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Biography of Funk D'Void
|Real name / ||Lars Sandberg|
|Moniker(s) / ||Francois Dubois, Chaser, X-Funk, Hellfire Club|
Lars Sandberg AKA Funk D'Void, is a DJ and producer who has been at the forefront of the global electronic music scene since the mid-90s. He started Djing at around the tender age of 15, running two under-18 clubs himself – a perfect start to his career. Knowing his vocation to music from an early age after being brought up by his professional pianist mother, Lars never had any doubt as to where his future would lie.
House music changed his life, the early Chicago sound specifically, and hearing the certain sounds during his childhood stirred something inside him; the 808 drum machine used on Marvin Gaye's “Sexual Healing” secured his fascination with these electronic sounds – the turning point over to the Detroit techno sound was almost a spiritual moment as it forged his unique sound that would follow over the coming years – visceral, soulful and without compromise.
After a string of hits over the years (“Jack Me Off”, “Bad Coffee” “Emotional Content”) plus some killer remixes for the likes of Underworld, New Order and Kevin Saunderson, he is probably best known for the end-of-nighter 'Diabla' which bridged house and techno (and was flogged by everyone from Danny Howells to Sven Vath). And if you look carefully, recently you’ll also spy the name ‘L. Sandberg’ in the liner notes of releases by "newcomer" Francois Dubois, whose “Blood” and “I Try” were huge underground hits of 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Much in demand DJ and critically acclaimed producer, his Djing style is everything you expect a true music lover’s taste to be: he is comfortable and adept at moving any dancefloor, the proof being that he is one of the busiest Djs on the circuit today, and has been for the last decade. You only have to ask today’s heroes and legends what they think of the talented Scotsman:
“ Amid the sea of average disc jockeys there are a few gems that really do deserve your attention, Lars Sandberg ( Funk D’Void ) is one one of them , consistently breaking new ground and delivering quality, the man is a legend in my house, and should be in yours”
"Lars is phenomenal - an incredibly sound DJ, as well as being one of my favourite producers of the last ten years."
"Moving the dancefloor from the 90's to the 21st century, basements to festivals, Funk D’Void is right up there with the very best. He's provided the soundtrack to nights that have become legend. Always distinctive - grooves with soul that rock it. He lives it, loves it and makes the T-shirt. Vive Le Deep"
ANDY CATO (GROOVE ARMADA)
"One of the most forward thinking DJ producers of the last ten years. An inspiration to me in the way i think about music, and make it."
“Funk D’Void...quality music all the way. Top producer and DJ”
"A true music connoisseur, a partyman and a DJ's DJ, one of the finest, sonically trustworthy and consistent selectors on the planet."
“Lars is a proper DJ who can take things in any direction because he KNOWS music.
From the deepest of house to the funkiest of techno the crowds love him and the quality music he pushes in his sets.”
JAMIE “JIMPSTER’ ODELL
Selected discography of Funk D'Void
Jack Me Off, 12" (Soma)
Soul Man, 12" (Soma)
Soul Man, 12" (Soma)
Technoir, CD (Soma)
Bad Coffee, 12" (Soma)
Technoir, 2xCD (Soma)
Technoir, LP (Soma)
Herbie On Rhodes, 12" (Soma)
Lucky Strike, 12" (Soma)
Diabla, 2x12" (Vale Music)
To Ya Waistline, 12" (Soma)
Desperado, 12" (Soma)
DOS, CD (Soma)
DOS, LP (Soma)
Diabla, 12" (Soma)
Diabla Remixes, 12" (Soma)
Diabla, CD (Soma)
The Man With The Red Face (Funk D'Void Remix) on The Man With The Red Face, CD5" (F Communications, Mute Records)
Loopduell 1 (On Guard Mix) on 39 Flavours of Tech-Funk, 2xCD (React)
Missing Law Rain (Funk D'Void Mix) on Paranoid (again), 12" (Tresor)
Banjo (Funk D'Void Remix) on Sci-fi Level 3.3, CD (Superstition)
Banjo (Funk D'Void Remix) on Banjo, 12" (PIAS Recordings)
Control Sense (Funk D'Void Senso Unico Remix) on Control Sense Remix, 12" (Utilities Plastic)
Velvet (Funk D'Void Mix) on Velvet (Remixes), 12" (SLS)
Trontsephora (Funk D'Void Remix) on A Shift Through The Shadows, 12" (Headspace Recordings (UK))
Struttin' (Funk D'Void's New Tokyo Mix) on Struttin' Remixes, 12" (Reel Musiq)
Sky Blue (Funk D' Void Remix) on Ovum Single Sampler, 12" (Ovum Recordings)
Welcome (Funk D'Void's Rework) on Welcome To The Discotheque, 12" (Feis)
Rundown (Funk D'Void Mix) on Rundown, 12" (Soma)
Find Another Ho! (Funk D'Void Fifteeen Dollar Mix) on Find Another Ho!, 12" (Independiente)
Loopduelle (Funk D'Void "On Guard" Mix) on Loopduelle (Remixes), 12" (Force Inc.)
Powers Of Ten (Funk D'Void Mix) on Powers Of Ten, 12" (Soma)
Mating Rhythm (Funk D'Void Remix) on Mating Rhythm EP, 12" (Immigrant)
Mothership Reconnection (Funk D'Void Remix) on Mothership Reconnection, 12" (Soma, EMI Records)
Shuffle Rush (Funk D'Void Rmx) on Shuffle Rush, 12" (Urban Substance Records)
Sunday Island 3 (Funk D'Void Remork) on The State Of E:Motion Vol. 9, 2xCD (E:Motion)
Virtuoso on Virtuoso, 12" (Soma)
Someone Like You (Funk D'Void Remix) on Someone Like You, 12" (London Records)
The Man With The Red Face (Fun