Musicians » AARON FUNK
In the world of electronic music, one name that has, since its debut, created ripples and managed to bag raving success for most of the albums is Venetian Snares. Wondering what has Venetian Snares to do with Aaron Funk? Well, the answer is everything for the former is the pseudonym of Aaron Funk, by which he is popularly known as. What has discerned him from his competitors is his detailed approach to composition and his abundance of releases, coming out with as many as eight recordings in a year and an overall 20 release in a little more than a decade. Other than these, he came up with a slew of seven-inches, remixes, and compilation appearances. Though there is not much information about the early life of Funk, his career has been highlighted in the given lines. Read on.
Funk’s association with music is a long one, dating back to the year 1992 when he self-released material on cassette tape.
Funk formally debuted in the year 1999 with the EP Greg Hates Car Culture released on History of the Future, followed by Salt on Zhark International and Fuck Canada/Fuck America with Stunt Rock for CLFST.
Mike Paradinas, who was travelling through Minneapolis, when heard the album, was so impressed by the work that he immediately signed the latter for Planet Mu.
Following the same, Funk’s first release came in the year 2001, after which came a series of five releases, all of which were by the end of the year 2002.
In addition to Planet Mu, Funk worked for a number of smaller labels, including Hymen Records, Peace Off Records, Addict Records, and Sublight Records in various genres such as Drum & Bass, Orchestral music, Breakcore, Glitchcore, Noisecore and Intelligent dance music. Amongst them, Doll Doll Doll, Find Candace, Horse and Goat, Winnipeg is a Shithole are his most popular and appreciated works.
Funk’s work has been critically acclaimed by late British radio disc jockey John Peel.
He is deemed as the musician who reinvented the breakcore and set the stage for many other artists such as UndaCova, Xanopticon, Enduser and Datach'i.
Most of the music released by Funk is with trackers. Until 2000, Funk worked primarily with OctaMED on an Amiga 500, after which he began using a PC and the Windows port of OctaMED, MED Soundstudio.
Later in 2003 and 2005, he used Cubase besides MED. Presently, Funk uses Renoise, which can be seen in the video of his track “Vache” uploaded on YouTube.
What is interesting to note is that apart from Venetial Snares, Funk has produced albums under other names such as Last Step and Vsnares. He has also produced singles under the names Last Step, Snares Man! and Snares, which appeared on compilations under the names Ventriloquist Snakes, Last Step, Puff, and Senetian Vnares.