The Bunker 4 Year Anniversary Party with DJ/ Rupture, Maga Bo, Timeblind, Movement, and kleverVice at subTonic
January 5, 2007
Tonight we celebrate four years of the Bunker. That's 208 consecutive fridays of quality electronic dance music in the basement of Tonic (not to mention three years of the Polar Bear Club with Timeblind and Mike Wolf before we started). The party is going off stronger than ever every week, and we're psyched to celebrate our four year anniversary with DJ /Rupture and many past Bunker residents in attendance.
You won't find another musician as agile and reckless as DJ /rupture aka Jace Clayton. He's performed in over 25 countries, released records on Soul Jazz & Tigerbeat6, DJ'ed in a band with Norah Jones, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Rupture sounds like a border-crossing bass visionary. His dynamic live sets simultaneously partyrock and suggest complex political undertones. Clayton runs Soot Records, an independent label with impeccable curation, dedicated to international urban music. Rupture plays in a band called Nettle - violin, cello, electronics, banjo, guembri, voice. He also does duo performances with guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex). Both projects will release albums in 2007. http://www.negrophonic.com/rupture
Maga Bo is a DJ/producer working with an international collision of styles, sounds, location recordings from all continents and beats that have yet to be classified. A study in the digital contortions of hip hop, ragga, breakbeat and jungle drum'n'bass, his sound is a divine (s)mashup of batucada, rai, capoeira, bhangra, and skewed electronic beats in a borderless conundrum of gritty street sounds, found and modified rhythms and melodies from Brazil, Morocco, Senegal, India and beyond. DJing and producing tracks with a portable laptop studio, he has worked and performed in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Maga Bo is a member of Sonar Calibrado with Filastine, who has made many successful visits to the Bunker. Tonight serves as a release party for his "Confusion of Tongues" mix CD on DJ /Rupture's Soot Records. http://www.magabo.com/
We haven't seen Timeblind since he joined us for a set opening for Rob Hall in March. NYC was bumming him out, so he moved to Berlin two years ago, leaving the Bunker in the hands of DJ Spinoza. Now he is back in the city, just in time to celebrate 4 years of the Bunker with us. Timeblind has always been a wildly eclectic DJ, spinning dancehall, jungle, hip-hop, techno, disco, arabic dance music, and lately alot of grime/dubstep. He is also a prolific recording artist, releasing techno 12"s on Probe, Synewave, Missile and Kanzleramt; boundary/genre-free electronica on Orthlorng Musork; dancehall on Shockout; and a dubstep/grime EP on DJ /rupture's Soot label ... all quality output. Tonight he'll play his first live set in NYC in quite a while. http://crucial-systems.com/Timeblind
Longime Bunker resident Movement left us to study Plant Biology at UC Berkley in July 2006. His opening set for Bruno Pronsato at his going away party tore the goddamn roof off of subTonic and will be remembered by everyone in attendance for a very long time. He is currently focused on music production under the Konrad Schierling alias. He has released a remix on the Wolf + Lamb net label and will be putting out a proper 12" on Goosehound soon.
kleverVice moved to City Island in the Bronx in early 2006 to enjoy real community and a view of the ocean, and pursue other non-music projects. It's been a while since she dropped by the Bunker to tell us great stories and play amazing music, so we're really looking forward to her opening set tonight. Longtime Bunker fans know that these sets are very much worth showing up early for. http://www.klever.org/