The Bunker presents Paul Birken, Tony Rohr, Dietrich Schoenemann, Troy Pierce, Ryan Elliott, Hearthrob, and Unjust at subTonic
The Bunker presents Paul Birken, Tony Rohr, Dietrich Schoenemann, Troy Pierce, Ryan Elliott, Hearthrob, and Unjust at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 10p-4a
Dietrich Schoenemann is a central figure in the history of US techno. He was a founding member of Prototype 909, who were one of the most popular acts in the 90's US rave circuit. Since then, he has produced a ton of tracks, some of them international anthems. He also runs two successful labels, Hidden-Agenda and Remains. As if that isn't enough, he's done collaborative projects with Abe Duque, Taylor Deupree, and the Rancho Relaxo Allstars. With good pals Paul Birken and Tony Rohr and a crowd of rowdy NYC friends and fans in the house, the energy is sure to be through the roof for his DJ set.
Paul Birken is a midwest techno legend with a mind-boggling discography that spans many labels. He is well known for his live hardware PA's, each one a totally unique slice of banging funky electronic sounds. He is currently running his own label, Tonewrecker, and bringing his live sets to parties around the world. Tonight he is playing live with Tony Rohr.
Tony Rohr is one of the most interesting producers in hard techno. Movement and Spinoza used to bug out in the Jerz over his earliest tracks on Hidden Agenda in their early days of spinning techno. He continues to push the envelope and has been putting out quality tracks for many years now. Tonight he plays a live set with old pal Paul Birken.
Troy Pierce moved from Williamsburg to Berlin around the same time that Richie Hawtin and Magda did. He was very involved in the minimal techno scene while he was here, holding down a residency at Magda's Gel and Weave parties at Openair, and appearing regularly at 59 Canal Street and other afterhours venues. He co-produced the Run Stop Restore EP, released a split EP with Plexus, and has a solo track on the Minimize to Maximise compilation, all on M_nus. Expect lots of rare goodies, as he is very much in the minimal techno loop in Berlin, where hot white labels and mp3's circulate well before we hear them on this side of the Atlantic.
Ryan Elliot is the rising star of the Detroit minimal techno scene. He holds down two impressive residencies in Detroit at Untitled and Oslo (which has the best interior design and sound system we have ever seen/heard), and an upcoming gig at Fabric in London. He mixed disc two of the upcoming "Spectral Sound Volume 1" compilation, which should kick his DJ career into overdrive. This guy has deep knowledge of all the latest minimal release, and insane mixing skills, so expect to be impressed. http://www.ghostly.com/1.0/artists/elliott/index.shtml Hearthrob has been making unreleased secret weapons for many of the best minimal techno DJs in the world. He has recently released something on wax for the rest of us in the form of an excellent track on the new M_nus compilation. He has really been turning heads in the minimal techno community and had the dancefloor bouncing when he played at Mini-Mutek in May. Tonight we celebrate his birthday, so expect some extra debauchery.
We are proud to present Ivee aka Unjust at the Bunker once again. Her mix CD is ridiculously good: funky ass minimal techno and sick electro beats seamlessly stitched into a tight web, and her Bunker sets have yet to disappoint.