MIXER: DâM-FunK & Extreme Animals

Programming Series: MIXER
Partner Organizations: Mean Red

MIXER, Eyebeam’s audiovisual art party, returns with a night of mind-bending high energy video, performance, and live music on Saturday, September 25, 9PM. Presenting new performance work by Extreme Animals (Eyebeam Fellow and former Paper Rad member Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman) and DâM-FunK performing a hot live set of electro and boogie funk. Live visuals by Ghostdad and Bennett4Senate. DJ sets by Rev. Shines.
Date & Time:
Saturday, September 25
Admission: $15 in advance online | $20 at the door
Age: 18 | 21 + ID to drink
About the Artists
Extreme Animals
Titled, THE EXTREME ANIMALS SIT DOWN: music is a question with no answer, Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman (Extreme Animals, Paper Rad, You Can’t Do That on Television) present a mash-up of live music, video, staged theatrics, and global meltdowns.  They choreograph a disjunctive array of live shredding, extreme feedback, youtube bombardment, ecstatic dance moves, and sunday morning cartoons. Their newest performance delves into the world of tween culture and the current obsession with the infinite hall of mirrors known as “forever young”. Performers sell their soul Paganini-style to become vampires cursed to bleed all over their instruments for all time.
Jacob Ciocci is an artist and current Eyebeam Fellow notably regarded as one third of the American art collective Paper Rad;  prolific producer of music, installations, websites, and animations. David Wightman is completing a PHD in music composition at UCSD where he is a lecturer of pop music studies. Some of his many music projects include Fortress of Amplitude, Powdered Wigs, and Chariots of Fire. Together Jacob and David form like Voltron in the high-NRG electronic music band Extreme Animals and have toured the country every summer for the past 8 years presenting their music, videos, and art.
Known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” DâM-FunK represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced: ‘Dame’ as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-’80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.
As a DJ/selector, Dãm attracts the most discerning Boogie Funk afficionados within driving distance of his storied Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. But it’s not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records and the like, will get a dose of those groups’ unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally Funk-worthy.
The next phase of the Ambassador’s mission is his debut album Toeachizown: continuing the classic West Coast tradition into today’s scene with Dãm’s own original “Modern-Funk” compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, Dãm channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie. Stones Throw Records’ like-minded honcho Peanut Butter Wolf brought Dãm on to the team to glide into the future with his unique, synth and bass-driven vibe. It’s a promising new chapter for Southern Cali space funk.
MIXER is curated and produced by Eyebeam and MeanRed Productions.
Media sponsor: The FADER

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People: Bennett4Senate, DâM-FunK, David Wightman, Ghostdad, Jacob Ciocci, Rev. Shines
Tags: mixer

Partner Organizations: Mean Red