The Bunker presents John Tejada at Luna Lounge
The Bunker presents John Tejada at Luna Lounge 361 Metropolitan Avenue 21+, 12a-4a
We have worked with John Tejada a few times in the past, including his amazing last minute guest appearance at the Bunker years ago. He has appeared many times in NYC in the past few years, but this will be the first time he's playing live here. John's live set-up is all hardware, with no laptop in sight. Normally associated with his peers in Techno from Detroit, Europe and elsewhere in the US and the world, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his formidable resume as a techno recording artist, producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner. With dozens of singles, remixes, some film and TV work and contributions to sample CDs to his credit, this recent expansion has born a slew of tracks deeply informed by his uncompromised aesthetic honed over years of diligent production which finds its roots in Detroit Techno but references a far broader range of music, both in and outside of electronic music. His musically formative years were steep in Classical music, growing up in family of performing artists--his mother a soprano singer and his father a conductor which then widened to include hip hop, DJing and finally, electronic music.
Known for crafting a brand of subtle, musical techno, his recorded output ranges across tempo and genre lines, from chilled out affairs with spacious arrangements to pulsating, densely layered, deeply energetic tracks that work magnificently in the hands of DJs as well as on the home stereo. Earlier on, his music found release on labels such as A13, Multiplex and Generation R&S. Following on to those successes, he established his own imprint, Palette, in Los Angeles, in 1996, and has enjoyed years of steady growth and recognition. The label has served as an exclusive outlet for his own prodigious output but has recently begun to expand its roster. He has also continued to record for other labels such as Pokerflat, Plug Research, Seventh City, Playhouse and others, often in collaboration since 1991 with Arian Leviste, and alongside these numerous singles, has also produced albums for Playhouse, Palette, Plug Research, deFocus, Moods and Grooves, Immigrant and A13.
NEW VENUE: Note that Tonic has closed and last Friday was the first Bunker at Luna Lounge. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and made the first night a huge success! We will be hosting the Bunker for one time only on SATURDAY this week. Starting next week, we will be on our regular weekly Friday schedule.