The Bunker presents Prototype 909 at subTonic
The Bunker presents Prototype 909 at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 11p-4a
Tonight we present the first NYC show in ten years by legendary techno act Prototype 909, with all three original members: Taylor Deupree, Dietrich Schoenemann and Jason Szostek.In the early 90s Taylor Deupree, Dietrich Schoenemann and Jason Szostek were three friends who had been creating electronic music independently of each since the 80s. Their experiments in sound ranged from post-new wave to industrial dance music and ethereal electronica even releasing a few of these projects independently. By the start of the decade they had become increasingly influenced by the emerging trends in club and rave music, especially the pioneers of Chicago Acid house, Detroit Techno and Benelux New Beat. Getting caught up with the new energy of the emergent techno trend, they were starting to get more directly involved in the "scene". By 1992 they had all worked with each other in different combinations, Prototype 909 was simply a name given to one of them by Dietrich and Taylor. But in early 1993 Talyor got a TB-303 and Prototype 909 became a band when Jason was invited to join because the "old man" had some experience with the old pre-midi analog stuff that they thought might be useful. They quickly set out to put together some tracks all made exclusively with gear they had that was manufactured before 1983 (hence, they didn't even use a TR-909). The result was Acid Technology released on Sonic/Instinct Records later that year. The album and group at their core were built on the idea that this kind of equipment lent itself well for improvisation thanks to the "live" way the sequences and sounds are controlled. Three friends working together on the same wavelength could operate as if they are six handed techno monster and could make music "playing" "live" in a way that rivaled any other production technique used in making techno.