FUNKERMANSTYLE: Native country:
From his first love of pioneering US hip hop, through obsessive crate digging for classic soul, disco and funk, to riding on the first waves of US house; he has always been on a quest to find, make and play new and exciting music.
Funkerman, known to his postman as Ardie van Beek, is an internationally appreciated DJ/producer and the founder of Can You Feel It Records and Flamingo Recordings with Raf Jansen and Fedde le Grand. The label went from strength to strength, releasing some of the biggest house tracks of the noughties, including Ida Corr’s Let Me Think About It, Fedde le Grand’s Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, the Fedde/Funkerman smash collaboration 3 Minutes To Explain and Funkerman’s Speed Up featuring I/Fan, a track so popular that it was released worldwide and featured as on Xbox 360 karaoke game Lips before eventually being signed by legendary UK label Defected Records. During this period Funkerman delivered several huge remixes for the likes of Ida Corr, Moby and the Sugababes.
An unstoppable touring DJ, Funkerman has been on a practically non-stop tour of the globe in the past years. The world has seen him play packed-out shows at the most impressive locations in the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Ibiza, Russia, Korea, South America, Kazakhstan, Iceland, Scandinavia, and many other European hotspots.
Recently Funkerman was spending full force attention in the studio. This resulted in successful releases on labels such as Flamingo Recordings and Can You Feel It.