Like fun, only more so.
One freezing & blistery January morning, laying wide-awake and alone on some unknown person's damp & cum-stained bed after a typically disgusting Leeds house party, the word Funh was born..
Unable to move this fragile mess of a body attached to me, I had to try to focus on something; at least to prevent death. Now was not the time, or place.
A few days prior, I had been offered the chance to host a weekly event in my favourite bar in the city, after many successful DJ sets there... warming up for the likes of: Pete Rock, Soul II Soul, The Herbaliser, Craig Charles, DJ Format, DJ Switch, Edan & several other mega performers.
This was after several years of solid residencies in nearly every venue in the mother-city of Liverpool, as well as obtaining guest performances in many other key venues & fantastic events around the UK & Europe...such as Fabric, Amnesia, Cafe Mambo, Ibiza Rocks, Bugged Out, Ministry Of Sound, Electric Brixton, Gold Teeth, Bigger Than Barry, G-Bar, Waxxx & many more.
Anyway, I had been attempting to create the poster for this new event, I was using the word 'fun' as a wildy original template of the event name...and had already completed the rest of the poster, before deciding a proper one. I had of course deleted all previous versions of the work, and basically had to do the whole thing again, or just add to what was already there. There was a huge space at the end of the 'Fun', so I just sifted through the alphabet in my head and seemed to strike gold with a silent 'h'.
Cool, done... Funh.
It appeared and sounded to me like a combo of some tough German word, whilst also being Oriental & abstract in some way. This appealed to me. It was going to be that, and I was sticking with it.
I needed to fucking get out of here...
After a few hours of contemplation I decided to crawl uphill in the snow & extra-slippery ice for about 2 miles back home, still hallucinating wildly from the overload of 2nh-nbome (legal at the time, perhaps). The temperature was around minus 17 thousand degrees.
Taxis did not exist on this day. Even if a determined Alpha driver was to be scouring this wicked morning; one who's car had huge thick monster-truck tyres and a giant snow-plow attached to the front, with steaming hot air blowing all the fucking ice & shit out of the way; I would have been too fucked-up to even protrude one of my arms in a convincing enough manner for them to stop for me.
It began as an obscure & eclectic midweek club-night located in Distrikt, UK (with a different poster):
Today, Funh represents a more stripped back, yet expressive style of creative arts.
The current headquarters are now based in Lisbon, Portugal.
After spending most of this life seeking & discovering unusual and interesting pieces of all forms of art, and picking up on trends early; it seemed like a reasonable thing to get into the Art trade.
As well as continuing to perform around the city, whilst working heavily on the production of original music also, there is now a focus on buying and selling modern & contemporary artwork from high-profile, established international artists, as well as upcoming & undiscovered superstars.
Find some of the current offerings in the Store.
Jōshua is always available for DJ hire anywhere on the planet.
Jōshua Alexander Murphy