In anticipation of Germany-based Plastik Funk’s conversation with us, here are some reasons that set him apart as one of the most prominent acts in electronic music.
Born and raised in Madrid, Rafael Ximenez-Carrillo aka Plastik Funk spent his college days listening to hip-hop before turning to house music through Frankie Knuckles and David Morales. Drawing inspiration from the house music legends, Plastik Funk delved into the world of production and made his debut in 2003. With his debut release, the ‘Do It Right’ EP, and its tribal aesthetics, we got a glimpse into the producer’s powerful sound.
A subsequent string of globally charting hits followed, including remixes for David Guetta, Robyn, Shaggy, and Deadmau5. 2011 turned out to be a game-changing year for Plastik Funk. He released 13 singles, including their hit cover of C+C Music Factory’s “Everybody Dance Now,” which gave him his first mainstream entry into the German music charts.
Fast forward to 2022, Plastik Funk is a renegade within modern electronic dance music. The Germany-based producer leads the charge with an impressive collection of accolades, mind-boggling energy, and world-class releases to solidify his status. We had a long and candid chat with Plastik Funk, but before we bring you that, here are some facts about Plastik Funk that set him apart as a stalwart of the scene.
A STELLAR PERFORMER
Taking the infectious power from his soul-piercing music, Plastik Funk delivers high-energy sets that send the crowd into pure hysteria. After capturing Bob Sinclair’s attention at the Amsterdam Dance Event, followed by the late Avicii’s invitation to his Ushuaia Ibiza residency, Plastik Funk developed the knack for captivating crowds early into his career. Now a regular in the club and festival circuit, Plastik Funk has performed at venues and festivals like World Club Dome, Ultra Europe, Tomorrowland, and Parookaville, along with solo tours of Asia, Europe, North America, Mexico, and beyond.
RIP ROARING AND TIMELESS MUSIC
Plastik Funk’s ‘WHO’ with Tujamo was released in 2013, but it remains one of the most popular hip-house tunes in recent times. That’s the beauty of Plastik Funk’s music; it’s thunderous and timeless. The seminal producer now boasts close to a million listeners on Spotify. His biggest hit yet is his collaboration with NERVO and Tim Morrison called ‘Dare Me’, which has racked up over 20 million streams across all platforms. Whether he’s collaborating with names like Timmy Trumpet and Alle Farben, or remixing the likes of Robin Schulz, David Guetta or Robyn, making listeners stomp their feet is at the core of Plastik Funk’s sound.
NFL SUPERBOWL AND F1 EXPERIENCE
Adding another accomplishment to his ever-increasing stature was his performance at the NFL Superbowl pre-party with Tiesto followed by the first-ever Miami F1 Grand Prix official party alongside Calvin Harris. These two performances meant that Plastik Funk graced some of the world’s biggest events with his musical talents and further pushed his gargantuan testament that proves his Midas Touch in the live arena.
PLASTIK FUNK MERCHLINE
Teaming up with WorkiT who specialize in bridging the gap between regular fashion and merchandising, Plastik Funk came up with his line of merchandize called as the 2020 capsule collection. The merch line includes over-sized shirts, warm and cozy hoodies, long sleeved t-shirts and even an exclusive gym bag that will let his fans flaunt their love for the musician where ever they go. With this merch line, Plastik Funk has extended his love for fashion, blended with his brand of fresh and vivid music. If you are a fan of Plastik Funk, now is a good chance to grab your merch – HERE
Next, we bring you Plastik Funk’s interview, where he gives his take on powerful and irresistible productions. Stay tuned by tuning into the Spanish Extraordinaire’s best tunes: