The Bunker with Silent Servant, D'Marc Cantu, Mike Servito, Lauren Flax, Gavin Russom at Good Room
The Bunker with Silent Servant, D'Marc Cantu, Mike Servito, Lauren Flax, Gavin Russom at Good Room 98 Meserole Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
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 one 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.SOUNDCLOUD
D’Marc Cantu started working on what would later be known as JakBeat in late 2000 after being introduced to Ghostly alum JTC. In keeping with the raw sounds that he's known for, D’Marc uses analog gear, meticulously gathered samples and crafty production work to further define JakBeat, a sound that encompasses the emotion and simplicity of early electronica but does not limit itself to just one genre. In 2005 D’Marc and JTC created 2 AM/FM, taking cues from house, techno, acid, electro and hip-hop. D’Marc later teamed up the Traxx and JTC to create X2, a super group of JakBeat aficionados. As a solo artist he has released a number of singles and EPs such as 2009's Another Number on Crème and 2011's Set Free, hailed as a modern classic, on MOS. 2011 also saw the release of his first album, "Fallen," on Crème Organization and just months later MOS would release his second album "A New World". D'marc continues to release on many labels, with releases dropping at a very quick pace. Tonight will be his debut at The Bunker.DMARCCANTU.COM SOUNDCLOUD
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 residency at The Bunker, and representation by Beyond Booking in North America and Odd Fantastic in Europe.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
It's hard to believe that for as long as we've known Lauren Flax, she's never played The Bunker, and we're excited to remedy that. Lauren cut her teeth DJing at Motor in Detroit, alongside The Bunker residents Mike Servito & Derek Plaslaiko, and just about every DJ who mattered in Detroit or passing through the city. Her current production project is CREEP, her duo with Lauren Dillard, with whom she also runs their imprint, CREEP Intl. Last year, she produced a single with The Bunker alum Kim Ann Foxman for CREEP Intl. Currently she is resident DJ at a monthly party called City Club (named after a club in Detroit she used to frequent where we also attended some epic Hawtin-produced parties during DEMF) alongside Gavin Russom and Zachery Alan Starkey at Bossa Nova Civic Club.SOUNDCLOUD RESIDENT ADVISOR FACEBOOK LAUREN FLAX: DJ MAG NORTH AMERICA COVER FEATURE LAUREN FLAX: BEATPORTAL COVER STORY APPLE MUSIC MIX MIXMAG FEATURE, SUMMER 2019 BOILER ROOM, DECEMBER 2019
Gavin Russom is a composer, artist, DJ and producer of electronic music. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, he currently lives in New York City. He has also spent a significant amount of time based in Berlin which he considers his second home. From an early age, he became interested in experimenting with sound, image and movement and investigating the territory where the boundaries between them blur. Not surprisingly, his career has straddled many worlds and scenes.
Looking beneath genre and the shifting landscape of stylistic trends, Russom's focus is really the vital energy present in all earthly things and the ecstatic nature of reality. As a result his creative output, an attempt to continually liberate and channel these energies, often overlaps one medium with another yet still represents a remarkably consistent vision. He has exhibited visual artwork, which often contains a sonic component or references music, in galleries and museums all over the world including MOMA PS1, The Migros Museum and Galleria Fonti.
As an electronic musician he has produced numerous releases on New York's DFA label including "The Days of Mars" and "Black Meteoric Star", also creating many of the visual elements that accompany them. At the core of his work are electronic instruments he designed and built himself as a way of deepening his creative process. This practice, as well as his prowess at programming analog synthesizers, led him to become the in-house electronics expert at DFA's studio from 2001-2004, and to tour with the label's most acclaimed act LCD Soundsystem on their 2010-2011 farewell tour.
In 2009 he began The Crystal Ark, a collaborative music and performance project with filmmaker Viva Ruiz. The group released their debut LP on DFA in 2012 and has toured extensively as a 5-10 piece multi media ensemble since then. He has produced remixes for a wide array of artists including Cut Copy, Caribou, HIM, Planning to Rock and Kris Menace. In 2014, he released "The Purge/Enthroned" on the UK based Entropy Trax label. It is the first in a series of experimental dance floor 12"s that he will do with the label. More recently, he released an EP on L.I.E.S.
The last time Gavin played at The Bunker was at Tonic ~2004, upstairs as Gavin and Delia.GAVINRUSSOM.COM SOUNDCLOUD
We return for our second event at Good Room, after a successful launch there in March. You may remember the location as Europa, but it's had a full makeover and feels amazing in there. We're bringing in Nik to run the sound for the evening and doing the lights Bunker-style. We're keeping the cover low and the drinks flow very cheaply at Good Room ($6 beers, $8 dranks).
The Good Room is co-headlined by The Bunker regular guest DJ Silent Servant and D'Marc Cantu, who'll be playing live. Resident DJ Mike Servito will get things started properly.
The Bad Room will be taken over by our friends at City Club: DJs Lauren Flax and Gavin Russom, and host Zachery Alan Starkey