The Bunker with DJ Nobu, Legowelt, Anastasia Kristensen, Mike Servito, Patrick Russell, Abby Echiverri, more at Elsewhere
The Bunker with DJ Nobu, Legowelt, Anastasia Kristensen, Mike Servito, Patrick Russell, Abby Echiverri, more at Elsewhere 599 Johnson Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
DJ Nobu has long been Japan's best kept secret, but lately it feels like the cat is well out of the bag as his global touring schedule fills up for 2016. Nobu has been producing the legendary Future Terror parties in Japan since 2001 and launched his Bitta label in 2012. More than anything though, he is known for his completely unpredictable yet always mind-melting DJ sets. We were completely floored by both his prime-time set at The Bunker in Tokyo and his opening set at The Bunker in Osaka in September, 2015. He will be playing the closing set of The Bunker NY takeover of Berghain in February. Few DJs demonstrate the depth of vision that seems to come naturally to Nobu. Check out some of his podcast and you'll see what we mean. We are thrilled to welcome Nobu to close out The Bunker for his debut North American appearance!FUTURETERROR.NET SMOKE MACHINE PODCAST DEKMANTEL PODCAST
Legowelt is the name under which Dutch artist Danny Wolfers releases most of his music. He describes his music as "a hybrid form of slam jack, The Hague electronix, combined with deep Chicago trax, obscure and romantic ghetto technofunk, EuroHorror Soundtracks and a lot more". Initially influenced by early Detroit Techno and Chicago acid tracks, Legowelt moved on to more and more experimental sounds until finally discovering the Bunker Records crew in his hometown, The Hague. He has since released dozens of records under more artist names than anyone could possibly keep track of. Legowelt has previously appeared at The Bunker three times, and delivered mind blowing sets each and every time. Tonight shoudl be not different.LEGOWELT SOUNDCLOUD
Headlining Zone One will be Copenhagen’s ANASTASIA KRISTENSEN, making her debut at The Bunker. In Copenhagen, she holds residencies at both the legendary Culturebox club, and the queer party Mainstream. She’s taken the techno world by storm with her style that blends classic and new music in a very unique way that comes straight from the heart. Tresor founder Dmitri Hegemann called her set at Berlin Atonal last year “deeply refreshing” and we couldn’t agree more!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
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 PATRICK RUSSELL MIX: LABYRINTH 2015 (MIX RELEASED SEPTEMBER, 2017)
Newest member of The Bunker New York family, strong off of her debut release earlier this year.SOUNDCLOUD
Detroit native Miguel Senquiz has artfully crafted a unique voice from a rich musical background. With roots firmly established in the gravitas of the area’s heritage, he’s incorporated a unique soulful texture and a polished-but-scuffed aesthetic aided in part by his connection to the Ghostly family.
“Growing up in the Detroit music scene, I was lucky to hear proper house, techno, and electro on the radio and at parties. I’m not old enough to have heard MOJO or The Wizard on the radio, but I had 89X live from Motor, Liz Copeland on WDET, and WaxTax N Dre on WJLB. Some of the first DJs I got to see out were Richie Hawtin, Delano Smith, Mike Huckaby, Mark Farina, and Derrick Carter. I was lucky to have a good foundation.”
He’s used that experience and knowledge to hone in on his own sound, gaining a reputation for long and energetic sets threading, and sometimes blurring the lines of house, techno, and acid.
The son of a Quiet Storm radio DJ and manager of Industry (a ‘90s nightlife spot just outside Detroit that hosted early Industrial and Techno shows), Miguel’s mother helped pave the way for his musical interests and imbued his tastes with a weighty soulfulness and playful eclecticism.
After setting up his New York home base in 2006 and taking a few years to settle, Miguel jumped head-first back into the NY music scene with formidable residencies (No Big Deal, Real Talk, and most recently Put in Werk at Output).
