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Farley Jackmaster Funk

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Farley Jackmaster Funk - King of House Music in Detroit DEMF Weekend

Farley Jackmaster Funk
Detroit, MI,  – Tandem Entertainment, a Sense of Balance Productions, Mogul Life, and D.M.A. Urban Groove proudly present the Chicago legend, Farley Jackmaster Funk, at The Ultimate House Party during Movement 2007: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival.  The Ultimate House Party offers three areas of music, including an outdoor tent, and features a cast of outstanding Detroit talent alongside Farley Jackmaster Funk, known as the King of House.  The party will take place on Saturday, May 26th, 2006 from 5:00 PM until 3:00 AM at the Rhino, 1407 Randolph, Harmonie Park, Downtown Detroit.

During the DEMF when Detroit is receiving recognition from around the world as the birthplace of Techno, The Ultimate House Party is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate Detroit’s early connection to Chicago.  Chicago House and Detroit Techno, now seen as strictly separate genres, were heavily connected by the interchange between Chicago and Detroit.  Detroiters heading to early 1980s Chicago parties looked forward to the exact moment they could tune in to WBMX-FM’s show featuring the Hot Mix 5, a group of five Chicago DJs including Farley Jackmaster Funk. 

The Hot Mix 5 was the legendary DJ team which broke House Music for a wider Chicago audience and allowed Farley to first make his name. Born in 1962, Farley began DJing while still a teenager.  He also appeared at the legendary Warehouse club (mixing alongside Frankie Knuckles) and then began a residency at the Playground (later the Candy Store), which set in stone his reputation as one of the city's top DJs.  In 1986, his cover of Isaac Hayes' "Love Can't Turn Around" made the Top Ten in the UK, introducing Chicago House to the world and influencing countless future House Music producers around the globe. 

Love Can't Turn Around - Produced by Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk

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Farley Jackmaster Funk  remains popular and continues to tour abroad as a DJ while also attracting a huge audience at his hometown events. Farley Jackmaster Funk will perform with a cast of Detroit DJs that includes Bruce Bailey, Norm Talley, Delano Smith, Earl Mixin McKinney, Vern English, DJ Taz, DJ Who Dat, Mikael Thornton, Todd Wesson, and others. $10 pre sale tickets are available exclusively at Simply Casual Clothing on Saturday May 19th, from 2-6 PM, 19400 Livernois (corner of Outer Drive in Detroit 313-864-7979). Advance $15 tickets available at Record Time in Ferndale (262 W. 9 Mile Rd, MI 248-336-8463) and Spectacles in Detroit (230 E Grand River 313-963-6886).  Admission will be $20+ at the door.  Don’t miss Chicago legend Farley Jackmaster Funk on Saturday, May 26th at the Rhino, 1407 Randolph, Harmonie Park, Downtown Detroit from 5 PM until 3 AM

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