Steven Julien aka Funkineven, a DJ/producer whose musical roots lay in a rich pool of genres, will be performing b2b with Amsterdam's finest, Mairo Nawaz at Appelsap Festival. We had a little chat with him about Funkineven, influences and energies.
What is the difference between Steven Julien and Funkineven?
Funkineven is a name that I no longer use for creative work, so essentially Funkineven is no longer and I prefer to use my real name but I understand promoters want to include Funkineven on the bill as everyone is more familiar with that name, so its cool but yeah i guess I gotta make a hit under Steven Julien so everyone forgets about Funkineven lol
Your latest EP is called ‘Bloodline’. What musical genres did you grow up on and how have they influenced you? What traces of these influences are still to be found in your current sound?
Your Apron label releases a variety of young and already established talent who all have their significant sound, which somehow coincide with each other. Where do you find the music and what makes a track get the Apron stamp?
So yeah energy and honesty is number one to me.
Aside from the music, Apron is very focused on its branding and overall look. Every season you even put out a collection of gear. How important is style for you and what are the inspirations for Apron the brand?
Yes, we wanna take merchandise to another level so its important that we keep it moving with tee’s etc as we have so many great artists and ideas to help fit the Apron branding...
What does the future hold for Funkineven?
What can we expect from Funkineven at the Patta Soundsystem stage?
Expect straight to the point rawness of fun b2b with my guy Mairo Nawaz!