A little about your host:
Funk is subjective. Everyone has a different idea of what the word means but most agree it’s a good orbit to be in. To Brooke Would, if it’s going to be good, it’s got to be funky…
Brooke’s love of dance music began in the mid 1990s, when her nomadic nature landed her in the middle of Boise, Idaho’s burgeoning rave scene. A Southerner at heart, Brooke has always been drawn to funk and soul music. In the sea of late 90s trance anthems, she started to miss house music. In 1998 she began buying records, genuinely curious if the music that moved her was still being produced. Soon she had a collection that turned into a gig. Since her first gig in 2000 she has captained the decks on hundreds of occasions with great success. Brooke has appeared from Idaho to Arizona and all states west,
spinning at concerts, competitions, clubs, festivals, and raves… some with thousands in attendance, and alongside legendary performers and musicians. Whether she is headlining a festival or opening at a local club she is always mindful of the setting, and can be counted on to lay down a set to be remembered.
Over her decade behind the decks she kept her hand steady and stuck with the music that moved her. That simple dedication crafted a signature sound, something she lovingly calls sexy tech thump. A blend of house, techno, and broken beats that encompasses a wide spectrum of music and encourages spontaneous movement in strangers.
In a move designed to align her job and her love she went to Arizona to study audio engineering in 2005. For the last four years she has been working in studios around Los Angeles, supplementing her ever expanding skill set as an audio engineer. Brooke channels a lot of her creative energy into her label and music blog thefunkykind.com. Focusing on quality music and writing has payed off, and provided a platform for the artists featured to develop and share their passion. Proof that quality not quantity is what people want, each new post on TFK draws in thousands of visitors. Brooke aims to establish The Funky Kind as a tech-household name, and use it as a springboard for her own work as a producer.