The Bunker presents Lag, Oliver Hafenbauer & Jane Fitz at Good Room
The Bunker presents Lag, Oliver Hafenbauer & Jane Fitz at Good Room 98 Meserole Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
$10-15 advance, Free for The Bunker Drip members with RSVP
A promoter of the underground culture, a DJ and a respected producer - Serbian-born Lag is the on the forefront of the new wave of techno artists.
It is easy to notice from his sound that he did not take the usual route on his musical journey. He grew up on punk, acquired a classical education in music and then quit it all to find himself enchanted by the possibilities of expressing oneself both through DJing and making electronic music. He chose techno to be the host for his creative discharge, while always incorporating a certain dosage of his previous musical life to his current work. Grit, rhythm and attitude are his main tools as he blends them into his music, creating a potent combination which enchants, moves and unifies.
Lag’s DJ performances on the Exit festival’s main DJ stage, and the legendary Tresor club speak volumes of his ability to engage his crowd, and offer an intense sonic experience. Through his DJ sets, as well as through workshops and events he organized and promoted under the umbrella of his organization 29524, Lag put efforts into closing the gap between the “good” and the “known”. Since then his promotional activities have reduced, and his focus moved to delivering extremely functional DJ sets, but also on creating and releasing original music, mostly in the techno genre. After several appearances and releases, predominantly on the Serbian label Teskoba, his remix of Grovskopa’s “Atopic” is released on vinyl by Sect Records. He follows it up with his first EP named “Stutter”, a highly acclaimed release which came out on the notoriously uncompromising Singularity Recordings, and his latest outputs, 12” releases on MORD Records named “Misfit EP” and "Fiend EP", underline the quality and uniqueness of his already recognizable sound.
Lag is set to stay on his current path as his mission, his initial vision, is yet to flicker. His ruthless determination is awe inspiring, and is, along with his musical prowess, the main reason for his rising popularity. Lag is definitely someone to keep an eye on, but more importantly - someone to listen to. After all, as he frequently states, “it’s all about the music”.SOUNDCLOUD
Oliver Hafenbauer, born 1978 is resident DJ and musical curator at Robert Johnson and runs Live At Robert Johnson records together with Ata.
Conventional wisdom dictates that people produce music and then get DJs gigs relative to the level of success their records attain. Oliver Hafenbauer isn't a famous producer, but his behind-the-scenes work at Robert Johnson, the highly respected Offenbach venue, has given him a platform to show just how great a DJ he is.
If anything, his role as a music director at the club is arguably more complementary to DJing than making music, closely considering, as he does each day, who and what moves a discerning dance floor.
Hafenbauer also takes care of Live At Robert Johnson, the club's in-house label. LARJ hosted a much-loved mix CD series — Dixon, Ivan Smagghe, Roman Flügel and Prins Thomas all contributed editions — but these days the label is focused on releasing high quality club music from its extended family—Massimiliano Pagliara, Arto Mwambe et al — and beyond.
When also you consider that Hafenbauer has a hand in Club Michel, the restaurant connected to Robert Johnson, it's impressive that he maintains a gig schedule that sees him playing Europe's better nightclubs most weekends.DIE ORAKEL SOUNDCLOUD
Clay Wilson and Oliver Chapoy should be no strangers to The Bunker followers. Clay has released two 12"s on our label, and together they do Sensoria. Sensoria is their radio show on The Lot that we tune into every Thursday form 8am to noon, and it's also a weekly Sunday club night at Jupiter Disco.CLAY WILSON SOUNDCLOUD OLIVER CHAPOY (CERTAIN CREATURES) SOUNDCLOUD
A DJ for over 20 years, Jane Fitz is resident at legendary UK festival Freerotation and in London at Night Moves, the party she co-runs with Jade Seatle. Unique in creating her strong reputation from DJing alone, Jane plays a hard-to-categorise mix of music that can take in early UK acid tracks, deep, spacey house, modern psychedelic techno, or ambient textures. That’s why you’re just as likely to hear her playing in the mountains of Japan, the beaches of Montenegro, the warehouses of Birmingham or the basements of London as well as in the world’s most credible clubs, such as Concrete, Tresor, Closer or Panoramabar, often playing lengthy sets or even all night long. And she is now a resident at The Pickle Factory. Recent, unhurried productions have begun to surface under the Invisible Menders name (co-produced with Dom Ahtuam) on cult labels such as Porn Wax, Boe and Animals on Psychedelics. But playing records in obscure locations remains a focus. As always, there is plenty to discover, much to learn and more to come.SOUNDCLOUD
"Rave funk. Muscle trance. Blunt house. Ambient soul. Blakk muzik."SOUNDCLOUD
"Sublimate founder and resident DJ. Born and Bred NYC; Chelsea --> Brooklyn. House is home."SOUNDCLOUD
The Bunker is pleased to invite a handful of DJs who've never graced our decks before.
In the Good Room, we have Lag, a Serbian artist from the might Mord label, who brings a very punk attitude to his broad-minded, creative DJ sets. He's joined by Oliver Hafenbauer of Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, where he is resident DJ, booker, and A&R for the in house label, and is pretty much the definition of a DJ's DJ. On opening duties, we have Clay Wilson and Oliver Chapoy of Sensoria, a weekly show on The Lot Radio and Sunday hang at Jupiter Disco.
The Bad Room will be headlined by Jane Fitz, a resident DJ at legendary UK festival Freerotation and in London at Night Moves and The Pickle Factory. She'll be joined by our friends from Sublimate, Turtle Bugg and Matthew Sagotsky.
As always, Tsunami Bass Sound System will be on hand to reinforce the sound in both rooms.