The Bunker presents Peter Van Hoesen, Mount Kimbie, Cooly G, Sepalcure, Dave Q, Eric Cloutier, and Spinoza at Public Assembly
The Bunker presents Peter Van Hoesen, Mount Kimbie, Cooly G, Sepalcure, Dave Q, Eric Cloutier, and Spinoza at Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street 21+, 10p-6a
We are very excited to finally bring Peter Van Hoesen to Brooklyn for his North American debut performance. This is one of those bookings that took more than a year of planning before it finally fell into place, but we're absolutely certain it was worth the hassel. Peter is one of the artists who really defined techno for us in 2009, and it's doubtful that a single Bunker has gone by in the past year or so where at least one of his tracks wasn't played. Peter is pretty prolific with pumping out amazing tunes and podcasts, and in many ways his music really speaks for itself, so check out some of his sets in the links provided below. We'd also highly recommend buying a copy of his excellent "Entropic City" album released earlier this year, which proved he can make a cohesive techno album and not just dancefloor 12"s. You can buy this wonderful piece of music directly from Peter at a very reasonable price. Right before he comes to The Bunker, he will be playing at Labyrinth in Japan for the third year in a row. He also regularly appears at Berghain in Berlin and has a residency for his label, Time to Express, at the legendary Fuse club in his hometown of Brussels. Peter will be treating us to special five hour set tonight.
The moment we heard the first Mount Kimbie EP on Hot Flush, we knew we had to book them at The Bunker. It was one of the most musically relevant and deeply emotional EP's we'd heard in a long time, and it seemed to come out of nowhere. In short, we were floored. These guys have somewhat inevitably been thrown in with the dubstep scene by the press. While the dubstep influence is clearly there, these guys are making music that is impossible to slap a genre tag on, and pulls influence from many places very far removed from the dubstep scene. We try not to buy into "the Hype", but suffice it to say there is a legitimate reason that these guys have been such media darlings for the past few months. They make amazing music that has really struck a chord with just about everyone who has heard it. We couldn't be more excited to present their New York City debut at The Bunker.
Sepalcure's combination of love for bass and 90s house acapellas is the culmination of a cathartic two week collaboration between Machinedrum and Praveen. Their mix of tribal dub, house and two step beats works equally well for both late nights in the club and rainy, introspective nights at home. Detroit techno chords cut through wooden beats, neon synths and dubbed out atmospherics. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the two run the Cassette NYC series of events as well as the curated and user contributed mix archive, Percussion Lab. Integral to the thriving bass music scene in NYC, the past 5 years have seen Praveen and Machinedrum inviting artists such as Flying Lotus, Daedelus, David Last and Ghislain Poirier to perform alongside local favorites. After their debut live set at Unsound Festival New York in February, Sepalcure was signed to Scuba's Hot Flush label, and their first 12" for the label has caused international waves. We are thrilled to welcome them back into The Bunker fold to see what they've been working on since then, as they warm up the room for labelmates Mount Kimbie.
Dave Q is the founder and resident DJ of Dub War NYC, the US's original dubstep party. He has played at London's seminal DMZ night and many of the leading dubstep events around the US. Along with fellow Dub War residents, he has been at the forefront of the fast-growing scene from day one. His sets are uncompromising in exploring new directions for the sound, and feature the most sought after dubplates from the scene's top producers. His new label, The Index, launched in early 2010 with a very well received Badawi 12" with a Shackleton remix. The first time Dave Q played at The Bunker, opening for Shed in 2008, we sat down on the stage and said to Shed "man, Dave is pretty good, huh?". Shed answered, "no, he's really, REALLY, good!" while he shook his head in disbelief. DQ's opening set at The Bunker's Bass Mutations party at Unsound Festival New York in February had the floor moving right from the start of the party, and immediately earned him a slot at the Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland later this month. Massive respect to Dave Q, who is not just an amazing curator and event organizer, but also one of the best DJs out there. We're in for a special treat tonight as he closes the party with an extended set.