The Get Down celebrates eight years of funk, soul, getting down
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It’s no secret that The Get Down is one of the best—if not the best—dance parties in Milwaukee. A guaranteed-to-be-sweaty night of ultra-rare funk and soul music (all spun from original vinyl 45s), The Get Down has long drawn a refreshingly diverse and upbeat crowd and set it dancing to some impossibly funky jams. And this Saturday at Mad Planet, DJs Andy Noble, Brent Goodsell, and Opiated Black celebrate the eighth anniversary of their creation.
According to Noble, the night will be both a celebration of The Get Down’s origins, and a sonic time capsule of the past eight years:
The event had humble beginnings at Quarters before moving to Riverhorse, Red Light, and eventually to Mad Planet about three-and-a-half years back. We do the anniversary event every year, and always give out a free, professionally done CD to the first 100 people in the door. The CD, in form with the night, features 20 or so rare soul and funk tracks from the ’60s-’80s, usually focusing on the tunes that have been popular at the night in the last year—to sort of chronicle the era of our event.
Doors open at 10 p.m., and the cover—as always—is an ultra-funky $4.