Public Works New Years Eve 2018
Sunday, December 31Monday, January 1 9:00 pm - 3:30 am
Poolside (DJ set)
+ Body Music
+ Peter Blick (Public Works)
Groovewell Hosts the Loft with special guest DJ set from
+ Groovewell DJ’s (Ledet, J-Key, Soulfunky & Fusion)
2 rooms party. Funktion One Sound.
Get early bird tickets while you can. this will sell out.
Poolside are the daytime disco project of California duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise. Inspired by mezcal, good food, and good friends, Poolside’s debut album Pacific Standard Time was released in 2012 to critical acclaim.
Poolside has received praise from media outlets including Pitchfork, Dazed & Confused, Gorilla vs Bear, and NME, and their music has been spun and supported by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, techno legend Derrick Ma, and disco don Todd Terje.
Poolside has toured extensively, with performances at festivals including Coachella, Primavera, and Treasure Island. The group’s remixes of Little Dragon, the Rapture, Sade, and Matthew Dear have garnered the duo much attention, and their mix tapes are backyard BBQ essentials and perfect for pool parties.
Poolside’s new single “And The Sea” was released in the summer of 2016, and their new album was released in 2017.
Dam Funk Bio
One-man band, producer, and DJ Damon Riddick, known as self-termed “modern funk” artist Dâm-Funk (“Dâm” is pronounced “Dame”) grew up an only child in Pasadena, California and was infatuated with a range of music throughout his childhood, including heavy progressive rock, synth pop, and funk. He took to synthesizers above all other instruments and laid down his first home-made tracks during high school. Shortly after graduation, Riddick became a familiar face in Los Angeles recording studios, first with Double Action Theatre, a New Jack Swing act guided by maverick producer Leon Sylvers III (the Sylvers, Solar Records). For the bulk of the next ten years, Riddick’s session gigs were mostly on rap records, including AllFrumTha i’s self-titled album, Master P’s I Got the Hook Up, and MC Eiht’s Tha8t’z Gangsta.
Riddick officially stepped out as Dâm-Funk in 2007, when he remixed Baron Zen’s cover of the Gap Band’s “Burn Rubber.” This forged an alliance with Peanut Butter Wolf’s Stones Throw label. Within a matter of weeks, Dâm-Funk was also on the label’s compilation for 2KSports, 2K8: BBall Zombie War. In 2008, he released “Burgundy City,” a 12″ single that affirmed his m.o.: synth-funk, mostly instrumental, that put a modern, off-center spin on late-’70s/early-’80s funk and post-disco giants like Roger Troutman (Zapp, solo), Kleeer, Parliament/Funkadelic, and Mtume. He was not afraid to let those inspirations be known, either. As a DJ at his L.A.-area club night, dubbed Funkmosphere, he let the crowds know what he was spinning, proud to go against the common DJ practice of maintaining secrecy. After stockpiling hours of material recorded by himself in his garage, he put together Toeachizown, a five-volume LP series released across 2009 that was slightly whittled down for a two-CD set issued that October. By that point, he had also wooed some indie rockers with his remix of Animal Collective’s “Summertime Clothes.” Tracks recorded from 1988 through 1992 were compiled for Adolescent Funk, released in 2010.
Although several years passed before the proper follow-up to Toeachizown, Riddick was productive, with remixes, EPs, and singles — including a cover of Donnie & Joe Emerson’s “Baby,” recorded with Ariel Pink, and “I Don’t Wanna Be a Star!” — as well as a number of collaborations. Toward the end of 2013 alone, album-length projects with funk legend Steve Arrington and rap veteran Snoop Dogg (aka Snoopzilla) were released, respectively, as Higher and 7 Days of Funk. In 2015, he backed Todd Rundgren — one of his longtime inspirations — during a spring U.S. tour in support of the album Global. As the dates were wrapping up that June, an instrumental four-track Dâm-Funk EP titled STFU was released as a prelude to the album Invite the Light. Less than nine months later, the !K7 label issued Riddick’s first commercially available mix as part of its extensive DJ-Kicks series.
Body Music Bio
Through a mutual appreciation of each others catalogs, and a friend in common (Poolside’s Jeffrey Paradise) to make the introduction, producers/ dj’s/ musicians Vito Roccoforte & Bosq informally formed Body Music in the spring of 2015. Bonding over a mutual love for raw, funky disco, house music and jazzy gospel piano licks, the two began passing unfinished ideas back and forth until a debut EP took shape. Vito’s renowned drumming (most famously as the backbone of The Rapture) and production chops (as 1/2 of Vito & Druzzi) meld with Bosq’s instrumentation and groove based approach (as heard in his afro/latin/disco/funk projects for Ubiquity & Soul Clap Records). The mixture of live drumming, instrumentation and two experienced electronic producers at the boards results in an organic and musical aesthetic with enough punch for modern dance floors.
The GrooveWell squad specializes in creating a genuinely fun, eclectic atmosphere for those who like to dance and meet cool like-minded people.