This week’s laid back swung 16th groove comes courtesy of one of my teenage bass heroes, Dirk Lance. Incubus first caught my attention when I heard Make Yourself and totally freaked out – at the age of 15 I’d never heard anything quite like it before.

The follow-up album, Morning View, remains one of my favourites – recently I’ve been spent a lot of time in the car driving to and from gigs and I’ve been working my way through Incubus’ back catalogue, one of the grooves that stuck out was Dirk’s part on ‘Are You In?’:

The key to this groove is to relax! Be sure to listen to the original to really get a handle on the 16th note swing feel.

Incubus - Are You In?