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 ProductionsThe 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) | Jay Tripwire | 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 |  + VISUAL PERFORMANCES & INSTALLATIONS BY Timeboy, VJ Culture, Keisuke Shingu + more

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

* September 21st into the 22nd 
Host: Decibel Festival
Stage: Disco
Lineup / Schedule:
Abi Getto: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Nordic Soul: 9:30pm – 11:00pm
John Tejada (live): 11:00pm – 12:15am
Omar S: 12:15am – 2:30am
Sebastian Mullaert (live): 2:30am – 4:00am
Seb Wildblood: 4:00am – 6:00am
Holmar: 6:00am – 8:00am

Host: Dig Deeper
Stage: Loft
Lineup / Schedule:
Jessie Calistri: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Mesmé: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Masha: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Jeniluv: 11:00pm – 12:30am
Lena Willikens: 12:30am – 3:00am
Mozhgan: 3:00am – 5:00am
Tavish: 5:00am – 6:30am
Chris Cruse: 6:30am – 8:00am

Host: Hallucienda
Stage: Noise
Lineup / Schedule:
Helter Skelter aka DJ Three & Grumptronix: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Kim Ann Foxman: 11:00pm – 2:00am
Lock Smith (live): 2:00am – 3:00am
Daniel Bell: 3:00am – 6:00am
DJ Three: 6:00am – 8:00am

Host: Listed and Stranger Than; present PLAY
Stage: Jewels
Lineup / Schedule:
Ray Kash: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Whitney Day: 9:00pm – 10:30pm
Ben Annand: 10:30pm – 12:00am
Sunshine Jones (live): 12:00am – 1:30am
Hoj: 1:30am – 3:00am
Jon Charnis: 3:00am – 4:30am
Mr. C: 4:30am – 6:00am
Ray Zuniga + Nikita: 6:00am – 8:00am

* September 22nd into the 23rd
Host: Listed and Stranger Than; present PLAY
MD: 8:00am – 9:30am
Holmar & special guests: 9:30am – 11:30am
Dax Lee: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Tal Ohana: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Zach Walker: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Bryant Jensen: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Anna Forest: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Host: XLR8R
Stage: Loft
Lineup / Schedule:
WXC: John Wander b2b Luke Cheadle: 8:00am – 10:00am
Kate Simko: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Dave Aju: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Droog: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Ricoshëi (live): 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Kash Kingsley: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Ray Zuniga + Nikita: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Host: Sublevel
Stage: Disco
Lineup / Schedule:
Mr. Koolaid: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Tara Brooks: 10:00pm – 12:00am
Cassy: 12:00am – 2:00am
Doc Martin / Sublevel live: 2:00am – 4:00am
Danny Howells: 4:00am – 6:00am
Cassy / Doc Martin / Danny Howells: 6:00am – 8:00am

Stage: Loft
Lineup / Schedule:
MkO: 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Atish: 10:30pm – 2:00am
Nico Stojan: 2:00am – 5:00am
Sandrino: 5:00am – 8:00am
SAAND: 8:00am – 11:00am

Host: Desert Hearts
Stage: Noise
Lineup / Schedule:
RYBO b2b Lubelski: 8:00pm – 1:00am
Porky: 1:00am – 3:30am
Jozif: 3:30am – 6:00am
Dink: 6:00am – 8:30am

Host: Subtract Music
Stage: Jewels
Lineup / Schedule:
Anton Tumas: 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Dance Spirit (live): 10:30pm – 12:30am
Jay Tripwire: 12:30am – 3:00am
Jon Charnis (live): 3:00am – 4:30am
Special guests: 4:30am – ???

Discounted Passes to FAMILY FUNKTION are available now at Passes are tiered and will go up in price the closer we get to the event. Advance purchases are recommended

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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.

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