The Bunker 15 Year Anniversary at Elsewhere
The Bunker 15 Year Anniversary at Elsewhere 599 Johnson Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
As 2017 winds down, we're looking back at what was another very busy year for The Bunker. The label released 5 EPs and an album, our long-running podcast series added 21 new entries, and we broadcast 36 episodes of our Red Bull Radio program. Bryan and the rest of our resident DJs have become increasingly busy bringing The Bunker sound to more locations across the globe than we could possibly list here, leading us to limit ourselves to throwing just 12 events in New York in the past year.
It doesn't seem so long ago that we started The Bunker as a weekly party in the dinky basement full of wine casks at subTonic, but low and behold it's been 15 (!!!) years, which is something to celebrate. So we're doing just that by bringing together a stacked lineup of our resident DJs, label artists, and dear friends. We're very excited to announce that this will be our first party at Brooklyn's newest venue, Elsewhere, conveniently based in Bushwick and operated by our good friends from Popgun. For those of you who've been feeling the squeeze at some of our recent parties, Elsewhere's increased capacity should give us more room to spread out and dance.
We were hoping to get all 5 of our resident DJs on this lineup, as we feel their sets at the party over the years have clearly defined what The Bunker is all about. We almost pulled that off, but with Derek Plaslaiko expecting his second child the week of this party, he sadly wont be able to make it.
The Hall will be headlined by Italy's Ninos du Brasil, our newest label artists. Their high energy stage show is completely unique and not to be missed. Co-headlining is one of our most frequent and beloved guests, Rrose, with one of her singular mind-melting prime time DJ sets. We also have Antenes, who will be releasing her first EP on The Bunker NY in early 2018, and resident DJs Patrick Russell (closing) and Bryan Kasenic (opening).
The intimate Zone One room will feature collaborative sets all night. We've heard such great things about Jane Fitz and Eric Cloutier's b2b set at Jane's party in London, that we had to bring it to NYC for it's North America debut. Opening the room will be our longterm friends and collaborators Ryan Smith and Ron Like Hell of Wrecked, and closing it down will be The Bunker's Hot Mix, made up of Mike Servito, Gunnar Haslam, and Justin Cudmore.