HOUSEHOLD FUNK have been in the industry for quite some time now, hosting some amazing events and playing some exceptional DJ sets all over the country!! We met AB & LES AFRIQUE out and about, through some mates that are also in the industry, and have been blown away by their sincere and loving attitude to life. Getting off on the right beat from day one, these gents are never too busy to come over to say hi or drop a random joke, every single time we see each other. They are one of the headliners to hit Pretoria this weekend, alongside CRAZY WHITE BOY, 2LANI THE WARRIOR, DAS KAPITAL & more, at the HOUSE ON THE HILL event, which is sure to be a BANGER!!! We sat down with the gents for a quick chat, have a look at what they had to say:
AB & LES AFRIQUE (HOUSEHOLD FUNK) – HOUSE ON THE HILL – 19:00-20:00
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√ DATE: 2nd August 2014
√ Time: Gates open at 12pm
√ Tickets available via www.ticibox.com
√ R250 General Admission ( Limited to 700)
√ R400 VIP (Limited 100)
√ Dress: Exclusively beautiful
- Before we get started, do you mind introducing yourself to us and giving us a short background on how you both got started in music?
Household Funk is a two man entity, namely Les Afrique & A.B. We also feature vocalist Justin Chalice.
We both started our dj careers around 1998. We have always shared a crazy love for music from a young age and when we were exposed to djing for the first time, which was around 1997, we knew this was our game!
- When and how did HouseHold Funk come together?
We started working together as A.B & Les Afrique in 2002 @ Natural Groove… as time passed on we realised we had formed a solid partnership musically as well as technically and decided to form the brand HHF around 2006.. HHF was formed as we saw a big gap in the entertainment industry and found it was lacking quality events & music
- Did you ever imagine that HHF would become such a big success?
Yes!! We have both always shared an immense passion for this music game. With a combination of hard work and determination over the years we were not going to stop until we succeeded.
- What have been some of the memorable moments over the years?
Hosting over 60 quality events over the years is definitely a huge highlight. The release of our first 3 disc dj album. Playing alongside numerous international djs at epic parties around Africa. Playing at the winter music conference Miami. Hosting the Deep Revival Floor @ S.A biggest dance event H20 to name a few.
- I believe that you guys are about to drop your latest album? Can you give us the inside scoop on this and when we can expect the album to drop?
Yes!! We are so excited for this project. This will be our debut Original Album. We have combined forces with Pretoria’s very talented Producer/Dj Chris Apollo Sen. It is a double album showcasing a fresh underground sound!! It is expected to drop in December just in time for x-mas!
- You guys have been in the industry for quite some time now….what have been some of the challenges in the house scene over the years?
We can’t say there have been many because we have always remained positive and focused at our goal at hand but growing the Deep house scene has proved quite difficult due to an overflow of mainstream music on the radio. We have used our Deep Revival H20 platform to increase awareness and we believe the scene is growing nicely.
- The local music scene has been growing in leaps over the last few years, what has you most excited about how things are progressing in SA?
The world is starting to notice the exceptional talent we have in this country! This has provided a platform for all inspired producers like ourselves to push music out with the possibility of making it globally!
- You are playing at the We Are Random: HOUSE ON THE HILL event… Are you excited about this pre-Oppikoppi gig? What can we expect from your set?
Of course we are. We know it’s going to be a quality event & a beautiful venue, always exciting! There is only one thing to expect from our set and that is the Freshest Beats
- Are there any other projects that you are working on that we might be interested in hearing about?
For now all our energy/soul & love are focused on this album release.
- Where can we follow you on social media?
Primarily on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HouseHoldFunk?ref=ts#!/HouseHoldFunk?sk=info
- Lastly, any advice for young DJ/producers starting off right now?
Dream big and know with passion & hard work anything is possible!!