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An intimate immersion in funk, beats, beauty and shine. A solar celebration of Light and Lunacy where we shake ass with the shadows of a deep dark winter while doing our dance divine with All Good Funk Alliance ☀ Ursula1000 ☀ Dirtyfinger ☀ Tektite ☀ Lou E Bagels ☀ 2Melo ☀ Sistine Criminals presenting their flavors of nufunk, breaks, latin disco, gogo, future bass, fidget house, drumstep, electro, trap, ghetto funk, glitch
with seXy visuals by KRunch | kirkworx bodypaint | tandem bodypaint models | fire dancers | live mural painting | 100 livedraw portraits projected | liquid light show | brain food
One Good Reason Presents FUNKSHINE
177 2nd Ave, Brooklyn
Subway F/G/R to 4th Av | 9th St
DRESS: Costumes encouraged, but not necessary.
THEME: think 'funky and shiny;, so...how about thrift pimp w/gold chains, bass betty w/illuminated booty. That kind of thing. You can do it. Ghetto burner style. Be you!
ONE GOOD REASON @OGRparty
ESL Music | Brooklyn, NY
URSULA 1000 is the alter ego of Brooklyn, New York based producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist Alex Gimeno. His albums and mix sessions have taken on a broad scope of retro tinged spy grooves, bumping latin disco funk, hints of post punk, electro, go go, sleazy glam rock…And he never stops evolving.
On his latest album, Ursula sets his time machine for globetrotting mutant grooves for this collection of brand spanking new originals features the inimitable Fred Schneider of the B-52s, French avant-jazz singer Isabelle Antena, Thievery Corporation chanteuse Natalia Clavier, Big Mike Geier from Atlanta's premier big band Kingsized and introducing Ms.G!
ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE
Fort Knox Recordings | Alexandria, VA
When it comes to All Good Funk Alliance, always expect the unexpected. This spring AGFA is set to drop a new album with Fort Knox Recordings—a genre-spanning release featuring go-go drums, spaced-out synths and funky bass-lines. It marks a new direction and is somewhat of a departure from their signature sound, but fans needn't stress—this is one duo that never leaves the funk behind.
Made up of Frank Cueto and Rusty Belicek, All Good Funk Alliance is recognized as influential pioneers of the Nu-Funk and mid-tempo breaks sounds, AGFA's innovation and originality has earned them universal respect across the breaks industry. Now, poised to unleash a fresh new album brimming with unreleased music that encompasses multiple genres, All Good Funk Alliance is ready to kick off the latest chapter in their book of funk. And while their musical tastes range the gamut, when Frank and Rusty join forces the end result is always the same: they deliver a sound that is funky, fun and fresh.
Sistine Criminals was founded in Boston by saxophonist Aaron Burnett and drummer Greg Sgrulloni. They relocated to New York City, finding inspiration in Brooklyn’s underground scene, where they met Wylie Wynshaw, who incorporates textures and melodies fueled by his mastery of the electric guitar, and Nick Jozwiak, who contributes powerful, fast moving bass energy. All rigorously trained, the members infuse modern electronic dance genres, such as drum n bass, house, dubstep, IDM and hip hop, with the creative and intellectual influences of jazz and classical music. They strive to emulate the intensity of a DJ while drawing on the chemistry that can only happen among a live group of musicians.
Sistine Criminals is notorious for their exhilarating rhythms played by drummer-extraordinaire Greg Sgrullioni (aka "Torch"). He rips through a framework of reverse-engineered live electro-acoustic dance music, which has been blogged as “high art in your face!”
Vitamin B | Brooklyn, NY
Tektite got his start in the 90’s (UK) Hardcore, and quickly became an addicted to the hoover synths, old school stabs, and choppy breaks. Fast forward to 2013, and he is still searching for records that carry that old school sound while rounding out his repertoire with the massive warbled bass of electro-house, booty bounce of Baltimore Club, and full-volume funk of the UK breakbeat sound. Tektite is also co-founder and resident of the Brooklyn based breakbeat and electro party Vitamin B, where occasionally you can still hear him return to his roots with an early 90’s breakbeat hardcore or Drum n Bass set.
LOU E BAGELS
The Good Vibe LA | Dirty Beetles | Los Angeles, CA
Lou E. Bagels (also known as Brian Crain, BC or just simply Bagels) has had an amazing journey with an incredible soundtrack to guide his way...from early memories of country music and oldies in his parents station wagon to classic rock in his pot smoking uncle’s basement to MTV, glam hair bands and metal blaring from his speakers, then shifting into the golden era of hip-hop in his hometown St. Louis scene. He was an emcee of Fat Trash and had the pleasure of playing with The Sugarhill Gang, The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Nelly and countless other touring national acts both rap and rock.
