January 11, 1975 (48)
Aaron Funk, also known as Venetian Snares, is a Canadian electronic musician, recognized for pioneering breakcore, a genre that melds elements of jungle, drum and bass, and other electronic music styles into a frenetic sonic tapestry. His music is often a chaotic yet calculated storm of complex beats and unorthodox samples, attracting an eclectic and devoted fan base. Notable albums that capture this audial magic include “Rossz Csillag Alatt Született” (2005), a merging of classical samples and breakbeats, and “Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006” (2002), another fan-favorite.
Collaborations have been a lesser but significant aspect of his career. While known for his individualistic approach, Venetian Snares has successfully partnered with a host of artists to explore new musical landscapes. Among them are Otto von Schirach, Hecate (Rachael Kozak), Cex (Rjyan Claybrook Kidwell), Doormouse (Kevin Michael), John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Speedranch^Jansky Noise, Dev/Null (Chris Douglas), Belladonnakillz (Peter Moskalyk), Stunt Rock (Bill Barsby), and Enduser (Lynn Standafer).
Venetian Snares has also achieved recognition through various forms of appreciation and distinction in the electronic music scene. His 2005 album “Rossz Csillag Alatt Született” was ranked among the top albums of the year by several music publications. Additionally, he has had several albums released through the famed Planet Mu label.