The Bunker with Ryan Crosson and Juan C Gaviria at Galapagos
The Bunker with Ryan Crosson and Juan C Gaviria at Galapagos 70 North 6th Street 21+, 11p-4a
Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Ryan Crosson discovered electronic music in his late teenage years. After strictly DJing for a few years, he took the next logical step by producing his own music in Fall 2003. Drawing from artists like Plastikman, Matthew Dear, Stewart Walker, and a heavy dose of Magda DJ sets, Ryan focused his attention on percussive programming, dubby basslines, and dark atmospheres. By expressing a tireless work ethic in the studio, Ryan was soon noticed for his efforts by local Detroit label, Beretta Music. Not long after this, Ryan signed music to Cologne based label Trapez Limited just one year after he began writing music. The EP release on Trapez LTD. titled, "Say So " was well received with many positive reviews from a plethora of international artists.
In 2006, Ryan released his most stunning music yet, and really put himself on the minimal techno map. Under the alias Berg Nixon, he realeased an EP on M_nus that really turned heads, followed by a groovy remix of Troy Pierce's "25 Bitches", and an amazing track ("Victoria Station") on the Minimize to Maximize compilation. He also released his finest work yet, the "Gotham Road" EP on Trapez under his own name, which was just remixed by Magda and Bruno Pronsato.
Since the Summer of 2005, when Ryan played his first international dates in Berlin and Cologne, he has been all over Europe, playing big gigs at many top clubs. Ryan is currently so in demand in Europe that he decided to leave his home in Detroit to live in Berlin for awhile this summer (we snatched him while he was home for the holidays).
Juan C Gaviria is long time fixture of the NYC electronic dance music scene. He is probably most well known for his five year stint hosting the weekly Freq program on Pseudo internet radio, where he interviewed and played alongside the best and brightest electronic musicians and DJs while hosting wild parties in the studio. He has also played at virtually every techno party in the city, making regular appearances at Robots parties and Function's Phono/Infrastructure events. Although Juan has been on our radar for quite some time, we've never managed to get him into the Bunker to play, and this week provided the perfect opportunity to bring him down. We always enjoy talking to Juan about music and records, as he's a total music geek like us, and are quite certain he's got an amazing set up his sleeve.