In 2023, FSQ celebrated their 10th anniversary - the project was born out of the epic collaboration between funk legends Parliament-Funkadelic and the dance music duo Soul Clap.
FSQ is a six person team that covers soul, funk, disco and house music in their original and remix productions. FSQ released their album "Reprise Tonight" on Soul Clap Records in 2020 with keystone funk artists George Clinton, Nona Hendryx, Fonda Rae and more making guest appearances. Most recently, a remix version of the album was released, "Reprise Reprise Tonight" with new takes by disco mix inventor Tom Moulton, Italo disco kings Birdee and DJ Rocca, the funky Ray Mang, Brooklyn's own Jitwam and more.
FSQ DJ sets are helmed by the group's leader, Chuck Da Fonk, and extend into some of the funkiest corners of dance music, where you'll hear deep Balearic grooves, rare P-Funk sides, 80s boogie funk, uncommon new wave 12"s, and modern underground house cuts. With FSQ's next album "Nightlife Geography'' already in production, plus a long line of remixes in the can, Chuck's DJ sets also hit your ear with plenty of original FSQ music you won't hear anywhere else. You can find Chuck Da Fonk's diverse selections presented every Thursday on Brooklyn based The Face Radio from 3-6pm ET.
Chuck Da Fonk's music business alter ego is Chuck Fishman, who began his career with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic in the late 1990s. He entered the world of music tech in the early 2000s helping to develop the market for the first direct-to-consumer platform for major record label websites via his work at Cisco, and later Acquia. He then led business development for music content recognition and metadata solutions at Gracenote / Nielsen.
Chuck is a tireless artist advocate and helps musicians use today's technology solutions to reach, grow, engage and monetize audiences. His latest work for music research firm Water & Music is titled "Comparing For Artist Platforms" and helps independent artists leverage the features offered on music streaming services' back ends. Chuck splits his time with the TONAL Agency working with legacy artists such as the Estate of James Mtume (Mtume) and as part of the Soul Clap Records label team with a focus on metadata and publishing administration.