Downtown Funk is an upbeat tune that starts with some funky guitar, and leads right away into a Vocal / Bassline unison hook.
Horns and synths come in later, while the rhythm section shows off their versatility via some tight fills. The energy continues on, building a little tension in the bridge before a quick breakdown and back to the main beat.
This tune was a blast to record for all involved – hope you enjoy it too! Works well as a replacement for Uptown Funk, and similar to tunes by Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Patrice Rushen, Bootzilla, Parliament Funkadelic, etc.