The Bunker with Leafar Legov, Mozhgan, Bryan Kasenic at Knockdown Center
The Bunker with Leafar Legov, Mozhgan, Bryan Kasenic at Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue 21+, 3p-9p
$10-15 advance, $20 door
Leafar Legov is one half of Giegling duo Kettenkarussell. Tonight marks his sixth appearance at The Bunker.SOUNDCLOUD
Iranian born but California based Artist/DJ Mozhgan has been honing her dark arts on the decks for quite some time. In 2011, when San Francisco clubs were distracted with other trends, she started "We Are Monsters," a party to develop her passion for contemporary, dark, and mysterious dance floor sounds. As a resident DJ, Mozhgan helped curate an instantly recognizable sound and atmosphere that has become synonymous with the party and the acts she has booked to play there. Her affinity for 80's synthesizers, vintage drum machines, ethnic rhythms, 303 inspired bass lines, and moody vocals has captured the attention of dancers and selectors at some of the Bay Area most respected parties and clubs. In 2015, her breakout sets for Honey Soundsystem and Sunset Sound System brought the worlds attention to her front door. Often touring alongside "We Are Monsters" resident Solar, Mozhgan found herself behind the decks at Panorama Bar, Dekmantel, DeSchool, and many more. Her stylized approach to dark discotheque-ing has also made it's way into hearts with a series of hit mix tapes and live-sets released online. As the status-quo catches up to her eccentric taste in Cold Wave and Industrial beats, Mozhgan finds herself a seasoned veteran ready to take on new dance-floors.SOUNDCLOUD
For the past 12 years, The Bunker New York has led the way for American techno by bringing together hundreds of artists from all over the world. More than a mere techno party, The Bunker unites diverse sounds from across the electronic music spectrum, connecting the dots between house, techno, experimental sounds, and much more. The Bunker New York began as a party, grew up into a record label, and has become a collaborative community, fostered by founder and curator Bryan Kasenic since its launch in 2003.
Kasenic's roots in the world of music go deep. In 1993, at the age of 16, he began DJing on Carnegie Mellon’s WRCT in Pittsburgh. He went on to launch his own radio show on WNYU in 1997. The radio show, and his interest in the many weird corners of the NYC music scene, eventually morphed into the creation of a weekly email newsletter, which included noteworthy party and event listings at a time when nothing of the kind existed online. As Bryan became more established in New York City, he created Beyond Booking, the agency that would become a core part of The Bunker New York. During this time, Bryan was also a sought-after DJ, performing at parties and events on a weekly basis. Currently, Bryan also hosts a weekly show on Red Bull Music Academy Radio, featuring The Bunker's friends and family.
Bryan is much more than a mainstay at The Bunker New York. He has also played in many of the finest clubs and venues around the world: Berghain, Panorama Bar, and Atonal Festival in Berlin; Output, Verboten, and MoMA PS1's Warm Up series in New York; Air Tokyo and Circus Osaka in Japan; Smart Bar in Chicago; the Communikey and Decibel festivals in Boulder and Seattle respectively; Public Works in San Francisco; and many more. Additionally, he has co-produced numerous events and festivals, including several years at Unsound Festival New York. Unsound is one of the leading electronic and experimental music festivals worldwide, and he subsequently brought The Bunker to Krakow, Poland, Unsound's native city.
To understand Kasenic as a DJ one needs only look back at his decades of passion promoting electronic and experimental sounds in New York, and towards the sound of the artists that have become key members of The Bunker New York family: the psychedelic, cerebral bent of Atom™, Voices From The Lake, and Reagenz; the swirling, atmospheric soundscapes of Clay Wilson, Zemi17, and Marco Shuttle; and the industrial-strength hardware dynamics of Løt.te, Mark Verbos, and Romans. 12 years after its founding, The Bunker is stronger than it has ever been and continues to grow, thanks to Kasenic's vision and effort.SOUNDCLOUD SETS AND INTERVIEWS FACEBOOK RESIDENT ADVISOR RA ORAL HISTORY OF THE BUNKER FEATURE (2013) THUMP: THE BUNKER IS THE GODFATHER OF WEIRD TECHNO PARTIES FEATURE (2014) SELF-TITLED FEATURE, OCT 2014
After a 2 month break, The Bunker is back to close out the summer with a rare daytime event. We'll be taking over the outside courtyard at the Knockdown Center, one of NYC's most extraordinary venues. Joining us will be Mozhgan, whose DJ sets have been in constant rotation at The Bunker HQ this year, stopping in NYC on her way home from the legendary Dekmantel Selectors Festival in Croatia. Also the return of one of our favorite artists, Leafar Legov, whose spaced out and dreamy live set should set the perfect outdoor vibe. The Bunker founder Bryan Kasenic will be on opening duties.