Too much to say…
In no particular order:
90’s HH: The Roots, Gangstarr, A Tribe Called Quest, IAM, NTM, The Pharcyde, Laureen Hill, Cypress Hill.
Acid Jazz: Jamiroquai (albums 1-2, maybe 3, maaaaybe 4), Brand New Heavies, Mondo Grosso, Chlorine Free, Corduroy.
Funk: James Brown, The J.B.'s, Roy Ayers, The Headhunters, Fred Wesley, Lyn Collins, Maceo Parker, Ceux qui marchent debout, Steevie Wonder, Sinclair, Michael Jackson.
Electro/Turntablism: The Avalanches, C2C, Daft Punk, Nujabes, Marcelo D2.
Jazz & fusion: Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Django Reinhart, Sanseverino, Paris Combo, Marcus Miller.
Jazzrock: Alain Caron/Uzeb, Jaco Pastorius/Weather Report, Sixun.
“Rock & stuff”: Deep Purple, Dionysos, Guns N Roses, Nirvana.
Funk rock: Spin Doctors (albums 1-2), FFF, Keziah Jones.
Other / arty stuff: David Bowie, Chairlift, Émilie Simon, Camille, Gainsbourg, Janelle Monae.
Shame on me: The Beatles, Johnny Clegg (he’s the one that started everything :p).
etc, etc. Bold Italic for huge fanboism.
a.k.a. Jazz, Funk, 90’s Hiphop (conscient or turntablism), some rock. All of these are or were my favorite groups since 27 years ago, I recommend you listening all those groups if you like specified styles.
And I’m probably forgetting 50 persons.
Anything with a good drum / bass duo is autolike: I was a mediocre jazz/funk bass player in another life.
I play(ed) with a Warwick SS2 4 strings, because 5 strings is for pussies.