Originally called the Soul Garden, Funk Division was formed in 2014 by the producer/drummer Mark Duffus (Sure Shot of Blak Prophetz). Mark decided that the time had come to create 'Funk Division' to concentrate more on a particular genre namely Acid Jazz, Funk & Soul, R&B including House & Garage with producer partner Derek King (DJ DK). Previous recordings of the Funk Division can be heard as early as 1994 under the name of JPQ with jazz vocalist Maria Harper (G.Thomas) originally from Us3. Funk Division consist of a trio, Mark Anthony, a superb vocalist namely Samantha Pearce and House/Garage Producer Derek King.
Mark Duffus has worked with and produced and remixed tracks for many world class globally recognized artists including that of Justin Timberlake, Joyce Sims, Afrika Bambaataa, Glen Goldsmith, Warren Stacey, Preeyah Kalidas and many more.
Today the Funk Division is working on the new album due for release 2015 which features their latest addition to the band Jazz/Neo Soul vocalist Sam Pearce. Stay tuned to their website to hear snippets of the new album and singles to come.