For the past few years, DJ/producer Funkagenda has been a tour-de-force in house music. He broke into the music scene a la the Kool-Aid man in 2008 by winning only Ibiza DJ’s “Best Newcomer of 2008″ and “Best Ibiza Track of the Year” awards. From there he continued to win DJ Mag’s “Breakout Artist of the Year” in 2009 and was awarded Beatport’s “Tech House Track of the Year” for his monster collaboration with Mark Knight, Man With the Red Face. With a mind open to technology and innovation, Funkagenda has insisted on keeping up this pace of musical achievement. Don’t let the grittiness of his music turn you off, as the big room melodic bliss remains, according to DJMag.
I have no doubt that the UK producer’s most recent release, Astana, is on it’s way to the top of tech-house charts. The techno beat is relentless but Funkagenda is consistent in foreshadowing the beautiful breakdown to come. The transcendent melody at this point is sure to silence a dance floor. That is until Funkagenda drops back into a heavy, sophisticated tech-beat. The ThreeSixty remix, also from the EP, expands on the marvelous breakdown with a much lighter sound.