I.T. presents The Bunker in Detroit at Tangent Gallery
May 25, 2020
I.T. presents The Bunker in Detroit at Tangent Gallery 715 Milwaukee Avenue 21, 10p-6a
Closer than ever with our I.T. family, we share their vision of getting lost in the sound and our crews' resident DJs, label artists, and key collaborators who have deep and long-lasting connections from New York to Detroit and beyond. After co-presenting 10 editions of No Way Back in Detroit, and 9 editions in Brooklyn over the last decade, in 2016 The Bunker and Interdimensional Transmissions started a new tradition of throwing The Bunker on Memorial Day at Tangent gallery. This year, The Bunker will once again be the last 8 of 31 hours of continuous music that starts with No Way Back at Return to the Source at Tangent Gallery. Embracing the concept of collaboration, we're featuring a series of specially curated DJ pairings for this Monday night wind down.
This year we are focusing The Dance Room on the deeply psychedelic techno sound that is a hallmark of The Bunker. Opening the room, we have Mike Servito and Justin Cudmore preparing a special opening set that should be quite different from what you’re heard them do in the past. Bringing a live element to the room, we’ve invited The Bunker label artist Abby Echiverri, who composes a completely unique and mind-bending live set tailored to each gig she plays. Next we have the world premier collaborative DJ set from the UK’s Forest Drive West and our own Patrick Russell, both of whom dig really deep and have the technical skills to coherently present an astonishingly wide range of music in one set. We always like to end the weekend on a very special note that launches us into deep space before bringing us back to earth, and have no doubt that will be provided by the world premier collaborative set from Rrose and BMG.
The front room of Tangent will be transformed into The Come Down Room. When you need a rest from The Dance Room or simply don't have the physical energy left after the crazy weekend to shake it on Monday night, we got you! The sound of The Come Down Room will not quite be beatless ambient music, but not really pushing the dance floor either, exploring the mind via incredibly strange music and celebrating the more downtempo and straight up demented side of I.T. & The Bunker, the stuff that falls between the cracks of boring genre distinctions. There will be plenty of seating and the amazing sound system Tangent is known for on Memorial Day weekend, so sprawl out with your friends and get weird with us. Opening the room we have some legendary left field locals that you may not be familiar with before you see them play, but will be on your radar as soon as you do. Both Bill Spencer and Isabella DiBlassio live lives surrounded by mountains of records, always discovering unheard gems and finding new contexts to present them. Bill Spencer is a mainstay of I.T. parties, and Isabella works at a place very important to the formation of Interdimensional Transmissions: WCBN, U of M’s student radio station, where she holds the Program Director position, once held by Erika. Then we have Pittsburgh via Cleveland’s ADAB and FANA, regulars at In Training and Hot Mass, exploring uncharted territory with left-field selections. Closing the room we have Mozhgan and Carlos Souffront, good friends currently living in San Francisco, bringing things home with a highly anticipated set that will fuse their unique and beautiful music collections in ways we can’t predict.