The Bunker presents Lee Curtiss, Naudio, and Coog at Galapagos
The Bunker presents Lee Curtiss, Naudio, and Coog at Galapagos 70 North 6th Street 21+, 9p-4a
$5 before midnight, $10 after
A Western Michigan native and long-time Detroit resident, Lee Curtiss has been forging his uniquely backwoods, yet avant-garde and primal brand of deep and twisted dance music since the late 1990's. A constantly changing and ever-eager student to his craft, Lee's finger has been pressed upon, if not thrust into, the throbbing aorta of underground dance music for quite some time - even if his production skills and brain-demolishing live PA have only recently begun to garner the attention of techno and house music's elite. Growing up between the two poles of Chicago and Detroit organized Lee's approach to production squarely between the grooving, deep house sounds of artists like Derrick Carter, and the mindfreaking work of techno producers such as Ricardo Villalobos, Zip (aka Dimbiman), Matthew Dear and Richie Hawtin. Over the past couple years Lee has begun to tour extensively in America and Europe, notoriously adhering to a 'fuck trends, fuck dance music, and fuck me' approach to producing and performing that only the strongest of stomachs and most iron-clad of minds can withstand. His music's dark, sexy, and uncompromising singularity have earned him coveted performance slots at the 2007 DEMF and Mutek festivals. After that, he tried moving to Berlin for awhile before deciding that he wanted to stay in America. Curtiss was recently named by Matthew Dear as one of they key figures of emerging talent in URB magazine's next 100, but Lee would rather you quit reading this bio and either book him, buy his record, or come see him melt you and your friends faces at a club near you. Tonight, Lee treats us to a rare DJ set.
Influenced primarily by Jameson's irish whisky, Naudio's productions have perked up the ears of drunk people across the globe. He derives most of his creativity from the immediate thoughts that come to him after strange alcohol induced dreams. Waking up with an idea and immediately working on it has led to many deep heady tracks. Mixing DJing with production has kept things fresh and interesting in his music. While tech and minimal are major parts of his sound, Naudio has also been known to infuse elements of funk and soul into his sets. Naudio serves as the sound man for the Bunker and has been a great help to us in figuring out how to make the Beyond Sound System sound amazing at Galapagos. His release on Relay Recordings has received alot of play from both Bunker residents over the past year. We are extremely sad to see Chris move to Boulder, but it's hard to argue with the fact that doing sound design for snowboarding videos during the week and riding the Rockies on the weekend is a better life for him.
Coog likes things such as music, bikes, friends, snowboarding, surfing, ponies, finding stuff, and digging. He drives a big black truck and often cruises around town pumping an eclectic mix of tunes that expands way beyond the latest techno tracks. Coog has become a huge supporter of the Bunker, showing up almost every week, and never once asking us for guestlist or drink tickets. We love Coog so much and so completely trust his taste in music that we let him play the Bunker last year even though we'd never even heard him spin (he tore it up, btw). Barely anyone has heard this guy spin. He usually only plays very small parties and private afterhours when the vibe is just right. We're honored that he's agreed to make another public appearance behind the decks at the Bunker.