Welcome to ChosenByTheFunk.com, an arts and culture website based in Minneapolis. It is also the online home of the multi-disciplinary artist Bobby Kahn. You will find information here on all of my creative pursuits, including original writing for this website (by myself and others) on the blog, events I am putting on under the Chosen By The Funk banner, a cable access show called And Now It's, a radio show called Blame It On The Boogie Radio, past videos and writing I have done, and more! If you like what you see here, please go to the 'Contact' tab and sign up for our e-mail list to stay up to date on all things Chosen By The Funk!
Thank you for visiting and may the funk be with you, always!
The annual party in honor of Prince returns for its third installment.
A Love Letter For Edwin Paul Kahn - Born January 1, 2019.
Chosen By The Funk and Lardum Aeternum Present Bobby and Bacon’s Holiday Jamboree - An All Ages Variety Show
Midwest Funk Association T-shirts Available For Sale!
Chosen By The Funk Presents: Midwest Funk Association - a Prince tribute featuring DJ sets by Carl Craig, Waajeed, DJ Nola, and Focus. April 21, 2018 at the 7th St Entry at First Avenue.
Links to Letters/Editorials written by Bobby that were published in some local news publications following the Super Bowl festivities in Minneapolis.
About 18 hours after his performance at Even Furthur 17, Anklepants sat down for an interview with Bobby to talk about the show and topics such as his equipment/instruments and influences.
A discussion with the author of Got To Be Something Here: The Rise Of The Minneapolis Sound Andrea Swensson about her book and the book release event she put together in late October.
Information on The Chosen By The Funk Holiday Extravaganza - a free variety show taking place at Can Can Wonderland.
Bobby recounts his experience at two Andre Cymone shows this past summer.
A two-night event in Minneapolis on November 17 and 18. Music workshop, performances, fundraiser, and more!
A recounting of Even Furthur 2017 - a techno campout and family reunion held in Highbridge, Wisconsin.
Up next on the CBTF calendar: A dance party featuring a DJ set by Rick Wilhite from Detroit, as well as local support DJ Nola and John Hardy.
A free dance party and picnic in Minneapolis' new, beautiful park in the middle of downtown presented by The Headspace Collective and Chosen By The Funk.
A conversation with Theresa Hill about the upcoming Charivari Detroit festival and her visit to Minneapolis for the Prince weekend as a member of Moodymann's posse.
Tales from the scene at the 2017 Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
A conversation with KMS Label Manager Nick Bjelopetrovich on working for KMS and his big weekend coming up at Movement.
A collection of Detroit electronic funk, featuring Moodymann, Robert Hood, Carl Craig, Delano Smith, X-101, Jeff Mills, and Blake Baxter.
New label Nicewon Recordings has put out their debut release, Mpls Connection EP, featuring tracks by label heads Christian James and Jeff Swiff.
The Klituation dance party returns to First Avenue's Main Room on Friday, December 30. Read up on the history of the event.
A conversation with Frankie Bones, who plays First Avenue on December 9, 2016.
Minneapolis funk band ZULUZULUU caps their month-long residency at Icehouse with The Cover Up Mixtape.
Chosen By The Funk's Second Phase Commences
A word with Support Squad member Noel on Perc's set at Even Furthur 2016.
"I knew that the whole Drop Bass sound was quite hard, fast and acidic, so I wanted to touch on that whilst still representing what I do myself as a producer and a DJ and also to showcase what the Perc Trax label stands for."
A new prankster describes his Even Furthur 2016 experience.
Guest writer Tonya Smith on being rejuvenated by reconnecting with old friends and old feelings.
Lindsey and Kurt Eckes of Drop Bass Network discuss what it really takes to do an old school festival in 2016 and his maturing perspective on throwing parties.