Funkerman, known to his postman as Ardie van Beek, (born 1975, Breda, The Netherlands), is a well known DJ/producer and founder of Flamingo Recordings.
From his first love of pioneering US hip hop, through obsessive crate digging for classic soul, Disco and Funk, to riding on the first waves of US house; he has always been on a quest to find, make and play new and exciting music. In the six years since, the label has gone from strength to strength, releasing some of the biggest house tracks of recent times, like Funkerman’s ‘Speed Up’ , Ida Corr’s ‘Let me think about it’, Fedde le Grand’s ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ and their collaboration on ‘3 Minutes To Explain’. Flamingo Recordings has of course also been the outlet for his own prolific discography. In 2005 Funkerman topped the Dutch club charts with ‘Rule the Night’ and ‘The One’, with the latter getting support from leading DJ’s worldwide and appearing on numerous compilations. Find more about the artist from Facebook