‘Jump’ with Defunk’s newest tech house heater [Q&A]

Staying true to his name, Defunk is a serial-sampler of funk and soul, frequently imbuing the styles into his heavier bass productions. This time around, the Calgary-based artist takes his familiar inspirations into a new direction with his foray into tech house, “Jump.” In addition to the tech aspects, “Jump” draws heavily on bass house influences to help give it an extra bite. Meanwhile, an abundance of samples keeps things light amidst the groovy hits interwoven throughout. Dancing Astronaut caught up with Defunk to chat about his personal genre exploration, the timelessness of funk, and his upcoming plans. You’re no stranger to funk, but you usually don’t utilize it in such a tech-house style. What inspired the track?“Jump” is absolutely stuffed with samples, do you have a process for selecting what goes into your tracks? Or is it more of a free-flow style?What is it about funk and soul samples and sounds that lends itself to so many genres? You wrote “the song is not meant to be subtle, it’s meant to make you jump.” What’s your all-time favorite jumping-themed song?You’ve released plenty of tracks already this year, do you have plans to squeeze any more into 2020? What’s on deck for you coming up? Featured image: Defunk/FBTags: , , ,
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