DJ FUNK’S BIO
PUMP IT, WORK IT SHAKE DAT’ SUPER BOOTY!!!!!!!!
Before ghetto tek and Lil’ jon and juke, there was Ghetto House. Originating on the predominately black Westside and Southside of Chicago, the music jacked house, added even lower and dirty 808s and 909s !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to it, then commanded the dancefloor to “pump it.” “Work it” and other, nasty things. dj funk ——— has been at the center of this mainstrem since day one, releasing for Dance Mania and his on lable Funk Records inprint. His music-along with that of cohorts like Dj Deeon and outhers and spread like a virus from concerts, raves, clubs to underground dance partys, and eventually overseas, with remixes on ed banger for Justice and European promoters knocking at the door. The elusive Dj Funk was tracked down now here’s his Ghetto House story…………………………
DJ Funk was born in Chicago, IL where grew up on the West Side of Chicago. This is where he was Influenced by Chicago, New York , Detroit and L.A. dance music. He started playing out when he was a teenager at house parties, school dances, block parties and clubs. Selling mix CD’s in the hood with his former rap crew. Some of his dj influence was Grand Master Flash, African Bambada, Farley Jack Master Funk basically original dance pioneer there’s to many to mention. Hip-Hop was also a big influence on Funk which he produce Do Or Die & Sycho Drama (Mid West gangster rappers) on there first rap project. Also he help push Rap music into the Chicago when it’s wasn’t so popular or mainstream. Ghetto House or has a mix of, House, Techno and Hip-Hop which makes the Ghetto House sound. That’s what helped make his music so appealing to so many people across different Hip Hop, Rap, R & B & Techno genres.
What words can describe the one and only DJ Funk? Pioneer? Party Rocker? Ghetto House Icon? Lets start at the beginning, DJ Funk grew up on the musically rich West Side of Chicago where he was exposed at an early age to Chicago, New York & Detroit dance music. Developing from his early influences he started DJing out when he was just a teenager at house parties, school dances, and neighborhood clubs; selling mix CD’S in the hood with his former crew to make ends meet. Some of his early DJ influence were Grand Master Flash, African Bambada, Farley Jack Master Funk; basically all the original dance pioneers and there’s to many to name. Hip-Hop was also a big influence on DJ Funk and with his early DJ sets he helped push Hip Hop into the chicago club scene when it’s wasn’t yet popular or mainstream. Mixing House, Techno and Hip-Hop DJ Funk pioneered the “Ghetto House” sound and this sense of crossing boundaries has made his music so appealing and enduring to many people across different musical scenes.
DJing professional for over a decade DJ Funk has produced anthem after anthem of bouncing “Ass & Titty” Dance Music for his very own record company Dance Mania Records Inc. Plus, Funk’s remix resumé reads like the who’s who of dance music: Licensing deals with Sony, Virgin, Fabric Live, Moonshine and Edbanger records which is distributed by WEA. “REMIX” Basement Jaxx, Justice, DJ Sneak, Fast Man Dj Assault, to name a few. While licensing tracks to DJ’s such as Carl Cox, Bad Boy Bill, Jeff Miles, Dave Clark, Jack Master and many more for their mix Albums.
DJ Funk has played all over the world in high profile clubs in Chicago, New York, LA, Miami, Detriot, Paris, London, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Amsterdam, Hawaii, Belgium, Malta, Canada, Spain, sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Australia, Norway even Tokyo. Sharing the stage along the way with the likes of Daft Punk, Green Velvet, Justice, Busta, Ed banger records, Franky Bones, Funk Master Flex, Ice T, The Roots, Steve Aoki,dj Ken Ishi, Tommie Sunshine, DJ Qbert, Wu Tang Clan, Busy P, Almond Van Helden, The Booty Call Crew, Boyz Noise, The Crookers, Grand Master Flash, Two Live Crew, African Bambada, Dance Mania Family Run DMC, to name drop a few and the list goes on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DJ Funk’s prolific career lead to a featured roll in the history of Dance Music Documentary “Modulation”. The movie has all of the greatest Dance Producers and DJ’s in the World and has played in independent theaters across the Country.
One (1) of His biggest selling release to date is “Booty House Anthems” which has sold over 1,000,000 copies. Now he’s ready with a whole new agenda. He recently bought one of the top recording studios in the chicago area and with his remix of Justice’s indie-club hit “Water’s of Nazareth” a whole new generations of fans are finding out about what DJ FUNK is all about. He’s poised and ready to put “Ghetto House” music back on the map with his last release “Booty House Anthems 2″ Down loads over Over 3,500,000 on the internet www.cdbaby.com/ccd/djfunk for orders.
As the sole figurehead of the entire musical genre called “Ghetto House” “Ghetto Tek” and one of Dance Mania top selling Artist. This man is truly a underground dance music legend.
DANCE MANIA PRE – HISTORY WHERE IT ALL BEGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here’s some history on CHICAGO label Dance Mania (Barney one stop) in 1986. Label because Know for raw, percussive TRACKS from the very beginning. Early hits included Lil’ ‘Video Clash’, ‘War Games’ , ’7 Ways’ Jack My Body, Fraley Jack Master Funk and perhaps the most know classic, Housenation’ by the ‘House Master Boys’ in 1987. Barney’s records distributed many of the early Chicago-lables, like G-string, Chicago underground, Warehouse, etc. In the period of 1994/2000 Dance Mania Began to release records from the new breed of Chicago artist, namely from the likes of: DJ Funk, Paul Johnson, DJ Deeon, Jamming Gerald, Robert Armani,Dj Slugo,Gant Man.Dj Chip,Wax Master and so on … Label retured to it’s roots,
to the dirty side of House that was always very popular in Chicago. The original Dance Mania released it’s last record (DM 284) in 2001.
Dj Funk (who was already producer for the label)
bought the digal down load Dance Mania Records . Com
and made(DMR-1001, DMR-1002 DMR-1003DMR-1004, DMR-1005, DMR-1006, DMR-1007 Booty House Anthem 3). It’s a medley and reprise of Funk’s old tracks. These release is a live mix also along with Dj Deeon, Dj Slugo, Marvy The Pimp, Ghetto House goddies which could get any booty party started with it’s House, Techno & Hip-Hop vibe.
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