The Bunker with Marco Shuttle, Karl & Ken Meier, Patrick Russell, Hot Mix at Good Room
April 1, 2017
The Bunker with Marco Shuttle, Karl & Ken Meier, Patrick Russell, Hot Mix at Good Room 98 Meserole Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
free for The Bunker Drip members with RSVP, $10-15 advance, $20 door
Born in Treviso, a small city near Venice, Marco Shuttle has been involved in the local underground club scene since he was 15, initially as a promoter and then as a DJ. After moving to London to earn an MA in Fashion at Central Saint Martins, he became involved in the clubbing scene there, garnering a residency at the legendary Süd Electronic parties, and running his own event, a popular Sunday afternoon/evening session at Cafe 1001.
Due to his background in fashion, a primarily visual medium, Marco considers his musical style to be constructed with an aesthetic approach. He has been deeply inspired by Detroit techno and electro, acid house, New York deep house and garage, and electronica. His own productions can be described as very deep and dark and often tend to have strong percussive elements with dry electronic sounds and groovy basslines. Marco's initial releases on Serialism and brut! stood out but he really began his rise to prominence with the 2011 release of "The Vox Attitude" EP on Vidd, which has since become a sought-after classic techno record. In 2012 he caught our ears with a stellar 12" on Clone's Store Only Series, and the launch of his own label, Eerie. Marco used the Eerie imprint to release four of his own EPs over 2012-13. These critically acclaimed EPs represent some of his deepest and most challenging music but did not fail to move dance floors worldwide.
As result of the international success of his productions, Marco has been DJing globally with bookings at some of the most prestigious clubs and festivals in the world, including: Labyrinth (Japan), Berghain (Berlin), Fabric (London), The Bunker (New York), Wave Festival (Amsterdam), Moog (Barcelona), and many more. Marco has since taken up residence in Berlin where he continued to produce for labels such as Peter Van Hoesen's Time to Express, our own The Bunker New York imprint and Neel and Donato Dozzy's label Spazio Disponibile.SOUNDCLOUD DISCOGS FACEBOOK
Karl Meier has long been working on the fringes of electronic music, but every record he makes is well worth owning. His 12"s as The Great Traitor (Remnant) and Kalon (Sandwell District), hinted at the greatness of his current project, Talker, who released on Regis' Downwards imprint last year. Very few if any DJs out there can match Karl's encyclopedic knowledge of all music. By all accounts, his recent set at Berghain brought the place to it's knees. We can't wait to hear what he has in store for us tonight.
Ken Meier, alongside his wife Yoonjai at Common Name, has designed every flyer and record for The Bunker New York since 2013. On top of his obvious skills as a designer, he is one of the deepest music heads we know. Tonight will be his Bunker debut!SOUNDCLOUD
Patrick Russell is a true veteran of the US underground, perhaps one of the last unsung heroes of a now lost era in the Midwest. A genuine sonic storyteller, he magically transforms the diaspora of acid, IDM, and pure jack energy into a deep, fluent sonic dialog that never fails to devastate both minds and dance floor.
A Detroit-bred DJ, artist and producer active since the early 90's, Patrick has now made New York City his home. Perhaps best known as a key figure in the legendary No Way Back parties, his ability to weave intensely unique, long-format narratives has earned him critical acclaim for his recent appearance at Berghain, not to mention featured spots at festivals such as Japan’s famed Labyrinth, Unsound, and his numerous appearances at DEMF/Movement. Patrick has also been steadily building a strong catalog of high-profile productions to compliment his increasingly varied, hypnotic, and in-demand DJ sets; his upcoming 3-track remix EP on The Bunker New York also marks his induction as an official resident DJ at the long-running Brooklyn party.
His consummate taste and disciplined execution have created a respect that cannot be purchased. Patrick Russell is not just a name to watch, he is someone to be experienced.SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK TWITTER RESIDENT ADVISOR RESIDENT ADVISOR FEATURE, NOVEMBER, 2016
Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation. If you look directly to that inspired generation you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond, you will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out that even they don't know where their set will go. But, it will take you there! In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster.
