The Funk Hunters ‘Evolution of Funk’ Mixtape Contest Winners!

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This week we are pleased to announce the winners of our “Evolution of Funk” Mixtape Contest! Just over a month ago we asked all of you to piece together a short mini-mix that carries the theme “evolution of funk.” We received a ton of great entries, but we really want to honor the contest rules here by only accepting NEW mixes that are 10 – 20 minutes long. So, it’s time to feature and reward those who took the time to make something special just for this contest! We have 3 winners to announce who will all be receiving some Ghetto Funk wax, Slipmats, and Funk Hunters apparel!

1ST PLACE: Bang The Keys


Prize: 2 Ghetto Funk Vinyls, GF Slipmats, GF Stickers, GF T-Shirt, Funk Hunters T-Shirt & Stickers

The winning mix comes to us via Australia from Bang the Keys aka Stu. Stu’s ‘Evolution of Funk’ mini mix is one of the best mixes we’ve featured on the Dig as he seamlessly blends over 40 different tracks and classic breaks in 20 minutes! Complete with tasteful interview sampling and acapellas, we venture throughout the evolution of funk. From its birth we find our ears evolving from the classic sounds of the godfather, James Brown and quickly moving into disco, hiphop, electro funk, g-funk rap, and electronic boogie! I expect we’ll be hearing some more from this guy in the near future with some nice original productions on his soundcloud page and clearly a knack for solid mixtape creation. We await your next jam stu! Congrats :)

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Evolution of Funk by bangthekeys


2ND PLACE: DJ Vallee


Prize: 2 Ghetto Funk Vinyls, GF Stickers, Funk Hunters T-Shirt & Stickers

DJ Vallee hailing from Bristol UK comes in a close 2nd with another extremely solid mix! This mix gets a capital FUNK approval as Vallee lets his tasteful track selection show us how the funky sound has grown, evolved, but also maintained its integrity over the years! Classic breaks, hiphop, and NuFunk turns this 20 minute mix into a party !

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Evolution of Funk minimix by DJ VALLEE


3RD PLACE: DJ Ayna


Prize: GF Vinyl, GF Stickers, Funk Hunters T-Shirt & Stickers

Claiming 3rd place we are very happy to welcome our first female DJ to our Weekly Mix Dig! DJ Ayna from Melbourne has whipped up 20 minutes of funky business for us all to feast our ears on! Some great funky breaks and party jams from some of our favourite Producers such as Gramatik, Badboe, & A Skillz, all blended to perfection! Big Ups Ayna!

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LIVE NU FUNK MIX 4 SEPT 2011 by DJ Ayna

And a big thank you to to all the great mixes we received and another big congrats to our 3 winners! We will continue the weekly mixtape dig next week so keep those mixes coming!

Till then, happy hunting ghetto funkers :)

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