Berlin breaks wizard Torpedo Boyz make rare SF appearance at 3rd annual Funksgiving Party
Bay Area funk and breaks Djs Romanowski, Motion Potion, Fred Funk, Malarkey, Tal Klein, Tim Dietz, Big Dolla and Victor Vega stuff the dance-floor with heaping helpings of hearty beats
WHO: Torpedo Boyz (www.torpedoboyz.com – Berlin) Romanowski (Trouser Trout Records, http://www.romanowski45.com
), Motion Potion (www.myspace.com/motionpotion), Malarkey (Juke Joint), Tal Klein (www.djtalklein.com), Fred Funk (the Brass Tax), Victor Vega (www.myspace.com/victorvegamusic), Big$Bill (the Fringe), Tim Dietz (the Fringe)
LIVE ART: The painters of the Fringe Arts Collective
WHEN: Thanksgiving-Eve, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | Doors at 10pm
WHERE: MIGHTY | 119 Utah St @ 15th | 415.626.7001
GENERAL INFO: http://www.sunsetpromotions.net
PRESS INFO: Robert Kowal / firstname.lastname@example.org / 415-971-4527
TICKETS: $12 adv.at http://www.sunsettickets.com
. $15 at the door
DISCOUNT RSVP: $10 at the door before 11pm with RSVP at Going.com
DETAILS: Sunset Promotions & the Fringe Arts Collective present the third annual "Funksgiving" churning up an appetite for turkey with some of the funkiest djs in the world.
This year we welcome Berlin producer Kentastic, whose releases under the moniker "Torpedo Boyz" have helped blur the lines between breakbeat, rock and pop. Their incredibly funky uptempo compositions combine elements of rock, house, disco, and comedy into dance music that is quite simply unique. Torpedo Boyz have drawn international acclaim for their 2007 release “Headache Music” with its sardonic raps about tweakers at bars, and the need for better drumming. This snarky humorous edge makes them seem almost like the European version of James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem or a less evil Evil 9. Torpedo Boyz will headline a killer night of nufunk, breaks, funk and disco at your favorite danceclub and mine, Mighty.
What better to add to some German Nufunk, than a bit of Swiss Nufunk, in the form of San Francisco underground hero Romanowski. The stuntman, nudist, disk-jockey, collage artist, sneaker painter, and CEO of Trouser Trout records has been dropping funky beats in San Francisco for the better part of 15 years. And though his releases run the gamut from nufunk, organic breaks, to fresh dancehall to Bollywood beats, Romanowski’s heart and soul is in the funk. There are few in the Bay Area with a fatter collection of juicy funk 45’s and the skill to link them together.
Another darling of the SF funkerground DJ Tal Klein is celebrating the release of his 3 nufunk E.Ps by touring the US, Canada and England. One of the most underrated Djs in the city, Tal is an expert at layering the modern beats with oldschool themes. Ditto that with Motion Potion, a wildcard if there ever was one, and Malarkey, who’s weekly Juke Joint parties have kept the funk alive in the North Bay. Fred Funk is a tech-breaks wizard who has long plied his trade as a member of the Brass Tax crew. Tim Dietz is quickly gaining local notice for his astute grasp of various formats of breakbeat while Victor Vega has seen similar attention for his handle on electro and minimal house. Big$Bill is an eclecticist if there ever was one, dropping mashups, breaks, and hip hop and always rocking the party.
Adding some culture to the counterculture is the goal of the Fringe Arts Collective, and they will be represented by numerous live painters and fine artists who will ply their trade to the greasy beats thrown down by the selectionists.