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Event Archive - GET FUNKY!: The Funk Hunters, Generic, Gumbootz

Fri. February 24th 2012 Hush (No Minors)
10pm - 2am doors at 10pm
Presented by: Theory & Face First
Face First and Theory are teaming up yet again to bring you another Friday of amazingness!!

Vancouver, Canada

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 & 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 4-turntables and the unique ability to create live mashups and remixes, their DJ sets standout. Seamlessly blending original productions with everything from HipHop 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 & 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 the country of Brazil. 2012 will see them complete their first tour of the UK & Europe.

On the production front, their original music and remixes have been played around the world in clubs and on radio-stations alike. Signed to Ghetto Funk, Roca Records, Fort Knox Recordings, Manmade Records, Homebreakin Records, and Swing Set Sounds, The Funk Hunters' releases prove again that their musical taste and influence spans all genres. They've now just launched their own label, ReSoul Records, to distribute future releases while still maintaining close partnerships with labels like Goodgroove Records (UK) to produce their own acclaimed events that bring international talent to Canada.

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Whether he's opening for international superstars like Tipper, Bassnectar and the Freestylers; rocking a headlining slot at an outdoor party or providing backdrop beats in a local lounge, Generic is the kind of DJ who fully brings it, whatever the gig. His combination of technical skills (the guy has taken several Vancouver Island DJ competition titles), impeccable ear for crowd-rocking tunes and a fun-loving attitude makes Generic (nee Cole Magnusson) one of the Island's most sough-after disc jockeys. Expect one of his sets to be chock-a-block with broken beats, glitch hop, drum and bass and dubstep—including some of his own tracks, edits and remixes—with plenty of cutting and scratching thrown in for good measure. With skills like that, it's no surprise this 10-year vet behind the decks rarely goes a weekend without dropping a set


Born in Toronto, Cale "Gumbootz" Robichaud, moved to the west coast at the young age of 11. Growing up, he had a major love for music for as long as he can remember, and knew that one day he would be on a stage rocking out! But it wasn’t until a friend picked up a couple turntables that he realized his true calling; to rock the masses as a DJ. Over a decade has passed and Gumbootz has since built up a reputation as a hard hitting DJ, opening for world class talent such as The Freestylers, The Breakfasters, Donald Glaude, Myagi, Smalltown Dj's and Wood & Soo. He has also hosted a weekly internet radio show on "" and held a weekly residency at Karma Nightclub. Gumbootz made heads explode at both the infamous 'Soundwave' music festival, and the 'Victoria Electronic Music Festival (VEMF)'. Gumbootz has played every genre known to man, so when you go to a Gumbootz show your sure to hear a little bit of EVERYTHING! His energy, charisma, and ability to rock the crowd makes even the most stubborn of party goers hit the dance floor. DJ Gumbootz is definitely not one to miss


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