What words can describe the one and only DJ Funk? Pioneer? Party Rocker? Ghetto House Icon? Let's start at the beginning, DJ Funk grew up on the musically rich West Side of Chicago where he was exposed at an early age to Chicago, New York & Detroit dance music. Developing from his early influences he started DJing out when he was just a teenager at house parties, school dances, and neighborhood clubs; selling mix tapes in the hood with his former crew "do or die" to make ends meet.
João Barbosa aka J-Wow is one of the driving forces and the main producer of the Portugese outfit Buraka Som Sistema. He deals in Kudoro; a strange but ass-shaking mix of early house, calypso rythms and excellent gritty voices. Could be described as the missing link between baile funk, breakbeat and Baltimore-style bass.