Funk music is a genre that was started in the 1960s. There are about 10 different variations of funk. There is Avant-funk, Boogie, Electro funk, Funk jam, Funk metal, Funk rock, G-funk, Go-go, Psychedelic funk, and Timba funk
Boogie is a type of electronic funk in which the music is mainly influenced by funk and post-disco. The sub genre consist of synthesizers and keyboards. Boogie, differs from electric because it emphasizes a slapping technique of the bass guitar and synthesizers.
“Electro funk is a hybrid of electronic music and funk.” It sets itself as funny and differentiates itself from techno with its use of electronic instruments such as the TR-808. The vocals were usually modified with Vocoders or talk boxes.
Go-go originated is believed to have started in Washington, D.C. Go-go is noted to be a blend of funk, rhythm and blues, and early hip hop. The music also has a call-and-response and rhythms similar to street percussions.
G-funk is a genre that combines gangsta rap and funk. It is known to be started by the West Coast rappers but made popular Dr. Dre. G-Funk uses It synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, and background female vocals.