Sleek Magazine is partnering with Kreuzberg’s nightclub Prince Charles on July 15th for another edition of “Form Follows Funktion” (a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century). The event concept aims to merge contemporary art with innovative live music and to provide an evening of creativity, culture and entertainment.
Some of Germany’s finest emerging artists in the fields of fashion, fine art and portraiture will present their works. This edition will feature Stefan Dotter, Stephanie Pfaender, Claudia Klein, Ayzit Bostan and Fabian Frinzel. Soundtrack for the night will be provided by Portable (live), Juju & Jordash, Oskar Offermann and Spanks
South African house specialist Portable (AKA Alan Abrahams AKA Bodycode) is a veteran singer who has always kept his sound eclectic. Mentioning more than once the move between a variety of different locations (Cape Town, London, Lisbon, Berlin and now Paris) as the essence that bears his productions together, in addition to a long standing interest in the sounds of Chicago house, he has continuously released assorted records on different labels like Perlon, Live at Robert Johnson and Süd Electronic (which he runs alongside Tama Sumo and Lakuti).
Even so his music is rooted in club context he doesn’t DJ but only performs as a one-man band – crafting rich sounds and causing serious dancefloor drama using his voice, laptop, controllers and effects. He’s now about to release a new album on !K7 Records which will mark his first full length since 2011’s “Into Infinity”.
Juju and Jordash are also known for their improvisational live performances. Gal Alner and Jordan Czamanski are a pair of dazzling futuristic house and techno producers (and sometimes as a trio with Move D in Magic Mountain High). As proponents of hardware based setup the phrase analog jam grasps a serious heft when talking about the Amsterdam based duo.
Their experimental attitude and the affiliation to outlets like Dekmantel and Golf Channel have accumulated them a massive kudos in the underground club scene and in acclaimed festivals (Sonar and Freerotation to name a few). Their b2b DJ sets regularly combine whimsical tunes and cutting edge selections.
Frankfurt born and Berlin resident Oskar Offermann has been running the super deep house label WHITE Records since it began back in 2005, orbiting forward-thinking releases from artists such as Edward, Nu, Cleveland and many others. 2016 is the last year for the label before shutting down (before it “starts to fade and dies” according to the label head himself). Offermann is also a skilful selector and a Panorama Bar regular DJ who’s known for his lush extended DJ sets. As a producer he has released two standout albums (2012’s “Do Pilots Still Dream Of Flying?” and 2015’s “Le Grand To Do”) as well as a string of singles and EPs on labels like Aim, Mule Musiq and his own WHITE imprint.
On the wrapping up duties we have Spanks (Roman Barz) who has a clear vision when it comes to his DJ sets – blending together uncompromising deep house, disco and funk – his DJ sets regularly leave enthusiastic audience that craves for more.
We have 2×2 guestlist spots for you. To get involved simply drop an e-mail to win @ localsuicide . com and we will contact the winners. Check out the Facebook event and Resident Advisor page for more info.