Time to get all Funked Up in here! Nijmegen’s DJ and producer Gerald Le Funk is in full swing to take it to the next level. As the eastern delight of the Dutch bass house scene, Gerald made a strong mark quickly. With less than a handful releases under his belt – one of which on Jauz's his imprint Bite This , KLASH/Armada, Selected and Panda Funk – Gerald caught the attention of some notable colleauges, with the likes of Hardwell, Borgore, Jauz and Dillion Francis Even though, the decks are Gerald’s favorite playground. After taking Holland by storm, Gerald went on to conquer the UK as well as Asia and is sure to bring fire to even more stages this summer. His groovy and euphoric bass house productions, driven by distinctive melodies and epic basslines are guaranteed to bring any crowd to total ecstacy. Keep an eye out for his monthly radio show ‘Funked Up’, his upcoming releases, but most of all: his energetic live show at a festival near you!
1) Please talk to us about your latest release and the inspiration behind it.
For my latest release I had the honor to remix Jauz his song 'Claim To Be'. Once I received the stems, I immediatly started with it. I knew exacly what sound I was going to use. I used the same sound as i did on my Bootleg of ''Lucky'' by Moksi & Chace, that sound has become the new ''Gerald Le Funk'' style. The style is a combination of UK bassline and the original Bass House. The remix is out now on Jauz his new label 'Bite This'.
2) What do you feel has been your biggest achievement?
Every show is a big achievement for me. It feels special to get invited by promotors to play my music in their country. All the love and energy that the crowd gives you, that feeling at those moments, that's a big achievement for me. Because i get these opportunities, I meet a lot of cool people, DJ's and producers that learn me their culture, style of producing music and their personality. But if I really have to pick one. It was my first gig in Vietnam, on Land of Dreams Festival and my residency in Liverpool.
3) What about your future projects?
In the past months I spend a lot of time in the studio, from there a lot of new projects were born. Expect a lot of singles and collabs coming up with several DJ mag top 100 DJ’s in 2018! As for today I have more then 10 projects 100% finished and it’s only the beginning. These tracks all got the new Gerald Le Funk sauce on it. So be prepared!
4) Any advice for the youngest producers and DJs who wants to build a new career?
The key to a successful music career is making sure you as a musician create your own original and recognizable music. Your fans should recognize your sound by only hearing a snippet of it, in this way people recognize you as an artists to the specific music / sound you're producing. This will create a whole culture / fanbase around you and your music. Everyone wants to be a DJ nowadays so creating your own sound is extremely important. My personal advice for finding your own sound is really experimenting with all the genres you possibly can and give your own twist to it. You never know where your hidden talents are. I started out as a future house / big room producer and a few years later I ended up finding my own sound within the UK bassline genre. This is a perfect example of me experimenting in several genres until I found my own sound. The most important thing is, do what your feeling tells you to do.
5) Please say something for your fans in ASIA.
I want to thank you guys for the support I received from Asia in 2017! Expect a lot of new music and shows from me in 2018 and I hope to meet you guys at one of my shows!