Upstairs – Modern Class

Upstairs – Modern Class

Modern Class

All vinyl night of slammin’ funk, boogie and 80s RnB.

9pm – Closing
FREE – No cover
In the Streetlevel bar

With your host DJ Provoke and guests.


MOdERNCLASS is an all-vinyl, modern soul, boogie, modern funk and cheese wave party selecting raw dance grooves from the sonically and technologically-rich modern period of late ‘70s and ‘80s.The danceable, recognizable and un-Spotify-able rhythms the three DJs champion,which have also been of invaluable service to platinum-acts like Daft Punk and other hip hop production luminaries, have helped the party build its following both in DC and now in Portland, Oregon as well.The sound of boogie and modern soul is in the air [again]. When buzzworthy act Tuxedo, the sideproject of platinum beat maker JakeOne and contemporary crooner Mayer Hawthorne, brought one of the longest lines in recent memory at U Street Music Hall, DJ Provoke was asked to spin select vinyl cuts of modern soul and boogie to warm up the crowd properly. On Instagram, @modernclass_ has started to connect with labels and parties in and around the national modern funk scene.

Past guests to the party and on the radio show include to MOdERN CLASS through the years include Tim Zawada (Star Creature records, Chicago), Buscrates (ELQ, Liquid Beat records, PA), Rev. Shines (Shine Language, PDX), (Debo (Funk Freaks, CA), Randy Watson (Funkmosphere, LA), Dj Fleg (4 hrs of funk, Bmore), Brian Ellis (Voltaire records, Hobocamp), Hotthobo (Voltaire records, Hobocamp) Sean Rowlands & Cam Run (Bed Stuy Boogie, The Lot radio, NYC), The Body Talk crew (Richmond, VA), Supreme La Rock (Seattle), Gwizski (Omega Supreme Recods, PDX). Dj Luer (Funk Freaks, Cali) Dj Roane (Liquid Beat records, Xray fm, PDX) & more. The sounds of MOdERN CLASS are also accompanied by a visual program of colorful and vivid media related to the music and are displayed on custom-made DVDs as well as on the Instagram account to which all three DJs contribute.

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