The Bunker x Smoke Machine: Agonis, diskonnected, Erika x Antenes, Abby Echiverri at Basement NY
The Bunker x Smoke Machine: Agonis, diskonnected, Erika x Antenes, Abby Echiverri at Basement NY 52-19 Flushing Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
Basel based DJ, Live-act and Producer. Resident at Elysia Basel and co-runs amenthia recordings together with garçon.SOUNDCLOUD
Smoke Machine resident diskonnected joins us for his North American debut, part of a 10th anniversary world tour that will also be touching down in Pittsburgh and LA. After joining the crew in 2010, his music and taste helped forge the style and vibe of the whole project, leading to the birth of the podcast. diskonnected is a consummate resident DJ who always plays the right music at the right time, and we’re sure he’ll close this party perfectly.SOUNDCLOUD
Abby Echiverri is a young producer based in Brooklyn, NY, whose intense curiosity has led her to take on a variety of roles as a musician, sound engineer, DJ and VJ. Her releases include a track on the 15 Years of the Bunker compilation followed by her debut EP on The Bunker NY, entitled Ab Initio, which has garnered a number of positive reviews. As a live musician, Echiverri’s left-field musical influences, deft hardware manipulations, and experienced engineering meld into an inventive interpretation of techno.
Echiverri’s current trajectory started early in childhood when she was classically trained in violin, flute, piano and vocals, cementing music as a part of her daily life. In high school she picked up turntables and began collecting records, eventually moving to NYC to study recording engineering and perform in post-punk bands, and became a regular at Wierd and The Bunker at a very young age. Since then, Echiverri has devoted her professional hours to engineering, maintaining, and manufacturing audio equipment for studios and clubs around the world. Such intimacy with technology comes through in her music, where she enjoys working with unfamiliar hardware and acoustic samples, using unconventional effects processing, and manipulating the stereo field in disorientating ways.SOUNDCLOUD RESIDENT ADVISOR REVIEW OF AB INITIO EP DJ MAG "NINE ACTS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS AUGUST" "STUDIO TALK" FEATURE ON HYPONIK FACEBOOK LIVE OF ABBY ON RED BULL RADIO
Erika dreams on the cellular level, or perhaps of transdimensional intelligences moving through strange patterns on celestial objects, working towards a mysterious goal. Her connection to the dreamworld becomes concrete in her approach to music, simultaneously so solid and yet so ethereal. Erika still finds time to accomplish many things in her waking hours, such as being a member of Ectomorph, co-conspirator of Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions record label, DJing with vinyl, making music with her pet machines, and running erika.net - a freeform streaming radio station. Erika.net celebrates its 14th year this year, being one of the very first iTunes presets. From 1993 through 1999, Erika was very involved in WCBN in Ann Arbor, as a freeform and jazz DJ, and Program Director.
The daughter of a famed scientist and already running a well known BBS from her bedroom by the time she was 13, Erika is no stranger to expressing her ideas through technology. In 1997 she was handed a TR-606 and asked to join Ectomorph, and has since become an electronic musician of the highest order, focusing on analog synthesis, with live hardware sequencing that allows transformation over time and a deep depth of tone.INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS SOUNDCLOUD RESIDENT ADVISOR FACEBOOK RESIDENT ADVISOR PODCAST
DJ, producer and electronics artist Antenes operates a laboratory of self-made sequencers and modular synthesizers built in the name of rhythmic, sonic, and spatial exploration. Tracing the lineage of synthesizer operation to vintage telephone equipment and inspired by the Buchla 100, her curious studio discipline of manipulating repurposed switchboards was fueled by the desire to breathe new life into long-silenced machines, transforming signal paths through which voices once travelled into sequences that burst with percussive energy and evolving textures, bouncing sound through sound like so many distant AM radio stations on a late night drive. Her 2015 solo production debut, The Track of a Storm EP on L.I.E.S. reveals three tracks of otherworldly techno infused with “lazer shot synthwork,” “ghostly noise layers,” “muscular bass shapes and sparking percussions," appearing on the 2015 best-of lists for Juno and Fact magazine.
A Brooklyn resident by way of Chicago, Antenes' eclectic DJ sets dive into acid-laced techno, shimmering electro, shadowy atmospheres and beyond. With an upcoming EP due out on The Bunker NY in early 2018, she has been kept busy behind the decks of underground events globally, including The Bunker New York, De School Amsterdam, Tresor Berlin, Corsica Studios London and more.ANTENES.NET SOUNDCLOUD RESIDENT ADVISOR THE BUNKER PODCAST 142: ANTENES (FEBRUARY, 2017) RESIDENT ADVISOR FEATURE: "PLAYING FAVORITES" FEBRUARY, 2017 DEKMANTEL PODCAST (DECEMBER, 2019) MONUMENT PODCAST (OCTOBER, 2019)
For our return to Basement we are joining forces with our friends at SMOKE MACHINE Taiwan, the crew behind the renowned Organik festival as well as the long-running Smoke Machine podcast, party series and recently launched record label.
Smoke Machine resident DISKONNECTED joins us for his North American debut, part of a 10th anniversary world tour that will also be touching down in Pittsburgh and LA. After joining the crew in 2010, his music and taste helped forge the style and vibe of the whole project, leading to the birth of the podcast. diskonnected is a consummate resident DJ who always plays the right music at the right time, and we’re sure he’ll close this party perfectly.
AGONIS is a resident DJ at Elysia in Basel and co-runs amenthia recordings together with Garçon. He has tracks on both Smoke Machine 12”s, and has appeared at Labyrinth, Organik, Parallel Festival and many fine clubs around the world. His palette is quite broad, bringing together everything from complex ambient and techno to more uptempo breaks. We are quite excited to present the NYC debut of his live set.
Representing The Bunker, we have a live set from ABBY ECHIVERRI. Her debut EP on The Bunker last year and her track on the 15 Years of The Bunker compilation really turned heads worldwide, garnering positive reviews everywhere. She spends a lot of time making each live set completely different from the one that came before, each one seeming to get even better somehow.
ANTENES x ERIKA will be opening the night with an extended b2b DJ set which some of you may have been lucky enough to catch last May in Detroit at The Bunker at Tangent Gallery on Memorial Day. Their set pretty much blew away everyone in attendance and BMG called it “a truly fresh take on techno, simultaneously futuristic, scientific and totally visceral. It felt like a new frontier.” We’re giving them plenty of time to stretch out so we recommend arriving early to take it all in.
For those who haven’t been, BASEMENT is NYC’s newest techno club. Housed in the basement of the Knockdown Center, it’s a stripped down dark room with Funktion1 sound and low ceilings. Perfect for The Bunker, which started as a literal underground dance party at subTonic, we will be returning to our subterranean roots with this one.