The Bunker presents Bruno Pronsato, alva.noto, Byetone, Jan Krueger, Insideout, Derek Plaslaiko, and Spinoza at Public Assembly
The Bunker presents Bruno Pronsato, alva.noto, Byetone, Jan Krueger, Insideout, Derek Plaslaiko, and Spinoza at Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street 21+, 10p-6a
Between his solo sets and appearances with Sammy Dee as Half Hawaii, Bruno Pronsato has played at The Bunker 5 times, and he never disappoints. A sound scientist whose work is equally playful and rigorous, Pronsato deploys a canny use of space and idiosyncratically fashioned rhythms to disorient and build suspense—like some 21st-century Miles Davis or Eric Dolphy of the laptop. Pronsato’s compositions unsettle in original ways, yet they also slyly tickle funnybones. Often both humorous and erotic, his cuts are the wild cards that adventurous DJs pull out when they want to take the dance floor to strange new levels of motion. Therefore, Pronsato’s releases have become elite selectors’ secret weapons of beguilingly baffling quirkiness that still move asses.
Jan Krueger has been involved in the German techno scene since the mid-90's, doing everything from DJing, to throwing parties, to a recent stint as sales manager at the highly respected distributor Word and Sound. He recently left Word and Sound to focus on his DJ career and Hello?Repeat, the label he started with Daze Maxim. Jan has already made quite a name for himself in Berlin, appearing regularly at Watergate, Panorama Bar, and Club Der Visionäre. His rise to fame in North America has happened incredibly quickly. His first North American gigs were in Detroit during last year's festival weekend at the Need I Say More 3 afterparty at the Old Miami, and the Accelerate closing party at The Works on Monday. He made quite an impression at both gigs, and kinda stole the show from bigger name DJs. He's completely torn the roof off of The Bunker all three times he's appeared since then, and has become one of the hottest acts on the North American techno circuit. Tonight, Jan takes over the front room with Derek Plaslaiko for an epic 8 hour marathon set.
Carsten Nikolai has made a huge impact on both the visual art and electronic music worlds, and he often navigates the territory where they intersect. His visual artwork and sound installations have appeared in solo exhibitions in huge galleries around the world, and he has been included in Bienniel shows in Venice, Moscow, Singapore, Istanbul, and Liverpool. He has been recording music as Noto and Alva.Noto since 1996, and has released at least one album per year on his own label since then. Like the other members of the Raster-Noton collective, Carsten presents synced visuals on self-designed software during his performance.
Olaf Bender is the co-founder and principal administrator of Raster-Noton. He is responsible for much of the graphic design that has been such an important part of the label's identity since the start. Like everyone else involved in the label, he is also and important artist with many releases under his belt. He began as an experimental filmmaker before getting involved with a band, then working at a record distributor, then launching the label and working on his own computer music. His "Death Of A Typographer" album from last year really turned some heads, and the remix 12" brought his sound to the dancefloor.
We knew it wouldn't be long before our good friend Grant aka Insideout would come back to NYC to join us at The Bunker. His going away party at The Bunker with Camea in September was pretty epic, and it's always a good time when Clink is in town. Grant's remixes and co-productions with Camea have been heavily played by some of the genre's biggest names, and landed him gigs all over Europe and South America. Tonight he treats us to a prime time set on the banging system in the back room.