In 2004, Takao Baba and Kadir “Amigo” Memis organised the event in Düsseldorf for the first time. They followed their passion for urban dance styles, and developed since then innovative concepts as the 5 vs. 5 mix-style World Team Battle – which is an original, and often copied, concept by Funkin’ Stylez.
Funkin’ Stylez was the first urban dance battle event in Germany, that brought different dance styles and formats together. Meanwhile Funkin´Stylez became to one of the biggest urban dance events in Germany and celebrates the 11th anniversary this year. The 5 vs. 5 Mixstyle World Team Battle concept is an original concept of Funkin’ Stylez which got so popular, that many other events are using the same concept. In 2008 Funkin’ Stylez was one of the first Hip Hop battle events that introduced Voguing to Germany and Europe. Since 2013 international qualifications are carried out in different categories. The Funkin´Stylez event is made up of „Funkin’ Stylez Qualifier Tour 2012“, „Funkin’ Stylez Only the strong“ and „Funkin’ Stylez World Team Battle“. Last year the new category „Funkin’ Stylez Herokidz“ Junior Battle for dancers under 16 years was introduced.