319 – Funkagenda
Since the driving home from our Data Transmission Party in Manchester last Easter, where one of the DT Guys threw on a previous Space Ibiza mix, this driving tech house thump came out the speakers which subsequently had us jumping around the car. Due to the mix being sooo good, we’ve been after this man for the podcast since. He cleverly combines tracks, loops, edits to bring a energetic moving mix. Looking back at his past he’s collected Awards for Best Ibiza Track for 2008 with Mark Knight & a Grammy Nomination.
His first solo album was released on Toolroom in 2009 under the Toolroom Knights banner and is regularly achieving Beatport no1s. This weekend, the 8th June he returns to Ministry of Sound for his Funk Farm residency and over the summer he is a regular in Ibiza at Space, Privilege and more.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…A snapshot of my recent DJ sets from various countries.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?My remix of Zedd’s “Clarity”. It has more heart than most records I have ever produced.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?Soylent Green…
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? Well the Space Opening Fiesta was awesome + it was a chance to do something different. However, currently I am in India + the crowds here are pretty much the best I have ever experienced. There is a lot of happiness + appreciation involved in the music scene over here. It feels wonderful.
What have you got coming up? Well I have an EP about to drop on Dim Mak records called the Samsara EP. It features two new originals: Half Man/Half Drugs + To The Moon + Back. It’s a really nice big room EP tinged with electro, old trance, techno + house. I’m also busy gigging all over, but I’m really excited to be back at Ministry Of Sound on June 8th with my Funk Farm branded night. I’m gonna be joined by one of my favorite acts right now, Loops Of Fury + also Tom Swoon. It’ll be pretty epic (Shameless plug). If anyone wants tickets they can go to: (Even more shameless plug).
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?Yeah. Imagine if the hokey cokey really WAS what it was all about… *points finger at head + makes gun shooty noise* Mind Blown…
Tracklisting 1. The M Machine – Moon Song2. Wolfgang Gartner – Anaconda3. Mark Knight – Your Love4. Audien – Wayfarer5. Lazy Rich – Insomnia [John Dahlback Remix]6. Cramp – 2030AD [Proff Remix]7. Gesaffelstein – ZZafrika8. JELO + Frederik Mouj – Ignite The Fight9. Zedd – Clarity [Funkagenda Remix]10. Funkagenda – Half Man Half Drugs 11. Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire [Cosmic Gate Remix]12. Steve Angello + Laidback Luke feat Loretta – Be [Tool]13. Ali Love – Diminishing Returns [Alvin Risk Remix]14. Hundred Waters – Boreal [Brillz Remix]