DJ Funk grew up on the musically rich West Side of Chicago where he was exposed at an early age to Chicago, New York, Miami Bass and 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 in addition to selling mix CD’S. Some of his early DJ influences are Grand Master Flash, African Bambaata, and Farley Jack Master Funk to name a few. Hip-Hop was also a big influence on DJ Funk and his early DJ sets helped push Hip Hop into the Chicago club scene before it was mainstream. With a mix of House, Techno and Hip-Hop, DJ Funk pioneered the “Ghetto House” sound. This sense of crossing boundaries has made his music so appealing and enduring to many people all around the world.
DJing professionally for over a decade, DJ Funk has produced anthem after anthem of“Ass & Titty” Dance Music for his very own record company Dance Mania Records Inc. Funk’s remix resumé reflects licensing deals with Sony, Virgin,Fabric Live, Moonshine and Ed Banger Records along with collaborations including artists like Basement Jaxx, Justice, DJ Sneak, and Fast Man, to name a few. He has also licensed tracks to DJ’s such as Carl Cox, Bad Boy Bill, Jeff Mills, Dave Clark, Jackmaster and many more for their mix albums.
DJ Funk has performed all over the world in high profile clubs including Chicago, New York, LA, Miami, Detriot, Paris, London, Germany, Scotland,Ireland, Amsterdam, Hawaii, Belgium, Malta, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,Finland, Australia, Norway and Tokyo. So far, he has shared stages along the way with Daft Punk, Green Velvet, Justice, Ed Banger, Franky Bones, Funk Master Flex, Ice T, The Roots, Steve Aoki, Ken Ishi, Calvin Harris, DJ Qbert, Wu Tang Clan, Armand Van Helden, The Booty Call Crew, Boyz Noize, The Crookers, Grand Master Flash, Two Live Crew, African Bambaata, Dance Mania Family, and Run DMC. After recently purchasing 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.
His biggest selling release to date is “Booty House Anthems” which has sold over 1,000,000 copies and put “Ghetto House” music back on the map with his 2008 release of “Booty House Anthems 2″ which produced over 3,500,000 downloads. Now with preparation to release his “Booty House Anthems 3”, the third album in the trilogy, DJ Funk will be known as an underground dance music legend, for generations to come!