Unsound x The Bunker at Good Room
Unsound x The Bunker at Good Room 98 Meserole Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
$10 for The Bunker Drip members with RSVP, $15 advance, $20 door
In early 2013, Cliff Lothar seemingly appeared out of thin air with the ‘White Savage’ EP, released on one of the most legendary Dutch labels: Viewlexx. It was a unique sounding release, which quickly gained a widespread support. Besides remix jobs for Charlois, M>O>S and Tiga’s Turbo there’s been output on Omnidisc, Riverette, Skudge, Knekelhuis and soonly on Midlight.
Not much is known about Cliff Lothar outside of being heavily involved in the early Cybernetic Broadcasting System-scene. Lothar even had people guessing – was Cliff a fresh artist, or a seasoned producer under a secret moniker?
Despite staying fairly anonymous so far, Cliff is certainly no attic creature. He played venues such as Panorama Bar, NuMusic and Batofar up to undercover spots like Bargain, Humboldthain and ofcourse the Intergalactic FM Festival.
His live set is both notorious and soothing and suprising every time!
Go check some and get a fix.SOUNDCLOUD
Although Beau Wanzer has been quietly working on music for a long time, it's really just in recent years that his music has been released and widely recognized. After a few releases on L.I.E.S. and Nation, Beau has started to put his music out on his own BW imprint. He's collaborated with Shawn O'Sullivan as Civil Duty for Anthony Parasole's The Corner, and with Traxx as Mutant Beat Dance, amongst many other collaborations. Tonight he joins us for his Bunker debut with a DJ set that he promises will be on the stranger, less peak time side of things.SOUNDCLOUD
Timothy J Fairplay and Scott Fraser have burst onto the scene with a slew of impressive releases over the past few years. Both operate out of Andrew Weatherall's Bunker studio, producing analogue goodness for an assortment of labels which between them include Rush Hour, Emotional Response and World Unknown. Fairplay is most well known for his collaboration with Andrew Weatherall as The Asphodells, but that is really just scratching at the surface of his already impressive discography. Their Crimes of the Future parties have caused quite a stir in both Glasgow and London, and they've launched a label under the same name. They are known for playing leftfield house & techno as well as other outsider sounds inspired by krautrock and dub. These guys are exactly the kind of deep heads we love at The Bunker. Check out some of their mixes and tracks on the Soundcloud links below and you'll see what we mean.CRIMES OF THE FUTURE SOUNDCLOUD BOILER ROOM SCOTT FRASER SOUNDCLOUD TIMOTHY J FAIRPLAY SOUNDCLOUD
Erika dreams on the cellular level, or perhaps of transdimensional intelligences moving through strange patterns on celestial objects, working towards a mysterious goal. Her connection to the dreamworld becomes concrete in her approach to music, simultaneously so solid and yet so ethereal. Erika still finds time to accomplish many things in her waking hours, such as being a member of Ectomorph, co-conspirator of Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions record label, DJing with vinyl, making music with her pet machines, and running erika.net - a freeform streaming radio station. Erika.net celebrates its 14th year this year, being one of the very first iTunes presets. From 1993 through 1999, Erika was very involved in WCBN in Ann Arbor, as a freeform and jazz DJ, and Program Director.
The daughter of a famed scientist and already running a well known BBS from her bedroom by the time she was 13, Erika is no stranger to expressing her ideas through technology. In 1997 she was handed a TR-606 and asked to join Ectomorph, and has since become an electronic musician of the highest order, focusing on analog synthesis, with live hardware sequencing that allows transformation over time and a deep depth of tone.INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS SOUNDCLOUD
Shawn O’Sullivan and Katie Rose formed Further Reductions in 2008 as an outlet for their shared passion of electronic dance music. O’Sullivan, known for his recent techno releases as Vapauteen on L.I.E.S., 400PPM on Avian and Civil Duty (with Beau Wanzer of Streetwalker) on The Corner has been quite active lately blurring the lines between techno and noise music. With Further Reductions, O’Sullivan’s rhythmic sensibility is fused with Rose’s pop leanings to create super lush and atmospheric tracks that work both on and off the dance floor. Informed by the sounds of classic techno and early house, they subtly substitute the structure of functional club music with a more primal absorption based in their unique collaboration. Seductive vocals coupled with organically evolving sequences create a complex narrative that penetrates the subconscious in a way that conventional club music rarely threatens to.SOUNDCLOUD
Damián Romero is the director of Mutek Mexico, which will celebrate it's 13th edition in October. He's also one of the musical directors of the Mayan Warrior, which has made a huge splash at Burningman the past few years.
Committed to the promotion and introduction of contemporary music and digital arts in Mexico since more than a decade, Damian Romero has come a significant period of time leaving traces each step taken. He has not only given life to the International Festival of Digital Creativity MUTEK Mexico, since 2003, giving for the first time to the country such a huge event of international artists in large format, exposing the most relevant and purposeful proposals for the global digital creation.
At present it is one of the few Mexican independent festivals that have remained firm in the last ten years, positioning itself as a unique platform in the country focused on cultural innovation, but he has also been persistent and committed to creativity and local digital art presenting projects of artistical export in Beijing and Shanghai (China), Tokyo and Nagoya (Japan), Montreal (Canada), New York (USA), Cologne and Berlin (Germany) as well as Argentina and Chile. Currently, Damian heads his firm IMECA, international platform for collective creation, made up of Directors of Canada, France and Mexico working in different fields with a point of convergence: technological arts, the graphic universe, sound and infinite field of innovation.
On June 17, The Bunker once again hosts our longtime collaborators Unsound Festival New York. We have a long history of co-producing events with Unsound Festival since they first came to New York City in 2010.
This year Unsound Festival New York takes over Good Room for two nights, collaborating with The Bunker on June 17 and our good friends Sustain Release on June 18. The space will be transformed by lighting artist Nitemind Creative, and Tsunami Bass Sound System in both rooms.
Unsound will also be at the Lincoln Center Atrium on June 16 and we'll host a closing daytime event for them on June 19 in the Trans Pecos backyard. This is part of an ongoing series for 2016 and 1017 called Dislocation, with eleven cities to host mini festivals from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia and the Caucasus region.