The Bunker presents Oliver Ho (aka Raudive) and Function at Galapagos
The Bunker presents Oliver Ho (aka Raudive) and Function at Galapagos 70 North 6th Street 21+, 11a-4a
From the beginning on Blueprint records, through the last 10 years Oliver Ho has explored techno and house in its many different styles, ranging from the deep tribal sounds of the "Universal" album on his label Meta, to the dark abstract noises of his Veil album, to the funkier house sounds of his Birdland project. All these ideas and sounds have been distilled down into the current project, Raudive. The sound of Raudive takes the percussion of his earlier tribal releases and mutates it into a slower deep minimal sound, fusing the funk of house and the electronics of techno. The debut record on Klang Elektonik, "Audio" closely followed by "Here" gained attention from DJs such as Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Dan Bell, Craig Richards, and Richie Hawtin. These initial releases were followed by various other Raudive remixes on Trapez, Sushitech, and Leftroom.
Function (aka Dave Sumner and Portion Reform) has been one of the major players in the NYC techno scene for a very long time. His series of Substance events at Limelight were legendary, including guests like Jeff Mills, Surgeon and many other notables. Last year, he hosted the Phono series at Avalon (former Limelight) on Saturday nights, bringing proper minimal techno to the weekend big club crowd. He's also thrown the hugely successful Substance afterparties at DEMF the past four years. Aside from throwing great parties, Dave is a very successful recording artist, label owner, and DJ. Lately he has been using Ableton Live to create DJ/Live hybrid sets full of exclusive remixes and re-edits of heady minimal music. His opening set for Sleeparchive at the Bunker back in March 2006 was very memorable.