sound traveler 003 - funk bast*rd for globetrotter

September 29, 2017

Number 003 of our Sound Traveler mix series welcomes the man with many hats, Funk Bast*rd.

Co- founder, A+R and creative mastermind behind fast rising Singapore based label Darker than Wax.  #Pressplay
Earning praises from a worldwide range of selectors that include the likes of Dam-Funk, Tama Sumo, San-Soda, Mike Huckaby, Jamie XX and 2562, Dean aka the Funk Bast*rd (one half of the Cosa nostra duo and co-founder of Singapore-based label Darker Than Wax) has been tirelessly pushing and promoting an alternative expression of leftfield music through his widely eclectic and genre-bending sets. Being the main A+R and creative mastermind behind DTW, the label has flourished tremendously over the past 5 years, cementing its place as one of the go-to labels out of South East Asia.His musical selection, which traverses between a huge variety of musical genres like deep jazz, soul, funk, boogie, brazilian grooves, deep house, hip hop and bass numbers have left many indelible marks on the dancefloors. It’s no surprise then that he has played alongside some of the world’s finest like Kyle Hall, Lefto, Recloose, Gerd Janson, Basic Soul Unit, Linkwood, Norman Jay, Souleance, Ramadanman / Pearson Sound, Krystal Klear, Tiger and Woods, Mike Huckaby, Seven Davis Jnr and most notably, warmed up for Fourtet, Dam Funk and Jamie XX.His sets have also taken him around the world, playing most recently in New York, Brazil, Switzerland, Paris, London and Shanghai, just to name a few. In 2016, Funk B was also invited on BBC 1XTRA, Radar Radio, and swung through the legendary Brownswood basement of Gilles Peterson with a 2-hour exclusive Worldwide FM mix. Following that, he has most recently completed another European tour in April 2017, and played in 8 cities around Europe.The Funk Bast*rd always has something in the box that surprises. Just open those ears.


1. Mecca-83 - The Cusp (feat Octavio Santos)
2. Kayloo - Naive
3. B. Cool-Aid - Cocoa
4. Slot-A - Bounce More
5. Mega Ran - Defenders (Thaahum feat. Mega Ran, Mr. Miranda and M.P.R.E.S.S)
6. Peter Power - Adama Waro
7. Msafiri Zawose - Nzala Urugu
8. Braxton Cook - Somewhere In Between (Swarvy Remix)
9. Will Lister - Karma
10. The Pendletons - Coming Down
11. Cherokee - Take Care Of You (Touchsoul Rewind)
12. Munir - Veranda Grande (Silo Remix)
13. Lá Lauê - Roda Maravilhosa (Ohxalá Edit)
14. Lordamercy & d e g o - Green Woods, Can't Remember But I Know
15. Project Pablo - Trash Town
16. Mocky - How It Goes
17. Fitzzgerald - Starfruit
18. Ricky Razu - The Way Luv Goes
19. Natureboy Flako - Marcação
20. quickly, quickly - V E X

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