The Bunker presents DJ Slip and Leonard Posso at subTonic
The Bunker presents DJ Slip and Leonard Posso at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 10p-4a
A quick look at Troy Geary aka DJ Slip's Discogs.com entry shows that he has nearly 40 releases under his belt in the past decade! His first big break came when he ended up sharing studio space with Woody McBride and Rob Williams in the early 90's. This eventually led to many releases on the legendary Drop Bass label and DJ sets at the equally legendary Drop Bass parties all over the midwest. Eventually Slip got sick of the Midwest and moved to New York City, where he played at Twilo several times during the glory days, opening for Carl Cox and Billy Nasty. He's been living in Portland for awhile now, raising his kid, making music, and consuming massive amounts of cigarettes and coffee. Now it's 2005 and one of his old Parotic tracks ("Every Time It Takes A While", which has been in Dj Movement's heavy rotation at the Bunker for a long time) is prominently featured on Richie Hawtin's DVD and is being reissued by Falko Brocksieper on Substatic. We figured it was about time that he come back to NYC to rock a party, so we bought him a plane ticket. DJ Slip has made a career out of making sounds that go against the grain of what is popular at the time. He is a seriously bad ass DJ, and we fully expect him to bring the house down tonight.
Since 1989 Leonard has been a fixture in New York City's underground music scene. By the mid nineties he had taken up the incurable habit of amassing a library of vinyl. His name is on several releases as he has designed artwork for a slew of indie techno labels from around the world. He started several weekly and bi-monthly parties (the infamous Brooklyn rooftop/loft parties, Composition, MILQ & Rebel), where he DJed alongside numerous respected international and local artists in the electronic underground music scene. His motivation lies in the pursuit of engaging the audience to some of the most current and obscure music available. This year his concept label THEMA, a personal project that's been in the works for some time, is coming to fruition. Look out for it at finer vinyl shops near you. After taking a short break from playing out in New York, Leonard is back on the decks feeling the vibe and mixing his eclectic bag of tricks.