Artist Feature: Father Funk
Lost in Michael Jackson’s woodland estate young Will Williamson was a happy soul, breast fed and reared by a family of disco Llamas, he’d canter hither and tither to his heart’s content, chewing on the lush grass and shrubs planted way back in the Motown days.
Until the day the bulldozers arrived to clear the estate and mine the fabled Tree of Soul. Outraged, the Llamas quickly militarized and Will found himself leading the Llama army against the machines. Sadly for Will and the Llamas, they were trained in combat by Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s favorite monkey and could only offer thrown semen and feces against their metal foe and it was over as soon as it began. But as is the way with super heroes, Will didn’t die. He was spirited away and placed in a montage, where over the years he grew strong, running along beaches and up and down steps to Bill Conti’s Theme from Rocky.
Ladies and Gentlemen. Father Funk is here! The Legend is born!
His formula for dance floor destruction includes energetic DJ sets and productions crammed with big bass, big beats and the biggest, funkiest samples sucked from the green sweetness of his youthful Llama days. He’s supported some of the biggest names in Breaks and Ghetto Funk and topped the Juno Breakbeat charts – also crashing his way onto the Juno Best of 2013 reggae chart with his remix of Cedar Seniors “Funk I’m Kickin”.
Harnessing all his production skills he spent 2013 blowing the back doors off the festival circuit with appearances at Sunrise, Beatherder, Solfest and Kendal Calling. 2014 has seen Father Funk release his debut EP on Ghetto Funk to widespread acclaim and once again topping the Juno Breakbeat charts.
Raised by Llamas in the garden of funk and soul, attacked by machines, taught by monkeys, a Rocky montage and he’s still only 20 years old! Father Funk is a superhero. Big with the bass and big with the beats, he’s one of the Ghetto Funk scene’s sharpest up and coming talents.