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Sweden based Bastards of Funk, or Daniel Sandberg, started his musical career in the early 90’s, with interest in music rooted in both the classical and electronic realm. The interest accelerated when he discovered the sound of artists like French producer and DJ Laurent Garnier, Dave Angel and Carl Cox. Their syncopated, rhythmic music inspired him to pursue the art of producing, and also trying to get the music out to a broader public.
In 1997 he started a weekly radio show, called ‘Deepsessions’ which was the perfect channel to spread electronic music in all shapes and forms, as well as getting ideas for productions of his own. This inevitable led to start Djing at local clubs and also playing music live with hardware gear, another of his passions.
Today, however, the studio is extremely small consisting of a computer and a controller, hence the name Bastards of Funk was taken to at least give the machines some credit.
Daniel has previously, including being a member of the renowned Swedish deep/vocal house-duo Phunky Drakes, released numerous tracks on labels such as Eloge Rec., Groover Rec., Real Estate Rec., Frosty Music Rec. and worked with people like Hkan Lidbo, Martin Venetjoki, Professional Losers and Sonic Union to name a few.
His releases have led to appearances on both the Swedish radio and television with two animated videos aired on MTV, as well as playing live on two of the largest festivals in Sweden, Hultsfred and Arvika, numerous times. The DJ/live sets has taken him to play on the same stages such as Eddie Amador, Cevin Fisher, Terra Deva, DJ Kiddo, Rulers of The Deep, Aril Brikha and Jesper Dahlback just to name a few.
The productions from Bastards of Funk has been described as a blend of deep/progressive driving beats, with a touch of funky bass lines injected with smooth bits of chords and vocals. Now together with Ike from Sonic Union, the diversity in the productions has gone even further, bringing true electro funkiness to the releases.
Bastards of Funk – The BastardLicious EP [Frosty Music]
Bastards of Funk – Relentless (Crisp Remix) [Frosty Music]
Bastards of Funk and Sonic Union – Transatlantic Collaboration EP [Morrison recordings]
Bastards of funk – Hypnotizing EP [Real Estate Records]
Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union – The Darkness EP [Powerplant]
Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union – Your Own Game ft. Jax [Aurium]
Bastards of Funk & Gaston – Weightless (with remixes) [Frosty Funky]
Bastards of Funk & Ludvig Faleij – I Live For The Weekend – [Mondo Delicious]
Bastards of Funk – Analog Fetishes [Real Estate Records]
Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union – Glitch [Baroque]
Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union – Disorder [Baroque]
Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union – Transformation [Baroque]
Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union – Sweden – Heaven and Hell [Baroque]
Tim Andresen – Get Down (Bastards of Funk Remix) [What Happens]
Andreas Bender – Shadows of Detroit (Bastards of Funk Remix) [Just a Groove]
Llopis – Gellyleg (Bastards Of Funk Minimalectric RMX) [Frosty Minimal]
Charlie G – Karma (Bastards Of Funk & Ludvig Faleij remix) [Mondo Recordings]
Theeo – The Music Speaks (Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union Cut It Remix) [Hunya Munya]
Theeo – The Music Speaks (Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union Massive Remix) [Hunya Munya]
Llopis – To The Ark (Bastards Of Funk Uplifting Remix) [Frosty Music]
Llopis – To The Ark (Bastards of Funk Brutal Mix) [Frosty Music]
Apartment 52 feat. Blak Beat Nikes – All that I know (Bastards of Funk Classic Remix) [Frosty Funky]
Apartment 52 feat. Blak Beat Nikes – All that I know (Bastards of Funk Electro Smasher) [Frosty Funky]
Professional Losers – Whirlwind (Bastards Of Funk Resonance Mix) [Frosty Music]
Professional Losers – Whirlwind (Bastards Of Funk Phat Remix) [Frosty Music]
Sonic Union – Extended Trip (Bastards Of Funk Remix) [Funkfield recordings]
Gwen Stefani – No Doubt You’re Waiting (Bastards Of Funk Remix) [World Class Bootleg]
Benz & MD – The Sundowner (Bastards of Funk and Sonic Union Laid Back Love Remix) [Aurium]
Benz & MD – The Sundowner (Bastards of Funk and Sonic Union Wet & Dry Remix) [Aurium]