The Bunker presents a Microcosm Night with Ben Parris, Nicholas Sauser, Ezekiel Honig, and Morgan Packard at subTonic

The Bunker presents a Microcosm Night with Ben Parris, Nicholas Sauser, Ezekiel Honig, and Morgan Packard at subTonic
107 Norfolk Street
21+, 10p-4a

Ezekiel Honig is a drum'n'bass DJ turned melodic micro techno producer. His sound is subdued and beautiful, filled with "mistakes" and sneaky little melodies. His debut album on his own Microcosm imprint turned alot of heads and was very well received by critics and music fans alike. His new album, Scattered Practices, is even better, and shows how much his sound has developed over the past two years. Zeke also runs the Microcosm label, which has been responsible for a ton of great music over the past few years.

Back in November 2005, we celebrated the released of Ben Parris's debut record (Foundsound 5), and he treated us to a storming DJ set that had the whole place bouncing. Then he came back with Barem in April for another great party. Ben has been one of the biggest supporters of minimal techno on the east coast for a long time. He organized the Once.Twice Sound festival in Baltimore, bringing in everyone from Akufen to Dimbiman. After spending a year or so down in North Carolina working on a fish farm, trying to figure out the meaning of life or something, Ben produced some amazing tracks that get alot of play at the Bunker and on dancefloors around the world. He spent the summer partying in Berlin and touring around Europe, and now he's in Baltimore continuing work on his PhD. He released a very well received split 10" with NIcholas Sauser on Microcosm earlier this year.

Nicholas Sauser aka Sean Smith is one half of the duo Socks and Sandals, who have rocked the Bunker dancefloor many times. Working in a similar vein to that project, but definitely exploring newer and more experimental territory, Nicholas makes weird and fluctuating minimal techno. With one foot planted firmly in the history of house music, the other is planted gently in a pulsating future filled with skimmering sonic oddities. Sauser has been working on tracks and tweaking his sound all year, the highlight of which was a performance at DEMF in May. Nicholas is the owner and operator of the Kompakt distributed Goosehound label, which has made a big splash with the first three releases (we've already heard everyone from Luciano to Dan Bell rocking this shit). Goosehound 4 (Sauser & Ditch with an amazing Barem remix) will be out in November.

Morgan Packard's search for the perfect music for a benevolent future has led him to study jazz saxophone at Boston's New England Conservatory, to move to London to immerse himself in British drum and bass, to study classical composition, and to learn to program his own software tools. More scholar than fusioneer, he strives to understand the inner workings of the music he studies, using this deep understanding to more effectively create something new, rather than simply appropriating the glittering exotic sounds floating on the surface of the music he hears. Across all the music he explores, the qualities of beauty, melody, texture, and hypnotic repetition fascinate him, and these qualities unite his work across disparate styles. He has appeared at the Bunker a couple times as a duo with Ezekiel Honig, and tonight is his first solo Bunker set.