Respect | dFonk & Smif-N-Wessun

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dFonk & Smif-N-Wessun

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Born and raised on the Belgian Coast near Ostend, dFonk grew up in a musical environment with his older brother and two younger sisters. His father was a drummer and a true Beatles fan. If the Beatles weren’t playing, it was either John, Paul, Ringo or George blasting through the soundsystem. So dFonk grew up on the rhythm of the beat and at the age of 11 bought his first synth, a low budget Roland, with his first savings.

As a teenager, dFonk was inspired by Marvin Gaye, who lived there for a few years. Needless to say, Motown and Stax records were a big influence on his musical upbringing. It drove him to dig deeper into HipHop, R’nB and Soul. In his productions you can hear the influences ranging from East Coast nineties golden era Hip Hop to contemporary music. DFonk is a big fan of Mobb Deep, Smif-N-Wessun, Wu-Tang, Notorious B.I.G., D.I.T.C, Gangstarr, Nas… and many more…

Seasons (Spring)

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Release Date: July 4, 2019
Label: Dfonk Productions
Copyright: 2019 Dfonk
Total Length: 13:02
Total Tracks: 4
Format: EP
Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop

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Learning from experience, working with new artists and building his technical knowledge and personal character led to a boost in continuing to delve deeper into his chosen craft… A few years of building on his skills and broadening his horizons, brought him in touch with Tek from the legendary duo Smif-N-Wessun; Student meets teacher! While dFonk could have been absolutely star struck, the three teamed up in November 2018 and got straight down to business to cook up their first song… Seasons. The inspiration of working with these two amazing individuals, gave him the pleasant kick in the ass he needed to get! In May 2019 he entered an international remix contest by Wrekonize from the band MAYDAY! dFonK made it to the finals where he unfortunately lost, although Wrekonize found it to be one of his favorite finalists. The saga continues…. “Trends or no trends. Gimmicks or not. I always try to create music that in my mind fits best with the artist.” The first release with Smif-N-Wessun is doing very well and the second is gonna be released very soon… stay tuned!!!

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