Funk Hunters return to Cumberland

The Funk Hunters closed the Pyramid Lounge at this year’s Big Time Out

The Funk Hunters closed the Pyramid Lounge at this year’s Big Time Out.

They are coming back to Cumberland to perform their multi-screen video set Nov. 10 at the Waverley Hotel.

Sharing the bill with them is Dubtecha. He has driven the dance floor all over Vancouver Island at clubs and outdoor festivals.

Partial proceeds from this event go to the Ron Pogue benefit. Pogue is a well-known Cumberland photographer who has an injury that is preventing him from working.

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 and 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 four turntables and the ability to create live mashups and remixes, their DJ sets stand out. Seamlessly blending original productions with everything from hip-hop 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 and 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 Brazil. They completed their first tour of the U.K. and Europe this year.

For more about the duo, visit www.thefunkhunters.com.

Tickets for their Nov. 10 Waverley appearance are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

— Cumberland Village Works

 

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