Biography

Music flows in everyone’s blood. But for some, the beat pumps harder and faster. Funky G grew up around music, looking up to his father, a musician, and his older brother, a DJ. They played a large part in inspiring him to take a schoolboy love affair with bass-bumping beats and turn it into an award-winning DJ career spanning over 20 years, that career started early. He announced his arrival to the scene at a young age, eagerly winning his first competition at the age of 14. Shortly after, he was hailed as Technics DMC South African DJ Champ (2001/2). It was the beginning of exciting things to come.

Now based in Cape Town, Funky G is a regular across the citie’s music scene. You’ll find him out and about, playing the best clubs and festivals, with frequent visits to Durban, Johannesburg and abroad.

Played alongside the world’s greatest including:

Deadmau5, Avicii, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Paul Van Dyk, Pleasurekraft, Neelix, Fisher, Sebastien Leger, Miguel Campbell, Claptone, Stimming, Karmon, HNQO, DashDot, German Brigante, Ron Costa, Captain Hook, Interactive Noise, Smash TV, Doctor Dru, Jacob Van Hage, R3hab, Madeon, Borgore, Danny Avila, Tube & Berger, Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes, Inland Knights, Lawnchar Generals, Example, Kolombo, Shiba San, Creature, Purple Disco Machine, Groove Delight, Alex Senna, Him Self Her, Dale Howard, Sishi Rosch, Lorenzo, Hannah Wants, Juicy M, Jay West, Jake Childs, Alex Kenji, Max Graham, Christian Burkhardt, Boris Dlugosch, Pete Heller, Oscar G Tony Cha Cha, Celeste Siam, 12th Planet, Alvin Risk, Steve Hill, Cosmic Gate, Fatman Scoop, Grand Master Flash. He has also made his mark with local artist collaborations that have included Goldfish, Locnville, Jax Panik, DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Crazy White Boy, Roger Goode, Good Luck, Ready D, Flash Republic, Iridium Project, Jack Parrow, Die Antwoord, Prime Circle, Just Jinger, A King, Timo ODV and many more…

 

Current to past residencies include: 

Cape Town: Harringtons, HQ, Asoka, Cocoon
Durban: Origin, Tilt, Tokyo, Czar, Sasha, Society, Zeta Bar, Pop Art Café, De La Sol, Panama Room and Cape 2 Cairo and many more…
Radio: 5FM Ultimix & Metro FM Weekend Lockdown

Career highlights include:

Gigalum London, Egg London, Ministry Of Sound, We Love Summer, Sexy Groove Love, Paradise Springs, Rage Festival, H2O, Smirnoff Experience SA, Litchi Party, Electric Circus, Shimmy Beach, The Grand, Era, Caprice, MCQP, 330 Durban, Top Billing TV, MTV, Vusu TV

Associated brands:

Pop Cult – Online Vinyl Store & Boutique Events
We Love Summer DBN – Music Festival
The Promo Company – Agency
Projekt – Underground Events
Litchi Party – Music Festival
iMix Academy – DJ School
Tranquil – Silent Disco
Intimate – VIP Events

