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Label Boss’s of epidemicrecordings.com
Members: Tiki (Dan Bartake) & Phaty Mclefto (Joe Wallace)
Affiliates: EPIDEMIC RECORDINGS/BOODANG MUSIC CANADA
Location: Regina, Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
Hailing from one of flattest places around, the duo known as ‘Flatland Funk’ (Dan Bartake) aka [Tiki] and (Joe Wallace) aka [Phaty Mclefto] started out together in the year 2005. This duo built upon a chemistry of extremely “FAT” well produced Dirty, Funky, Nuskool Breaks/House and Speed Garage which is no wonder why this two-some brings to dance floors across the west an electrifying roof-raising, booty-shaking sound that is anything but flat!
With the purchase of their record label “Epidemic Records” in November of 2007, which is host of some of the biggest names in the break-beat scene today, includes artists such as Influenza, Dopamine, 4Kuba, Rektchordz, Benhaskey and many others, leads no question as to why the expansion of the break-beat world in Saskatchewan is on the horizon. “Flatland Funks” display of these artists recordings and their combined experience of 14 years in the mastery in the art of mixing and crowd interaction, gives them the upper hand…close ties to the scene and many close friends within it, make them the perfect candidates for the leading edge of sound in Saskatchewan.
Representatives of Saskatchewan for “Boodang Music Canada” boodang.com, who are the Premier source for bringing the biggest names found in the electronic music scene in Canada today, is a huge stepping stone for “Flatland Funk.” It is also a stepping stone for Saskatchewan as this partnership is going to bring some heavy hitters into their territory, so show the love and keep tuned into Boodang’s newest addition, and the many, many, great things we are going to be privileged to experience under Boodang’s guidance!!
“FlatlandFunks” sound is influenced by many, especially from the sounds of Bassbin Twins, Mickey Slim, Stupid Fresh, Twocker, Bass Kleph, Mark Webb & Tipper to name a few.
They have played alongside various producers and DJ acts such as The Rogue Element, Hook ‘n’ Sling, Myagi, Influenza, Dj Craze, John “00” Fleming, Deko-ze, Titus 1, Czech, Small Town dj’s, Donald Glaude ,Zimbardo, Eskmo, Kraddy, The Phat Conductor, Jelo and others have been breaking new ground with regular performances and club residencies that has kept them busy across the flatlands .
Aside from playing out, “Flatland Funk” keeps themselves busy by hosting weekly online radio shows ‘The Gong Show with Tiki’ on BreaksFM., “Epidemic Record Sessions” on nubreaks.com and ‘Smoke Breaks with Phaty McLefto’ on NSB Radio to a wide and diverse worldwide crowd that has earned them kudos and recognition from some of the best out there. Always a funktacular time in pushing out the Saskatchewan sound that is nothing short of madness, this duo is not to be missed!