The Bunker Pride at Elsewhere
June 29, 2018
The Bunker Pride at Elsewhere 599 Johnson Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
$15-25 advance, $30 doors
Steeped in Miami’s B-boy culture, it was classic electro & Miami bass that conceived Danny Daze's love for the experimental Dutch electro & Detroit Techno scenes of the 90’s. Labels like Schematic in Miami, Interdimensional Transmissions from Detroit & Viewlexx out of The Hague set the foundation for Daze.
Daniel Gomez adopted his Daze moniker early on at his mother’s suggestion. Practicing on a set-up she bought him, Daze was spinning at weddings by age 14, funneling his earnings into vinyl to play raves on the side. That eventually led to producing his first tracks in 2004 on a cracked version of Fruity Loops and later that year, he jumpstarted a electro / techno white label called Omniamm.
Daze’s risk-taking & punk approach is at the core of everything he does and it’s a big part of the ethos of his current label, Omnidisc. "We're not searching for chart topping hits. We’re more interested in curating a catalog of music you’ll remember when you walk out the door. We seek out tracks that are as raw as possible & welcome imperfections. We love the charm of an unpolished record”, says Daze. It’s also this freeform & experimental approach together with an element of surprise that sets him apart from the pack as both a DJ & Producer.
As a DJ, he prefers to express his versatility across long sets. He is known to cut & weave from Electro to Techno into Italo Disco, into a record by Yazoo deliberately intended to provoke a reaction. “I once played a Paula Abdul record at Berghain… basically, it’s like it or leave it,” says Daze. As a producer, his output ranges from releases on Kompakt’s Speicher series, to remixes on Phantasy, Comeme, Monkeytown & more… but he also reaches far beyond techno & has created original runway soundtracks for award winning American streetwear designer John Elliott & the Australian brand Song for the Mute. "I’m obsessed with the detailed manipulation of audio. It’s at the core of how I make music & I constantly feel the need to involve myself with projects that challenge & allow me to think out of the box... whether it’s creating a single recognizable noise for the new MacBook, or an advert for a fashion campaign blending original music with sound design,” says Daze.
Danny Daze’s radical approach to preserving music’s integrity while breaking its boundaries may seem volatile, but it’s not random. “I’ve always gone against the grain & it’s important for everything I do to feel authentic. There isn't much difference between Daniel Gomez and Danny Daze.”SOUNDCLOUD
Kim Ann Foxman, 2016 “Play and make music that makes you happy, and people will naturally feel that honesty”.
“Kim Ann Foxman has had quite the career,” were FACT magazine’s words when she was inducted into their critically acclaimed podcast series in 2016. Hawaii born artist and DJ, she shot to fame as a vocalist and has since continued her rise to become one of New York’s finest DJs and a prolific producer in her own right.
Unfazed by trends and deeply rooted in the music, Foxman builds on the nostalgic records of her youth to create her own dynamic sound. A rare specimen who is equally likely to be found playing to intimate audiences as to huge festival crowds, her record selection is distinctive from that of her peers. She holds a highly regarded residency at Good Room in her home of Brooklyn, New York and is a regular at Panorama Bar in Berlin, places where she is able to explore different sounds whilst still captivating the dancefloor.
As a producer, Kim Ann Foxman delivers catchy hooks and haunting melodies, and is also celebrated for beguiling and original vocals. Her Firehouse Recordings imprint (inspired by the old firehouse in Brooklyn that is her studio and a creative hub for the like-minded) is responsible for a steady stream of mind-bending releases.
An effortless trendsetter, Foxman is well-known for her inimitable style and ability to move seamlessly between the music and fashion worlds. She has built solid relationships with brands like Gucci, Dior Homme, Prada, and Adidas. Through a deep dedication to music and an infectious positive outlook, Kim Ann Foxman output is a reflection of her genuine approach, which is felt by all wherever she plays.
Thump “Her sound is one of confidence” Pitchfork “ The heart of her aesthetic —tough and dreamy all at once.”SOUNDCLOUD
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, 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 RESIDENT ADVISOR PROFILE OF JUSTIN FROM THE SEQUENCER TRUANCY VOLUME 185: JUSTIN CUDMORE (MIX FROM AUGUST, 2017)
Eris Drew is a DJ, musician and trans mystic. She is a resident at Chicago's Smart Bar and co-founded Hugo Ball, the club's long-running polysexual Dada-inspired dance party.
