The Bunker presents Pete Swanson, Silent Servant, Metasplice, and Bryan Kasenic at 285 Kent
The Bunker presents Pete Swanson, Silent Servant, Metasplice, and Bryan Kasenic at 285 Kent 285 Kent Avenue all ages, 10p-4a
Following the devastating one-two punch of Man With Potential and Pro Style for Type Records, Pete Swanson returns to his deformed warehouse techno sound with Punk Authority, his new 12" on Oneohtrix Point Never's Software Recording Co. We've been talking with Pete about doing a night together for some time, and the chance to celebrate this record's release seemed like the perfect opportunity. After leaving cornerstone US noise duo Yellow Swans, Swanson has made it his mission to pull apart the techno genre by the seams. We caught his live set last year, and while the records are stellar, they really didn't prepare us for just how incredible the the live performance can be. This is music made to be heard loud and clear, and we're bringing in NikSound to ensure that is the case.
Joining us once again is Silent Servant, who has treated us to more great sets than we can count at The Bunker over the years. He rose to fame alongside Regis and Function with their Sandwell District imprint before they laid it to rest in 2011. His full length album on Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions was easily on of 2012's best releases, and he is known worldwide for his uncompromising productions and DJ sets. Mendez has become a fan favorite at The Bunker and often digs a bit deeper into his crates for sets that will incorporate not only techno, but also industrial, EBM, synth punk, and other sounds. before his DJ set tonight, Silent Servant will be treating us to the NYC debut of his very rare live hardware set.
A lot of attention has been given to a certain brand of "outsider techno" over the past year or so, but few have nailed it on the head as squarely as Philadelphia's Metasplice. They quickly gained the attention of the techno cognescenti, being TIPped on Hardwax and given a ton of support from The Bunker alumnus Morphosis. Their all hardware live set will be right at home on this bill.
Bryan Kasenic (pka Spinoza) is known in the electronic music world for throwing many incredible parties, playing adventurous DJ sets, and starting Beyond, his own booking agency. The past few years have seen Bryan take his infamous Brooklyn-based party, The Bunker, to Panorama Bar in Berlin, Unsound Festival in Krakow, Communikey Festival in Boulder, Decibel Festival in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia, and of course Detroit. The Bunker celebrates it's tenth anniversary in January.