The Bunker LTD with Henning Baer at Trans Pecos
December 13, 2014
Berlin has no shortage of producers, DJs, and party promoters, but few match the quality, consistency, and enviable range of Henning Baer. As founder and resident of the esteemed Grounded Theory party and booking agency, Baer has been at the forefront of presenting innovative electronic music in Berlin while boasting vivid DJing and production skills that have made him an in-demand artist in his own right. Recently celebrating Grounded Theory’s 25th party, Baer has a reputation as a thoughtful curator that is reflected in in the thunderous techno he’s released on his own K209 imprint, as well as on Adam X’s Sonic Groove and Psyk’s Non Series.
K209 was set up in 2011 in collaboration with Milton Bradley, with the first releases receiving rave reviews on Resident Advisor and leading to Baer being named one of Tea And Techno’s “Ones To Watch for 2012.” Baer’s techno is raw, dirty, and uncompromising, with an immersive energy that has made him one of Berlin’s most sought-after DJs. In addition to his own Grounded Theory parties, Baer makes frequent appearances at Tresor, Arenaclub, and Stattbad, as well as becoming a recent favorite at the renowned Berghain, where his sets explode with ballistic energy well into Monday morning.
Baer is moving onward and upward in 2014, with high-profile records such as his just-released Seltene Erden on Sonic Groove and more coming on K209 to add to an already significant discography. K209 releases continue to fly off the shelves at Hard Wax, with key selectors recognizing their quality and effectiveness as dancefloor weapons. As a DJ, producer, and promoter, Henning Baer is sure to be shaping the face of techno for years to come.SOUNDCLOUD GROUNDED THEORY FACEBOOK
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.
Detroit never forgot about Mike Servito, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat's Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly's Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear, and Ryan Elliott), contributing to the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, and progressing that concept into Sass (the hippest queer party in Detroit at the time), to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions' No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a new residency at the Bunker, and worldwide representation from Beyond Booking.MIKE SERVITO SOUNDCLOUD FRAMEWORKS - WORLDWIDE BOOKINGS MINUS NORTH AMERICA MIKE SERVITO LIVE AT NO WAY BACK DETROIT 2018 MIX MIKE SERVITO LIVE AT HONCHO CAMPOUT AUGUST 2019 MIX
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
As The Bunker continues to grow significantly, 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 2011 we launched a new series of events called The Bunker Limited. For The Bunker Limited, we bring a ridiculous sound system into a very small space, and limit attendance to 150. Last year we said goodbye to Public Assembly and the small loft space above it that housed The Bunker Limited. In 2014 we relaunch The Bunker Limited in a new art space we could not be more excited to be a part of, Trans Pecos. There will be no guestlist for The Bunker Limited, 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.