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, my writer for hire service, 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 'Subscribe' tab and sign up for our e-mail list to stay up to date on all things Chosen By The Funk!
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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.
A recounting of the Monday morning victory lap at Even Furthur 2016.
A discussion with Steve Centrific about the 10th season of his Communion party series and the future of Communion.
A discussion with Steve Centrific about Even Furthur - Past and Present.
Episode two of Blame It On The Boogie Radio. The theme is Make Minneapolis Funky Again and the songs are strictly Minneapolis funk from front to back. Starting in the late 60s, the show is mostly chronological and extends to songs released in the past 5 years.
The first installment of the Blame It On The Boogie Radio. 14 songs worth of funk, house, jazz, and R+B!
Some tips and tricks for anyone heading to Detroit for Movement
The bond between the country's two funkiest cities is explored in this piece.
An interview with Pete Johnson, First Avenue employee and Funk Warrior