The Funk Hunters

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Rough Trade NYC

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With Defunk

Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:30pm

Tickets $15 advance, $17 day of show

Ages 21 & Over

A Bowery Presents Event

The Funk Hunters

Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip-hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having honed their craft over 450 performances in 16 countries, the DJ duo's show is a brilliant technical display of creative collaboration between 4 turntables. But words can't do justice to two friends whose passion is dance floor mastery – breathless audiences at global festivals including Coachella, Osheaga, Burning Man, Rhythm & Vines, Shambhala, Electric Forest, and Envision are the ultimate testament.

The Funk Hunters' reverence for the roots of dance has also lead them into unique live collaborations, sometimes drawing on a cast of supporting musicians to add dimension to their signature sound. Most recently they toured North America with iconic rapper Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, who has called them "the selectah's of the century!"

Based in Vancouver BC, Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith define the west coast bass sound and elevate it with their stunning custom-curated visuals and animated stage presence. Spend an evening with this charismatic duo and you'll see that the band's lifestyle is as relaxed as the west coast, but their sound is global and booming.


Hailing from the Canadian prairies, Defunk has made a profound name for himself around the world as a connoisseur of genre blending. Catching the attention of Pretty Lights, Griz, and Gramatik, his blend of funk, blues, soul, and bass music has taken the scene by storm. Innovating new ways to bring fans of all types into the modern bass music scene, he has made a niche for himself virtually untouched, combining different tempos and different sounds into a mash of musical ingenuity. His live show is an extension of this that allows him to keep the conventional methods of dj mixing with an experimental and spontaneous live performance through various instruments and synths on his keyboard. With a constantly changing set and rapidly expanding discography, it is impossible to ever truly see the same thing twice. This is part of the magic and allure of Defunk.