Funk D Void
I am Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk/I have always been devoid of funk/I shall continue to be devoid of funk,” sang Parliament main man George Clinton on 1977’s seminal ‘Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome’. An album with a wild concept, it tells the LSD-inspired story of the conflict between the not-much-fun Sir D’Voidoffunk and his laugh-a-minute nemesis Starchild (aka Clinton, who eventually triumphs in getting the old misery guts to feel that funk and shake his booty).
It’s no coincidence that Lars Sandberg has flipped Sir Nose’s handle around for his Funk D’Void alias, because he’s most definitely got the funk. Much in demand as a DJ around the world, he’s a critically acclaimed producer as well, with three albums to date – ‘1997’s ‘Technoir’, 2001’s ‘Dos’, and 2003’s ‘Volume Freak’ (all on Soma) – not to mention a string of killer singles and remixes, plus his more jazzier project as a member of the band Chaser.
His remix work is stellar; New Order, Kraftwerk, Underworld, Laurent Garnier and Kevin Saunderson have all asked for his unique take on their music, with a host of others to numerous to mention (check discogs.com for full listing).
Having relocated to Barcelona since 1999, he has found a new base for inspiration; “It was a case of ‘don’t think about it, just do it’, and I haven’t regretted it,” he says of the move. “What are the plus points?” he continues. “The climate; the beach; palm tree; bars; clubs; architecture; girls in the summer; tapas; San Miguel on draft; Sonar; siestas; the laid back attitude; cheaper, bigger apartments; and a hundred parks.” Indeed, it seems the only thing he misses about his home town is the great clubs and cheese & onion pasties.
Another plus point of Barcelona almost turned out to be a certain type of gentleman’s nightspot. The hot climate inflamed Lars’ blood – he almost ended up opening a lap dancing club. “I investigated it,” he says, “but the Spanish mafia wanted an enormous pay-off, and the whole situation was becoming really seedy. I was going to call it ‘Flaps In Your Lap’.”
Spanish lap dancing’s loss is your gain., Funk D’Void has proven to be a consistent player in today’s club scene and never fails to deliver powerful, emotional sessions wherever he plays. Having started Djing since 1986 (Scottish DMC finalist 2 years in a row) he shows no sign of slowing down, showing a hunger for music and interaction with international clubbing crowds that is unparalleled.
His recent collaborations with artists like Alexander Kowalski, Phil Kieran and Ken Ishii have seen him venture into a more edgy, raw clubbier feel and this has translated into his sets of late. His new LP “Second Skin” promises a new arena for Lars to showcase his talents as he is constantly looking for new sounds and inspiration – whilst never losing that visceral, emotional core to his music and performances.
Funk D’Void is going to make you freak.
Funk D Void – Live at Sesiones Replicantes on Radio 3 17-11-2007
Funk D’Void – PromoMix October 2007 (Part 1)
Funk D’Void – PromoMix October 2007 (Part 2)
Funk D´Void – Live at Club Moog, Barcelona ESP 20-09-2007
Funk D’Void (a.k.a. Francois Dubois) – Live at Roxy Vienna 16-05-2007
Funk D Void – Live at Free Your Mind Festival NL 02-06-2007
Funk D Void – DJ Set at DJ Times Shortlist on Sirius Radio 13-11-2008
Funk D Void – DJ Set at Special Global on Maxima FM 02-11-2008
Funk D Void – Live Nu Breed on Galaxy FM 25-10-2008
Funk D Void – DJ Set at Clash Sao Paolo 05-09-2008
Funk D Void – Live at Club Garage Campo Grande Brasil 30-08-2008
Funk D Void – Radio Mix May 2008
Funk D Void – Guest Mix at Global Session on Kiss100 28-06-2008
Funk D Void – DJ Set at Soma Sessions 14-06-2008
Funk D Void – Live at Tanzhaus West Cologne 30-04-2008 (part1)
Funk D Void – Live at Tanzhaus West Cologne 30-04-2008 (part2)
Funk D Void – Live at Habit Newcastle UK 23-03-2008
Funk D’Void & Ramon Tapia – DJ Set at Al Redmond – The Phonic Express 19-11-2009
Funk d’ Void – DJ Set at Space Opera on Proton Radio 19-06-2009
Funk D Void – DJ Set for C9 5th Anniversary 25-05-2009
Funk D Void – Live at Tanzhaus West Frankfurt Germany 30-04-2009
Funk D Void – DJ Set at Soma Session on Proton Radio 11-04-2009
Funk D Void – Podcast March 2009
Funk D Void – DJ Set at Electronation on Kink FM 21-03-2009
Funk D Void – Live at Junk Club Southampton, UK 14-03-2009
Funk D’Void – Live at Welcome to the Future, Studio 80 Amsterdam 10-12-2011
Funk D’Void – DJ Set at Systematic Sessions Podcast 02-12-2011
Funk D’Void – DJ Set at In Sessions on Maxima FM 05-11-2011
Funk D’Void – Live at Macarena Club, Barcelona 26-08-2011
Funk D’Void – Live at Club Helka, Balatonfured 21-05-2011
Funk D’Void – Live at EPIC Concert Tour, O2 Academy Brixton, London 02-04-2011
Funk D’Void – Live at Macarena Club, Barcelona 26-04-2011
Funk D’Void – DJ Set at Background Techno Experience Podcast 08-04-2011
Funk D’Void – DJ Set at Especial Desconeck on Maxima FM 06-03-2011
Funk D’Void – Avoid The Funk DJ Mix 28-01-2011
Funk d’Void – Live at Collect, Dirty Little Secrets Sheffield 08-12-2012
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Funk d’Void – Live at 909 Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen NL 16-06-2012
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Francois Dubois (Funk D’Void) – Live at Sunset Sessions, 360 Dubai 30-03-2012
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