The Bunker Pride at Output / The Panther Room
June 24, 2017
The Bunker Pride at Output / The Panther Room 74 Wythe Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
$20 early bird, $10 with RSVP for The Bunker Drip members
Rrose has found her own niche in the American techno underground. Her hypnotic tracks incorporate ideas from ambient and minimalist music as prominently as they do the history of dance music, operating in the same fruitful cross-section between techno and the abstract as many other Further Records releases. She has never failed to impress in her many appearances at The Bunker, and will be performing a live PA of original material for our Pride party.RROSE WEBSITE MORE INFO AND FULL STREAM OF "HAVING NEVER WRITTEN A NOTE FOR PERCUSSION" LP FROM FURTHER RECORDS
Not a lot is known about German artist Kassem Mosse, and we're happy to keep it that way. He came to our attention via his string of releases on the mysterious Hardwax-distributed Workshop label, and lately has been working with one of the World's greatest labels, Honest Jon's. The deeply narcotic sound of his records reference many of our favorite artists, yet have Kassem's undeniable sonic signature written all over them. His extended, spaced-out, hardware-heavy sets at The Bunker in the past floored everyone in attendance, so we'd say you are in for a real treat today with this live set from one of electronic music's most unique voices.
Kassem was one of the founders of homo elektrik in Germany. Homo elektrik was a non commercial collective of musicians, visual artist, dj's and queers who tried to expand the all day borders by creating new safe spaces for over 10 years in Leipzig and elsewhere. The concept was to try to be as inclusive as possible and to look into a diverse world instead of excluding people because of socialized values. No one was ever paid for their jobs and everyone was welcomed. They never had an awareness team because homo elektrik was a political concept of fun. They hosted a floor at Fusion Festival for 3 years, travelled Europe, and played Queeruption Festival in Barcelona. As result of a personal cooperation and music the conceptiual label Mikrodisko was founded by Kassem Mosse, Dia_shi and DJ Boys'R'us.RESIDENT ADVISOR
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
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
Carlos Souffront is a music gourmet, a true DJ's DJ. His taste is rich and vast and he has the unique ability to create deeply rhythmic narratives that offer unexpected and exotic spices. He mastered his deep mixing skills with a cassette deck and a belt drive turntable in his father's den in Troy, home of contemporaries such as Mike Servito, Tadd Mullinex and Matt Dear. Equally entrenched in indie rock, post punk, experimental music, ambient, rock, house, and techno, Carlos was always a man of many worlds - with an ability to traverse though them with an unique imagination. There is a mood to his search within sound, something that is heavy, deep yet gritty. Like many Caribbean transplants that ends up in northern colder climates, he wonders where our rhythmic complexity is. For him it is effortless and endlessly surprising to the listener.
Carlos is an important component of the Interdimensional Transmissions parties, bringing a loose yet tight moody deepness and an ever unexpected edge. At the original No Way Back party, he demanded truth in advertising, pushing us to and then past the 12 hour mark. He has participated in the studio with Ectomorph, and also performed alongside some of their live performances.
It is all too rare to find someone within the electronic music spectrum that can be called an original, that you can only really explain to someone who experienced them on the dance floor, usually just by saying "that's so" and saying their name. Carlos is one of those rarities. (bio by BMG)SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK
Lauren cut her teeth DJing at Motor in Detroit, alongside The Bunker residents Mike Servito & Derek Plaslaiko, and just about every DJ who mattered in Detroit or passing through the city. Her current production project is CREEP, her duo with Lauren Dillard, with whom she also runs their imprint, CREEP Intl. Currently she is resident DJ at a monthly party called City Club (named after a club in Detroit she used to frequent where we also attended some epic Hawtin-produced parties during DEMF) alongside Gavin Russom, Zachery Alan Starkey, and Katie Rex.SOUNDCLOUD
Eris Drew is a mixer, song writer, keyboardist and vocalist from the Prairie State. She is also Hugo Ball's co-founder and Smart Bar's resident Mother Beat medium. Drew's one-woman bopping live synth act is her personal trans femme travel log.SOUNDCLOUD
We're excited to announce our fourth annual Pride celebration at Output. As usual, our lineup leans quite heavily on American artists. Without the GLBTQ community in the USA, dance music would not be what it is today. In celebration of NYC Pride and the people who led the way, we're bringing together a unique line-up that celebrates the diversity of our dance floor. We invite all sexual orientations, gender identities, and races to join together in the name of love, respect, music and pride to celebrate all of those who've danced before us.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Their mission statement: "We seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence." More info at https://srlp.org/