Funky Dee

Real Name:
Dean Smith
Profile:
Initially known to listeners as Firmer Dee, Dean Smith first carved a name for himself in the grime scene from the genre's infancy, around 2004. An early member of Lewisham crew Fatal Assasins alongside the likes of P Money and Little D (4), he quickly drummed up a cult following, enthusing audiences with his iconic catchphrases and light-hearted ad-libs.

It was in 2009, however, that the Deptford resident found his big break – as a standout figure of the then-fledgling UK funky genre. Changing his stage name to Funky Dee to reflect his new direction, he achieved viral success with the Universal-signed "Are You Gonna Bang Doe?", which remains in heavy rotation at international clubbing destinations like Ayia Napa and Ibiza to this day.

Smith has always continued to make grime, even alongside his more commercial ventures. He mentored Grim Sickers prior to their 2018 fallout, which saw him release two diss tracks on the 'Best of Both Worlds' EP alongside new collaborations with the likes of Wiley (2) and Rawza. In 2019, he was heavily involved in curating Jammer's Lord of the Mics VIII series of clashes, and he himself had a showdown with Hertfordshire's Mischief Artist for the DVD. This spawned a new sound effect that's been earning him wheel-ups ever since: "Kooong"!
Aliases:
[a1863215]

Artist

Singles & EPs

05037128136552 Funky Dee - Are You Gonna Bang Doe? album art Funky Dee Are You Gonna Bang Doe?(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Universal Music On Demand 05037128136552 2010
none Funky Dee - Crazy album art Funky Dee Crazy(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label none 2010
none Funky Dee - Hyper album art Funky Dee Hyper(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label none 2010
none Funky Dee - Big Move album art Funky Dee Big Move(File, MP3, Single, 320) CV Music none 2012
none Funky Dee - Move With The Times album art Funky Dee Move With The Times(File, MP3, Single, 320) DTA Records (4) none 2016
none Funky Dee - Best Of Both Worlds album art Funky Dee Best Of Both Worlds(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Showtime (15) none 2018
none Funky Dee - Spent album art Funky Dee Spent(File, MP3, Single, 320) Takeover none 2018
none Funky Dee - Are You Gonna Bang Doe? album art Funky Dee Are You Gonna Bang Doe?(File, MP3, Single, 320) Takeover none 2018
ROSE001 Funky Dee - Dungeon album art Ten Dixon, Funky Dee & Logan (35) Ten Dixon, Funky Dee & Logan (35) - Dungeon(File, MP3, Single, 320) Rosebank ROSE001 2019
none Funky Dee - Run album art Funky Dee Run(File, MP3, Single, 320) Not On Label none 2020

Miscellaneous

none Funky Dee - Are You Gunna Bang Doe? album art Funky Dee Are You Gunna Bang Doe?(CDr) All Around The World none UK 2010 Sell This Version