Aritst Name: Funkdamentalist
Real Name: Bilal A.
Location: Suburbs of Washington DC
Genres: House, Deep House, Tech House & Nu Disco
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I’m a DJ and House Music Producer with a passion for deep driving grooves with a tasteful touch of soul. I am also one half owner of Silence In Metropolis a Washington DC-based imprint which has had support from the likes of Satoshie Tomiie, Groove Armada, Kerri Chandler, DJ Sneak, Catz-N-Dogz and many more.
I’ve been part of the DC underground dance music scene since 1996 and have been DJ’ing and producing since 2000. I got started in DC’s nightlife scene when frequenting night clubs like Zei Club and Spy club located in Zei Alley in the late 90s and early 2000s. This is where my love for House Music started. While DJ’ing house parties and college parties and taking wedding gigs on a weekly basis I expanded my musical influences and started to spin with vinyl and make dance edits of tracks in my home studio. From there I started getting bookings in DC hot spots like Vetro, Josephine, Gazuza lounge, The Park and Lotus Lounge. DC’s nightlife saw an explosion in the underground scene when places like U Street Music Hall and more recently Flash opened their doors. I’ve DJ’ed at both renowned venues where I’ve shared the DJ booth with the likes of Pleasurekraft, Matthew Dear, George Fitzgerald, Lee Foss, Detroit Swindle, Danny Daze, Huxley, Ryan Crosson, Tanner Ross & many more.
My productions have an underground quality that have a focus on strong grooves with soulful elements that are tailored for dance floors. My tracks have been supported by underground heads like Claudio Coccoluto, Danny Howells, X-Press 2, Balcazaar & Sordo, Leftwing & Kody, Kellerkind, Droog, Giom, Walker & Royce and many more. I’ve signed tracks to great amazing labels such as: Kolour Recordings, King Street Sounds, i! Records, Open Bar Music, HEAVY Records, Something Different Records and many more.
Funkdamentalist playing at the prestegious U Street Music Hall opening for Lee Foss
Funkdamentalist – Genesis [Something Different Records]
Funkdamentalist’s track Exposed dropped at Tres Virgos by Funkdamentalist
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