HEAR THE FIRST TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TYPECAST

Soul City Tour Includes Annual Funk The Halls Holiday Run Coast To Coast In Canada

 TYPECAST Follows Major Remixes For Gramatik, Big Gigantic, Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez

VANCOUVER, BC – October 19, 2017 – Vancouver duo The Funk Hunters (Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith) have released their brand new track, “Hands Up (Raise Your Fist)” on Westwood Recordings, premiering today on This Song Is Sick. This is the first taste of their much-anticipated debut album TYPECAST, set to be released in early 2018. To kick things off, The Funk Hunters will be touring North America starting in Toronto on November 29th. Full tour dates below.

Listen + Share: The Funk Hunters “Hands Up (Raise Your Fist)”: https://youtu.be/y4P9BmBbF5Y

“Hands Up (Raise Your Fist)” features the raw soulful vocals of Leo Napier (GRiZ / Gramatik) and was produced by Nick Middleton. The song made its live debut this summer and was a standout at music festivals across North America, including the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre this past September.

Middleton says, “Hands Up is one of my favourite tracks I’ve ever produced. Working back and forth on the song with Leo was a dream, he nailed the vibe I was hoping for and his lyrics really elevated the song to a whole new level. I’m thrilled to give our fans a first taste of this new album.”

Napier says, “With Hands Up, I wanted to write something anthemic to match the feel of the beat. That heavy electro-bass and funk guitar sounded like power-to-the-people music. It was begging for something epic, something that people could rock out to and stick their middle fingers in the air. I guess The Funk Hunters’ music tweaked the anarchistic impulses in me!”

Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip-hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having honed their craft with over 600 performances in 16 countries, they have performed at major festivals such as Coachella, Burning Man, Osheaga, Shambhala and Electric Forest. The pair have also amassed over 10 million track streams across their catalogue of remixes and collaborations, including official remixes for Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez, Big Gigantic and Gramatik. Don’t miss them in a city near you.

*Funk The Halls annual holiday tour

Nov 29 – Toronto, ON – The Drake*

Nov 30 – Halifax, NS – Seahorse Tavern*

Dec 01 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks*

Dec 02 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont*

Dec 07 – Cumberland, BC – Waverly*

Dec 08 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom*

Dec 09 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom*

Dec 14 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre*

Dec 15 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre*

Dec 16 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall*

Dec 17 -Banff, AB – Wild Bills*

Dec 21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore*

Dec 22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore*

Soul City Tour – North America 

Jan 17 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose

Jan 18 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop

Jan 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre

Jan 20 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry

Jan 24 – St Louis, MO – Old Rock House

Jan 25 – Kansas City, MO- Encore

Jan 26 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE

Jan 27 – Denver, CO – Cervantes

Jan 31 – Nashville, TN – High Watt

Feb 01 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Feb 02 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5

Feb 03 – Asheville, NL – Asheville Music Hall

Feb 07 – Philadelphia, PA – WCL Upstairs

Feb 08 – Boston, MA – Great Scott

Feb 09 – New York City, NY – Rough Trade

Feb 10 – Washington, DC – U Hall

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