Sorceress is the Band Formerly Known as Funkommunity (Interview)
It always fascinates me how music travels all around the world (even in this day and age of the internet). Last year, I did an interview with New Zealand artist Ladi6. Ladi6 is considered the “Erykah Badu of NZ,” which is a compliment of compliments. Recently, we got the opportunity to speak to Rachel Fraser of Sorceress who are also based out of New Zealand. The band formerly known as Funkommunity, have released a new album under their new name, entitled Dose. If you’re unfamiliar with them, they’re a five-piece band that finds their influences from all over the world, whether it’s futuristic soul in the form of J Dilla beats or Afrobeat. Today, we present an exclusive interview with them to an audience that’s on the opposite side of the globe. Rachel speaks on their name change, the formation of the band, who they most resemble and future plans so stop what you’re doing and let’s dig in.