Chicago, IL; Vancouver, BC
Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having honed their craft at over four hundred performances in sixteen countries, the DJ duo’s show is a brilliant technical display of creative collaboration that has left audiences breathless at festivals like Coachella, Burning Man and Shambhala. With his unmistakable baritone, meanwhile, Chali 2na has established himself as one of the most distinctive, charismatic personalities in hip-hop. Both as a standalone MC and a founding member of seminal group Jurassic 5, he has collaborated with such icons as K’naan, Black Eyed Peas, Swollen Members, Raphael Saadiq, Talib Kweli and Damian Marley. Together, these two acts form a perfect union, with Chali 2na’s unbelievably low voice bolstering The Funk Hunters’ bass heavy sound. Blurring the lines between hip hop and EDM, the pair will share an explosive musical blend that sounds as global as it does booming with our Barracks Tent crowd.