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Funk Dirty

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop Funk


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"Funk Dirty at The Boiler Room Friday, January 15th"

Funk Dirty was headlining, a funky jam band with an unusual band setup: the drummer sat on the far left side of the stage, directly across from the keyboardist, guitar player, and lead singer. The bass player stood in the back center of the stage, and all members except the lead singer wore bright fluorescent face paint. The band funked out and jammed, really hitting their stride while chanting "Nasty Future". Eventually the hipster lead singer eagerly jumped off stage and danced with the small crowd on the dance floor, causing some raucous cheering and a few more people to make their way onto the dance floor. That was pretty much the extent of the audience involvement over the course of the evening. I don't know if everyone was still recovering from the Oso Closo show the night before or what, but all three bands' performances seemed to be a reflection of the bar's subdued atmosphere.

While it's always amazing to have a band pick up on their audience's vibe and keep it going, it's equally incredible to watch a band turn a lackluster bar scene into the hang that everyone talks about the next day. That's how you get people invested in your music, by forging an unforgettable connection during a fleeting musical moment. Usually that's accomplished by the band's ability to get the crowd moving, by getting them to want to shake it and sweat. By creating a dynamic so irresistible, the audience is willing to forget about being polite, to forget about what's considered socially acceptable and just dance the hell out of the song. But the audience can't do that unless the band is already setting the example. While I enjoyed the show in its entirety, I couldn't help but wonder: which one of these bands is going to be the first to take off their white gloves and let their music get a little dirty?

-Laurel Johnston -

"Weekend Picks"

• Boiler Room has three solid headliners booked. On Thursday there's Oso Closo. Friday is Funk Dirty, and Saturday is Billy Ratcliff and the Economy. - Hunter hauk, Quick DFW

"Hot Spot: The Lounge on Elm St."

"College favorite Funk Dirty takes over the Lounge stage on Friday to jam with guests DJ Shy Guy and Swim Swim." Friday January 8th, 2010 - Quick DFW, by; Hunter Hauk

"Actually, I Prefer My Funk Clean (Funk Dirty Ad Campaign Gets Noticed)"

Actually, I Prefer My Funk Clean
Posted on June 9th, 2010 by Eric Nicholson | Filed under Blog, Random

I saw the above poster plastered on the side of an AT&T box on Preston Road a few blocks north of Northwest Highway. Curious, if only because there’s not a lot of guerilla postering in PH. A few days later, I saw one on Forest Lane at Nuestra or so. Then, today, I saw two during my drive down Walnut Hill, one near Preston Hollow Elementary, the other at Hillcrest. (For those of you unable to read the poster because of the high level of funkiness, it says “Funk Dirty.”)

What is a Funk Dirty, you ask? Apparantly, a hip hop/jazz/funk/rock jam popular with the SMU crowd. From the website:

“The music doesn’t have to stop. Funk Dirty hits the stage and the party begins. The ears of listeners are filled with the likes of jazz, hip-hop, funk, and rock. Sounds to make you jump out of your flesh, grasp your mind, and release heavy thoughts. A wild freak styling feel can be felt throughout the crowds at every show. Funk Dirty fans are never reluctant to come back for more. Like no other, Funk Dirty is young, fresh, and the sound of new funk for the future. “

Well, at least they’ve gotten the guerilla marketing thing down. - Preston Hollow People

"Weekend Options"

SATURDAY: Green Elephant welcomes the crowd-pleasing, dirty funk of Funk Dirty.Jam-friendly rock band Dove Hunter plays through an almost certain hangover at 3 p.m. at Good Records - Belo, Quick DFW

"New Music Alert"

The SMU crowd will be happy to hear that somewhat funky and very dirty band Funk Dirty will celebrate the release of its new CD Highlights on Thursday at the Green Elephant.

- quote by Hunter Hauk
- Belo, Quick DFW

"Maple and Motor, Burgers and Beer, D-Magazine Best Burger in Dallas"

"Our allignment with Funk Dirty both in-house and in our on-line marketing has enhanced our image among multiple age demographics." - Jack Perkins, Owner

"DJ Motion Potion and Funk Dirty at the Rat"

Categorized | EDGE, FeaturedTags : DJ Motion Potion, Funk Dirty, Julian MArley, Miles Dotson, silent disco, Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference
DJ Motion Potion and Funk Dirty at the Rat
Posted March 24, 2010 at 11:01 pm

By Camron Ghorbi // Staff EDGE Writer
To read more stories from this writer, click the name.

In a “can‘t miss” night of free music and entertainment, Hurricane Productions will bring the thrill of the Ultra Music Festical to UM Thursday.

Funk Dirty, a hip-hop/funk group fresh off an appearance at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, will be opening up the night with a performance on the Rathskeller patio. DJ Motion Potion, famous for his yearly concert at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, will be headlining the event and spinning inside the Rat as part of his Silent Soundclash Series tour. Funk Dirty kicks off the evening outside at the start of Happy Hour, and Motion Potion’s performance is set to begin inside around 8 p.m.

“There’s no way any music fan should be missing this,” Hurricane Productions chair Max Winik said. “It’s going to be a special night at the Rat.”

Motion Potion, who has performed at Bonnaroo for the past seven years, is taking his music on the road for the first time ever. He will be spinning his signature “silent disco,” a medley of tunes that are pumped into wireless headphones that will be distributed before the concert. Only the first 250 students who show up with a Cane Card are guaranteed headphones.

“For a DJ like myself who’s always been genre-blind, the silent disco format has been a true gift,” Motion Potion said.

With a style that lead singer and University of Miami junior Miles Dotson describes as “the sound of new funk for the future,” Funk Dirty will be opening up the concert with an eclectic mixture of hip-hop, rock and jazz. Their set will be located on the patio near the Registrar’s office adjacent to the Rathskeller. Thursday is the first of back-to-back concerts for Funk Dirty; on Friday night, the group opens up for Julian Marley at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale.

“I think Miami is a city of many influences, which matches up with our style of music,” Dotson said. “I’m excited for this, we’re going to have everyone dancing and feeling good.”

Despite having played concerts on a much larger scale than his upcoming Rathskeller performance, DJ Motion Potion also described his excitement about his first visit to the U.

“I didn’t start DJing until I was 23 years old,” Motion Potion said. “Playing for college audiences gives me a chance to remind younger cats that their lives have not even begun. This is one of the events I’m most excited about.”

Camron Ghorbi may be contacted at - Miami Hurricane


Nasty Future - 2010 - pending digital release.

HighLights- iTunes and Rhapsody – 1/2009

Live Dirty – 1/2008

Trip Son- 2007

Jam Nuggets- 2006

Sessions in the Alley- 2005



Funk Dirty is well known to college students throughout the United States and has built a reputation for packed shows and explosive performances,

Funk Dirty is a hip-hop, funk, and jazz band that plays original music.

Funk Dirty is new funk for the future exploring the sounds of the past with the technology of today.

Funk Dirty is young, talented and ready for anything.

Funk Dirty consists of 5 core members that are full time students spread throughout Boston, Miami, Dallas, and San Marcos.

They are able to reach a significant fan base through word-of-mouth and strategic use of social media.

Hunter Hauk of Quick DFW has called Funk Dirty “crowd pleasing”, “solid headliner”, and “college favorite”. called Funk Dirty, “a funky jam band with an unusual band setup”

"Nasty Future" recorded @ Valley of The Kings Recording Studio will be available on iTunes and most digital distribution platforms in March 2010. Samples are included in this EPK.