Parish Group and Pass the Peas Presents
Fistfuls of Funk with, Monophonics, Breakestra
DJ Platurn (45 Sessions), Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves)
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Over the past seven years, Monophonics have staked their claim as one of the west coast’s premier bands. Raised amid the rich musical culture of San Francisco, Monophonics has proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown, which ﬂourished during the birth of Funk music and Psychedelic Soul.
Monophonics were formed in 2005 was originally an instrumental ensemble, but in the last 2 years their sound has evolved to encompass incredible vocally driven songs.
The foundation of the band is the blistering funky drums of Austin Bohlman and soulful bass playing of Myles O’Mahony, fuzzy echo guitars by Ian McDonald, a powerhouse horn section made up of Ryan Scott, Nadav Nirenberg & Alex Baky and the swirling organ & dynamic vocals of Kelly Finnigan. The result is a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the styling of the late 60’s and early 70’s, all while keeping its feet planted ﬁrmly in the present.
In 2012, Monophonics followed up their highly regarded 45/single “Like Yesterday” off Colemine Records with their third and best record to date entitled “In Your Brain” off the
well known rare groove imprint Ubiquity Records. The critically acclaimed record is considered one of the best soul and funk releases of 2012 gaining them a radio hit
in Europe with their cover of Sonny Bono’s “Bang Bang”. The full length has the vibe and the sound of the late 60’s/early 70’s. The sound of Dark psych soul, heavy funk, top-notch songwriting, analog tones and renowned production is a sonic testimony to the evolution of this six-piece unit.
1997 The Breaks party spawned The Breakestra & L.A.'s first raw funk band in a long, long time was born!
1998 Stones throw records caught em live & put out first thee raw funky soul single "getcho soul togetha" hailing in the neo funk movement around the globe.
2001 stones throw releases The Live mix pt.2, a true representation of their live hip hop breaks/funky soul homage show.
after makes it's live debut accross the planet including japan.Late 2005 Ubiquity records releases Miles & Wolf's first all original recording called "hit the floor" featuring the live rap track with Chali 2na, Soup & Double K recalling the first disco funk hip hop records of the late 70's.
Again Breakestra travels the planet soul travellin' & spreading the funk gospel this time going to Australia for the first time with guest vocalist hip hop soul diva Choklate helping miles out front in Wolf's place.In April of 2006 Miles' good friend & dj brother from The legendary L.A. Rootdown party, Tarek" Dj Dusk " Captan is tragically killed by a drunk driver.
Breakestra spends the rest of the year touring as well as some of 2007. back at home in late 2007, Inspired by Dusk's spirit & eternal energy Miles & Wolf begin some work on new material.following a show in LA where Wolf's unique dance is imitated by a front row of fun, funky ladies, "the lowdown stank" is born.
The "lowdown" single comes out in 2008 on Egon's Now Again stones throw imprint label.
By early 2009 & whole lot of Miles being locked in the studio building tracks one overdub at a time There's enough tracks to build an album.Eventually they partner up with Strut/k7 records to release the forth coming & second all original funk/soul/jazz panorama "Dusk till Dawn" comes out in september 2009 featuring a track with a dope Dj Dusk rhyme.
2010-2012 Breakestra tours around the world & in January Miles records a new instrumental track with Chuck Boogie on Keys called "Boogie Blessed". the single features a b side of Afrodyete's vocal version of "miss funky sole shake" released June of 2012. keep on witcha keep on...
DJ Platurn (45 Sessions)
If you don’t know, you’d better ask somebody: DJ Platurn lives music. An 18 year veteran of the DJ game, his career has seen him rock parties worldwide including engagements throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Scandinavia, and countless venues in his home base of Northern California. He is a DJ adamant on sharing the world’s music with the music lovers within, a mission he’s proudly been succeeding at since he first threw down as a teenager.
The 80‘s and 90’s brought him to Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop brought him to the samples, the samples brought him to love and appreciation, and he brings all of these to the table when he steps behind the decks. His selection skills and ability to turn any venue into a “OOOOHHH SNAP!” fest have earned him a devoted following with those who share his passions for the art form of spinning and great music. He’s bringing it to the people because he knows they deserve it.
In 2013 DJ Platurn will leave no party unrocked. You’ll want to be there to see it.
Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves)
Deejay Saurus is an Oakland based DJ, Producer and Engineer who has toured the world and worked with various Hip Hop acts and live bands, but can be found last Satudays in SF at Laszlo, where he hosts the Champion Sound party with fellow funkateer, Max Kane of 4ONEFUNK. If not exploring his passion for record digging and the archeology involved collecting vinyl, The Prehistoric B-Boy can be found teaching Youth Digital Sound Arts and Turntablism classes throughout the Bay area.