Mutual Dreaming presents..
The MINIMAL WAVE RELEASE PARTY
Minimal Wave is a very special label run by Veronica Vasicka in Brooklyn, NY, known for discovering obscure D.I.Y. electronics pioneers from the 80s with a unique and powerful analog sound. Many of the tracks she releases existed only on tapes, passed around by collectors in secrecy, now only recently unearthed and remastered with love. In a cool turn of events, Veronica has teamed up with Peanut Butter Wolf, owner of the legendary hip-hop label Stones Throw, to release two amazing anthologies of this sound: "The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 1", and most recently "The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2". This is the NYC release party for Volume 2! http://stonesthrow.com/store/album/various/the-minimal-wave-tapes-volume-two
Peanut Butter Wolf is flying in from LA to DJ alongside Veronica, & perform a special MW-inspired video-DJ set in which the video & audio scratch simultaneously. Theres also 3 all-analog live performances by artists from the label: Das Ding (joined by Martial Canterel on electronics), and two new groups, Innergaze & Streetwalker, with upcoming LPs on MW's sublabel Cititrax. Dance among projections, lights & a little fog.. Get ready for a wild night!!
〉DJ SETS BY:
Peanut Butter Wolf
〉LIVE SETS BY:
Das Ding (with Martial Canterel)
Founder and visionary behind all things Minimal Wave, Veronica has released over 40 records covering lots of sonic territories. She's a serious digger and an incredible DJ, mixing challenging & often insanely catchy tracks from the minimal wave archives with italo, house, and many, many mysterious selections. Check out her weekly East Village Radio show on Sundays for a taste.. http://www.eastvillageradio.com/shows/nowplaying.aspx?contentid=1280&showid=248904
-Peanut Butter Wolf-
Legendary hip hop artist who first made his mark in the early 90s making beats for Charizma, and later collaborated w Q-bert, Kool Keith & other heavyweights. In '96 he started the label Stones Throw, which put out J Dilla's incredible final record 'Donuts' before his death, and has helped launch Dam-Funk & many others to international fame... lezgo PB! read about his video sets-> http://stonesthrow.com/news/2010/06/pbw-video-rundown-waxpoetics
Possibly my favorite release on Minimal Wave is Danny Bosten AKA Das Ding's 'H.S.T.A.' - powerful, metallic, dark, funky proto-techno from the Netherlands. Danny has other great releases on the label as well, most recently the Schedelvreter 10" and the V/A Tear Apart Tapes 7", tracks from his 80s cassette label. In an exciting collaboration, Martial Canterel (of Xeno & Oaklander) is joining him on electronics, creating everything from scratch in 100% analog fashion. (!!!)
Martial Canterel's synth & drum machine power!>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28u7kWCuF24
Raw, freaky & psychedelic synthwavey/house duo from Brooklyn, made up of Aurora H (also doing visuals for the evening) and Steve Summers (Clone, L.I.E.S., etc). They have a self-released LP, a 12" on 100% Silk, and an upcoming LP on Cititrax, which they'll be performing live in its entirety for this set... #newtrax!
Aggressive & sexual stripped-down techno/house/industrial from Elon Katz of White Car, and Beau Wanzer of Mutant Beat Dance (a duo with Traxx). Their acid track Ooze was released on Catholic Tapes, and coming soon is their much anticipated debut LP on Cititrax, recorded entirely live with no overdubs, using primarily TR-808, 707, SH-101 & Elon's haunting vocalizations. Live performance on the same gear, all the way from Chicago & LA.
a must peep! > http://white-car.net/streetwalker/
presale tickets recommended! -> http://minimalwavetapes.eventbrite.com/