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Notorious for sophisticated programming, larger than life DJ sets and making people cry via Twitter, Kent’s finest House export has stood the test of time as one of Britain’s best loved Progressive House forces to date. Dealing in a tough yet euphonious blend of exquisite studio output, a proficient spate of releases alongside Mark Knight established that Adam Walder, better known as Funkagenda, was a new breed of technically advanced artist that every aspiring Brit wanted to be.

Now leading the way with an assorted army of like-minded leaders of the middle ground, his beloved imprint Funk Farm has proven an integral home not only for the next generation of European talent, but his own well-crafted dance floor weapons. Keeping up appearances for 2012, ‘Deck 9’, a nod to the renowned floating Miami nightspot, is a firm reminder of just what all the fuss is about. With a discography that has always stood out from the crowd, the familiar scenario of Walder’s seemingly scientific approach to club chemistry is still richer in sound quality than anyone else on the market. The hypnotic precision of his melodic arrangements and equally contagious lead play that drives this Progressive banger home soundly reassures that there is still a thrill factor at bay in this intrinsic landmark in British House music.

Funkagenda – Deck 9 [Funk Farm] – Beatport Link

Funkagenda – Deck 9

Words by Dan Carter

After the return from his recent tour across the undiscovered House music territories of Indonesia, Paul Thomas is out with his first release of 2012, being his second ever appearance on Funk Farm. Featuring his well-known mixture of rolling sounds and chunky tech-house beats to later break down into an interlude of a set of catchy, high-pitched synth lines and solid kicks, Buzz Killington validates this Birmingham-bred producer further as a key player within the acknowledged progressive/tech fusion. Out now alongside the original mix is also a quite distinctive interpretation from head honcho Funkagenda himself, who preserves the enchanting synth-filled lead while switching the thick tech beats for a soft injection of dubstep to give this else beefy track a more relaxing appeal.

Paul Thomas – Buzz Killington (Incl. Funkagenda Remix) [Funk Farm] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Notorious for sophisticated programming, larger than life DJ sets and making people cry via Twitter, Kent’s finest House export has stood the test of time as one of Britain’s best loved Progressive House forces to date. Dealing in a tough yet euphonious blend of exquisite studio output, a proficient spate of releases alongside Mark Knight established that Adam Walder, better known as Funkagenda, was a new breed of technically advanced artist that every aspiring Brit wanted to be.

Now leading the way with an assorted army of like-minded leaders of the middle ground, his beloved imprint Funk Farm has proven an integral home not only for the next generation of European talent, but his own well-crafted dance floor weapons. Keeping up appearances for 2012, ‘Deck 9’, a nod to the renowned floating Miami nightspot, is a firm reminder of just what all the fuss is about. With a discography that has always stood out from the crowd, the familiar scenario of Walder’s seemingly scientific approach to club chemistry is still richer in sound quality than anyone else on the market. The hypnotic precision of his melodic arrangements and equally contagious lead play that drives this Progressive banger home soundly reassures that there is still a thrill factor at bay in this intrinsic landmark in British House music.

Words by Dan Carter

After the return from his recent tour across the undiscovered House music territories of Indonesia, Paul Thomas is out with a taster of his first release of 2012 and the second ever appearance on Funk Farm. Featuring his well-known mixture of rolling sounds and chunky tech-house beats to later break down into an interlude of a set of catchy, high-pitched synth lines and solid kicks, Buzz Killington validates this Birmingham-bred producer as a key piece within the acknowledged progressive/tech fusion. Set to release soon alongside the original mix is also a quite distinctive interpretation from head honcho Funkagenda himself, who preserves the enchanting synth-filled lead while trading the thick tech beats for a soft injection of dubstep to give this else beefy track a more relaxing appeal.

‘Buzz Killington’ is released January 30th.

/Anton

Clearly inspired by The Flintstones, Funk Farm label head Funkagenda headlines this very first compilation of his own record imprint with the sublime tech-house jams – Aphonia and Pebbles. Whilst Aphonia consists of dark, groovy undertones to softly support Funkagenda’s iconic and ravishing synth lines with some intermittent percussion claps, Pebbles contains a considerably larger dose of pure tech with its chunkier feel, rolling sounds and a symphonic break-down, Adam Walder is out with yet another two unorthodox pieces.

Based out of Northwest, United Kingdom, Kirk Shiels and Dave Muirhead are two seriously talented producers well on their way towards a solid plant amongst tech-house aristocrates across the globe as the aspiring ThreeSixty duo. Teaming up with the Leeds residing Chris Special and taking on Jordy Lishious previously released Funk Farm instalment, Radiator, the Northwest pair make two crucial contributions to this dizzying package of prominent tech. With hints of melodious progressive and anthemic chords, the charm of Kontakt is unremitting and certain to fuel their steady crusade towards the top, accompanied by the complex and rolling sounds of the remix for Radiator.

Hailing from Philadelphia, USA, Angelo Bratsis and Leon Weingrad who make up Taurus & Vaggeli have been two essential assets to House music since mid 2007. And since late 2008, a mere year after their debut release, the two Americans have gained recogntion and support from tech-house heavy weights like John Acquaviva, Richie Hawtin, Mark Knight, Chris Lake, Manuel De La Mare and more with their neoteric twist and contributions to the tech scene. Showcasing a uniquely harder face of the subgenre currently dominated by the likes of Mark Knight, Umek and Fedde Le Grand, Taurus & Vaggeli make their debut installment on the record label of Funkagenda. Weaving their spiffy and distinguished take on disco together with chunky tech beats, filtered vocal chops and pinches of distorted grooves, Vamos is certainly one of the core pieces in this Funk Farm comp.

