designed by Simone Micheli
designed by Simone Micheli
With Simone Micheli we found a wonderful architect and friend. Some rooms and suites, as well as the Clublounge Sketch, are designed by the famous interior architect from Florence. Hereby we would like to congratulate him on the won awards:
Italian DJ Beppe Loda, pioneer of DJ culture and resident at Typhoon (near Brescia) from 1980 to 1987, has been searching for sounds off the beaten path since his first gig in 1973. Playing to as many as 7,000 people a night, producing in excess of 200 mix tapes and pioneering the „Italo Synth“ sound with his MC1 project (just reissued on Synthonic), he has just about done it all. His „Afro“ style (also called „Cosmic“ or „Cosmic Afro“) is as disorienting, funky and inspiring now as it was then.
hotos: Arno Ebner
An electroswing live-band, consisting of Paul Pallweber (live-electronics), Helene Griesslehner (vocals/flute) and Simon Rutar (saxofon/guitar), performs a set full of house tracks with jazzy samples and romantic grooves. Self-produced tracks with room for improvisation allow the band to give the audience space to both, shake and check.
A great clubbing with famous Functionist from FM4 Radio (Vienna)
Functionist is a club and radio DJ, music producer and remixer. He is the mastermind behind the legendary daily (Mon - Fri) mixshow FM4 Unlimited. His music productions include work with Aceyalone, The Visionaries or Public Enemy.
The Functionist musical universe is defined by Funk. Funk in all modern variations. Originally coming from Hip Hop he plays Electro, Breaks, Soul, Dub, even Jazz and Rock, everything mixed with a Hip Hop approach. His claim is to create a unique, live musical mixture. Clubs in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and beyond (UK, US, Canada) have welcomed Functionist's DJ services. He started as a teenager DJing for the BMX/Skateboardscene, then performed with his Hip Hop band Compact Phunktion and with the birth of a young Austrian Hip Hop scene he made first contact with radio in 1992.
Radio is the media for Functionist's creative output, whether as a young radio pirate or later with FM4 where he presents the weekly Hip Hop show Tribe Vibes since 1995. In Summer 2005 his brainchild the daily mixshow Summerbreaks is realised. The successful show is soon renamed to Unlimited and installed as a daily programme. From 2 to 3 PM Functionist & Beware combine all musical styles, classics, new releases as well as exclusives remixes they produce themselves. Guests include (among others) Justice, Hot Chip, Ben Mono, J-Star, Stereo MCs, Nickodemus, Kid Fresh, Missill. If he's not on air he takes care of the production department, the sound design and realises special broadcast events.
His remix for Hip Hop icons Public Enemy on their album Revolverlution brought Functionist worldwide attention as a music producer. He finally gets to know the band with frontman Chuck D that put him on his musical path in the late 80s. For several months he travelled the US and Canada and recorded with artists like The Visionairies, Aceyalone, Hines Buchanan, Specifics, Toni Blackman and many more. Remixes and productions with Mani Obeya (Sofa Surfers), Toxic Lounge or Texta as well as compositions and sound designs for international TV stations or the opening of the Vienna music festival in 2004 prove Functionist's musical diversity.