Dr. dFunkt

Dr. dFunkt

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Funk with a twist. It's like Jamiroquai and Guns N' Roses jammed into one irresistably funky sound!

Biography

Dr. dFunkt has a sound best described as funk with a twist. It is a collage of singer/songwriter Kamran Abdi's influences which include Prince, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder and Guns N' Roses to name a few.

Based in Toronto, Dr. dFunkt is one of the new and few Canadian acts producing original funk music. Dr. dFunkt has released two albums, Nuerotik (Nov 2004) and Running Hot (Sept 2006), and are set to release a new EP in the fall of 2008. The title track from Running Hot was nominated for Urban Single of the Year at the 2007 East Coast Music Awards. Where the songs on Nuerotik were loop-based eloctro-funk, Running Hot delivered a live-off-the-floor funk-rock masterpiece. Still the common thread is the tastefully catchy musicianship of singer-songwriter Kamran Abdi. Dark basslines, funky guitars and soulfully melodic vocals are a Dr. dFunkt trademark.

Dr. dFunkt has had some extraordinary musicians grace its line-up. The current line-up includes: Oli Jones (drums), Jerrod Watts (guitar), Chuck Warren (bass), and Kamran Abdi (vocals and guitar). Their legendary 2 hour sets are fast and furious and most of all funky.

And lastly, thanks to the work of Halifax dj/producer/label Chris Matheson, Kamran Abdi's vocals are being reworked by talented and established producers from all over the world including Matheson and Deemah (halifax), Onionz (new york), Joshua Collins (san francisco), Tony Senghore (stockholm), and Magik J (new zealand).

Lyrics

Running Hot

Written By: Dr. dFunkt

You're an education, You're super fly.
You're a revelation, You're hotter than July.
Yeah you look so crazy, I feel like a maniac.
I know you're built for pleasure, Come on baby work your back

I don't wanna waste your time, I don't wanna make you mine.
I just want a little bit-a-something, I just want you tonight.
You keep it moving and I just keep losing control.

Ooh you got your body running hot.
Yeah I feel it, Gimme what you got.
Ooh I jus-just can't can't control myself.
Yeah I dig ya like no one else.

You're a constitution, You wear it tight.
You're a resolution, Your ass is outta sight.
Yeah you look divine, I feel like a preacher man.
I know you're bad for nothing, Work it mama like I know you can.

I don't got a nickel for a dime, I just got this rhythm and rhyme
You got that something something. I just need you tonight.
You keep it moving and I just keep losing control.

Ooh you got your body running hot.
Yeah I feel it, Gimme what you got.
Ooh I jus-just can't can't control myself.
Yeah I dig ya like no one else.

I'm Burning Up.

Discography

Nuerotik (Nov. 2004)
Running Hot (Sept. 2006)

Set List

Money
Heart Attack
(She's Gonna) Blow
Running Hot
Bullet In My Brain
Heart Is Sad
F.U.C.K.U
Season Of The Witch
Blackout
See Sharp
Cocain't So Cool
Someday
Aquarian Conspiracy
Start Me Up (The Rolling Stones)
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)

We usually play one long set (2 hours)