The New York based Electrik Soul record label has been rolling out music to House and Techno lovers since 1993. Electrik Soul events have always been known for showcasing the labels talent with the main focus on the people attending. "We want the crowd to trust the music coming out of the speakers for a few hours, unite and have an elevated experience through dance" says Dj Onionz "We hope you will join us".
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
Onionz is and always will be one of the pioneering forces behind yesterdays and today's worldwide Dj culture.
A native New Yorker, his historical Dj career has been nothing short of legendary. Onionz the Co-Founder and owner of Electrik Soul Recordings has headlined the most prestigious clubs, parties and events around the globe such as Ministry Of Sound, Stereo Montreal, The Roxy, Pacha Ibiza, garnering a reputation as a Dj's-Dj. Moving crowd's of 150 - 15,000 in 37 United States, Asia, Europe to South America, his innovative, and powerfully imaginative performances have streaked the souls and memories of music lovers for eternity.
As a renowned producer, Onionz is recognized for remixing and producing some of music's biggest names such as Candido, Robert Owens, Carl Cox, Robin S, Roy Ayers, Dj Pierre and more. His catalog of original productions and remixes has helped labels grow and captivate intercontinental dance music success. Some of these great labels he has worked with are Intec, Champion, Cr2, Siesta, N.R.K., Mile End Recordings, 2020 Vision, Bush Recordings, Maya, Uniform, Electronic Petz, Goanche, Soma, Om Records.
A Legend - Originator - Prevailer, Onionz dominates the dancefloor.
DJ SPUN (NYC)
Anyone with the vaguest interest in sparse, jangling beats, synth flourishes, handclaps and cowbells, should be familiar with DJ Spun and the label he founded, Rong Music. Few have contributed as much to the ongoing vitality of electronic music in NYC in the new millenium, or been such a welcome guest at the world’s cult house, disco and techno parties. His Promo Only imprint is credited with bringing the worldwide disco edit craze to the U.S. of A. Rong Music and their dual imprint collaboration with fellow NY dancefloor eclecticists DFA put out some of the most compelling, and carefully curated, releases of the Noughts. The parties he throws are the stuff of legend. For seven years the curator of MoMA/P.S.1’s prestigious Warm Up Music series, his All Night Rong parties with DJ Harvey and others boast a devoted following from London to Tokyo. For 20+ years his legendary DJ sets, releases and remixes on his own labels and others have seen him aligning with influential pioneers of danceable electronic music including Maceo Plex, Francois K, DJ Harvey, Daniel Wang, Stephen Hall of Arthur Russell and Loose Joints fame, Douglas J.McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb, James Chance and the Contortions, the Idjut Boys, and many more. Watch out for his latest collaborative projects “BlakSpun” with Mark Bell (aka Blakkat) and live/electronic group “Loose Control Band” with Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Contimuum, Reagenz)... So Rong: so right.
Eli Escobar (Tiki Disco)
Eli Escobar is the quintessential New York City DJ.Over the past ten years he’s built a reputation around his parties (Tiki Disco) emerging as one of the most talented in the NY dance scene. With a style based on his diverse tastes, Eli subversively drops his influences and personal favorites into his sets.
Over the past several years, Eli has turned to remixing, transitioning smoothly to what he does best – house music. His talent as a remixer is reflected in the wide range of artists who have sought him out to turn their songs into something specifically his. The list boasts work for Diplo, M.I.A., Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Pase Rock, and Amanda Blank, whose debut album featured two Escobar-produced tracks. Miss Blank was also featured on Eli’s EP, Love Thing.
Anyone who knows anything about dance music knows Eli Escobar, and if you don’t you will.
Lemar Soulflower is a long standing champion of the Groove hailing from New Jersey, United States. His style combines the best elements of New Jersey Garage, New York â€˜Hard Hitting Swing,â€™ West Coast psychedelics and elements from all the other venerable breeding grounds for electronic dance music. If it rocks the party Soulflower will weave it magically into on of his eclectic sets. Soulflower has played with Dubtribe, A Man Called Adam, Hardkiss, The Orb, Moby, Frankie Bones, Doc Martin, Donald Glaude and DJ Dan to name a few. He also has numerous original productions and remixes on a wide array of labels including a remix for the Phenomenal Handclap Band on the Tummy Touch Label under the Moniker 2B.A.N.
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