Eventually, Bagels headed to Arizona to work in music production when he was offered a dj gig at a friend’s bar, thus finding his true love. A twist of fate sent him to Los Angeles where ‘Lou E Bagels’ started rocking the west coast, melding in electronic music sparked from his wild adventures at Burning Man. Although he’s comfortable playing all kinds of music, these days it mostly bass heavy funky electro breaks. A true selector extraordinaire, Bagels is not afraid to use any or all of the music he’s collected on his journey to make you move.
Cumba Mela | Bom Beat | NYC
Myk 2melo is a local Dj, rhetorician, soul rebel, funked out philosopher, and a truth seeking drum banger known for his raucous rhythms and infectious conversations alike. Some of Myk's favorite activities are: listening to music that he does not understand.. pretending to know how to samba... jumping off mountains while sipping on coconuts and traveling the globe in search of other worlds... You can catch him rocking it at Bembe with the Cumba Mela Crew or solo at various Loft Parties, fiestas, siestas, Burning Man events, underground time capsules and beyond.
Low End Theorist. Ass Motivator General. Eclectic Basscentric. Dirty grimey GET LOW-athon. Party starter extraordinaire.
JUSTINJUSTIN TOCA and the ALÉ ALÉ DRUMMERS
JustinJustin Toca will be bringing you live tribal percussion with the Alé Alé drummers playing congas, african drums, cuica and small instruments. TOCA NYC (brought to you by JustinJustin Toca and Monica Powell) produces a monthly costumed themed party "Toca Cielo" at the award winning club Cielo NYC in the Meat Packing District every 4th Friday of the month, featuring Brazilian "inspired" Tribal-Tech House party with live percussion layered with performers, drummers, burlesque acts, body painting and live canvas painters that take everyone by surprise.
Kostume Kult | Black Rock City | NYC
VJ KRUNCH, also known as Kurt Ritta, has been a staple at underground soirees, night clubs, and big Burning Man parties for nearly 3 years. He is constantly developing new forms of video projection, experimenting with all aspects of his visual art. Kurt loves splashing sexy steams of light across screens, walls and dancers in a style that is uniquely KRUNCHy.
Kirk Dupuis aka Kirkworx is a staple at One Good Reason gatherings, burner parties, clubs and festivals. His hand is a stroke of genius, transforming his models and party participants into living canvas' adorned by his distinctive brush. Using brilliant colors, and exotic designs of erotic vision, Kirkworx creates utterly original forms of fleshy fine art.
CARLOS VERA - Muralist
Carlos Vera, Los Angeles based fine artist and performance painter, has been engaging audiences with his live painting for over 12 years. He has performed at numerous festivals including: Coachella (Palm Springs, CA), Lightning in a Bottle (Santa Barbara, CA), Electric Picnic (Dublin, Ireland), Art Outside (Austin TX) Maisons de Mode Lille-Roubaix (France), White Night (Amien France), and at a variety of nightclubs and special events.
Carlos describes his live painting as taking the audience on a journey through his creative process. The pace is fast, the scale is large and the performance is dramatic. The performance is improvised and the piece evolves before the audiences’ eyes. The experience captures and stimulates one’s imagination.
Oh10M1ke is a prolific artist and illustrator who wanders the streets of Brooklyn and NYC, passing out serially numbered matchbook portraits drawn on the spot in 1 minute. In 2007, he completed The Year of 1000 Drawings. His 2008 work, 10K PPL, consists of 10,000 contour drawings of faces.
0H10M1ke LIVEDRAW is a collaboration between live bands, DJs and performers in which the artist projects his wacom tablet drawings, created in realtime to the beat of the music, as the visual backdrop of a live performance.
Oh10M1ke will livedraw and project 100 digital portraits of our guests at FUNKSHINE!
Fire Dancing by Barbara and Snowflake
One Good Reason is proud to introduce, Premo Plugz, the world's first functioning audio jewelry. From gold plated DJ headphone adapters and guitar plugs, to kustoms and one off DWI pieces (Designed With Intent), these necklaces are most unique and can be used in practical music settings as well as a fashion piece.
Coming from a background as a guitarist and record label owner in Salt Lake City, Premo began making Premo Plugz in May 2009. These are the first necklaces in the world made from guitar plugs. This is by musicians for musicians.
Healthy Sweets (Brain Food)
- Fiesta Feliz Strawberries
- Bountiful Blueberry Muffins
- PB Protein Bumble Bees
Catered by ♥ Grace f u l l y ♥
EAT WELL . LIVE HAPPY
*It's a "No Brainier"*
DJ Alter and Decor
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