Freekbass / Luthi

Vectortone Presents

Freekbass / Luthi

Fri, January 19, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Cosmic Charlie's

Lexington, KY

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Freekbass
Freekbass
Freekbass isn’t just another funk artist who regurgitates traditions. Despite growing up in the same Cincinnati/Dayton funk hotbed that produced James Brown’s pioneering King Records catalog and Bootsy Collins and the Ohio Players, he’s produced a 21st century style over the course of six releases that meshes traditional elements of funk with decidedly more modern soundscapes. “As much as I listen to Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, OutKast or George Clinton, I also listen to groove and feel groups such as Radiohead, Daft Punk, STS9 and DJ Shadow,” says Freekbass, whose current album, Junkyard Waltz, features guests like Mike Gordon, Buckethead, Bernie Worrell, Jen Durkin, and Gary “Mudbone” Cooper. “So, just like when P-Funk started and were influenced by groups like Zappa, Bowie, and The MC5, these groups of our era are what crawled into my funk.” Determined not to become a one-act show, he also plans to explore new dimensions of live electronica as a duo with turntablist Tobotius, contribute to the next Bootsy Collins record, release a third instructional DVD and develop a pilot for a children’s show.

-Relix Magazine
Luthi
Luthi
LUTHI routinely brings the party. And with nine members, it’s a big one. “Boogie Circus” is the most colorful description of their sound so far. “We like the term Cumberland Funk,” says front man Christian Luthi, with an easy chuckle. What’s very evident in talking with (what they call) “The LUTHI Crew” is the shared passion for helping others let loose. And let loose they will.

Traveling in a pack that can be likened to big bands of days gone by, the members of LUTHI have honed in on the one thing that all nine of them can agree on; “keeping it weird”. Drawing from influences that include soul and R&B acts from the 1960’s, psychedelic funk and groove from the 70’s, and New Wave rock and roll from the 80’s, LUTHI then turns the ingredients into their own stew of modern dance music, with lyrics and melodies that only continue to open themselves up to listeners with each new spin.
Venue Information:
Cosmic Charlie's
723 National Ave
Lexington, KY, 40502
http://www.cosmic-charlies.com/