Slowly building demand outside of his NY home base, he’s recently taken his talents back to Detroit (Movement 2015), Miami, Austin, Mexico City, and Berlin to play alongside mentors Ryan Elliott, Trus’Me, Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, and Dixon among others.
When he’s not DJing or working on music, Miguel spends his days pursuing his shared mission to get artists paid through Drip.com, a music and creative subscription platform he co-founded with Ghostly’s Sam Valenti IV.SOUNDCLOUD
Föllakzoid is a chilean based cosmic music band who have put out some of our favorite albums over the past few years.SOUNDCLOUD
The Bunker takes over Elsewhere in Bushwick on September 14 and we’re bringing you some of the key international artists who are performing at Sustain Release that weekend for those of you who can’t make it upstate.
It’s been a minute since DJ NOBU has played at The Bunker (he was a part of our showcases in Tokyo in 2015 and 2016, closed Berghain at The Bunker label night there in 2016, and made his US debut at The Bunker at Good Room in 2016), and his ascendance from a hero in Japan to a superstar appearing on key festival and club stages worldwide feels complete at this point. We’re very excited to share that he’ll be playing an extended mind melting closing set in The Hall.
We also welcome LEGOWELT back to The Bunker to co-headline The Hall with a peak time live set. His vast musical output spans many different worlds – some real, some imagined - and does so in a unique and captivating fashion that keeps listeners enthralled. Since first emerging in the early nineties as a key part of the Dutch West Coast scene and Intergalactic FM family, he has become a core member of that crew who takes inspiration from Detroit and Chicago pioneers but also fantasy films and sci-fi culture, and is nowadays a modern day techno pin-up in his own rite.
We welcome back Sacred Bones recording artists FÖLLAKZOID, one of our favorite psych-rock bands all the way from Chile. Tonight they present their full band set up (earlier his year, they presented a special early ambient set at The Bunker that leaned more heavily on drum machines and electronics). Some of you will remember them taking us deep into the zone, opening for Atom™ & Tobias and Rødhåd back in 2015 at Good Room (when Atom™ joined them on stage). That stellar performance became The Bunker Podcast 106.
The Bunker resident PATRICK RUSSELL sets off the night by opening The Hall. Patrick is fresh off of appearances at both Dekmantel and Barcelona’s Paral·lel Festival and we are looking forward to hearing him play before he heads out again for an extensive Asian tour.
Zone One is also stacked with international and local artists that we’re excited to be able to share. Headlining Zone One will be Copenhagen’s ANASTASIA KRISTENSEN, making her debut at The Bunker. In Copenhagen, she holds residencies at both the legendary Culturebox club, and the queer party Mainstream. She’s taken the techno world by storm with her style that blends classic and new music in a very unique way that comes straight from the heart. Tresor founder Dmitri Hegemann called her set at Berlin Atonal last year “deeply refreshing” and we couldn’t agree more!
The Bunker’s rising star ABBY ECHIVERRI will be playing a live set -- her recent debut EP on The Bunker and her track on the 15 Years of The Bunker compilation really turned heads worldwide, garnering positive reviews and mentions everywhere. She spends a lot of time making each live set completely different from the one that came before, and after amazing sets at The Bunker and Smangtasia earlier this year so we can’t wait to hear what she comes up with.
Opening Zone One is our good friend MIGUEL SENQUIZ. This will serve as his official going away party as we send him off from NYC to Berlin in style! And closing Zone One is The Bunker’s own MIKE SERVITO. 6 years into his residency at The Bunker, his sets are still a highlight of every party he plays for us!
In The Loft, we are once again presenting heady deep listening music, with a MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP takeover helmed by Mysteries founder GRANT AARON and longtime Bunker/Mysteries supporter VICKI SIOLOS who is making her Bunker debut. It’s been amazing to watch Mysteries grow from strength to strength over the years, from one of our favorite podcasts, to an incredible event series, and now to a buy-on-sight record label.
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