The Bunker presents Alex Smoke and Secondo at subTonic

The Bunker presents Alex Smoke and Secondo at subTonic
107 Norfolk Street
21+, 10p-4a

Glaswegian Alex Smoke has made quite a name for himself and quickly moved up through the ranks of the techno elite since his debut release in 2004. At only 25 years old, he's already put out two albums on Soma and a slew of great mindfuck singles on the Berlin-based Vakant imprint. Being trained on the cello and piano, Alex's complex arrangements and production techniques really set his sound apart from the minimal masses. His music reflects his broad range of influences, including everything from grime to classical. Alex wowed many festival and huge club audiences in Europe with his new live set this summer, and we're lucky enough to catch him passing through New York on his way home from the Decibel festival in Seattle.

Swiss born electronic musician Radovan Scasascia, who lives and works in London and Zürich, trained as an architect at the ETH in Zürich. He now concentrates fully on electronic music, which he has been making since 1993. He founded Dreck-Records with his long-time collaborator Laurent Benner in 2000 and has been releasing music under the names Secondo and AM/PM. Departing from existing popular songs of various origins, Secondo cuts his source material carefully into minute fragments in order to compose entirely new pieces of music - somehow maintaining the atmosphere of the original, but shifting away from it structurally and rhythmically.