Dafuniks is a Danish hip-hop band comprising six people from different musical backgrounds that together cook up an exciting musical mix. Unlike most other hip-hop acts they are a live band. They are available for record and publishing deals.
Dafuniks first kicked off their public appearances with a Copenhagen concert in November 2008. Since then, the Danish band has started to attract attention on the international scene, receiving airplay in USA, Canada, Italy and, in particular, France, where they performed at a sold out radio broadcast concert in Paris. Hit song ‘All I Want’ ft. Elias seemed to have unleashed the French passion and hit A-rotation airplay on Radio Nova.
World famous DJ Wax Tailor is a great fan of Dafuniks and asked them to remix his song ‘This Train’, the finished result of which is now one of Wax Tailors’ top downloaded songs on iTunes.
The French connection is proving a hot one with the song ‘Hello I Love You’ being elected for the Mimobot compilation CD, sold in the famous Parisian concept store ‘Citadium’.
The band consists of Justmike (producer), DJ Nyber (turntables), PrinceJuice (pianist), Christian Jespersen (drums), Thomas Cox (bass), Tue Damskov (guitar) and the rappers Elias and Joseph Agami.
The six musicians are each from different musical backgrounds but connect up through their love of music, vinyl records, as well as a need to break ground, pass limits and unite their creative powers together in one unique sound. Unlike other acts in the hip-hop genre, Dafuniks is a full live band. The live show is based on a core of samples and break beats plus various vocal appearances. Expect minds to be blown with references to the cradle of hip-hop and inspiration from the 60s and 70s funk and soul.
Dafuniks is currently in the process of creating their first album, which is due for release sometime in 2010.
"It's rare to find a band as young as [Maroon 5] were who play drums and guitars but aren't a stereotypical rock band. My thought was their music was advanced for its time, but when the album came out it would be where music was going. Sure enough ..." Interview with Ben Berkman, EVP at A&M/Octone for Maroon 5