In the early 2000s, after each member's discography had lengthened through those and other accomplished projects, the Family, minus Benton, reconvened for one-off gigs prompted by Sheila E.
and superfan Questlove
. Several years later, they fully reactivated as fDeluxe and recorded the album Gaslight, a refined set of soul, funk, and rock released in 2011 on the Ropeadope
label. They also resumed as a performing act and continued studio work, as heard on the self-released covers album A.M. Static (2014) and Live & Tight as a Funk Fiends' Fix (also 2014). On May 4, 2016, seven hours and 13 days after the death of Prince
, fDeluxe premiered a new recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U" in tribute to their mentor. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi