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Reviveher 5th Birthday – 5 years of funk



For Reviveher birthday on Friday 18th September they’re happy as Larry to present the Five Funkateers!

Thats 5 eras of FUNK – From 70s boogaloo + P Funk, to the birth of house in the 80s, 90s ghetto house and 00s revival through to present day. Join us to celebrate 5 rip-roaring years of ReviveHER. Return of ‘Jack 2 Jack’ guest and godfather of house: Farley Jackmaster Funk + DJ Funk, FunkinEven, Interstellar Funk and Funk Master Ozone (live).

Reviveher have thrown parties all across the capital from tropical basement at Passion in Dalston, to spoof LFW parties in a youthful Dalston Superstore, a squatted pub and a few early backroom appearances at secretsundaze, including a NYE room where they hosted a first ever official “Bicep” gig. They’ve hooked up with Huntleys & Palmers to bring Julio Bashmore and Jackmaster to a 200 capacity art gallery basement in Shoreditch. Always staying ahead of the curve, tongue firmly in cheek and a ‘future heroes & forgotten legends’ manifesto established, they set out to revive London’s inner diva (a time when venues and line ups had become stale).

We can’t forget their ‘Jack 2 Jack’ party: pitching upstart Jackmaster alongside Chicago original Farley Jackmaster Funk and Jack the Tab (Richard Norris), hosting raves in EFES snooker club with Tim Sweeney, Auntie Flo, James Priestley and John Heckle live and then settling in their recent home of Hackney Wick residing in loft spaces, listed buildings and warehouses where they hosted UK debuts for Young Marco and Xosar, label parties for Local Talk, Let’s Play House, Rush Hour and even fly in and fit Lovefingers, Chida, Cos Mes, Otologic and Tim Sweeney all on the same bill.

In 2013 they ventured in to “clubland” and did their first party at Corsica Studios where they collaborated with Phonica to host the elusive Vakula’s UK debut with Magic Mountain High live, Maurice Fulton, Lord of the Isles and many more.

Later that year they procured their greatest name game to date – “M.C.D.E” – a play on Motor City Drum Ensemble’s acronym to include Eddie C, Move D and Mark E and so to Corsica they return, ready to blow out the candles on their 5th Birthday, guaranteed to be a Funkin’ sell out.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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