Favorite This

Funk D'Void @ RISE


When: -

Where: RISE (306 Stuart St., Boston, MA)

Minimum Age: 18+

Type: Indoor - Club

Web Site: Click Here

Genres: HouseTechno


1:00 am - 6:00 am (Sat night / Sun am)

Get on the guestlisthttp://bit.ly/riselist

Opening: Randy Deshaies

Lounge: Ryan Obermiller & Rick Laplante


** ** **

Lars Sandberg AKA Funk D'Void, is a DJ and producer who has been working 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. 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). Collaborations with such luminaries as Phil Kieran and more recently Sian have produced stellar results - further galvanizing his diversity in the techno arena and has led us to the somewhat overdue arrival of his own personal label, Outpost.

Once Slam planted the flag for techno in Glasgow at the start of the ‘90s, the Scottish city’s musical destiny was changed forever. Fostering many a great talent with their Soma imprint, Lars Sandberg - aka Funk D’Void, aka Francois Dubois - remains one of the brightest that they have uncovered forging a sound that combines techno and house beats and percussion with soaring melodies and chords to scintillating effect. The new double mix CD for the acclaimed Balance series sees this enduring talent follow on from his previous compilations for Cocoon and Soma, and in Spring of 2013 will see the arrival of his long-awaited fourth LP.

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” NICK WARREN

"Lars is phenomenal - an incredibly sound DJ, as well as being one of my favourite producers of the last ten years." DANNY HOWELLS

"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." NIC FANCIULLI

“Funk D’Void...quality music all the way. Top producer and DJ” HERNAN CATTANEO

"A true music connoisseur, a partyman and a DJ's DJ, one of the finest, sonically trustworthy and consistent selectors on the planet." TOM MIDDLETON

“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