The Bunker presents Jimmy Edgar and Maya Amack at Galapagos

The Bunker presents Jimmy Edgar and Maya Amack at Galapagos
70 North 6th Street
21+, 11p-4a

Poster child of sound couture Jimmy Edgar, who dropped studies in fashion and design to concentrate on making music, has a background of art production and style which reads much like an urban landscape dissertation. Snatching all kinds of influences from his Detroit dwelling: the city's decay, urban fashion, and the city's eclectic music scene, Edgar manufactures unique and provocative ultra modern sound environments.

The alleged young prodigy 19-year old Edgar has been stitching beats since he was 10, when he started producing sounds electronically and fashioned his first analogue pieces. Influenced mostly by Jazz, funk, street beat and r&b in these early years, He began his musical pursuit by playing the drums in experimental bands and by making tape recordings. By the time he was 15, he started performing at Detroit raves with contemporaries and techno pioneers such as Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May.

In February 2002 Edgar signed his first record deal with NYC based Isophlux Records, following a release of a techno track called "We Like You" on the German label Poker Flat. Then, after only hearing one of his tracks, Miami based M3rck Records immediately signed him and released his first full length album "My Mines I" by the "dual alter ego" kristuit salu vs. morris nightingale.

Since then he has made two well received albums for the legendary Warp Records. He moved to NYC about a month ago, so his old pal Derek Plaslaiko eagerly booked him for this DJ gig.