Funk Sessions announce Matt Abstrax for ninth show.


01 Jun

'The Funk Sessions' have submitted their playlists for their ninth show featuring Matt Abstrax. Scientific Sound radio is an underground station for the Asian region and internationally.

Since 2019 the Funk Sessions crew have been igniting dance floors across Ho Chi Minh City with their unique party vibes dedicated to all things funky. This DJ and party crew bring you the funkiest beats around, from funk classics & old-skool hip hop, to disco, party breaks, ghetto funk and more. 

A group of international DJs from Australia and UK, based primarily in Vietnam, on a mission to add a little spice to the dance music scene. With a vast back catalogue of experiences behind them, including club nights, free parties and festivals and having supported many heavyweights of the underground music world. 

The style of music they play is heavily influenced by the pioneers of breakbeat.  It’s particularly obvious in the Hip Hop, Funky Breaks and Ghetto Funk they play, but it's influence actually runs a lot deeper and to some extent can be heard throughout all of their mixes.

Funk Sessions have regular events in Ho Chi Minh City at Broma (not a bar), TNR (your favourite dive bar), Indika and Apt852. Other venues past and present include, Secret weekend, Tempo, Arcan, Haus, Banana Mama, Piu Piu, Sky 9, Rogue Saigon, Soma and Saigon Outcast.

This week one from the Funk Sessions archives, Matt Abstrax; recorded live at Aperitvo’ Saigon.  A brilliant mix of Funky Breaks and Disco.  

Matt Abstrax brings his usual style of mash up with a great selection that will have you stomping along from the first beat to the last. Matt Abstrax was a key player in Australia’s house and techno scene, as promoter and resident DJ of party brand TechPhonics. 

He brought to Adelaide and played alongside a massive array of acts over more than a decade, including Derrick May, Robert Hood, Octave One, Luke Slater, Ben Klock, James Zabiela, Hybrid, Jay Lumen, Funkagenda, Ian Pooley, Patrick Topping, Oliver $, Audiojack, Nick Curly, Pleasurekraft, & many more. Matt has played major Australian music festivals including Stereosonic, Summadayze, Future Music Festival, Play Festival, Re:connect and Winter Solstice, sharing stages with Disclosure, Sven Vath, Gorgon City, Kaytranada, Laurent Garnier, and many more. 

He hosted a weekly 2 hr online mix show for 5 years on Soundpond.net featuring local and international guests. In 2015 Matt travelled to Asia and hasn't looked back since, with gigs all over Vietnam and Cambodia, including clubs, bars, and festivals, with highlights including Quest Festival (Hanoi, VN), Kerfuffle NYE (Otres, Cambodia), Vibe Nation, Coracle, and Secret Weekend (all Southern VN), and Full Moon Parties (Koh Rong, Cambodia). 

Since 2019 Matt has been running Funk Sessions with DJs Yushka & Gill, focusing on all things funky, from funk & soul, hiphop and grime, disco & garage, ghetto funk & breaks, to drum'n'bass and more. Funk Sessions play weekly in HCMC and at special events, including their Boombox series!

Listen live this Tuesday the 1st of June 2021 8 PM to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeating Saturday 8 AM to 10 AM (ICT). 

The Funk Sessions episode 9, 1st of June 2021.

Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - Dance Voyage [Editorial Records]

Fingerman - Boogie Beatdown [Chopshop]

Dave Gerrard - Drop The Pieces [Chopshop]

Ali B & Nick Thayer - N E Way [Bombstrikes]

Basement Freaks - Going Out Tonight [Timewarp Music]

A.Skillz vs Beatvandals - Blowin Up [Bombstrikes]

Prosper & Stabfinger - Mista Funkmaster [Bombstrikes]

A.Skillz - 7 Day Weekend [Westwood Recordings]

Mooqee & Herbgrinder - Sound Around Town [Bombstrikes]

Nevue - Heaven is in the Backseat (Edit) [Groove Democracy]

Boogie Freaks - Go Go Disco [Tasty Recordings]

Mister T. - Mo Style [Cold Busted]

Kraak & Smaak ft. Ben Westbeech - Squeeze Me [Jalapeno Records]

J & M Brothers - You Got Me [Good Stuff Recordings]

Beatvandals vs A.Skillz - Sunshine [Bombstrikes]

Discotron - Disco Power [Tasty Recordings]

Martello - Believe (Discotron Remix) [Soul City Digital]

Discotron - Gon' Dance To It [Tasty Recordings]

Discotron - My New Joint [Tasty Recordings]

Audio Jacker - Come On Baby [Tasty Recordings]

Oliver Deuerling & Alex Mallios - The Streets [Springbok Records]

Discotron - 60 Seconds 4 Love [Tasty Recordings]

Discotron - Doin Their Own Thang [Tasty Recordings]

Ministry of Funk - Superheavy Funk [Soulman Music]

Jack Le Funk - As The Days Go By [Tasty Recordings]

Babert - Fresh [Solid State Disco]

Anabel Englund - London Headache (Purple Disco Machine Remix) [Defected]

Babert - Let's Get Down (Bassline Remix) [Disco Revenge]

Sebb Aston - 4 The Luv [Reflective Music]

Dusky - Careless [Aus Music ]

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