100 On Point (Durban)
3rd Dimension (Durban)
54 (Durban)
5th Avenue (Cape Town)
80’s (Durban)
89 on Long (Cape Town)
Absolute (Durban)
Angelo’s (Durban)
Aquarius (Durban)
Asoka (Cape Town)
Aura (Cape Town)
Back Stage (Margate)
Bambu (Cape Town)
Bang Bang (Cape Town)
Bargo (Durban)
Basement (Durban)
Bassline (Durban)
Bellagio (Durban)
Billy The Bums (Durban)
Billy’s Beach (St. Francis)
Bonkers (Durban)
Breakers (Durban)
Brew Haus (Durban)
Bump (Durban)
Bungalow (Cape Town)
Burger & Lobster (Cape Town)
Butterfly Studio (Cape Town)
Cape 2 Cairo (Durban)
Caprice (Cape Town)
Casa Nostra (Durban)
Charango (Cape Town)
China White (Durban)
Cloud 9 (Durban)
Club 89 (Cape Town)
Cob’s Cove (St. Francis)
Cock & Tail (Margate)
Coco’s (Margate)
Cocoon (Cape Town)
Crash (Durban)
Creations (Durban)
Crew Bar (Cape Town)
Crowded House (Pietermaritzburg)
Cube (Durban)
Czar (Durban)
Dapper (Cape Town)
Dela Sol (Durban)
Delux (Durban)
Destiny (Durban)
District (Cape Town)
Eclipse (Cape Town)
Eden (Johannesburg)
Era (Cape Town)
Escape (Newcastle)
Exodus (Durban)
Fetish Lounge (Durban)
Firkin (Pietermaritzburg)
Franki Bananas (Durban)
FTV (Florida)
FTV (Sunninghill)
FTV (Umhlanga)
Full Stop (St. Francis)
Gasoline (Durban)
Gasolinge (Durban)
Genesis (Durban)
Get Lost (Umhlanga)
Gigalum (London)
Groove (Durban)
H2O (Durban)
Harringtons (Cape Town)
Harvey Wallbangerz (Durban North)
Harvey Wallbangerz (Hillcrest)
HQ (Cape Town)
Ignite (Cape  Town)
Infinity (Durban)
Inkanyezi Tavern (Durban)
Insomnia (Durban)
Jackal & Hyde (Cape Town)
Jade Lounge (Cape Town)
Joe Kools (Durban)
Johnny Rockets (Margate)
Kaskaada (Pietermaritzburg)
Knoxville (Cape Town)
Krakatoa (Durban)
Kulture (Durban)
La Dee Das (Namibia – Swakop)
La Dee Das (Namibia – Windhoek)
La Vida (Durban)
La Vue (Super Yacht)
Le Roi (Cape Town)
Level 4 (Durban)
Luna Rossa (Durban)
Manhattan (Johannesburg)
Mavericks (Cape Town)
Max (Durban)
Milk & Honey (Cape Town)
Mynt (Johannesburg)
Nomad Bar (Cape Town)
Obsession (Durban)
Old Train Lodge (Cape Town)
Olmeca (Amanzimtoti)
Palladium (Durban)
Panama Room (Durban)
Pharaohs (Amanzimtoti)
Phat Boys (Scottburg)
Pit Stop (Durban)
Plush (Durban)
Ponta do Ouro (Mozambique)
Ponta Malongane (Mozambique)
Pop Art Café (Durban)
Porky’s (Umhlanga)
Raffles (Durban)
Reform (Durban)
Rendezvous (Durban)
Rocca Bar (Durban)
Rooseveld (Cape Town)
Sasha (Durban)
Shakers (Ballito)
Shimmy Beach (Cape Town)
Shoukara (Johannesburg)
Skyybar (Durban)
Society (Durban)
Spank (Durban)
St. Tropez (Johannesburg)
St. Yves (Cape Town)
Steamworks (Johannesburg)
Sticky Fingers (Pietermaritzburg)
Stones (Durban)
Stringfellas (Durban)
Sunday Funk (Johannesburg)
Taboo (Johannesburg)
Tau (Cape Town)
The Assembly (Cape Town)
The Bat Centre (Durban)
The Bat Centre (Durban)
The Dragon Room (Cape Town)
The Grand (Cape Town)
The Lounge (Durban)
The Mixer (Durban)
The Next Stop (Durban)
The Origin (Durban)
The Silver Slipper (Durban)
The Venue (Melrose Arch)
Tiger Tiger (Durban)
Tight Tiger (Cape Town)
Tilt (Durban)
Tramps (Johannesburg)
Transmission (Durban)
Traxx (Durban)
Truth (Johannesburg)
Uncut (Cape Town)
Vacca Matta (Pietermaritzburg)
Vacca Matta (Suncoast)
Vertigo (Cape Town)
Vibe (Durban)
Vibe (Durban)
Village Idiot (Cape Town)
Villains (Cape Town)
Vogue (Durban)
Vogue (Johannesburg)
XTC (Durban)
Zeta Bar (Durban)
Zoom (Durban)

