Mike Dimpfl is a master's student at SUNY ESF studying the human dimensions of water use. Dimpfl recently moved to Syracuse after living in Brooklyn for ten years, where he said he did a lot of DJing. Looking for a way to split up his week doing something he loves, Dimpfl began Mittwok: A Hump-Day Disco Fanasta!
Dimpfl first got the idea for his mid-week disco show after talking with Adam Gold, one of the owners of Funk 'n Waffles. Gold had the equipment and Dimpfl had the skills, so the two organized the mid-week funk and disco show.
When DJing, Dimpfl uses the name Dr. and Mrs. Tumnus, a name he says came from an inside joke with his friends. Dimpfl says they would talk about how most DJs had singular names, so he decided to develop, as he calls it, his own split personality.
The name of the set, Mittwok: A Hump-Day disco Fanasta also has a story behind it. Dimpfl says his friends from New York City use the phrase "fanasta" all the time. Dimpfl also says he spent part of his childhood in Germany. Mittwok is the German word for Wednesday, and thus, the name was born.
Dimpfl says he plans to continue DJing at Funk 'n Waffles every Wednesday from 11 am until 2:30 pm.