YUKUNKUN PRESENTS : FLORIAN KELLER (PARTY-KELLER) & DJ RACING DEVIL aka Ernesto
Yukunkun is proud and pleased to welcome back behind its decks the one and only 45’s master Florian Keller!
Join the heat and sweat of the Party Keller this Friday in the heart of Beirut for another very hot night that will make you forget the winter outside.
And for those of you who might have not heard about the man, here’s a gentle reminder:
Florian Keller found his love for Funk 45’s in the mid 1980’s, is working as a radio-editor and doing compilations. As a dj Florian Keller is focusing on Funk influenced sound in an open-minded way, spanning the horizon from original raw Funk and Block Party Breaks via Boogie, Disco & Discorap to Hip Hop, even some D&B and anything else that is soulful & organic.
Touring global Club nights since the mid 1990’s : “Mme JOJOS”, DEEP FUNK”, or “WahWah” in London, “ELBOW ROOMS” in San Francisco, “SOCHI”in St. Petersburg, “IBO” in Dubai, “RAW FUSION” in Stockholm, “POWDERROOMS” in Barcelona or “FUNK AGAINST JUNK” in Minsk, the relevant locations in Beirut, Porto, Zagreb, Osaka, Timoswara, Helsinki, Kiev, Tokyo, Ekaterinenburg…,
To name a few Dj-gigs alongside Jurassic 5’s, Cut Chemist, Gilles Peterson, Deep Funk Dj’ Keb Darge or Ian Wright, Rob Swift, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Q-Bert, The Roots’ Questlove, Quantic and many, many more.
> DJ RACING DEVIL (Aka Ernesto) BGC
Deep Funk 45’s
> FLORIAN KELLER (Party-Keller / Compost Rec)
Funk / Soul-Funk / Old School Hip Hop / Disco Boogies / Drum’n’Bass
ENTRANCE 15000 L.L before 11.30 pm / 25 000 L.L after 11.30 pm
Date: January 17th 2014
“Like stateside contemporaries Theo Parrish, Danny Krivit, and Joe Claussell, Keller challenges his listeners, spinning curious, even cultish records from the past that are still relevant to present-day clubbers. He favors records with rhythms to die for, especially of the funk, fusion, electro, hip-hop, and post-disco varieties.”Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide
“I always had my focus on the creative Funk period – but never ignored all those influences that matter for quality music. All the roots for all kinds of Club music doubtlessly generated in the late 60s to the early 80s. The drumpatterns, the basslines, the development and growing use of electronic instruments, that is what we still dance to and surely always will. No House (and Techno) without the Boogie and Electro, no Hip Hop or Drum & Bass without the Funk and the Reggae, obviously no 80s Electroclash without 80s Electro, and no intelligent music at all without the improvisational vein of Jazz. That simple it is. Originality is what counts for solid sound, and there’s no doubt things are always fuelled with more spirit when they appear for the first time. That is what Party-Keller Clubnight is all about.”