THE FUNKTOWN GETDOWN is everything we do best.
THE ROOTS OF THE FUNKTOWN GETDOWN GO BACK TO FUNKTOWN usa. This old oakland neighborhood on the east side of lake merritt was where I (richard gintowt) married my wifey-for-lifey jalyn debarge (aka j) on a smoky november evening in 2018.
I had deejayed 800 weddings by the time i met j, but i never thought i would have one of my own. I also never thought i'd go into the mirrorbooth business, but j changed that too. now we're a team In Life and in business: myself on the ones and twos, and j as your maestro of the all ears mirrorbooth.
I like performing at weddings with wifey. We make a damn good team. sometimes she'll come over and grab my butt while i'm dJing and i'll troll her by playing debarge's "rhythm of the night" (That's her family but she's pretty low-key about it.)
j & i have a band called lesbian jungle. lesbian jungle won't show up and perform at your wedding, because that would be weird.
when you hire the funktown getdown, j and i might just sing and perform acoustic during your ceremony and cocktail hour. then you can tell grandpa you had a debarge perform at your wedding.
the funktown getdown also comes with our best lighting package. because no one likes to dance in bad lighting.
the funktown getdown is also a thing that happens every first & third thursday at portal oakland (where we got married). i spin all my favorite old-school funk, o.g. disco, west-coast rap and sexy r&B cuts and sometimes wifey crashes it and razzes me for stealing all the hot new jams i'm spinning from her.
THE FUNKTOWN GETDOWN is the culmination of a decade of djing and two years of being in love.
Ain't no party like a funktown party.