R1 Ryders, based in London, introduced me to Funkitek…Check it out!

The Count And Sinden, Strange Things (R1 Ryders Funkitek Remix)


Major Lazer, Pon De Floor (R1 Ryder’s Funkitek Mix)


La Roux, I’m Not Your Toy (R1 Ryders Funkitek Remix)


They have been kind enough to answer a few questions for THAT DISCO SHIT!


1. Your most recent collaborations include remixes of La Roux, Major Lazer and The Count And Sinden, what have you enjoyed most about putting these together?

Well we were feeling what these artists were coming with and felt that we could work with the tracks we remixed. Injecting our sound into these works was a new challenge for us and a lot of fun but playing these remixes out and seeing ravers skank and enjoy themselves to Funkitek is the most enjoyable part of it all!

2. Karnak originated the style known as Funkitek, combining House, Hardcore, Jungle and Rave..in these genres, who are some artists that most inspire you?

Thats a very hard question to answer but if we had to pick three The Prodigy, Hype and Todd Edwards.

3. Best show you saw in 2009?

We saw Mala from Digital Mystiks play a wicked dubstep classics set at DMZ Corsica Studios London during the summer. There was so much vibes and energy going on!

4. What’s in the works for R1 Ryders in 2010?

More Funkitek! We have the Full Throttle EP landing soon which features four tracks that have been featuring in our sets, Hydraulic, Karni4, Karni4 Refix and Intellitek. We also have some vocal projects in the pipeline as well as DJ bookings… Keep it locked to www.r1ryders.com for all the latest info!

5. What would you say to any upcoming artists who are interested in being progressive and interesting?

Do your research, be yourself and keep your music REAL! Remember there are no rules…