The Funk From Within

Austin Music Minute

The Funk From Within

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013

This is what the Austin Music Minute would refer to as a power duo, the ultimate dynamic action igniting and inciting the passion. Whoa. For reals. That is the energy you take from Riders Against the Storm. There are no musical boundaries or stifling structures for the husband and wife team. Chaka Mpeanaji and Tiger Lily operate on the power, or what you could call the funk, that radiates from within, making them an extraordinary presence in the local scene fueled by an innate desire to explore a variety of genres.

You may also recognize them as co-founders of phenomenal local monthly underground dance party Body Rock, alonside the mighty DJ Chorizo Funk. The success of those events comes from their goal of bringing people together, motivating people and inspiring them, what RAS recognizes as “the essence of ceremony.”

Don’t miss Riders Against the Storm at their EP release show tonight at Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River. It’s a huge dance jam about to happen, starring David Sha, Queen Deelah, Subkulture Patriots and of course, DJ Chorizo Funk. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Revel in the ceremony, embrace the change. Recommended.