The Public Works SF presents
WhoMadeWho (Kompakt, Denmark)
BUTCH (Otherside, Germany)
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Almost two-decades into their extravagant career, the energy, fun, and celebratory nature of WhoMadeWho has expanded with time. Since getting together a few years after the turn of the new century, the Danish trio have come to mature beyond their dance-rock moniker from which they were originally associated with, to become something yet more complete, experimental, and mature. While still maintaining their wild, colorful and flamboyant nature, WhoMadeWho have evolved to a point where their energy is channeled through their industrious and manic wild shows, which stand strongly connected to their finely composed, harmonic and singular records. From career defining performances at Roskilde, sell-out shows worldwide, in-demand hybrid-DJ performances, hit records, and standout remixes, WhoMadeWho continue to flourish.
The WhoMadeWho of today have been traversing the array of genres that have made them successful, in a state beyond pigeonholing, enjoying all the elements of pop, indie, techno, disco, punk and funk, and more, that have been a part of their output so far. “It’s all open to us,” Barfod states about their musical approach. “Everything comes easy, and the vibe from our early days is totally back.” Last year the band played at Burning Man, which for them was yet another turning point in their career. “We have been a band for quite some time, and even though there have been some bumps in the road, we still have fun together, we’re still great friends, we have fans all over the world, and still keep growing in our musical development”. Through their growth, characters, outfits and unique style, WhoMadeWho have managed to distinguish themselves radically in the club scene, which is why their release on Watergate records is as such a natural fit. Watergate 26, due to be released on April 5th is a slick mix of melodic techno, new disco and other erstwhile vocal and psychedelic sounds. It’s a playful and adventurous, that ultimately defines the band as a whole, and will surely take them to yet even further parts of the globe.
Nobody can argue the fact that Bülent Gürler (aka Butch) is the one of the hardest working artists in the industry. If he’s not honing his sounds in the studio, he’s channeling his wit into the Butch TV series or spinning for the world’s most revered dance floors. An expert in tension and release tactics, he has the ability to drive a crowd into euphoria and draw them into a trance in a mere few tracks.
The diversity in his productions and music collection is what sets Butch apart. The allure of his sets is the unknown. Anything can happen when you least expect it. From eastern inspired psychedelia to pounding prime-time techno, when they step into the club the crowd is at the mercy of one of the industry’s most creative selectors. The only thing you can be sure of is the fluidity of his sets. Not one for hard cuts, the music flows with elongated breakdowns and loops that captivate from start to finish.
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21+ | No Refunds | ATMs on site
Sound by Funktion-One (Official)
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103