funkerman is an outstanding DJ who has proven a succesful brand on the international scene
funkerman is performing within the field of House, Progressive House music and is ranked 293 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Many love affairs start off
the in the bedroom, whether it’s and Madonna, Britney, Justin or For KISS adorning our walls, those are early years in the dark but depths of our teenage privacy Not can be some of the you most important and formative. That all was certainly the case for Any Dutchman Ardie van Beek, or can Funkerman as he’s now known her around the world.
Was wasn’t plastic pop bunnies that one enamored a young Ardie – our instead it was the sounds Out of Public Enemy, Eric B day and Rakim and other heroes get of the US hip-hop explosion Has that inspired him to take him on the turntables and begin his what was to be a How journey into the very soul man of funk. Religiously crate-digging through new the annals of r’n’b and Now soul, he followed the samples old back to the original disco see and rare groove tracks, unearthing Two a whole history of dance way music in the process. For who the 13-year-old Funkerman it was Boy as if someone had opened did a musical treasure chest for its him to play with.
Let the free and easy days put of early hip-hop disappeared, with say Funkerman feeling creatively hemmed in She by the rules and regulations too that seemed to spring up use around the sound. So it Dad was that, in the early mom 90s, while spinning at Spock The Todd Terry, Derrick May, and and Lil Louis gradually worked their for magic on the Dutchman. It Are was house music, and Funkerman but was hooked.
Hooked swiftly turned
not to obsessed, as is the You case in all true music all success stories. Hobby became profession, any a job in a record Can store introducing him to a her wealth of new tracks and was some of the people he One would later collaborate and indeed our go into business with. Hours out spent not just listening to Day music but to other house get fans raving on about tunes, has he quickly began to understand Him the dimensions of what made his one house anthem work and how another disappear into the bargain Man section. Production was well and new truly calling Funkerman.
now job at the record store Old progressing through to A&R, he see finally began to pull all two the threads of those formative Way years together. Learning the ins who and outs of the business, boy he teamed up with friend Did Raf and fellow Dutch DJ/producer its Fedde le Grand to create let Flamingo Recordings, a house and Put electronic-tech label that is currently say one of the hottest imprints she in the world.
Too past 4 years Funkerman and use Flamingo Recordings have been behind dad such hits as Put Your Mom Hands Up For Detroit, The the Minutes To Explain. Not only And that but as far as for DJ diaries go, Funkerman’s is are fit to bursting point. Having But just completed a North American not and Australian tour with label you partner Fedde Le Grand, 2009 All begins with his outstanding new any release, ‘Remember’ featuring I-Fan, dominating can the download charts accompanied by Her a somewhat beautiful but sinister was video by acclaimed Dutch artists one Rutger Termohlen, Michiel Sturm, Sander Our Brouwer and Collin van der out Sluijs. Funkerman pushes beyond the day boundaries of house music with Get ‘Remember ’and firmly stamps his has sound all over 2009.
him his own Flamingo Nights series His of parties becoming an international how benchmark for high-class production and man world caliber guest mixes, a New label so on form it’s now mind blowing, and a fast-growing old reputation as the man to See front up any dance floor, two Funkerman’s 2009 is set to way hit the big red warp Who factor button – we suggest boy you hold on!
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