UBK presents The FUNK YOUR MIND EXPERIMENT - FUNK HUNTERS, DESERT DWELLERS, KAMINANDA, & THE GAFF
The FUNK YOUR MIND EXPERIMENT feat. The Funk Hunters, Kaminanda, Desert Dwellers, and The Gaff
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 3:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
To produce and perform music that uplifts the spirit of the listener, while allowing for the natural ebb and flow of light and dark..Melodies channeled from within,Rhythms from around the world and Beats and Bass that sway the body into ecstatic release....Keeping it smooth and Sexy while tapping into the unlimited realms of Adventure,Beauty and Elevated States of Consciousness....Intentional dance music that traverses the many forms of midtempo and downtempo, while keeping it FUN!
Desert Dwellers are one of the foremost influences in a genre that they basically expanded from the ground up to be where it's at today. With a blend of a variety of sources that have been composed to form a heavily weaved set of sounds that coincide in perfect harmony together Desert Dwellers has established themselves in not only their home area of Southern California and New Mexico but across the globe.
Taking a new approach on digital production, the main members Amani Friend & Treavor Moontribe have combined the raw sounds of the natural world with skillfully blended deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and culture crossing instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. With this blend of dance tracks and down tempo sounds they have enabled themselves to give a heightened sense of being to listeners through their musical medium.
Bringing the electronic bass music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers' global sounds are the bridge between worlds. Joining solid groove with sounds of serenity, their signature aesthetic feels as natural on the dance floor as it does after hours or on the mat. Due in no small part to Desert Dwellers' pioneering spirit, the very concept of chill-out and sacred bass music has expanded dramatically. These sound alchemists offer cutting edge techniques that blend the modern edge of electronica with ancient and organic sounds, offering a spellbinding hybrid with echoes of our tribal past and future. The result has been the prolific production of genre blending dance tracks and downtempo grooves that make for truly memorable listening experiences.
The Funk Hunters
In just a few short years, The Funk Hunters have built an international following, releasing music on labels around the globe and showcasing their signature high-energy DJ sets at some of the world's most popular music festivals and clubs. The duo (Dunks & The Outlier) first teamed up because of a mutual love for "Hunting" good music, and today this passion still rings true as they continue to champion the simple but often lost idea that the music itself comes first, regardless of attachments to genre. The Funk Hunters name is now in high demand, receiving bookings, accolades, and remix requests from all corners of the electronic music scene.
Armed with 4-turntables and the unique ability to create live mashups and remixes, their DJ sets standout. Seamlessly blending original productions with everything from HipHop to Funk, Disco to House, Dubstep to DnB, and everything in between, The Funk Hunters create original sets never replicated. It's not uncommon to find this duo headlining an all bass music festival one night and then performing a funk, soul, or boogie set the next. They have toured across Canada multiple times, played to crowds of thousands at renowned festivals such as the Shambhala Music Festival and the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, and have been invited to share the stage with musical pioneers like Z-Trip, RJD2, and Cut Chemist. In 2010, they completed their first month-long international tour, playing shows across the country of Brazil. 2012 will see them complete their first tour of the UK & Europe.
On the production front, their original music and remixes have been played around the world in clubs and on radio-stations alike. Signed to Ghetto Funk, Roca Records, Fort Knox Recordings, Manmade Records, Homebreakin Records, and Swing Set Sounds, The Funk Hunters' releases prove again that their musical taste and influence spans all genres. They've now just launched their own label, ReSoul Records, to distribute future releases while still maintaining close partnerships with labels like Goodgroove Records (UK) to produce their own acclaimed events that bring international talent to Canada.