Level Up! Featuring Trillwave, Get Wierd and Bass Marvels

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Level Up! at The Union tonight features Chicago-based trap producers Trillwave and Ohio University alumi DJ duo Get Weird from Columbus.  Local support comes from Bass Marvels (DJ B-Funk X Black Rabbit), who are performing for the first time under the Bass Marvels name, as well as Overwaves, Entel and Mr. Manager.  This event is 18+ and cover is only $3.

Chicago’s Trillwave consists of Michael Cutrone (Twerkle) and Brooks Jones (TrapLee Jones), who have making music together since April 20th of 2012 (coincidence?).  They are resident DJs at Chicago’s Sound-Bar and curators of the Trap Godz mixtape series.

Bass Marvels is a new collaboration between Brandon Thompson (DJ B-Funk) and Chad Vasquez (Black Rabbit).  B-Funk has been a professional DJ for over a decade, and Black Rabbit is a former member of the Marching 110 Drumline and has been an producing electronic music and DJing for the past three years.  B-Funk and Black Rabbit both love hip-hop, bass infused electronic music and video games.

Columbus based electro duo Get Weird are also making their Athens debut tonight.

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Top Reasons to come to our 4-Year Anniversary Party

We heard you like lists, so we thought we’d make a list of reasons why you should come to our 4-year anniversary party on Friday, January 24th at The Union.

We also heard you don’t like to spend a lot of money on cover to go to live music events in Athens, so we are offering discount pre-sales tickets online.

1. It’s a birthday party. OUr birthday party! Have you ever been a to a birthday party that sucked at OU? Didn’t think so!
2. We’re bringing in big guns national act Milk N Cookies from Chicago.
3. Did you have fun at HallOUween a few months back? Yeah, that was us.

4. DJ B-Funk has some new tracks he’s been working on, and he wants you to be the first to hear them.

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5. Your house party is probably going to get shut down by the Police.  The APD have never shut down one of our parties at The Union, and we always go hard till 2am.
6. Tiesto will be there just hanging out.

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7. Milk N Cookies are getting airplay at EDC and The European Music Awards by Porter Robinson and Afrojack. That’s pretty dope.
8. Milk and Cookies are twins and that means twice the fun.

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9. We’ve been doing this for 4 years, and each year we try and make it better.

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10. AJ Castro, one of the world’s best bartenders, will be serving you drinks at The Union.

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11. The Union has the best sound system in Athens.  The bass will jiggle your naughty bits and may cause spontaneous orgasms.

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12. You don’t have to wait till 12 Fest to see a national EDM act. You can see Milk and Cookies this Friday!
13. What happens at Dave Rave stays at Dave Rave.  Except for all the pics we post on Facebook and tweets to @BobcatMakeOUts.  Be careful!

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14. Our parties at The Union are 18+.  No fake ID?  No problem!

15. We have the only coat check in Athens, so you can dance and not worry about someone stealing your shit.

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4-Year Anniversary Featuring Milk N Cookies

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Time flies when you are having fun!  It’s hard to believe we are coming up on the 4th anniversary of our first Dave Rave party at The Union on January 24th.  In December 2010, 19 South, closed its doors for good, and we thought our dream to bring electronic music to Athens was dead.  DJ B-Funk had a chance meeting with the owners of The Union at a party in Columbus, and he convinced them to give us a chance.  The rest is Athens history.

For our 4-year anniversary party, we’re excited to bring you another up and coming national act – Milk N Cookies.  James and Paul Makelwain are twin DJ/producers from Chicago who are part of the post bro house movement.  Milk N Cookies are getting support from Afrojack, Porter Robinson and Nervo.  Afojack dropped their remix of Martin Garrix’s Animals several times throughout December at Stereosonic and live on the MTV Europe Music Awards. Porter Robinson dropped their original Mastodon at EDC Orlando.

Milk N Cookies will be joined by Toronto-based DJ/production duo Ronnie & Wylde, and DJ B-Funk.  Visit the Facebook event page for more details about our 4-year Anniversary party including a chance to win FREE tickets.  Discount pre-sale tickets are available for purchase online for $7.

In 2014 DJ B-Funk is giving up his day job so he can focus on DJing and music and event production full time.  This is a big year for us, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for DJ B-Funk and Dave Rave.

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Athens HallOUween 2013 Recap

The 2013 Athens Halloween Block party was one of the rowdiest we’ve been a part of.  We wanted to thank Four Loko and the Athens Clean and Safe Halloween Committee for all their hard work in making it a success.

Here’s a video recap of DJ B-Funk’s 2013 Athens Halloween Block party performance:

You can download DJ B-Funk’s live set from the block party here:

We have photo galleries up of the Lokoween DJ Stage, Lokoween Costume Contest and DJ B-Funk on the main stage and a video of the Four Loko Lokoween Costume Contest and DJ Stage.


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Athens HallOUween Weekend 2013

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HallOUween weekend is one of the craziest weekends of the year in Athens, and we’re kicking of the 39th annual Halloween weekend with a Masquerade Party at The Union featuring DJ B-Funk and Black Rabbit.

