastic. the song Rock star is a there anything else to add ?

Melissa Wilkison

Wowie... they rock the house!
I have been a phathead since the beginning and their latest cd is the best yet.. the sound is tight and jammin..a complete success! Way to go you guys... (and courtney!)

tight, funky and kickin
Stuff is tight! My what a groove...

Brandon (Kennis Music South Africa)

I know Funk when I hear it!
Damn, its been a long time since I heard funk mixed with new sound done so well! I hear elements of good fusion, busy but fluid hip hop, great rifts. Keep it up.

Brandon (Kennis Music South Africa)

I know Funk when I hear it!
Damn, its been a long time since I heard funk mixed with new sound done so well! I hear elements of good fusion, busy but fluid hip hop, great rifts. Keep it up.
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