The Bunker with Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Millie & Andrea, Function, Vatican Shadow, Ulysses at Output / The Panther Room
The Bunker with Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Millie & Andrea, Function, Vatican Shadow, Ulysses at Output / The Panther Room 74 Wythe Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
Andy Stott has been one of the main artists on Modern Love since 2005. He has risen from an unknown artist to a celebrated figure in the electronic music world very quickly since his debut 12" was released. Unlike many of his peers, Andy's sound is not so easy to pin down. While much of his early work was exceptional dub techno, his ability to cover so many sonic territories with ease helps to explain why his "Merciless" and "Unknown Exception" albums became such classics. Things really seemed to gel for Andy in 2011 with two extended EPs that were eventually compiled onto an album: "We Stay Together" and "Passed Me By". Here, Stott presented an extremely narcotic, screwed take on his sound that no one really saw coming. He continued this streak with the massive "Luxury Problems" in 2012, which cemented his position in the electronic music world. This is a very unique music that speaks for itself, so we recommend following the links below to check it out for yourself. Do yourself a bigger favor, and pay for the vinyl, CD, or FLAC versions, as this is music that really should be heard in full quality.MODERN LOVE "LUXURY PROBLEMS" ALBUM ON SOUNDCLOUD
Demdike Stare is the Manchester, UK based duo of DJ Sean Canty (legendary record digger and member of the hugely respected Finders Keepers crew, including his new project Neotantrik with Andy Votel) and dub producer Miles Whittaker (aka MLZ, Miles, and Suum Cuique and as one half of Pendle Coven, Hate, and Millie & Andrea). The recent series of Test Pressing records they've been quickly kicking out this year has proven to be some of their best work yet. We met Miles when we did our first Modern Love event in 2009, and Demdike went on to appear at The Bunker in 2010, 2012, and 2013. It's always a special night when these guys are in town.DEMDIKE STARE "ELEMENTAL" ON SOUNDCLOUD DEMDIKE STARE "HAXAN" TRAILER
Millie & Andrea are Miles Whittaker and Andy Stott, fellow labelmates at Modern Love who collaborated on an occasional series of 12” releases between 2008 and 2010, and an album in 2014. This project explores their love of breakbeats and other vintage UK rave music. Their surprise set at our Modern Love showcase at Public Assembly in 2012 left our jaws on the floor.MILLIE AND ANDREA "DROP THE VOWELS" ALBUM ON SOUNDCLOUD
Miles has forged a formidable reputation alongside Sean Canty as Demdike Stare, and with Andy Stott as Millie & Andrea, beside his operations in the hardware field as Suum Cuique, solo excursions as MLZ and shadowy involvement in the HATE project - all the while building upon his in-demand skills as a DJ of twenty odd years experience, accumulating and absorbing far flung knowledge of hardcore UK jungle, Chicago house, Motor City Soul, the obscure UK techno of labels like Radioactive Lamb and Irdial, Italian concrète, Synthwave and contemporary noise.STREAM MILES' ALBUM ON MODERN LOVE
Demdike Stare's Sean Canty is also a legendary record digger, DJ, and member of the hugely respected Finders Keepers crew, including his new project Neotantrik with Andy Votel.
Vatican Shadow is the 'Militant Religious Industrial' outfit from multi-media artist Dominick Fernow. In 1997 Fernow founded the Hospital Productions label which manifested itself as an infamous brick and mortar store, engineering studio and packaging workshop in Manhattan's East Village. Currently residing in the Los Angeles desert, he has set up Bed Of Nails Compound,a new imprint for industrial techno and electronic environments. Vatican Shadow's melodic loops and militant rhythms conspire upon the world stage of conflicts, where it isn't clear what side you are on or who is winning.HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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 20 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. 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, and remained in the spotlight until it was retired in 2012. In 2013, the techno spotlight is shining brightly on Sumner. Sumner has a residency at Berghain, a new album on Ostgut Ton and mix CD on Fabric, and appears regularly at other huge clubs around the world. His appearances at The Bunker over the past few years have been legendary. In 2014, Dave relaunched his Infrastructure NY label and will release a collaborative album with Vatican Shadow.SOUNDCLOUD
When it comes to new music from Ulysses, you never know what you're going to get. His career has spanned genres from techno and house to experimental and disco, with every release delivering an exciting musical surprise.
An essential pioneer of the late-‘90s electro scene in New York, Ulysses threw some of the biggest large-scale electro parties with legends such as Alexander Robotnick and Arthur Baker, as well as stars like I-f, Adult, and Miss Kittin and the Hacker. Over the span of his eclectic discography, this Brooklyn-based DJ and music producer has collaborated with Thugfucker’s Holmar Filipsson as Filipsson & Ulysses as well as with John Selway in the prolific Neurotic Drum Band.
When we visited Ulysses in his basement studio, we discovered that he had built up a huge archive of unreleased tracks over the past few years as he raised his family. We released our three favorite tracks as "The Casual Mystic" EP (The Bunker New York 005)SCATALOGICS.COM SOUNDCLOUD
Bryan Kasenic (pka Spinoza) is known in the electronic music world for throwing The Bunker, 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, Corsica Studios in London, Unsound Festival in Krakow, Communikey Festival in Boulder, Decibel Festival in Seattle, Smartbar in Chicago, GAFFTA in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and of course Detroit. In January 2014, The Bunker celebrated it's 11th Anniversary and launched a record label.SOUNDCLOUD SETS AND INTERVIEWS FACEBOOK RESIDENT ADVISOR RA ORAL HISTORY OF THE BUNKER FEATURE (2013) THUMP: THE BUNKER IS THE GODFATHER OF WEIRD TECHNO PARTIES FEATURE (2014) SELF-TITLED FEATURE, OCT 2014
Tonight, we bring you what is surely the darkest and most demented lineup to ever appear inside of Output's walls.
In Output, we have an eight hour Modern Love showcase. There will be live sets from Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, and Millie & Andrea. The Demdike boys will also DJ and may have a few surprises up their sleeves ... they generally do.
In Panther Room, we celebrate the release of two records. "Games Have Rules," a new collaborative album out soon on Hospital Productions from Function and Vatican Shadow, and "The Casual Mystic" EP from Ulysses on The Bunker New York. Everyone in this room is going to dig a little deeper in the spirit of the mostly ambient "Games Have Rules" album.