“The Funk Phenomena” is a single from Armand Van Helden’s debut studio album Old School Junkies: The Album (1996). The song uses samples from “How High” by Method Man & Redman, “Who Is He (And What Is He to You)” by Creative Source and “Don’t Throw My Love Around”, by Cooly’s Hot Box.
Armand van Helden (born February 16, 1970) is an American DJ and producer of electro house music from Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the main proponents of the genre Speed Garage, remixing various artists such as Janet Jackson, Juliet Roberts, KRS-One, and Sneaker Pimps among others with this musical style. He is closely linked to the electronic music scene of New York.
Van Helden often remixes and uses samples of funk, soul, rhythm, blues and rap. He also uses filters and dub progressions, as in NYC beat, dancehall and reggae samples.