Idk, it's not that bad at all. I guess the whole electro funk thing you mention is more of a personal preference kind of thing, tbh, as I don't think it's shite or too cheesy...that's not to say I'm an expert on electro funk or anything..just saying it sounds OK to me.
That said, it does sound a bit repedative and nearing the break I was starting to feel like, "Is this going to go anywhere?" The second half, after the break, did inject some extra energy into the mix, but little else..it was very much a case of "more of the same" up to the end.
The obvious applies here..try to spice things up a little more and add some more elements to the mix..it needs more variation to carry the mix through to the end. I know it's not a lack of skills on your part, as I've heard your stuff before and I know you know how to put a good track together, so I'm guessing all of this has been born out of your dislike for electro funk..and the more you've heard this heading in that direction, the more you've (subconsciously or consciously) just lost interest in it and let it take it's own course, which is basically why it's still plodding along, going nowhere.
On the very bright side, there's a lot going on in this mix and it's really very lush when you actually listen to it..bit of a sneaky little bugger actually. You use and choice of sounds are solid enough, as is the structuring of those sounds in the mix..everything is balanced pretty well in fact. You just need to develop this out more by adding to it.
What you have here is a half-finished track..a bed that's waiting to be made..all you need is to add a bit of a melody or varying beat over the top of what you have and it will go a lone way to really turning this around.
I hope you rework this, as I'd love to hear what you do with it. Also hope you read all of this the right way and don't take any of it negatively..it's all only based on my
opinions after all.