The Bunker presents Cabanne, Dan Bell, Machinedrum, Rusty Santos, Band Of The Name, and Electro Putas at subTonic
The Bunker presents Cabanne, Dan Bell, Machinedrum, Rusty Santos, Band Of The Name, and Electro Putas at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 10p-4a
$5 downstairs, $8 upstairs
Dan Bell is one of the most important figures in the history of minimal techno. He started out by collaborating with Richie Hawtin as Cybersonik in the early 90's, releasing "Technarchy" and other classic tracks. In the mid-90's, he produced several records on his own as DBX (including the enourmously successful "Losing Control") that more or less defined minimal techno. He then went on to create 7th City Distribution and several new record labels. In 2000, he moved to Berlin, and has released two amazing mix CD's and a few remixes since then. He is currently working on new material and DJing around the world. His last two appearances at the Bunker were phenomenal. Dan really loves subTonic and asked to come back. How could we possibly refuse? http://daniel-bell.com/ Cabanne is a shadowy figure from the French minimal techno scene who we do not know much about. We do know his music, and that's enough for us. He has released some excellent 12"s, including collaborations with Dan Bell, Ark, and John Thomas. He was also part of the first Narod Niki experiment, a live collaboration with Dan Bell, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Akufen, Dimbiman and others at the Mutek festival in 2003. This is a very rare North American appearance. Of the many aliases attributed to Orlando-based artist Travis Stewart (aka Syndrone, tstewart, h8), Machine Drum is handily the most well-known. Although initially conceived as an outlet for Stewart's drill'n'bass meanderings, Machine Drum's first public release was a hazy, skittering melange that owed more to hip-hop and ambient than early Squarepusher. The Band of the Name was born in the Spring of 2002 as a psychedelic mathrock outfit of sorts. Clint Panney and JT Almon found themselves playing guitars, and Joey Valdez took up the bass and even Lane Barrington found his place seated at the drums. Known for their high energy performances and occasional staged theatrics, BOTN has become a favorite act in the Central Florida touring circuit. This will be their first show in New York. Rusty Santos is a singer/songwriter based in NYC, His musical journey began in Fresno as a teenager fronting a DIY band, Banzai. Santos has released three albums: "Bad is Good," "Outsie Versus In," and "The Heavens," which was released this winter on UUAR. In addition to producing his own music, Santos has collaborated in recording a handful of records with other New York musicians, including Animal Collective's latest album "Sung Tongs". Note that Rusty is playing first since his sound is quiet and we will be raging downstairs later in the evening. Jaiko Suzuki, Akio Mokuno and Joe Frivaldi started the Electroputas in 2000, using their diverse backgrounds and tastes of music to create elaborate songs, which hint at noise, avant-garde, psychedelic, krautrock, Japanese freakout, and no wave material. Their latest album "3" was released on the Social Registry last fall.