Photos by Photos by Christine Pompa and J. Peter Siriprakorn /
The Blank Artists Afterglow photo gallery
Tim Sweeney DFA, Beats in Space
After his older brother turned him on to electronic music, Tim Sweeney quickly learned to mix and made his DJ debut in the Baltimore and DC rave circuit at the age of 15. After moving to New York City in 1999, he enrolled as a music technology student at New York University and promptly set up a radio show on WNYU’s AM Dial.
Since moving Beats in Space over to the FM frequency and transmitting online via streams and podcasts at Beatsinspace.net, Sweeney has attracted a strong international following for the diverse range of artists and styles portrayed on the two-and-a-half hour program. In addition to Sweeney’s weekly mixes, assorted guests showcase sounds ranging from the avant-techno stylings of Carl Craig and Superpitcher and the warped disco/funk of Padded Cell to the genre-hopping turntablism of Australia’s The Avalanches.
*Come welcome Tim to Detroit for his first time!
Osborne (DJ) Spectral Sound, Rephlex Records
Todd has been championed across the board, by everyone from Gilles Peterson to Aphex Twin (he records as Soundmurderer for his Rephlex label), from UR’s Mad Mike to Warp’s Flying Lotus. But such accolades should be taken lightly; after all, Todd just wants to have a little fun and get some time in on the dance floor. Like Todd, we should all get (more) busy.
Oh! Plus he has a remix coming out on Blank Artists.
Trent Abbe Dollo
Influenced by all things on the fertile Detroit radio waves growing up, Trent has rocked many parties and radio shows and is one of the most technically precise DJs we've heard. He's got a clicktrack for a pulse. A personal influence of Matt MacQueen's (WNUR) during the fledgling Lansing underground scene, Trent is ever-humble yet still blows away many of the big name DJs who get top billing.
Drew Pompa + Josh Dahlberg Blank Artists
Seers over of Blank Artists. Now with more radio! We now have a radio show on WDET's HD Channel The Avenue. We're playing whatever we feel like. And we're interviewing jerks...just like us. Check out Babes in Hi Def Wednesday nights 9pm-12am.
$10 at the door. All Night.
Bohemian National Home
3009 Tillman St
Detroit, MI 48216
Sound provided by Bully Audio Sound System