EVENTS

5FM July AFter Party
Afrojack SA Tour
Akon Afterparty
Akon Concert
Alex Kenji SA Tour
Audiojack SA Tour
Avicii SA Tour
Ballito New Years Eve (Main Floor) uShaka New Years Eve (Main Floor)
Biosphere Music Festival (Deep Floor)
Biosphere Music Festival (Main Floor)
Boat Race Festival (Port Alfred)
Brandhouse Events
Captain Hook SA Tour
Celeste Siam SA Tour
Cosmic Gate SA Tour
Cresendo Events (Cape Town)
Dale Howard SA Tour
Danny Avila SA Tour
Danny K Concert
DashDot SA Tour
DCR Events
Deadmau5 SA Tour
Diskotopia Festivals
Doctor Dru SA Tour
Durban July Main & After Parties
Durban Underground Events
Example SA Tour
Excuse The Mess (SA Events)
Fat Man Scoop SA Tour
Fun In The Sun
Fun In The Sun (Funky Floor)
Fun In The Sun (Main Floor)
G&G Productions Events
Gateway NYE Events
German Brigante SA Tour
Goldfish Live (Durban & Pietermaritzburg)
Billabong Pro (Jeffery’s Bay)
Grand Master Flash SA Tour
Groove Delight SA Tour
H2O (Funky Floor)
H2O (Hip Hop Floor)
H2O (Main Floor)
Hannah Wants SA Tour
Haunted House Productions Events
HNQO SA Tour
Judge Jules SA Tour
Juicy M SA Tour
Kolombo SA Tour
Launch Of Summer (uShaka Marine World)
Lisa Lashes SA Tour
Litchi Party (Funky Floor)
Litchi Party (Main Floor)
Lorenzo SA Tour
Lorenzo SA Tour
Lourie Awards Events
Max Graham SA Tour
MCQP
Ministry Of Sound (SA Events)
Mr. White Productions Events
MTN Sunflower Fund Events
MTN Sunflower Fund Events
MTV (SA Events)
Nellix SA Tour
Paradise Springs CPT (Hip Hop Floor)
Paradise Springs CPT (Main Floor)
Paul Van Dyk SA Tour
Peter Styvesant Events
Pleasurekraft SA Tour
Purple Disco Machine SA Tour
Red Bull Events
Rock Da Beach
Ron Costa SA Tour
SA’s Big 5
Sebastien Leger SA Tour
Sexy Groove Love CPT (Main Floor)
Shiba San SA Tour
Sishi Rosch SA Tour
Skrillex SA Tour
Smash TV SA Tour Karmon SA Tour
Smirnoff Experience Events (Country Wide) DF2 Events (Cape Town)
Smirnoff Gatekeeper Events
Steve Aoki SA Tour
Steve Hill SA Tour
Stimming SA Tour
Summer Splash
Suncoast Beach Bars
Superfunk Events
Tony Cha Cha SA Tour
Tube & Berger SA Tour
Umhlanga NYE Street Parties
Virgin Mobile Events
Volcom Surf & Skate Events
We Love Summer DBN (Main Floor)
Zig Zag SA Surf Awards

TV & RADIO

Eastern Mosaic
Top Billing
Vusu
Zoopy

5FM Saturday Surgery
5FM Fresh Drive Ultimix @ 6 (Regular)
Metro FM Weekend Lockdown (Regular) East Coast Radio
Lotus FM
Radio Phoenix
Capital Radio
Durban Youth Radio
NSP Live
Dance Web Radio