The Funk Hunters

This artist performed at the VFMF in 2017

The Funk Hunters


Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having hones their craft at over 450 performances in 16 countries, the DJ duo’s show is a brilliant technical display of creative collaboration between 4 turntables. But mere words can’t do justice to two friends whose passion is dance floor matery – breathless audiences at global festival including Coachella, Burning Man, Rhythm and Vines, Shambhala, Ottawa Bluesfest and Envision are the ultimate testament.

The Funk Hunters’ reverence for the roots of dance has also lead them into unique live collaborations, sometimes drawing on a cast of supporting musicians to add new dimensions to their signature sound. They has released a celebrated EP and toured with iconic rapper Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, who has called them the “the selectahs of the century!”

Based here in Vancouver, Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith elevate their bass-heavy sound with their own custom-curated visuals and animated stage presence. Spend an evening wiht this charismatic duo, and you’ll see that their lifestyle is as relaxed as the west coast, but their sound is global and booming.