very excited to try out some new things on this amazing lineup next friday. check it out:
QUO VADIS PRESENTS...
Demdike Stare [Modern Love] - Live
Regis [ Downwards Records] - DJ set
Abby Echiverri - Live
Maria Chavez - DJ set
Covert Joy - DJ set
Quo Vadis is proud to welcome back beloved Manchester two-piece Demdike Stare to Brooklyn on May 5th with Downwards Records label boss Regis. Joining them will be Brooklyn's Abby Echiverri and Maria Chavez. QV residents Covert Joy will take over the Bad Room from open to close.
~~~ DEMDIKE STARE ~~~
Demdike Stare is a collaboration between Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker, two childhood friends from the North of England with voracious appetites for record collecting. After years spent mining vinyl bins for source material, the pair started collaborating in earnest back in 2008, re-appropriating sounds they had spent a lifetime cataloguing into weird and immersive music of their own. The project went on to produce a string of albums that were largely guided by the occult and the strange symbolism their surroundings in Pendle provided, but as a number of intriguing DDS mixtapes released over the last couple of years indicated, the project was starting to head in unexpected directions.The duo recently released Wonderland, the highly awaited LP that follows their Testpressing series and 2012 album Elemental. Their latest effort combines industrial, ambient, and techno with striking jungle rhythms.
~~~ REGIS ~~~
Karl O'Connor is most certainly Regis and it is also highly probable that he propagates other pseudonyms. This has only added to the greater mythology surrounding the influential Downwards label that he has run with fellow art terrorist Peter Sutton (Female) since 1993. Unconventional and single-minded to say the least (what label can boast a back catalogue free of the industry standard cash cow remix) by decentralising the focus on the DJ/producer personality, he remains one of the more highly regarded creative forces within the British techno/electronic scene. Degenerate art indeed.
~~~ ABBY ECHIVERRI ~~~
Abby Echiverri is an NYC electronic and visual artist. Her music is influenced by her experience working with audio equipment, classical training, and a love of composing on unfamiliar or obsolete machinery.
~~~ MARIA CHAVEZ ~~~
Born in Lima, Peru and based in New York City, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist and sound artist. Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her improvised solo turntable performances.
+ COVERT JOY (Open to Close) in The Bad Room
Doors at 10pm / 21+
Good Room / 98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn NY
I recently was asked some questions about analog synthesizers. Listen here: https://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/blogs/podcast/analog-synth-diy-with-abby-echiverri
From the website:
Analog Synth DIY with Abby Echiverri
I've often fantasized about building a huge analog synth. But besides the obstacles of cost and not having a spare room in my house for it, I've always found the DIY synth world to be a bit intimidating.
In this podcast, synth wizard Abby Echiverri walks me through the basics, such as:
Is it feasible to build your own synth?
How much should I budget?
What are the basic modules I need to build?
Abby is a composer, DJ, DIYer, and audio gear designer. I caught up with her when she was on the road as the synth/keyboard tech for Soulwax.
Download the mp3 or subscribe via iTunes
I'm on the road as synth tech for Soulwax's spring tour. Here are the dates, and you can check out more dates for this summer at www.soulwax.com.
03-29 Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
03-30 Zurich, Switzerland - Halle 622
03-31 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
04-01 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
04-03 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
04-04 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
04-05 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
04-07 Lille, France - L’Aeronef
04-08 London, England - Electric Brixton
04-09 Manchester, England - Ritz
04-11 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
By Nikki Sneakers
Dope lineup for this upcoming live show:
colaborative efforts of Lili (51717) and Katie Rose (Further Reductions) combining their unique skils and mixtures of ipad and eurorack synthesis platforms
Sound Engineer and long time NYC electronic scene contributor Abby Echiverri makes her Nothing Changes Debut as a solo artist
Brussels-based duo Orphan Swords focus on massive beatmaking, throbbing industrial soundscapes and wild performances with something of a darkwave – EBM – experimental blend
DJ's Ciarra Black + Nihar (Surface Tension / Ascetic House)
Playing live on New Years Day:
Birds of Prey
Patrick Russell (Ambient set)
Matthew Patterson Curry
Sound by Boum Creative
Kava available from Brooklyn Kava
Food and drink sponsors include:
INVO Coconut Water
44º North Vodka
Anita's Coconut Yogurt
We converge this New Year’s Eve to listen deeply, meditate on what was, and to what comes next. Offering an alternative to thumping parties, we have space for reflection in an immersive and comfortable environment. Curious spacious sounds put this year to bed and harmonic resonances welcome in the new year. Light eats will be served as well as an assortment of beverages. Pass through or stay the entire time.
