Funkerman

Funkerman

Biography

Funkerman, is an
internationally appreciated DJ/producer and the founder of Can You Feel It Records and Flamingo Recordings.
From his first love of pioneering US hip hop, through obsessive crate digging for classic soul, disco and funk,
to riding on the first waves of US house; he has always been on a quest to find, make and play new and exciting music.
In 2004 he founded Flamingo Recordings, with fellow producer Raf Jansen and DJ/producer Fedde le Grand.
The label went from strength to strength, releasing some of the biggest house tracks of the noughties,
including Ida Corr’s Let Me Think About It, Fedde le Grand’s Put Your Hands Up For Detroit and the
Fedde/Funkerman smash collaboration, 3 Minutes To Explain.
The label was also the birthplace of Funkerman’s Speed Up featuring I/Fan, a track so popular that it was
released worldwide and featured as on Xbox 360 karaoke game Lips before eventually being signed by
legendary UK label Defected Records. During this period Funkerman delivered several huge remixes for the
likes of Ida Corr, Moby and the Sugababes. In 2010, after the massive success of multiple singles and remixes,
Funkerman released his first full-length album, House For All.
Founding one highly influential record label would have been enough for most people. But it was becoming
increasingly clear that Funkerman felt it was necessary to launch a new label for, as he describes, the ‘New
House Sound’. So in the spring of 2011 Can You Feel It Records was born.
In the meantime, the label has picked up some new and existing talented producers and vocalists.
Gramophonedzie, Rene Amesz, Beauriche and DJ Licious are some of the members of the Can You Feel It
family. In 2013 the label developed itself so fast that Funkerman decided to start organising CYFI events
together with his friends.
An unstoppable touring DJ, Funkerman has been on a practically non-stop tour of the globe in recent years.
The world has seen him play packed-out shows at the most impressive locations. The USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Ibiza, Russia, Korea, South America, Kazakhstan, Iceland, Scandinavia, and many other European
hotspots.
At the end of 2013, Funkerman decided to have a semi sabbatical in regards to his gigs to spend full force
attention in the studio. The result is a new album which will be released in 2014 together with a few
forthcoming singles.