This nearly thirty-man fusion collective from Denton‚ Texas has just got IT. Founded by bassist Michael League‚ the band is comprised of a core group as well as session players for many major acts. Their talent is otherworldly. Take 2012's groundUP‚ which like its predecessors‚ was recorded live in front of a studio audience for both album and DVD. Talk about confidence. Here's "Binky‚" a snapshot of what these guys are capable of: dynamic melodies built atop the tightest of pockets‚ each man contributing a small part the great swell of sound. And the end sounds like an ambient Trent Reznor collaborating with Chronic-era Dr. Dre. This stuff may knock your socks off.

Snarky Puppy Binky