Summertime Rolls presents Marcellus Pittman, Alex From Queens, and Bryan Kasenic at Loreley
June 23, 2012
In April, we relaunched our Summertime Rolls event series after a four year break. We fell in love with Loreley, a German beer garden in Williamsburg, on our first visit. With delicious, affordable German beers and food, a large outdoor area, and roomy dancefloor inside, it is the perfect place to pass a Sunday. If the weather is gorgeous, we'll roll up the garage doors to the outside area, and if not, we'll be inside under the skylight. We couldn't get a Sunday this month, so decided to switch to Saturday for once, which means we will likely go the distance until 4am.
Headlining tonight's event is Detroit's Marcellus Pittman. We have invited him back for the third time in less than a year for good reason. We were so impressed by Pittman's stunning eclectic set at The Bunker that we couldn't wait to invite him back for a special extended set at the Kiss & Tell holiday party, where he blew us away with one of the best sets we heard all year. 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.
Alex From Queens has been involved in the NYC music scene since the 90s. His old ska-thrash band Karma performed at Limelight, Tunnel, and Downtime before he left the city to study mathematics and linguistics. After seeing Jeff Mills hypnotize a rave with his shamanic wizardry, Alex was forever changed, and decided to buy technics. Hungry for roots knowledge, Alex freaked out on old Ron Hardy and Wizard recordings, went on vinyl stalking missions to the midwest, learned flamenco clapping rhythms from Spanish gypsies, even studied music synthesis with Serge Tcherepnin's brother, Ivan. Through his Capriccio parties, Alex has tried to bring back a sexy, analog element to the nyc-outerspace music scene, hearkening back to the days of line dancing, italian leather love, and playing whatever the hell you want. Expect a lot of ol' dirty vinyl, classics, sleazy unclassics, and a touch of evil.
Bryan Kasenic (aka Spinoza) is known in the electronic music world for throwing many incredible parties, playing adventurous DJ sets, launching an influential newsletter, and starting Beyond, his own booking agency. The past few years have seen Bryan take his infamous Brooklyn-based party, The Bunker, to Unsound Festival in Krakow, Communikey Festival in Boulder, Decibel Festival in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and of course Detroit. The Bunker celebrated it's ninth anniversary in January.