Reflecting upon the sound of Funk Farm and label head Funkagenda, No Sleep is one of the offsprings from the label’s new debut compilation, ”Planet Funk Farm Volume 1″. As he returns from the remix to Louder and having the release of ‘Follow’, the package which has seen support from the likes of Tiësto, Judge Jules and Paul van Dyk fall in favour of the downright amazing Kryder remix, Nathan C combines forces with UK beauty Suzee Wood, professionally known as Suzee X, for the hard-hitting tech piece that is No Sleep. Made up by blistering and rolling sounds, a common yet distinguished lead and heavy-stepping bass lines, this collaborative effort from the two Brits may very well be capable of causing insomnia, as the title clearly enacts.

Planet Funk Farm Vol. 1 Compilation [Funk Farm] – Beatport Link

Funkagenda – Aphonia
ThreeSixty & Chris Special – Kontakt
Jordy Lishious – Radiator (ThreeSixty Remix)
Funkagenda – Pebbles
Taurus & Vaggeli – Vamos
Nathan C & Suzee X – No Sleep

/Anton

Reflecting upon the sound of Funk Farm and label head Funkagenda, No Sleep is one of the offsprings from the label’s forthcoming debut compilation, “Planet Funk Farm Volume 1″. As he returns from the remix to Louder and having the release of ‘Follow’, the package which has seen support from the likes of Tiësto, Judge Jules and Paul van Dyk fall in favour of the downright amazing Kryder remix, Nathan C combines forces with UK beauty Suzee Wood, professionally known as Suzee X, for the hard-hitting tech piece that is No Sleep. Made up by blistering and rolling sounds, a common yet distinguished lead and heavy-stepping bass lines, this collaborative effort from the two Brits may very well be capable of causing insomnia, as the title clearly enacts.

‘No Sleep’ is out on Funk Farm’s forthcoming compilation Monday, December 12th.

/Anton

Hailing from Philadelphia, USA, Angelo Bratsis and Leon Weingrad who make up Taurus & Vaggeli have been around since mid 2007. And since late 2008, a mere year after their debut release, the two Americans have gained recogntion and support from tech-house heavy weights like John Acquaviva, Richie Hawtin, Mark Knight, Chris Lake, Manuel De La Mare and more with their neoteric twist and contributions to the tech scene. Showcasing a uniquely harder face of the subgenre currently dominated by the likes of Mark Knight, Umek and Fedde Le Grand, Taurus & Vaggeli prepare for a debut installment on the record label of Funkagenda – Funk Farm. Most likely to be released as part of the label’s upcoming compilation alongside label honcho’s own Pebbles and Aphonia among countless others, all of which have been selected by the discerning preferences of Funkagenda, Vamos is certainly going to be one of its core representatives. Weaving their spiffy and distinguished take on disco together with chunky tech beats, filtered vocal chops and pinches of distorted grooves, here’s a taste of Vamos – the latest creation from the highly underrated Americans.

‘Vamos’ is set to release on December 12th via Funk Farm.

/Anton

In addition to Aphonia, Funkagenda also uncovers his second and final solo contribution to the forthcoming Funk Farm compilation. Clearly inspired by The Flintstones, this one’s named Pebbles and is a meaty, chunky and pure tech piece in comparison to the synth dynamics of its accompanion. With recent releases like Room Mates from Adam K and JELO and his very own, brilliant Splinter smash headlining the banner of Funk Farm gracefully, the new compilation is sure to be doing nothing but. Having also shown his talent in the progressively euphoric Drift single alongside Adam K earlier this Summer, Funkagenda returns to his outgoing and distinguished tech sound.

‘Pebbles’ is set to release on December 12th via Funk Farm.

/Anton

Going on the heels of his tremendous Drift collaboration with the Canadian Adam K on Mark Knight’s highly-regarded Toolroom Records, Funkagenda gives us a taster of his next stupendous joint! Representing his very own Funk Farm, the England-stationed genius is presenting us the first of his two original’s he’s lined up for the forthcoming Funk Farm compilation. Releasing tracks like Shinjuku, Splinter and the Budgie / The Beta Set EP on Toolroom, Funkagenda has screened his capability of mastering numerous subgenres of the House scene and is nowadays one of the most outstanding and experimental producers of tech. Following the most recent Funk Farm single from Adam K and Jelo named Room Mates, Aphonia is on the rise.

‘Aphonia’ is set to release on December 12th via Funk Farm.

/Jesper & Anton

Adam K and JELO join forces for the release of Room Mates via the respected Funk Farm imprint. The record label of distinguished Funkagenda lets out another high-class tech and progressive offering from the established Canada producers. With a upliftingly darker swish gracing the bumpy and warped hook, Room Mates is most certainly one meaty tune to instal itself on the prestigious record label, coming on the heels of Anil Chawla’s Wzaz EP, the free give-away of Shinjuku and the tremendous Splinter hit. Following the release of Drift on Toolroom, Adam K brings aboard his fellow compatriot from Montreal to unleash their newest collaboration.

Adam K & JELO – Room Mates [Funk Farm] – Beatport Link

/Anton

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