Big Mean Sound Machine is a nine piece orchestra from Ithaca, New York. Musically they stand steady on a platform of funk/soul-jazz, but their influences are many and they have spiced their music with heavy with rich afrofunk, dub, latin and even a vibe of psychedelia is in there. The result is marvelous. And, they actually sound big, sometimes even mean. This groovy machine deserves everybody's attention, especially if you're in it for the groove. Support the band here and here.