WEFUNK’s Got the Funk

In 1995 DJ Static and Professor Groove were McGill University students in Montreal, volunteering at the college radio station CKUT when, in what can now be interpreted as a blessing from the musical gods, they were paired up to fill in 15 minutes on the air. The following year Static (née Michael Lai) and Professor Groove (née Nick Foster), a self-described funk head for life, would turn hip-hop radio on its head with their genre mashing show Wefunk.

Vive le Danse!

Paris may be revered most often for its culinary delicacies, haute fashion and now its supermodel First Lady, but thanks to Parisian party promoters Alexandre Barouzdin and Cyril Blanc’s latest dance phenomenon, Tecktonik, the spotlight is now turning to the city’s dance floors. “Cyril and I wanted to do parties where different styles of music like electro, jump-style, hard-style and techno were played,” says Barouzdin, who, seven years ago, along with partner Blanc, started throwing Tecktonik parties at Metropolis, the 8,000-person-capacity mega-nightclub just outside Paris.