The Bunker presents Donato Dozzy, Nuel, Marcellus Pittman, Derek Plaslaiko, and Secrets at Public Assembly
The Bunker presents Donato Dozzy, Nuel, Marcellus Pittman, Derek Plaslaiko, and Secrets at Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street 21+, 10p-6a
After spending a great deal of time with Donato Dozzy on his first two visits to the US, we instantly started making plans for this special night with Nuel. Hitting every record store we could think of in New York and San Francisco with him, and sitting around listening to our purchases, it became very clear that Dozzy was the deepest of music heads, with interests in all kinds of psychedelic music that extended well past the afterhours techno he is best known for. Tonight, Dozzy and Nuel presents an eight hour set that will likely cover everything from deep ambient to crushing dance music. While he has produced many great records over the years, Dozzy is most well known for his mind-bending late night DJ sets at places like Panorama Bar, where he was an afterhours DJ from 2004 to 2006, and Labyrinth Festival in Japan, where his closing sets the past four years have already become the stuff of legend. If you like music you've never heard played perfectly to a point that you feel like you're hypnotized, then we highly suggest you come to this event and listen to Dozzy do what he does best.
Not a lot is known about the Italian artist, Nuel. He is best known for his involvement in Aquaplano, the label he runs with Donato Dozzy. The Aquaplano releases contain some of the best music we've heard in the past few years, and have all instantly sold out and become highly collectable. Later this month, Nuel will release his debut album on Further. It is a pretty huge departure from the sound he is known for, and has been on heavy rotation at The Bunker HQ. Click the link below to hear a stream. Tonight will be Nuel's debut North American appearance, as he shares the decks with Donato Dozzy to take us on what is sure to be an epic eight hour journey.
Derek Plaslaiko has long been the resident DJ at The Bunker, and was widely considered to be one of the best DJs in New York during his stay here. Derek has a repuation for blowing up The Bunker whenever he appears behind our decks, often outshining the world famous special guests he's supporting. Late last summer, Derek relocated to Berlin to focus on production and European gigs, and is already taking the city by storm. He has held down a residency at Club der Visionaire, and played at Tobias' record release party at Berghain earlier this summer. His debut vinyl EP on Perc Trax came out in last year and has been well received on both sides of the Atlantic, selling out at Hard Wax in Berlin and getting a really great review over at Halcyonline. Derek will be closing out the front room the way only he can.
We've been working on bringing Marcellus Pittman to Brookyn for a while now, and are very excited that the time has finally come. Pittman's first co-productions with Theo Parrish came out on Sound Signature in 1999. He has also produced for Omar S's FXHE imprint, and is a member of the 3 Chairs collective, alongside Moodymann, Rick Wilhite, and Theo Parrish. Aside from these collaborations with the most respected house producers from Detroit, he has released solo material on his Unirhythm imprint. He keeps the rate of his output a bit lower than many artists, but the quality is sky high, and you'd be hard pressed to find a single record he's released that's not worth owning. When we asked BMG who we needed to book for The Bunker from Detroit, Marcellus was his first recommendation, and he couldn't say enough great things about his DJ sets. Tonight he plays a prime time set in the front room.
Let's be clear — Secrets is a dirtbag. A dirtbag and a burnout, in fact. Truth be told, the only thing separating Matt Abbott (aka Vacuum and Secrets) from your run-of-the-mill, drug addled, lowlife, redneck, hoodrat motherf*cker is that he is the owner of a laptop computer and a stellar record collection. With these two resources, a good ear, and a brain wired for weird, Vacuum turns out quirky, funky, techno and house jams, as well as disco re-edits and the odd yacht rock/coke rock compilation. Matt Abbott's got more pseudonyms than can be listed here, is part of 2 shitbag groups (Guys On Drugs and DEATHSQUAD) and has remained a bright light in Detroit's on-again, off-again, party scene since the mid 90’s as a DJ, live act, and party promoter. He produced the epic Shit Show party for the past two years in Detroit during DEMF. This year's party featured a petting zoo. Keep Secrets on drugs and out of the gutter.