Mike and Ryan of Motorfunker will be DJing between at the Urban Outfitters grand opening on Princeton’s Nassau Street this Saturday, Dec. 8, 3-7 pm. Be there! WPRB will be tabling the event – it’s sure to be a great set. Plus, a portion of all sales will be going to everybody’s favorite independent radio station.
So, in case you’re wondering who/what Motorfunker is:
Tune in on Tuesdays, 3-6 pm to listen to the show. Mike and Ryan play dance music of all sorts, as long as it’s good – boogie, house, funk, disco, and electro, in particular. They always play vinyl, and, incredibly, all of their music–that is, almost every song played on their three-hour, weekly show–comes from their own record collections.
They started DJing at house parties in Trenton seven years ago, and in short time, they expanded their range to Philly as well. They finally joined WPRB when we asked them to, and now they’re in their fourth year at the station.
Mike and Ryan credit Cybernetic Broadcasting System, a Dutch stream radio, for inspiration in their early years, and consider I-f, DJ for CBS and now Intergalactic.fm, one of their musical idols. Lately they’ve been finding some great music on the labels Long Island Electrical Systems and People’s Potential Unlimited, both of which have helped American dance music’s comeback in the last few years.
Check out their SoundCloud here to get a hint of their style–then listen in on Tuesdays and visit this Saturday.
“We’re pretty happy – you get to hang out with your best friend and play music that you like, and people like it,” Ryan said.
Mike laughed. “It’s still a surprise.”