The Bunker presents Speedy J, Peter Van Hoesen, and Mike Servito at Output
The Bunker presents Speedy J, Peter Van Hoesen, and Mike Servito at Output 74 Wythe Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone. Output welcomes individuals who value the communal experience of music over cameras and bottle service.
This event will be The Bunker's first appearance at Output, a brand new venue in Williamsburg. We don't want to spoil the surprise by saying too much, but we've seen the space and we think you're all going to love it. The club will be the new North American showcase room for Funktion One, featuring some next generation equipment you wont find anywhere else.
Jochem Paap, better known as Speedy J, has been making his mark on techno for as long as he's been making it. In the early 90's, he played a critical role in shaping what became the sound of Plus 8 with dancefloor monsters such as "Pullover" and "Evolution". After two albums that were more geared towards the dancefloor, he started going out a bit more with the LP's "Public Energy No. 1" and "A Shocking Hobby". While those albums were more sonic and textured and maybe a bit more experimental, they proved more of what Jochem was capable of in the studio, and are some of the more interesting stuff we've ever heard. Moving on, he started to take things back to the dancefloor crafting four to the floor techno, maintaining what he'd learned previously while forging new ground sonically. As he showed both times he played 8 hour sets at The Bunker, his performances are unmatched by nearly anyone. His tastes are so broad, and he just seems to know how to bring it all together into one set. We are thrilled to welcome Jochem back for our debut event at Output.
We are very excited to bring Peter Van Hoesen for his fifth appearance at The Bunker in less than three years. We have good reason to keep inviting Peter back. PVH is one of the artists who really defined techno for us over the past few years, and it's doubtful that a single recent edition of The Bunker has gone by 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. Peter is now considered a resident at the Labyrinth festival in Japan, where he will be appearing for the sixth time in row in September 2013. 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 has a long past of making more abstract electronic music, has crushed The Bunker with his powerful techno sets four times already, and played amazing New Beat sets at both Kiss & Tell and 2011's Wierd/No Fun/The Bunker collaboration. His eight hour set at The Bunker Limited last year was quite simply one of the best DJ sets we've ever heard.
Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation. If you look directly to that inspired generation you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond, you will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out that even they don't know where their set will go. But, it will take you there! In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster. Mike Servito's upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been our gain, as he has found a proper home with a new residency at the Bunker, and worldwide representation from Beyond Booking.