We Jack & AudioBite Records present: We Jack Detroit. This time we are joined by:
Ramiro Bernabela === Jesse James === Just Alexander === Pressed & Proper === Enjoi === DJ Tommy B === Larsin === Fancy Pants
— DJ FUNK (DanceMania Records, Dirty Bird, ED Banger, Boys Noize Records, Hot Creations Dim Mak)
DJ Funk started producing in the mid-90’s and his sound became the heartbeat of an entire city and flowed for more than a decade in most of the music shops around the world. He creates the perfect balance between Hip Hop Music and House Music and produces it all in his Chicago studio. With more than forty EPs to his credit on Dance Mania, Underground Construction, Pro-Jex or Funk Records, his own label, he’s known to be a major influence of many different artists such as for Daft Punk, quoted in their tribute track “Teachers” from their first album. DJ FUNK then works with many worldwide electro producers such as Justice, Basement Jaxx, and kills the charts with his mix-tapes. He became the biggest representative of the ghetto house scene throughout the world and smashed every continent with his hysterical sets, his exclusive selection and his unusual behavior. Back in 2012 his three track EP underlined his strong will to put back Booty Music within the heart of the international club scene with his big bass drum hits and his devilishly efficient gimmicks. With Fuck Dat Ass, DJ Funk showed from the very start his large range of talents, from composing powerful beats or to chanting his lyrics within the pure tradition of Hip-House from Chicago, Three Fine Hoes and its epic and explicit melody is sized to wreck any dance floor. Titties & Beer sums up Big Daddy Funk’s ability to make life’s pleasure ghetto house anthems within the most simple and efficient way which most of the world's biggest DJs envy. With its 20th release, Booty Call Records confirmed its position as the Booty Bass music label of reference and it is natural for Sir Chambers, godfather of the label since 2007, to entrust those three genuine chi. The King of Booty is definitely back in the charts.
He has shared stages along the way with Daft Punk, Green Velvet, Justice, Ed Banger, Franky Bones, Funk Master Flex, Ice T, The Roots, Steve Aoki, Ken Ishi, Calvin Harris, DJ Qbert, Wu Tang Clan, Armand Van Helden, The Booty Call Crew, Boys Noize, Crookers, Grand Master Flash, Two Live Crew, African Bambaata, Dance Mania Family, and Run DMC. After recently purchasing one of the top recording studios in the Chicago area and with his remix of Justice’s indie-club hit “Water’s of Nazareth”, a whole new generations of fans are finding out about what DJ Funk is all about.
His biggest selling release to date is “Booty House Anthems” which has sold over 1,000,000 copies and put “Ghetto House” music back on the map with his 2008 release of “Booty House Anthems 2″ which produced over 3,500,000 downloads. «Booty House Anthems 3» and the «20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Collection» that are now available on CD Baby and iTunes.
— Gettoblaster (We Jack, Psycho Disco, Trax Records, InHouse, Spacedisco, Guesthouse)
Creating a hyper-sexualized style of four-on-the-floor that’s heavily influenced by Chicago and Detroit’s underground, the multifaceted approach of rising duo Gettoblaster sees them not only paying homage to the classic jackin’ sounds of house and techno but rather forging the future innovations of them.
Their signature grooves on the debut LP We Jack saw them restoring vintage themes of club music in the 80s and 90s and giving them a modern finesse. They were able to showcase the broad range of their artistry in 2015 with their second LP Diamonds & Palm Trees, which signalled the launch of their imprint We Jack. Showing their aptitude for house rhythms, the album brandished Gettoblaster’s knowledge of the definitive house footwork sound that has inspired their crate. At the tail end of 2016, Gettoblaster gave the world a proper education in house with the release of their third album Chi Til I Die. A quick glance at the track list would be enough to make any house head green with envy as living legends Steve “Silk” Hurley and Marshall Jefferson are just some of the artists featured on the album.
— 18+ with valid ID. Doors at 10pm. Limited $15 online presale tickets available at: bit.ly/wejackdetroit0127