In the beginning to start the night off right, Party People opened. This is a trio that includes Mikey Thunder, Mr. Bugatti, and Benjamin’s Vibe. The Party People, a funky group coming out of Denver, Colorado, “are gaining huge ground in the electronic music arena. Their sets are deeply fused with retro hip hop, modern synth designs, and a strong anchor in funk, blues, and jazz.”
Indeed, they were showing the crowd why they are called the Party People! Scratching with a live MC, they added spitting freestyles with some glitchy dub sounds thrown in there as well. They were a perfect vibe to start the evening off right!
Next up was Homemade Spaceship. Likewise, he really knows how to get a crowd going. Rab Revere is the man behind the Spaceship. He has a fascinating way of mashing electronic bass music with instrumental and melodic sounds. He stated some of his influences are Blink 182 and Dennis Rodman.
The crowd was going insane! The Party People and Homemade Spaceship really knew how to get everyone going and ready for Defunk.
Funky Night with Defunk
When Defunk came out and the audience went wild. In fact, we could feel the venue moving! It was quite the party. That is Defunk’s style, as well as the openers. To get the people going, making everyone wanna dance all night.
Originating from Calgary, Canada, Defunk has taken funky bass music to a whole new level. Best known for his attention of bringing elements of funk, jazz and blues into heavy bass music, he states he “constantly strives to develop new sounds with new elements based around the idea of groove.” He adds all of the elements needed in order to essentially blow the roof off the venue! Disco, funk, jazz, then followed by some filthy drops.
The lights and visuals Defunk had during his set were awesome. Even more, at one point there was smoke shooting out of the ground, with confetti flying everywhere, absolutely bonkers! We don’t think anyone can go to a Defunk show and not want to get down. This is why people love him and what he does so much. People can leave their stress at home and wind down, (or in this case wind up), to some funky dub music. He embodies what the purpose of music is: bringing people together in universal harmonic sounds.
It is a whole vibe and you should try to catch one of his next shows! His tour is almost over, but Defunk has three more shows in Charleston, Atlanta, then Chicago. Don’t miss out.
Photos by Ash Daniels