Ghetto Funk: The Next Big Subgenre of EDM


Tyler Martens aka Stickybuds
Tyler Martens aka Stickybuds – Photo via Facebook

From one of the major hubs of bass filled funk music, Tyler Martens out of Kelowna, British Columbia (Canada) has established a name for himself through countless hours in the studio, relentless work ethic and an undying passion for music of all variations.

His DJ sets and productions cover multiple musical styles with ease as he intricately weaves Funk, DnB, Glitch Hop, Reggae, Breaks and Hip-Hop with wicked basslines and driving drum patterns.

His versatility is further solidified with over 23 releases across numerous labels where Tyler refuses to stick to one tempo when creating his flavorful dancefloor bombs. Over the last few years he has been able to take his infectious live performances to 19 different countries including a residency at Canada’s Shambhala Music Festival (2005-2014), Glastonbury, Splore Festival, Burning Man and the infamous Space in Ibiza. Aside from his undeniable skills as a DJ and producer, Tyler can be found teaching and sharing his immense knowledge at the Center of Arts and Technology, where he inspires and sculpts the musicians of tomorrow.

Once Tyler takes the stage (or the studio for that matter) he turns into the animal known as Stickybuds, having been a Ghetto Funk all-star for quite some time. The release of his yearly sets from Shambhala are always widely anticipated by fans and friends alike and we encourage you to sample them below. There are also a plethora of free downloads that Tyler has graciously provided for your auditory pleasure. If you find yourself groovin’ to the tunes of Stickybuds (which we KNOW you will) you’ll want to sign up for his various social media pages to make sure you don’t miss a beat of what he has planned for his promising future.

Stickybuds playing in Halifax
Stickybuds playing in Halifax – Photo via Facebook

Listen to Stickybuds’ massive set at Shambhala this year in the Fractal Forest:

More DJ mixes from Stickybuds:

Stickybuds FREE DOWNLOADS via Soundcloud:

Watch the music video for Stickybuds vs Mista Savona feat. Burro Banton – Clean Air:

Watch the promo video for Stickybuds’ vinyl only EP from the label, Ghetto Funk:

Watch the music video for Uncle Louie – Full Tilt Boogie (Slynk & Stickybuds Remix):

Connect with Stickybuds on

Facebook | Souncloud | Twitter | Website


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