The Bunker presents Samuel L Session and Tony Kasper at Galapagos
March 21, 2008
Samuel L Session started his DJ career in Gothenberg, Sweden when he bought his first mixer and turntables in 1988, and he's never looked back. He began playing out and throwing parties in his hometown in 1991 and released collaborations with Max Reich starting in 1995. In 1997, he began releasing solo records, with 12" after 12" finding it's way into the crates of many of the big techno DJs. He really began to make a name for himself with impressive DJ gigs around the world on a regular basis. He had much success, releasing many records on his own labels Cycle and SLS in the late 90s and early 00s. In the past two years, he started a new label called Klap Klap to release his take on the deeper more heady sound taking techno dancefloors by storm. These releases contain some of our favorite music coming out at the moment, and many have become Bunker classics played by Plaslaiko and Spinoza nearly every week.
From his immersion into the electronic music world thirteen years ago, Tony Kasper, also known as Mindbender, has managed to keep his finger directly on the pulse of techno. As a child, growing up in Milwaukee, Tony was imbedded with a passion for high caliber music, being exposed to classic blues, jazz, and rock'n'roll. Tony's career found him playing many roles in Chicago's underground dance culture. He has been an integral part of several promotions companies, not to mention performing his unique techno sets everywhere from large raves to small afterhours, and everything in between. Besides DJing, producing, and promoting, Tony also helped run Chicago's WAXaddict Records. Tony's unique ability to find beauty and strength where others see only decay resonates naturally in his music. Tony's mixing technique is unparalleled and uniquely adaptable. His technique includes utilizing three turntables and multiple audio sources to create his unique techno blend. Tony's style can be best described as dark and aggressive or funky, floor-burning techno. His primary goal behind the decks is to use his vast knowledge of tracks and quick mixing ability to control a crowd with every measure he plays.