FAMILY FUNKTION: 60+ Artists / 4 Stages / 40+ Hours of House and Techno
Friday, September 21 2018 @ UNION (Los Angeles)
We are excited to announce the debut of FAMILY FUNKTION in LA, a collaboration between Decibel Festival and Listed Productions. The multi-day festival will feature 60+ elite house and techno artists, performing across four stages over 40+ hours straight. In an effort to unite the vast underground dance music community, FAMILY FUNKTION has enlisted the support of 10 hosts, each bringing with them a unique sound, vision and audience. Various hosts include labels, promoters and media outlets. Aside from listed and Decibel, the party hosts will include the following: Desert Hearts, Hallucienda, Sublevel, XLR8R, Subtract Music, SBCLTR, Stranger Than and Dig Deeper.
The house and techno festival will feature a diverse selection of international and local artists including Omar S | Cassy | Danny Howells | Sebastian Mullaert (live) | DJ Three | Nico Stojan | Lena Willikens | Atish | Kim Ann Foxman | Doc Martin | Sublevel (live) | Daniel Bell | Kate Simko | Holmar | Jozif | John Tejada (live) | Seb Wildblood | Hoj | Sandrino | Mr. C | Sunshine Jones (live) | Porky | Dance Spirit (live) | Jon Charnis (live) | Dave Aju | Tara Brooks | Ricoshëi (live) | SAAND | Ray Zuniga & Nikita | Mozhgan | Chris Cruse | Lubelski | Droog | RYBO | Lock Smith (live) | Helter Skelter | Ben Annand | Jeniluv | Anton Tumas | Masha | Tavish | Zach Walker | MD | Dink | Ray Kash | Nordic Soul | Tal Ohana | Mr. Koolaid | Abi Getto | Dax Lee | Whitney Day | WXC: John Wander b2b Luke Cheadle | MkO | Anna Forest | Mesmé | Jessie Calistri | Bryant Jensen | Kash Kingsley | + special guests to be announced
In terms of production and venue amenities, FAMILY FUNKTION will be transforming the historic two-story, eight room venue into a veritable playground for the senses; complete with Funktion-One Sound across all stages, visual art that includes projection mapping, audio/visual installations, lighting/lasers, decor by talented set designers/artists and a curated selection of food and merchandise vendors. Come decompress with the finest beings on the planet. This party was made with the intention of spreading good vibes, pure love and family in mind ❤
.: PASSES / ADDITIONAL LINKS :.
Discounted Passes to FAMILY FUNKTION are available now at http://bit.ly/FamilyFunktion. Passes are tiered and will go up in price the closer we get to the event. Advance purchases are recommended
Resident Advisor: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1130132
Restless Nites: https://restlessnites.com/familyfunktion
.: VENUE INFORMATION / PARKING :.
FAMILY FUNKTION will take place at UNION (formerly Jewel’s Catch One – see HISTORY below). Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Mid City neighborhood, UNION is located between 5 and 15 minutes from downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica and LAX. The address is 4067 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles.
UNION is a two-floor, eight-room venue equipped with Function-One Sound, full lighting/video production, air conditioning, six bars, ample restrooms, ample seating and a massive outdoor smoking patio with a kitchen that will all be running the duration of the event. We’re also coordinating a marketplace for community vendors that we’ll be announcing closer to the event, so stay tuned.
On-site parking is available on a first come, first serve basis (three separate lots, behind, next to and across the street from UNION). Street parking is available as well. Due to the size and scope of the event, we do recommend taking Uber of Lyft to avoid parking issues.
HOURS / INS-AND-OUTS
The event will start at 7PM on Friday, September 21st and continue until Sunday afternoon/early evening depending on attendance (minimum 40 hours straight). We will be allowing in-and-out privileges, but know that there could be long re-entry lines during peak hours (10PM to 3AM). Due to the level of amenities at the venue, we are doing everything within our power to make sure all FAMILY FUNKTION attendees are comfortable, entertained and engaged; start to finish.
Jewel’s Catch One was the oldest Black owned disco in America thanks to owner Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. The story of Jewel and “The Catch” is one of four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of Los Angeles by breaking down racial, social, and cultural barriers. One of the original safe spaces for both the LGBTQ and Black communities, Jewel’s Catch One also served as a refuge for many during the AIDS crisis. As Jewel’s club grew to become known as the “unofficial Studio 54 of the West Coast,” Jewel became a national role model for how to fight discrimination and serve the less fortunate. When it opened in 1973, the club was one of the first black discos in the United States, and was for a long time the major black gay bar in Los Angeles. When the club opened it became a hub for a diverse population of performers including Sylvester, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer, Whoopi Goldberg, Rick James and Madonna.
In 2018 Ava Duvernay bought the rights to and sold the Jewel’s Catch One Documentary to Netflix. If you haven’t watched the film, it’s an excellent story that offers deeper insight into the venue and Jewel herself http://www.jewelscatchonedocumentary.com
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