DJ Kobex/Funkfreaks based in Hamburg / Germany got into OLD SCHOOL ELECTRO FUNK, VOCODER FUNK and ELECTRO RAP in his early age. His passion for collecting Funk records since 1993 encouraged him right away to figure out scratching and mixing vinyl. By 2008, the BOOGIEFUNK with its strong bass lines and positive vibes inspired hugely his sounds. He became a member of Funkfreaks Crew in 2013 and in 2015 he won the « Omega Supreme Records Mixtape Contest ». For him, Funk is an attitude towards life and a lifestyle. Besides playing Funk music, he also drafts Funk graphic designs and crafts T-shirts in manual serigraphy technique. DJ Kobex performs in European cities like Hamburg, Berlin and Paris, and in spring 2018 he was a guest act in Southern California and Arizona..
1. What’s your favorite tune to cruise at night?
Contrast – « Slippin In The Night » (1985)
Actually,the title of this song gives already the answer to that question. In the foreground groove of this track, there are this clacking snaredrum and intense bassline. This gem producted by Henry A. Hayes has some fresh vocals aswell. This sound is just an allover nasty bass hitter.
2. What’s your favorite tune to chill?
2 Of The Crew – « All Day Chill » (1997)
This track catapults me right away into DJ Ney’s/Funkfreaks ) pick up in California. He played it loudly while cruising through Santa Ana during my visit in April 2018. That was the first time I heard that song and I was blown away! This feeling embodies that local funk lifestyle in California and it gives me goose bumps thinking about it. G-Funk for me is directly connected to Modern Funk and 80s Funk – for sure, I will extend my G-Funk record collection.
3.What’s your favorite tune for a romantic evening?
Ken Chaney – « Ready For Your Love » (1985)
This is a record I do not own that long, but it’s definitely one of those records that stands out from others – this rhythm is unique. A strong bass line with marvelous rounding-up piano insertions. When I listen to this song, an incredibly positive vibe impacts me. I could hear it all night long… in an infinite loop! Ready for your love…
4. What’s your favorite tune to shake your body down to the ground?
Gift Of Dreams – « Funkincise » (1982)
This track makes me freak out, this is just PARTY! To keep it short, all at this sound is freaky and heavy at the same time: synths, guitar, beat and vocals. All around a big production.
5. What’s the tune that gives you instant nostalgia?
The Evasions – « Let’s Dance (The Passage) » (1982)
Yeah, this track moves me back to my early years, 1992-1993, when I was a 13-year-old kid starting listening to 80s Rap and Electro Funk. Grandmaster Flash « The Message“ was – of course – one of those must have records. The according Boogie Track Evasions – « Let’s Dance The Passage“, I discovered 20 years later and I reached out for that record immediately. Absolutely a real blast! It feels like being 13 years old again when all began.
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