NYC, October 29, 2016:
DJ'd for the rad series of events, Ontopo, at an art gallery in Greenpoint. Was fun to flex my house music vibes. Blurb:
ONTOPO Magick City, This Saturday Oct 29
ONTOPO Magick City Pod is an early event taking place on Saturday October 29th at 37 Box Street in Greenpoint. From 6-7pmthere will be an open bar with cocktails, cider, apple and or pork pie by Jewels of New York. 7:30pm will be a special interactive movement performance by Juri Onuki with original music performed by Giza. 8-10pm Dj set by Alexis Georgopoulos, 10pm DJ Set by Abby Echiverri to close at Midnight. RSVP required firstname.lastname@example.org . Come in costume, wear all black, or nothing at all.
ONTOPO is an artist-run series of site-specific retreats typically 2-3 days long outside of NYC. This event is on the special occasion of Halloween and just bringing everyone together!
$7 suggested donation.
NYC, October 14, 2016:
Thanks to all for coming to this show. It was challenging and exciting to create a set of entirely new music and visuals shot from my recent trip to Alberta, Canada, plus new microscopic visuals from the week of. Full blurb below:
Antenes (L.I.E.S.) live
Mark Verbos (Simple Answer, Verbos Electronics) live
Clinker presents Broken Sound (Extended) + Soundbursting live av
Abby Echiverri (Mysteries of the Deep) live av
Patrick Russell (The Bunker NY, Interdimensional Transmissions)
Grant Aaron (Mysteries of the Deep)
Visual Accompaniment by Candace Price
Sound Installation by subBASS Sound System
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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.
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Electronic music pioneer Mark Verbos makes tactile machines for tactile music built on a lifetime of working on and with sound. In January 2014 he launched Verbos Electronics, engineering mass-market modular synthesizers with an emphasis on the interface and the very real human connection they have for artists. As an artist and designer, Verbos is deeply invested in the process of how art is made and the culture that grows around it. Ignoring traditional values and established methods for creating a career in music has taken Mark Verbos on a journey unlike any other producer, DJ, engineer or recording artist.
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Clinker (aka Gary James Joynes) is an award-winning sound and visual artist, musician and composer that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements in Live Cinema AV performances and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works.
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Abby Echiverri is a musician and video artist. Her music is influenced by her experience working with audio equipment, classical training, and a love of composing on unfamiliar or obsolete machinery.
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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, ambient, 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 numerous appearances at DEMF/Movement. He's also been a cornerstone of Brooklyn's own Mysteries Of The Deep events, where his experimental sets expand to encompass the cinematic and supernatural.
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 new 3-track remix EP on The Bunker New York also marks his induction as an official resident DJ at the long-running Brooklyn party.
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Grant Aaron is a longtime New York resident, curates the Mysteries podcast & event series, and is a founding member of the experimental band, Birds of Prey.
NYC / October 21:
This summer I assisted on the track "Sinner's Prayer" for the Lady Gaga album, Joanne, out now. Thanks to Jens and the guys at Diamond Mine for the opportunity <3
NYC, October 13, 2016:
Guested on Oliver Chapoy / Clay Wilson's Lot Radio slot to promote my live show at Mysteries... 'aerial' shot by Candace Price.
