The Funky Splunkers
1am - 6am (Sun. night/Mon. morn)
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Opening: Mike Swells
Lounge: Terry Mullan & The Funky Splunkers
RISE is 18+ and there is never a dress code.
RISE is a private club. You must be a member, or the guest of a member, to get in.
Price: $10 members; $20 guests; $15 w/ college ID
Slovenian-born Umek brings his aggressive techno stylings to RISE after-hours for a special Sunday night set, celebrating Memorial Day weekend and the official start of summer. Umek’s career reflects one of hard work and dedication. As a result he has a long list of awards and accolades, consistently placing in top 100 DJ lists, recently earning #3 in the Techno category for DJ Mag in 2009. Approaching almost 20 years, his career is also a lengthy one, with over 500 original productions to boast. He has unmatched experience, and his hard work has led him to become recognized as his one of his countries principle musical exports. He is known as “Fotr” – or, the father of Slovenian techno, and now headlines at the most highly regarded clubs & festivals throughout the world – from Miami’s Ultra Music Festival to Serbia’s Exit Festival. Of course, he has also compiled an Essential Mix for Pete Tong’s seminal BBC Radio 1 mix series – perhaps the most ubiquitous milestone for any electronic music artist who as “made it.”
Umek is also riding high off the success of his 1605 Music Therapy record label, which has been smashing DJ charts lately with releases from A-List artists like Marco Bailey, Kiko, Christian Smith, Jay Lumen, and of course Umek himself. This label is one of the most prominent trendsetters in today’s most influential dance clubs.
The RISE lounge, which typically serves as a less intense refuge for the main room, boasts it’s own massive lineup for this special long weekend party. Chicago based Terry Mullan, turbtablist extraordinaire, will play a set of his signature style of funky quirky jacking acid house combined with cutting and scratching, making up an entirely new genre all his own. Mullan has collaborated with industry leaders such as DJ Sneak, DJ Dan, Ian Pooley, and Richie Hawtin, and has also been featured on Pete Tong’s essential selection. In the DJ booth, his credits include Coachella, Sullivan Room (NYC), Bugged Out (London), The End (London), Footwork (Toronto), and Ruby Skye (S.F.) amongst raves as far off as Japan, Australia and Germany.
RISE Resident Mike Swells opens up the main room for Umek, while The Funk Spelunkers (Jaser & Randall - Aural Pleasure, Rareform, Funky Comm) play along side Mullen in the lounge.