The Bunker presents JPLS, Function, Three-D, and Spinoza at Public Assembly
The Bunker presents JPLS, Function, Three-D, and Spinoza at Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street 21+, 10p-6a
Jeremy Jacobs aka JPLS has been on our radar as one of the most interesting members of the M_nus crew for quite some time. His early singles and first album for the label showcased his unique vision of stark, psychedelic minimalism. His second album, "The Depths," released on M_nus in 2009, was easily one of the best albums of the year for us, and his greatest artistic achievement to date. It's essential listening for those of you who haven't picked it up yet. It feels a bit like the album we thought Plastikman would make after "Consumed", but it has Jeremy's sonic signature all over it. We had our pick of countless European artists playing at WMC in Miami who wanted to come to New York this weekend, but decided that JPLS is doing way more interesting things at the moment, and would be a better fit for The Bunker.
Function, aka Dave Sumner, should be a familiar name to anyone who's been paying attention to techno in New York City for the past 15 years. Heavily influence by the early New York rave scene (Limelight, NASA, Storm, etc), Dave dove into production with a few releases on Damon Wild's seminal Synewave label in the mid-90s. From the late 90s to the early 00s, Function put out many productions on his own label, Infrastructure. He also made an undisclosed number of the incredibly popular, anonymous User techno 12"s. He probably made a ton of other anonymous records too, but we'll never know for sure. In the process he made a strong artistic connection with Female and Regis from the UK, and formed Portion Reform with Regis, releasing a handful of 12"s on Downwards. This connection remains strong to this day. In 2008, Dave moved to Berlin and began to strongly focus on the Sandwell District label, which was undoubtedly one of the breakout labels that year. The label was launched in 2002, and has only put out 15 releases since then, each one well worth owning. In 2010, the techno spotlight is shining brightly on Sumner. He has a residency at Berghain, and appears regularly at other huge clubs around Europe, and from all reports we've heard, his performance was the best set at the Labyrinth Festival in Japan this year. Function played one of the best sets we've heard all year at The Bunker in December. Usually, we'd hesitate to bring an artist back so soon, but we're gladly making an exception here.
Three and Derek Plaslaiko, the two DJs who make up Three-D, really need no introduction to anyone in the New York City techno scene. These two cats have been at it for way longer than most, and have both earned bookings across the globe almost solely on their reputations as DJs, a very rare feat in this day and age when producers who can often barely DJ their way out of a paper bag dominate most club lineups. We've decided to give these two good friends the front room of The Bunker for the entire night to debut the Three-D project, and they're promising a deep, trippy set.