The Highpoint Lowlife Label are set to drop a brand new EP from Funckarma in the latter part of this month. Made up of two Dutch brothers, Don and Roel Funcken, Funckarma released their first EP in 1999 on the Djak-Up Bitch (DUB) label. Since then they have unleashed a fury of releases on labels from Neo Ouija, n5MD, U-Cover, to Hymen, not including their work under other guises such as Cane, Quench, and their hip hop project with a trio of US MC’s under the name Shadow Huntaz, released on Skam records. We recently heard its five tracks and can confirm that the Funcken brothers have produced a cracking EP, imagine the Funckarma of old with their crunchy electronic wall of sound styled beats, abstract but accessible electronic rhythms and then throw some Dubstep influences into the mix.
There's a preview MP3 sample for those wishing to hear this EP available here
As well as releasing the EP, Funckarma will also be promoting the release of the record with two rare UK appearances, one at Plastic People in London on June 25th and another at Bristol's The Cube Cinema on June 27th. Support from Hyperdub's Ikonika, and Highpoint Lowlife's Fisk Industries.