The Bunker Limited presents Function and Eric Cloutier at Public Assembly Loft
The Bunker Limited presents Function and Eric Cloutier at Public Assembly Loft 70 North 6th Street 21, 10p-6a
As The Bunker has grown significantly over the past few years, many of you have expressed a desire to turn back the clock to the good ol' days when the party was weekly at subTonic for 100 people or so. We miss those days as well, so in April we launched a new quarterly series of events called The Bunker Limited. The first three events, with Prosumer, Petre Inspirescu, and Daniel Bell got us off to a great start. For The Bunker Limited, we bring a ridiculous sound system into the small loft above Public Assembly, and limit attendance to 150. The Bunker books DJs who we consider to be among the best in the world to play eight hour sets. Tickets are advance only, and there will be no guestlist. The only way we can pull this off in a space this small is if everyone pays. The sets at these events are not recorded, and absolutely no photography is allowed inside.
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 2011, the techno spotlight is shining brightly on Sumner. Sumner has a residency at Berghain, and appears regularly at other huge clubs around Europe, and he's appeared at Labyrinth Festival in Japan three years in a row. His appearances at The Bunker over the past few years have been legendary.
Tonight Dave plays a six hour set after a two hour warm up from The Bunker resident Eric Cloutier, who turns 30 at midnight.