Staten Island, baby! We already knew the borough could grind out gnarly grooves considering it's the birthplace of the Wu-Tang Clan. Budos Band sounds nothing like the dark and twisted rhythms of the 36 chambers, but it shares a kindred ability to inspire fierce head-bobs.

Staten Island, baby! We already knew the borough could grind out gnarly grooves considering it's the birthplace of the Wu-Tang Clan. Budos Band sounds nothing like the dark and twisted rhythms of the 36 chambers, but it shares a kindred ability to inspire fierce head-bobs.

Budos plays nasty funk instrumentals undergirded by Afro-beats. It's at once instantly relatable and stridently unique; it's universal music from the outer reaches of the universe.

They've backed up the likes of Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse, but they're at their finest when they do their own thing, which they will do Saturday at Outland with the help of the Funkdefy crew.