The King of House Farley Jackmaster Funk (Chicago – Trax / House records) has an option to play in Dublin on Sunday June 4th and we are looking to add extra dates in Europe on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of June.
Farley Jackmaster Funk is one of the originators of the house music sound. As part of the Hot Mix 5 DJ team in Chicago in the early 1980’s, he displayed his jaw dropping 3 turntable technique to millions of listeners on their hugely popular Friday and Saturday night slots, spinning a wild mix of classic disco and early 80’s electronic dance music. In 1985 he made the move to production, using drum machines and sequencers and synthesizers to help create a new genre that we all know now as house.
In 1987 his ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ single went all the way to Number 1 in the UK, and remains an all-time classic to this day. His prolific output continued until the early 1990’s, when he began to concentrate more and more on the global DJ circuit.
The City of Chicago, recognized the Hot Mix 5’s contribution to the creation of House music and honored them by presenting each member with an individual street named after them and in addition a street called “Hot Mix 5 Way”. Farley also received a street sign which is located at 13th & Michigan, also in Chicago.