Funk Freaks is a worldwide movement representing the music, lifestyle, and vinyl of the most prominent genre of the backyards of America and the Hinterhöfe of Europe in the very late 70’s and 80’s up until today.
The post-disco, boogie, modern soul and synth funk is enjoying a huge revival and FUNK FREAKS Orange County are at the fore of it with members of their worldwide movement from St. Petersburg to Lyon to Santa Ana to Berlin !!!
This October 2nd (Tuesday night before the German National Holiday) is the 7th annual Funk Freaks Meeting in Berlin at the lovely Kotti Monarch – directly opposite the U-Bahn Station Kottbusser Tor on the U1 & U8 !!!
Funk Freaks are also celebrating they`re 10th Year in the game in 2019 so massive shout outs here to the California’s Orange County & Santa Ana where it all started!!!
Quick Post for the
NYE Party “Big Beng” at Berlins infamous annual mayhem hotspot the: Kotti’s Number one Bar/Club the Monarch . from 0:30 hours – half an hour into the new year – you will be hearing Berlin’s No. 1 Turntable Rocker: Johnny Handtrix aka Dejoe and Haudegen of the Year: Dj Blendgrenade aka Valentino 45 who is also the Funk Freaks representative for Berlin! Expect Fat HipHop , sleazy Soul and boogie Funk all night Long!
On the 19.July 2015 the Goodnight Circus will perform their special brew of N.O.L.A. RnB Street Jazz LIVE around 19h with a Dj Support Team consisting of:
Soul Seven Steve 15-19h
RockDaMost 19h- Showtime RockDaMost Mixcloud
Goodnight Circus Live Goodnight Circus Website
Myself and Guests til end around 1am!
Die Zündung on 15.august. 2015
i have the pleasure of co-operating with the infamous North-Berlin crew “Das Zündet” on their bi-monthly Modern Soul and Funk Party Series at Humboldthain Club Berlin!
I am very happy to announce the release of “Invisible Joy” by the Polyversal Souls on Philophon Records, a band well known to me and i feel with their long awaited debut Longplayer, the Polyversal Souls are ready to take off and join the stars of the world music galaxy.
Featured guests include outright legends such as the Jungle Brothers’ MC Africa Baby Bam, Ethiopia’s Hailu Mergia and also a solid selection of hot newcomers from Ghana such as the music award winning griot Guy One, Ebo Taylor’s son Roy X and freedom poet Y-Bayani. All produced at the Berlin based Ru-Ting Clan Sound Lab by none other than Max Weissenfeldt of Whitefield Bros and Poets of Rhythm fame the resulting Album is a unique piece of global raw soul.
big plans for this end of may/beginning june 2015 as dj debo of the infamous southern california funk freaks crew is gracing berlin with his presence and a good 60 pounds of rare and often exclusive 80s modernsoul & boogiefunk vinyl.
check the following links for a better idea of: what WE call Funk!
just a quick post to announce the first exciting thing on my new blog:
Alaska vegan-bar opening with big bäng and #FreeBeer!!! in Berlin south-sentral : Reuterstr. 85, Berlin-Neukölln, the free beer i believe will be consumed sometime shortly after 20hrs … #FirstComeFirstServed !!! i have afeeling there maybe some #tapas there too… http://heyevent.de/venue/1618047978429763
the foto is an anecdote i associate with free beers in neukölln … this was in the früperle bar sometime in 2009 for i think a double birthday of Miriam W. and someone i cant remember – another memory was a great live performance of the great manouche-gypsy-swing band the Shoeswing Stringers! – and i shall add i did play a lot of records that glorious night too …
hello! – here i am – where are you ? like my site already? no? ok – “spass beiseite” (humor aside) as we say here in germany
i am here to have a piece of the online pie and share, learn and link and yeah sell my philosophy…
i am primarily concerned with keeping the funk alive and having some fun here on my own site!
i live and work in berlin where i have engage in a variety of things including guiding people through town n pedicabs, rikshaws or biketaxi as we call them here, besiddes i have a soft spot for vinyl and music .. viniyl cause i also do a lot of collecting dj’ing and promoting of parties: for one there is the klunkerkranich where i curate a the program one sunday a month and the “deine mudda iss disco” party series at kaffee burger every second thursday. besides that i do a variety of gigs in and around town and host the funk freaks dj crew once a year here in berlin.
i will also be reporting on interesting developments on the musical side here which may be a record review or artist feature, or post some random stuff or even weird and funny stuff to help people broaden their horizon through objective insight and irony. i will also want to feature topics here which are social/worldview in nature … but more on that later…
for now thanks for having found me and shoot me some digital love or any kind of feedback: i reckon i can handle it 😉