What Is Dubfunk?
Dubfunk is an all Dubstep/Grime catered monthly event, calling Milwaukee it's home.
Dubfunk was incepted by Kruser in March 2010, and put into play April 16th 2010. He watched the other major markets around him growing rapidly in the Dubstep genre, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Columbia, and Kansas City and realized that something needed to happen immediately in his home city.
"If something that was so big on the East and West Coast could flourish in smaller "Midwest" markets, then it should have a home, and be well represented here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."
With that goal set in his mind, Kruser went on to start a weekly radio internet dubstep show every Thursday 7-9pm central on http://www.merkum.fm to further spread the Dubstep sound to people in the area that may not be to familiar with it, or that have been looking for an alternate source to get their "dub-fix". This radio show was also a catalyst to promote the upcoming Dubfunk events, and artists.
The very first Dubfunk event was held at Hot Water, and was joined up with the very popular Miltown Beatdown, hosted by Jordan Lee (Madhatter) next door at Wherehouse. It was a hope to bring the two worlds of Hip Hop, and Dubstep together, and have different tastes of music branched out to another group very similar in sound.
"It was great to see so many of the Hip Hop community getting down to some nasty Dubstep, and the EDM heads next door cheering on the Hip Hop producer battle!" Kruser states.
After the first event, he was contacted by the staff of a downtown Milwaukee bar, Bad Genie in June 2010. They had noticed Kruser pushing the Dubstep scene in the city and wanted him to bring his night to their venue. Dubfunk was held there until October 2010. Summer of 2011 looks to be the best Dubfunk series to date with the last Friday of every month at Crisp, kicking off April 29th 2011.
To continue bringing in a brand new subculture to the Milwaukee area. Dubstep is the new phenomenon spreading across the U.S. like wild fire, destroying clubs from New York, to Philly, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, San Francisco, to Los Angeles and beyond. Locked Down has been a major influence in Milwaukee, spreading the sound across that state.
Locked Down Productions has been working to bring Milwaukee some great Dubstep artists from all across the world. Just to name a few, 6Blocc, HULK, Mark Instinct on his second US appearance ever, Jaybird, Zeno, Claw, Richie August, RSK, Dave Gee, Diggadee MC, Ruckus, DJ Apostle (Paul Tahlier), Prolific, Brandon S, Deflator, Tinhead, Max Ohm, Grimeatron, D.Jaizen, DJ Belly, Kabz, plus more.
Dubstep has a new place to grow in the city, and it couldn't be at a better spot. Bad Genie will be hosting Dubfunk from now on, in the upstairs area. Spacious, great staff, large variety of micro-brews, imports, and local beer, FREE pool, and an excellent patio in view of the stage, also overlooking downtown Milwaukee's Cathedral Square on Jefferson Street.