Europe, summer 2016:
Spent the summer as a synthesizer tech on tour with Soulwax's live show. Check out my labcoat... :) Dates below:
July 2 / Pitch Festival / Amsterdam, NL
July 7 / NOS Alive Festival / Lisbon, PT
July 9 / Bilbao BBK Live / Bilbao, ES
July 10 / Festival Terres du Son / Tours, FR
July 12 / Calvi on the Rocks / Corsica, FR
July 14 / FIB Benicassim Festival / Benicassim, ES
July 16 / Latitude Festival / Henham Park, UK
July 29 / Les Nuits Secretes / Maubeuge, FR
Aug 20 / Pukkelpop / Hasselt, BE
Aug 25 / Festival Reggio Emilia / Reggio Emilia, IT
Aug 26 / Zurich Openair / Zurich, SW
Aug 27 / Today’s Festival / Turin, IT
Aug 28 / Rock En Seine / Paris, FR
NYC, September 23-25 2016:
DJ'd the chill out room for Unter x Bunker III all-weekend rave. Full blurb:
Randomer (L.I.E.S., Clone | London)
Zenker Brothers (Ilian Tape | Munich)
Erika (Interdimensional Transmissions | Detroit)
BMG (Interdimensional Transmissions | Detroit)
Aurora Halal (Mutual Dreaming, Sustain Release | Brooklyn) LIVE
Tijana T (Belgrade)
Volvox (Discwoman | Brooklyn)
Maria Chavez (Brooklyn)
DJ Minx (Women on Wax | Detroit)
Solar (Sunset Sound System | San Francisco)
Mike Servito (The Bunker New York)
Mysteries of the Deep chillout room:
Antenes (L.I.E.S. | Brooklyn)
Erika (Interdimensional Transmissions)
Bryan Kasenic (The Bunker New York)
Abby Echiverri (Mysteries of the Deep) LIVE
Clay Wilson (The Bunker New York) & Certain Creatures (Styles Upon Styles)
Matthew Patterson Curry (Mysteries of the Deep)
Grant Aaron (Mysteries of the Deep)
visuals by Candace Price
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the next Unter x The Bunker 36-hour memorial. Let us gather together to remember some of the brightest stars in our musical orbit, and to pay our respects .
The services will be held at a to-be-determined Brooklyn chapel and conducted by UK’s finest Randomer (USA debut), the Zenker Brothers (Ilian Tape/DE), DJ Minx of Women On Wax, Dekmantel's favorite Solar, and BMG and Erika of Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions.
Honorary Pallbearers shall be Aurora Halal (Sustain Release/Mutual Dreaming), Serbia’s Tijana T, Discwoman's (and Unter’s own) Volvox, The Bunker's techno prince Mike Servito, and the renowned Brooklyn turntablist Maria Chavez. Arrangements in the Ambient Room shall be handled by Mystery of The Deep.
Boulder, CO, August 6, 2016:
Atom & Tobias / Patrick Russell / Grant Aaron / L'astra Cosmo
I am stoked on doing visuals for this year's Lunar Lodge festival, and honored to have shared the lineup with some of my favorite musicians. I VJ'd from around 2-6am on Sunday morning after Candace Price - unfortunately no documentation of the event because it was a no photos kind of festival. Love to all the humans who put together this gathering in the scenic mountains of Boulder.
NYC, July 22-24, 2016:
I was vinyl tech for this iteration of Despacio, taking place in NYC at the Panorama music festival. Thanks for dancing.
Ghent, Belgium, May 2016:
Got the opportunity from John Klett to repair and modify three Trident Fleximix consoles for use on the new Soulwax live tour - on site in Belgium! The result was something like 60-70 channels of badass pres and EQs for live mixing on stage... plus added features like fx returns and upgraded power supplies.
April 15-24, Indio, California:
Super happy to have system tech'd for the US debut of the Despacio soundsystem / party. Despacio was developed by John Klett and features James Murphy, Steph Dewaele, and Dave Dewaele on the decks. Despacio is happiness!
I recently played the third installment of Mysteries of the Deep, an audiovisual concert series that I'm proud to be a part of. This time around I played a live music set with Matthew Curry and provided the live visuals for our set.
Blurb below -
Mysteries Of The Deep III • Something Wicked This Way Comes
For our third installment of the Mysteries event series, we present an evening of lucid incantations, mysterious enchantments, and conjuring spirits.
Nihal Ramchandani (Brooklyn)
Jonas Reinhardt (Further Records) - live
Birds of Prey (Kathexis) - live
Certain Creatures (Styles Upon Styles) - live
Matthew Patterson Curry & Abby Echiverri - live
Patrick Russell (Interdimensional Transmissions)
Sound installation by subBASS Soundsystem
Advanced tickets & full artist details -
I will be doing live visuals for Safety Scissors shows on the following dates:
OSAKA - 25.9.15
HAMAMATSU - 26.9.15
TOKYO - 29.9.15
First DJ gig in a long time. I will be playing a mix of techno, house, and experimental stuff.