Detroit never forgot about Mike Servito, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat's Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly's Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear, and Ryan Elliott), contributing to the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, and progressing that concept into Sass (the hippest queer party in Detroit at the time), to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions' No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a residency at The Bunker, and representation by Beyond Booking in North America and Odd Fantastic in Europe.MIKE SERVITO SOUNDCLOUD ODD FANTASTIC - EUROPEAN BOOKINGS
New Yorker Gunnar Haslam is a rare talent with a unique intellect. Trained in particle physics and signal processing , he first began DJing and producing music as an undergraduate at NYU. He met Ron Morelli, the founder of L.I.E.S. records, while shopping at A1 Records in the East Village and Ron released Gunnar’s first record in 2013, the highly-acclaimed Mimesiak LP. Since this first release, he’s been highly prolific, putting his career as a physicist on the back burner while going deeper into the world of synths and maintaining a steady outpouring of music spanning acid, techno, ambient and home listening. You have probably heard or danced along to one of his multiple EPs on Delsin, Argot, Mister Saturday Night and Efdemin's Naïf label, or are familiar with his collaborative work with Tin Man as Romans, who released an EP and recent LP on The Bunker New York.
Since he first began playing out locally while still in school, Haslam has quickly become a fixture in New York’s underground scene, frequently playing The Bunker and Bossa Nova Civic Club, while also maintaining a busy schedule of touring as a DJ and a live performer all over the world. Recently, he has been playing alongside Justin Cudmore and Mike Servito in a collaborative, long-form DJ crew known as Hot Mix. Spanning genres in his productions and growing through collaborations with other artists, it’s easy to see that Gunnar’s music is often about the journey, rather than the destination. In his own words: “Music is the one place where I can do whatever feels right, and just let it all happen.”
Photo Credit: Maya Rossignac-MilonSOUNDCLOUD RESIDENT ADVISOR DISCOGS
Techno producer Justin Cudmore’s coming-of-age as a fan and creator of dance music happened amidst the wide expanses of central Illinois. As a kid growing up in the state’s tucked-away capital of Springfield, he played the drums at home and in school as a jazz percussionist. But where most of his peers were tuned into pop music, Justin was wearing out self-made mixes and classic disco compilations. As a college student Justin dove further into electronic music, workshopping new-wave influenced beats in bands and DJing parties, primarily at the club night Physical Challenge, which he started in 2007.
He moved to Chicago after college and began working for the influential dance music blog Little White Earbuds, which opened him up to the city’s thriving underground house and techno scene. Currently, Justin is a fixture across Brooklyn, popping up on dance floors and behind booths. 2016 saw his 12” debut on Honey Soundsystem Records (HNYTRX) featuring remixes by Mike Servito and Gunnar Haslam. The trio have taken their Hotmix party and sound across Brooklyn, most recently for all-night tag sets at The Bunker NY.
Through it all, Justin has remained a student of history who recognizes that house and techno still drip with the sweat of its pioneers. Much like the teenager who burrowed deep into his own mind, Justin prefers old sounds over new. He has spent years digging into crates both digital and physical, gathering inspiration for his own productions, which marry snaking acid lines and bouncy grooves to samples that have remained close to his heart. 2017 will see Justin continue to push forward with new releases and remix collaborations.SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK
Marco Shuttle's extended set at The Bunker LTD back in December 2015 was definitely one for the books, and we've been eager to bring him back ever since. He just announced he'll be releasing his next album, "Systhema", on Donato Dozzy and Neel's Spazio Disponibile imprint in May. Joining him in the Good Room are Karl and Ken Meier, both of whom have graced our decks in the past, but this time will be playing a prime time collaborative set. The Bunker resident Patrick Russell opens the festivities like only he can. In the Bad Room we have the return of Hot Mix (Mike Servito, Gunnar Haslam, and Justin Cudmore), who will be playing one of their all night tag team sets, which have turned the room upside-down on multiple occasions.