Eris is known for her ecstatic and intensely rhythmic sets which channel the Motherbeat. This transcendent primordial healing energy and mathematics speaks through music and all things, from bird songs and locomotives to U.K. hardcore and krautrock. At the time the Motherbeat was revealed to her—23 years ago—Eris was a closeted teenager. In the decades that followed, her engagement with this ecstatic Gaian pulse was secreted as a private source of comfort and reprieve from dysphoria. During this time, Eris formed a highly personal and alchemical relationship with her rave records and synthesisers while unwittingly incorporating ideas described by Surrealism, shamanism, chaos magic and Dischordianism into her rituals. Over the past year, her path to transition has released all of her stored energy onto dance floors, leading to mythic sets at Club Toilet, Hot Mass, Honcho’s Campout, the Bunker NY and, most recently, at Tuf ‘till Dawn in Seattle. Eris has also performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Art Institute in Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. She gives lectures on electronic music history with a focus on marginalized voices for Daphne and mentors aspiring vinyl DJ’s for Walking and Falling.SOUNDCLOUD RESIDENT ADVISOR ERIS DREW'S RESIDENT ADVISOR PODCAST ERIS DREW'S BUNKER PODCAST
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 Flax is a DJ, songwriter & record producer. Her discography is extensive, flush with originals, collaborations and remixes, including projects with a long list of world class talent such as Grammy-nominated artist Sia, Kim Ann Foxman, Romy XX and Tricky.
It’s no surprise this versatile artist is in such high demand, whether she’s creating trip hop and down tempo with production partner Lauren Dillard as CREEP, or giving life to hedonistic dance tracks in her solo works, Lauren always captures the essence of the genre, deftly shaping musical ideas into her signature sound.
As a DJ, she exudes calm confidence and impeccable style. Performing internationally for years, Lauren is technically superlative and delivers a host of Chicago, Detroit and New York influenced house music.
In the midst of what is being hailed as a major revival of New York’s club scene, Lauren has firmly established herself as a fixture of this new era of dance music, she will no doubt continue to journey from cult following to club world mainstay.SOUNDCLOUD
A lifelong musician and composer, an NYC-based producer and purveyor of techno, Auspex deals in dark, metallic sounds and dance floors driven to bedlam. You can catch him in circulation in the Brooklyn's underground techno scene. He has played as support for such notable acts as: Phase Fatale, Xhin, Henning Baer, Randomer, Headless Horseman, The God's Planet, Claudio PRC, Morbeck, Ness, DVS1, Somewhen, Norman Nodge, DJ Shiva, Volvox, Aurora Halal, 3.14, Ontal, Shawn O' Sullivan, Dimi Angelis, Cardopusher, Patrick Russell and more. He is also a regular of some of NYC's best and most well-respected underground parties such as Unter, Lost Soul Enterprises and Aphotic. Tonight is his Bunker debut!SOUNDCLOUD
You may know Maxime more for his Love Letters project, which we absolutely adore. His "Ducue" EP on Yield is one of our favorite records of the past year. As Maxime Robillard, he has been throwing the stellar Hypnotic Spa party to showcase his more ambient side, which is what he'll be doing up in the loft tonight. this is Maxime's Bunker debut!LOVE LETTERS SOUNDCLOUD
Pure Immanence, the collaborative music project of Nick Bazzano and Kiddo Sincere, is a back-to-back style exploration of the affective potentials immanent to dance music. Pure Immanence holds a well-received monthly residency at Bushwick's Bossa Nova Civic Club under the same name for over a year, with recent guests including Aurora Halal, Volvox, Shawn O'Sullivan, Archivist, Mary Yuzovskaya, Clay Wilson, Liquid Asset, and Justin Cudmore. The party encourages deeply experimental and adventurous vibes on a dance floor that focuses more on communal states of body and mind over individual genres or conventions. With this in mind, Pure Immanence also has a residency with Brooklyn underground rave stalwart Unter to curate their ambient room. In addition to performing monthly, they've been joined by live and DJ acts including Bookworms & Via App, Antenes, Ital, Olga, The Long Count Cycle, and Love Letters. Unter's Ambient Room features unique, atmospheric performances that employ environmental and immersive sound to transform and modulate time, space, energy, and mood. Pure Immanence has performed at various notable parties and festivals in the United States and Germany, including a five-hour sunrise ambient set at Sustain-Release, an outdoor techno/dance experiment at Brooklyn's Fourth World, and a recent cosmic techno set for Buttons at ://about blank.PURE IMMANENCE
DJ Sofiia is a selector currently residing in Brooklyn, New York and responsible for heading two parties on the island. An ambient 'listening' party called Hypnotic Spa and a party called Dance Dungeon, which aims to push the boundaries of club music.SOUNDCLOUD
We're excited to announce our fifth annual Pride celebration, this year for the first time at Elsewhere. As usual, our lineup is completely made up of American artists. Without the LGBTQ 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/
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