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Funkerman drops ‘Need Someone to Blame’


Funkerman has teamed up with I-Fan on his new single ‘Need Someone to Blame’ on his own Flamingo Recordings.

With 30 years as a DJ, producer and record boss, Funkerman (Ardie van Beek, 1975) refuses to count himself among the ‘old guys’. Yet his achievements cannot be ignored: multiple hit list quotations, at the top of the club charts with singles such as ‘Rule the Night’ and ‘The One’, sold-out venues at home and abroad, the hit ‘Speed ​​Up’ on his own label Flamingo Recordings (founded in 2004) and the successful collaborations that resulted out of it. Funkerman has travelled the world undisturbed for years.

Now there is the single ‘Need Someone to Blame’, which you might remember from his album ‘Sentiment’ which is released earlier in December 2020. A perfect capture of the moment we are all living in, you can approach it in so many ways and relate to each one in any kind of way your state of mind is in!  The track is a collaboration with the singer I-fan; “I’ve been working with I-fan for so many years, we can spend hours sparring and making music.”

Despite the fact that House Music is the lifeblood of Funkerman’s career, his roots lie in Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop from the late eighties and early nineties is what brought out the musicality in him. Hip-Hop is also what made his first move to the turntables, but it was House Music that made Funkerman find his true calling. Like other greats from Breda, club Spock was the cradle of the success that would follow.

We premiere ‘Need Someone to Blame’ on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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