The Bunker with Rrose, Carlos Souffront x Patrick Russell, Abby Echiverri, Antenes, Phil Yeah at Good Room
September 18, 2021
Born 1969. Died 1909. After the release of three EPs and an album on the Sandwell District label in 2011 and the launch of her own Eaux imprint in 2012, productions out on Further Records, Stroboscopic Artifacts, Infrastructure New York and Khemia Records including collaborations with Bob Ostertag, Lucy, and others, Rrose has found a unique niche in the worldwide techno underground while remaining equally situated in the experimental and avant-garde artistic communities. His tracks incorporate ideas from early drone and minimalist music as prominently as they do the history of dance music. Whether as a DJ, live performer, or producer, Rrose crafts sonic ecosystems with patience and attention to detail, allowing the music to unfold gradually while tapping into deep, uncharted recesses of both the mind and body.RROSE WEBSITE EAUX WEBSITE RESIDENT ADVISOR RROSE BUNKER PODCAST
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
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)
Carlos Souffront is a music gourmet, a true DJ's DJ. His taste is rich and vast and he has the unique ability to create deeply rhythmic narratives that offer unexpected and exotic spices. He mastered his deep mixing skills with a cassette deck and a belt drive turntable in his father's den in Troy, home of contemporaries such as Mike Servito, Tadd Mullinex and Matt Dear. Equally entrenched in indie rock, post punk, experimental music, ambient, rock, house, and techno, Carlos was always a man of many worlds - with an ability to traverse though them with an unique imagination. There is a mood to his search within sound, something that is heavy, deep yet gritty. Like many Caribbean transplants that ends up in northern colder climates, he wonders where our rhythmic complexity is. For him it is effortless and endlessly surprising to the listener.
Carlos is an important component of the Interdimensional Transmissions parties, bringing a loose yet tight moody deepness and an ever unexpected edge. At the original No Way Back party, he demanded truth in advertising, pushing us to and then past the 12 hour mark. He has participated in the studio with Ectomorph, and also performed alongside some of their live performances.
It is all too rare to find someone within the electronic music spectrum that can be called an original, that you can only really explain to someone who experienced them on the dance floor, usually just by saying "that's so" and saying their name. Carlos is one of those rarities. (bio by BMG)SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK CRACK MAGAZINE PROFILE AND MIX (SUMMER, 2019)
Patrick Russell is a true veteran of the US underground, perhaps one of the last unsung heroes of a now lost era in the Midwest. A genuine sonic storyteller, he magically transforms the diaspora of acid, IDM, and pure jack energy into a deep, fluent sonic dialog that never fails to devastate both minds and dance floor.
A Detroit-bred DJ, artist and producer active since the early 90's, Patrick has now made New York City his home. Perhaps best known as a key figure in the legendary No Way Back parties, his ability to weave intensely unique, long-format narratives has earned him critical acclaim for his recent appearance at Berghain, not to mention featured spots at festivals such as Japan’s famed Labyrinth, Unsound, and his numerous appearances at DEMF/Movement. Patrick has also been steadily building a strong catalog of high-profile productions to compliment his increasingly varied, hypnotic, and in-demand DJ sets; his upcoming 3-track remix EP on The Bunker New York also marks his induction as an official resident DJ at the long-running Brooklyn party.
His consummate taste and disciplined execution have created a respect that cannot be purchased. Patrick Russell is not just a name to watch, he is someone to be experienced.SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK TWITTER RESIDENT ADVISOR RESIDENT ADVISOR FEATURE, NOVEMBER, 2016 PATRICK RUSSELL MIX: LABYRINTH 2015 (MIX RELEASED SEPTEMBER, 2017)
On September 18, 2021 The Bunker will present our first party since February 29, 2020. 16 months is by far the longest break in our party schedule since we started doing this over 18 years ago. In that time, the Bunker hosted 35 streams totaling over 420 hours of programming and started a new sub-label, Going In, releasing 14 albums dedicated to long-form musical compositions geared towards meditation, psychedelic ceremonies, yoga, or simply spacing out and going inside yourself. We cannot thank you enough for your donations over the past 16 months, which helped us to support our organization, our unemployed artists, and charities such as The Okra Project, Black Trans Media, Ali Forney Center, Equality for Flatbush, and The Sylvia Rivera Law Project. We are still here now because of this support.
Over the past 16 months Good Room has been incredibly supportive of so many parties and artists in the NYC nightlife community, hosting streams and providing space for DJs to record sets, while the venue itself was deeply struggling to keep it’s head above water. Not everyone stepped up like this, so we’d like to take a moment to recognize Josh and Greg and the rest of the crew, express our gratitude and say that we feel proud to be presenting our first party back at Good Room.
The lineup kinda speaks for itself, eh? Anyway, for those who don’t know …
Headlining the Good Room is RROSE, who has bent time and space from The Bunker booth more times than we can count. It’s always an honor and a pleasure to have them on board. The Bunker’s own ABBY ECHIVERRI went from strength to strength during the pandemic, releasing an EP with The Lone Flanger on Infinite Refractions that got played by almost every DJ during the first No Way Back stream, starting her own label, and flooring everyone with her stream turned album for Going In. ANTENES, who made several appearances on The Bunker Stream, wowing all of us each time with her impossibly deep knowledge, will be closing out the Good Room. PHIL YEAH is another person who remained super active throughout the pandemic, releasing back to back debut albums on Going In and Full Spectrum, and hosting an incredible monthly radio show on Great Circles. His opening set will be his official debut at The Bunker.
In the Bad Room we have CARLOS SOUFFRONT X PATRICK RUSSELL all night long. This will be in The Bunker X style, meaning it’s up to Carlos and Patrick to decide how they want to present the night and split up the time, b2b, etc. We implicitly trust these two residents of both No Way Back and The Bunker to take the reins for the entire night.
This party is dedicated to Mike Huckaby and Andrew Smith, our brothers who passed to another dimension while we were away. Incalculable losses. Infinite love.
Given the recent rise in cases of covid-19, we will be requiring proof of vaccination for entry. A negative PCR result from a test taken up to 72 hours before the party starts is also acceptable.