Line-up /Funk D'Void, PQM, Whitecat, Raulll, Jeff Drake, Vengeance, A-Tonez, Victims, Samrai, Georgia, DJ Rubz
This Saturday October 20 Chinese Laundry are excited to host Funk D Void and PQM, for the official launch of Balance 022
The latest offering from the outstanding Balance mix Series, mixed by Funk D Void.
Lars Sandberg AKA Funk D'Void, is a DJ and producer who has been involved in 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. With his mother being a professional pianist, Lars knew his vocation from an early age, and never had any doubt his future would lie with music.
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 you’ll also spy the name ‘L. Sandberg’ in the liner notes of releases by deep house producer Francois Dubois, whose “Blood” and “I Try” were huge underground hits of 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Collaborations with such luminaries as Phil Kieran and more recently Sian have produced stellar results - further galvanising his diversity in the techno arena and has led us to the somewhat overdue arrival of his own personal label, Outpost. 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 15 years.
And Joining Funk D Void in the Cave will be one of our crowd favourites PQM, favoured among the likes of Deep Dish, Danny Howells, Hernan Cattaneo and Danny Tenaglia, this New York
native, (just call him “Quick”) has been influencing the world’s underground music scene for over a decade.For a record to attain anthem status with DJ’s around the world is no small feat, but he accomplished just
that with his independent house music interpretation, of the Led Zeppelin rock classic “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”. It was his ageless classic “The Flying Song” (Ibiza anthem of 2001) that became one of the
most licensed dance tracks of all time!
In the Laundry we have a bumper line up as well headlined by the trio of Jeff Drake (The Only) , Vengeance & A-Tonez
You know this is going to get rowdy !!