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Originally founded by Mack Goudy Jr. (Paris The Black Fu) and Andy Toth (Dr. Toefinger) in Detroit back in 1998, since 2001 the Detroit Grand Pubahs have consisted of Mack (Paris the Black FU) & Oliver Way (Mr. O).
The teaming of Mack Goudy Jr. (aka Paris the Black Fu) & Oliver Way (aka Mr O) was a natural disaster waiting to happen. Miraculously, the personalities of these two tweaked characters seemed to compliment each other perfectly and instantly bonded them together.
The original Pubahs started out on Brian Gillespie’s tiny indie ‘Throw’ label, releasing the underground club hit ‘Sandwiches’. When a Jive Electro A&R man, dutifully out buying records at a local strip club, heard it he immediately knew he had something special and prepared to unleash it on the world.
Since then, they‘ve scored a pop hit in a number of countries and an underground classic worldwide.
Their debut LP, “Funk All Y’all,” a mixture of funk, techno and a healthy dose of the bizarre was a call to arms for techno get down like a sex machine whilst the second long player, ‘Galactic Ass Creatures From Uranus’ on Steve Bug’s Poker Flat imprint, spawned two club hits with ‘The Clapper’ and ‘Big Onion’ and torched the way for electro-house.
The Pubahs now also run their own label, Det.Ele.Funk (or to give it its full title ‘Detroit Electronic Funk’) and Paris has been with guest vocals for Steve Bug, The Advent, Marc Romboy, Samuel L Session, Deetron, to name a few.
The end of 2008 saw the release of their 3rd album titled ‘Nuttin’ Butt Funk’. Whilst this album featured the Funk hit ‘Rolling Papers & Bush’ (a song about George Bush’s war on drugs), the album was to remind people of their techno influences, something the previous 2 albums hadn’t touched on so much.
2009 saw the duo develop their DJ side of the Pubahs carrying out mixes for Matrix Music (“Detroit Connection Pt. 4”) and the Red Bull Music Academy and most recently for Awdio & Fabric First.
They spent the year showcasing a new ‘semi live’ show incorporating live elements into a Dj set.
Their Detelefunk label took a hiatus for most of 2009 while they moved distributors, but the label is relaunched this Autumn with a compilation titled ‘BUttFUnkula & the Remixes from Earth” which features remixes of their tracks from some of the Pubahs producer fans, including Robert Hood, Samuel L Session, DJ 3000, Alexander Robotnick, Aux 88, DJ Godfather, Terence Fixmer, Space DJz, MOTOR, Orando Voorn, Ortin Cam and more.
Their new album is ‘Madd Circus’ and was released in September 2010.
2011 sees them start a new label project caled ‘Engine Room’ to focus on Techno