Originally founded by Mack Goudy Jr. (Paris The Black Fu) and Andy Toth (Dr. Toefinger) in Detroit back in 1998 todays Detroit Grand Pubahs consist of Paris, his alter egos and the Mysterious Mr O: butcher extraordinaire.
The Pubahs are no novelty act. There is method to the madness and bass in the badness. Its just that something went awry in the funk lab and Paris The Black Fu just hasnt been feeling himselves ever since. Its all about personality (well split personalities) and a mission to put the fun(k) back into techno. For many the realm of a faceless faade, Paris sets out to engage the crowd and bring the party. And thats what it was all about in the first place, wasnt it?
The teaming of Mack Goudy Jr. (aka Paris the Black Fu aka the Schizophrenic Brainchild of Funkno aka Dr. Bootygrabber) & The Mysterious Mr O was a natural disaster waiting to happen. Miraculously, the personalities of these two tweaked characters seemed to compliment each other perfectly and instantly bonded them together.
The original Pubahs started out on Brian Gillespies tiny indie Throw label, releasing the underground club hit Sandwiches. When a Jive Electro A&R man, dutifully out buying records at a local strip club, heard it he immediately knew he had something special and prepared to unleash it on the world. Since then, theyve scored a pop hit in a number of countries and an underground classic worldwide. Theyve also taken their live show to another level, with Paris donning multiple costumes and personalities and encouraging the crowd to participate in the funk.
Their debut LP, Funk All Yall, a mixture of funk, techno and a healthy dose of the bizarre was a call to arms for techno get down like a sex machine whilst the second long player, Galactic Ass Creatures From Uranus on Steve Bugs Poker Flat imprint, spawned two club hits with The Clapper and Big Onion and torched the way for electro-house.
At some point during the lab stage process of Dr. Bootygrabbers ass transplant the Mysterious Mr. Os talents with a meat cleaver came into their own and the Pubahs become two again. Adding more steel (and of course dashing looks) to the Pubahs roadshow this non-stop techno/electro act has been all around the world and back taking their electronic lo-fi funk into clubs and large festivals alike. Move your ass and your mind will follow.
The Pubahs now also run their own label, Det.Ele.Funk (or to give it its full title Detroit Electronic Funk) and Paris has been with guest vocals for Steve Bug, The Advent, Marc Romboy, Samuel L Session, Deetron, to name a few.
The end of 2008 saw the release of their 3rd album titled Nuttin Butt Funk. Whilst this album featured the Funk hit Rolling Papers & Bush (a song about George Bushs war on drugs), the album was to remind people of their techno influences, something the previous 2 albums hadnt touched on so much.
2009 saw Paris & Mr O develop their DJ side of the Pubahs carrying out mixes for Matrix Music (Detroit Conection Pt. 4) and the Red Bull Music Academy. They spent the year showcasing a new semi live show incorporating live elements into a Dj set. Their Detelefunk label has taken a hiatus for most of 2009 while they moved distributors, the label was relaunched September 2009 with a compilation titled BUttFUnkula & the Remixes from Earth which features remixes of their tracks from some of the Pubahs producer fans, including Robert Hood,Samuel L Session, DJ 3000, Alexander Robotnick, Aux 88, DJ Godfather and more.