Jared Wilson (Blank Artists, 7777 | Detroit) live pa, Josh Dahlberg (Blank Artists, D-Records | Detroit), Drew Pompa (Blank Artists | Detroit), Spinoza (The Bunker | NYC)
After a very exciting first half of 2008, Blank Artists, the Detroit based independent dance music label, is embarking on its first tour this August in a six-city excursion featuring label co-directors, Drew Pompa and Josh Dahlberg; as well as Jared Wilson. Each of the three artists had memorable performances at this year’s Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival and are quickly becoming standouts in dance music’s global community. Drew Pompa is revered for weaving through sub-genres of techno, house, and electro in his DJ sets with a precision that demands esteem from even the most captious of listeners. Jared Wilson is regarded as one of the city’s best for his style of techno that harkens back to the days when Acid reigned supreme as king of the electronic music jungle. His instant classic, "Drug Related Stories" (released on his label, 7777) recently found its way onto the new Hardfloor mix cd. Josh Dahlberg has released on D Records, Gravid Digital, and of course Blank Artists. He is known for his style of music that draws influence from Detroit and Germany both old and new. With each person bringing his own style and taste in dance music to the table, it only reaffirms why the label assumed the name Blank Artists. After meeting these guys in Detroit in May and hearing them play, we eagerly added The Bunker as the New York City stop on this tour. Be sure to check out the Blank Artists website, which has a lot of free music to download.