On Saturday, DJ B-Funk returns to the main stage on North Court Street near BP at 10:30pm to headline the Block Party for a fourth year in a row.

We’ve been working with Four Loko and the Athens Clean and Safe Halloween Committee to help turn the parking lot between Lucky’s and Attractions into an outdoor nightclub.  We will have DJs spinning from 6pm – 10pm on the Lokoween stage, and Four Loko is hosting a costume contest from 8pm – 10pm with $700 in prizes.  Check out the Official Lokoween Facebook event page for details.

Here is the DJ lineup for the Four Loko Lokoween stage:
6 to 6:40 Bohno
6:40 to 7:20 Air Marshall
7:20 to 8:00 Overwaves
8:00 to 8:40 Entel
8:40 to 9:20 Easty
9:20 to 10:00 Black Rabbit
10:10 Costume Contest Winners announced

You can find the full band schedule for the Athens Halloween Block party here.

Here’s a video from last year’s Athens Halloween Block party to get you hyped for this weekend

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Underground House Vibes Coming to The Union on Friday

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We’re taking Athens into the deep end this Friday at our Level Up! party at The Union.  Level Up! pairs regional DJ talent with Athens based DJs playing house, techno and trance music styles.

Friday’s lineup features one of Columbus’ all time greats, Aaron Austen and Ohio University alum Jake Clemens making his Athens debut.  Local support comes from Ohio University junior Entel (Anthony Bergamesca) and Dave Rave’s own DJ B-Funk.

One of Ohio’s top DJs, Aaron Austen will be making his return to Athens after a two year absence. Based in Columbus and creator of the music collective Run 614, Austen has shared the stage with some of the biggest DJs in the world, including Above & Beyond, Paul Van Dyk, and Tiesto. With over 20 years of experience, Austen’s performance will be like nothing Athens as seen in a long time featuring deep house, tech house and techno.

Jake Clemens started DJing after he graduated from Ohio University, and he’s been a big part of the resurgent house music scene in Cleveland.

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Druid Cloak Bringing Future Bass Music to Athens

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Tonight we’re bringing future bass music star Druid Cloak to The Union with local support from Overwaves and Easty.  Cover is $4 for 21+ and $6 for under 21.  Doors open at 10pm.  Check our our Dave Rave Facebook page for a chance to win FREE guest list.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/435497426568476/

If you haven’t heard of Druid Cloak, he’s a rising star on the bass music scene with releases on Symbols, Infinite Machine, Bad Taste Records, and his tracks have been featured on BBC Radio 1.  Check out Druid Cloak’s SoundCloud for some free downloads and to preview the sound he’s bringing to The Union tonight.

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DJ B-Funk Opening for Paul Oakenfold in Columbus

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DJ B-Funk is opening for the legendary Paul Oakenfold in Columbus Thursday, September 5th at Sugar Bar 2.  For more details and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.  We have pre-sale tickets available, and you can also purchase them online here: http://pauloakenfoldcolumbus-facebook.eventbrite.com/.

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DJ B-Funk Opening for Candyland in Cincinnati

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DJ B-Funk is opening for Candyland at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati this Saturday.  This event is part of SelfDiploma’s 13 week FREE Summer Concert Series.  These shows are All Ages, Family Friendly, 7-11pm every Saturday night and FREE to attend.

California based duo Candyland, who is headlining the event,  became the first producers to win back to back Beatport remix contests with their remixes of Skrillex – Make it Bun Dem and  Bingo Players – Rattle.  Candyland’s “Bring the Rain” EP, released on Spinnin’ Records this past January, made it to the top of the Beatport charts in several genres, so you can expect to hear a diverse set from them.  The event also features local support from DJ PRISM and 4 Grand.

Check out this video from Self Diploma to find out what to expect this Saturday at Fountain Square:

For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/218719134949168/

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Dave Rave Returns to Athens 8/30 at The Union

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It’s hard to believe our last Dave Rave event at The Union in Athens was our Valentines party back in February.  We don’t have to tell you how excited we are to welcome everyone back to Athens for our first party of the fall semester Friday, August 30th featuring DJ B-Funk and Ginsu von Mixwell III.

DJ B-Funk has had a busy summer with events outside of Athens and working on original music productions.  Besides opening for Zedd in Columbus, DJ B-Funk is opening for Candyland in Cincy, and he recently headlined an event at Josephine, one of Washington, DC’s hottest nightclubs.  On the production side, DJ B-Funk recently released seven original tracks.

Columbus based Ginsu von Mixwell III, who is making his Athens debut, is one of the most talented turntablists in the region.  He has racked up a pile of awards for his excellence behind the decks, including 2012 Red Bull 3Style Midwest Champion and US finalist, winner of multiple DMC/Guitar Center Battles, and 2012 Run 614 Champion.

Dave Rave at The Union in Athens, Ohio, Friday August 30th.  10pm – 2am.  Cover is $3 for 21+ and $5 for under 21.  For more details and to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/552458934817779/

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