Area One featuring:
(Large Room, 4 Theatre Size projections, 18 video screens ++ )Robert Hood
M Plant / Axis / Tresor / Music Man, Atmore, Alabama
In era where credit is rarely given out when due, alot of so called "Minimal" enthusists may not be familar with its creator: the magnificiant & innovative Robert Hood. Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex, as well as the Austrian Cheap label and Jeff Mills' Axis label, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint (including the two sublabels Drama and Duet) through which he has released the bulk of his solo material. Hood was a founding member, along with Jeff Mills and Mike Banks, of the Underground Resistance label, whose influential releases throughout the early and mid '90s helped change the face of modern Detroit techno and sparked a creative renaissance. Infusing elements of acid and industrial into a potent blend of Chicago house and Detroit techno, UR's aesthetic project and militant business philosophy were (and remain) singular commitments in underground techno. Hood left Detroit (and UR) with Jeff Mills in 1992, setting up shop in New York and recording a series of 12" EPs. Through the mid '90s, Hood has focused on his solo work, setting up M-Plant in 1994 and releasing singles such as "Internal Empire", "Music Data" and "Moveable Parts". Although his desire to remain underground has been replaced by an urge to reach a wider audience, Hood remains fiercely critical of artistic and economic movements destructive to inner-city communities and has combined his musical enterprises with outreach and social activist ends. His debut Peacefrog album "Point Blank" took Hood's hypnotic minimalism to entirely new depths and territories, whilst his latest album "Wire To Wire" takes his productions onto new levels of musicality and sophistication within the world of electronic music.Steve Stoll & Green
Novamute / Proper NYC, Brooklyn, NYC
Live PA featuring live cellist Green syncing various acoustics
Techno legend Steve Stoll is debuting to Detroit one of his newest recording collaborations "Stoll & Green" featuring live classical cellist "Green". The collaboration takes Steve's musical creativity even further than before. The two seem to tap into something magical each time they perform together, fusing the world of live electronic techno soundscapes/patterns & live strings/acoustics in ways previously unexplored. Steve Stoll has been banging around the worldwide techno and electronic scene since the early 90s. His first 12" was released on Richie Hawtin's Probe imprint. Since that time, Steve has followed standard techno artist protocol by changing labels, handles and partners only slightly less often than his synth patches. The short list includes collaborations with DJ Rush, Ken Ishii, Speedy J, Pete Namlook, Damon Wild and members of Front 242. Kyle Geiger
Drumcode, Stockholm Sweden / Fort Wayne, Indiana
Named the "2008 DJ of the year" by DJ Mag & Adam Beyer, Kyle's explosive decks and effects DJ sets bridge the divide between techno and minimal. Originally inspired by the harder, percussive stylings of the late 90's Swedish techno sound featured on seminal labels like Drumcode and Code Red, Kyle has witnessed the evolution of the genre as it morphed into a slower, groove based sound. Still loving the energy and power of the earlier phases of techno while embracing the genre's changes, Kyle has refined his productions into what very well may be a new breed of techno that pushes things forward for the next generation of techno to come.
The Indiana-based producer has now come full circle. With his initial projects completed and urged on by long time friends and minimal techno veterans JPLS and Skoozbot, a demo made it to Drumcode label manager Adam Beyer who was on the hunt for what he describes as a "modern techno sound". Beyer immediately put Kyle's tracks to the test at the 2007 Winter Music Conference and invited him onboard as a Drumcode artist. The future is proving to be a very promising place for Kyle Geiger as he is set to drop two highly anticipated releases on Drumcode and take his widely recognized DJ set around the world and to the next level. James Pennington
(aka Suburban Knight) Underground Resistance / Dark Print, Detroit
3 Deck Set
Saying that this man needs no introduction would truly be an understatment. Suburban Knight's (aka James Pennington) contributions to the world of techno, house and music in general are unequivocal. His influence on electronic music can hardly be summed up in a simple biography. Dating back to his early works as a member of Inner City for their two biggest hits "Big Fun" and "Good Life". He then made his way into the world of techno, forever changing it, with his killer "The Art of Stalking" on the fledgling Transmat Label. The heavy reverbs and abstractly angular synths were best described as musical cubism. His marriage of dark abstraction, melody, and menacing rhythms proved to have devastating effects on the dancefloor. He then went on to join the Underground Resistance camp as a producer and touring DJ. His first vinyl offering for UR was a massive techno hit "Noctorbulus Behavior." Thus reassuring his status as one of techno musicís truly great pioneers. On UR he also contributed to the "Dark Energy" release and his EP "By Night." And his track "Maroon" was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Underground Resistance compilation album "Interstellar Fugitives. After releasing his first real album "My Sol Dark Destination" on Peacefrog he returns with an outstanding new double album on Submerge.DJ Shiva
Dubkraft / ShutDown Audio / Dubstep.fm / SUBterror, Indy, Indiana
Techno/Dubstep Mashup Bizness
For 13 years, Indianapolis techno mainstay DJ Shiva has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors nationwide & become one of the best DJ's the US has to offer! From electro to minimal, Chicago Jack to Detroit soul, the deepest to the hardest techno to her newest love, Dubstep, her attention deficit disorder requires variety in both music and technique. Her short list of collaborations off the top of my head are, Woody McBride, Dan S, Adam Jay & Alien Pimp to name a few.Kero (Windsor, Canada)
IDM Live PADBit (Chicago/Detroit)
Paranormal Tek (Detroit)
Detroit Paranormal Society
Techno Live+DJ Set
Area Two featuring:
(Two floors, One Rooftop, 2 large visual projections, 8 video screen feeds + + ) Guys On Drugs - Live PA
Blank Artists / Mineral Musica, Detroit, minimalCorbin Davis - Live+DJ
Hazard-S / DetUnd, Detroit, technoCFX - DJ Set
Blank Code / DetUnd, Detroit, technoPsycho - 3 Deck Techno Set
Detroit Techno Militia / IMW, Flint, variedCapital Techno Showcase
Capital Techno, Texas, technoAtwater Block
& Cornerstone Tavern
*237 Joseph Campau, Detroit, Michigan, USA, Earth**Two venues combined.
* Three areas of sound. (one Rooftop!)
* 2 full bars, 2 full lineups, One price!
* 4 Large theatre size visual projections & 25+ video screen feeds by: KERO
* Top quality intense minimal lighting provided by: INDIVISUALS
* Explosive Sound by: SOURCE AUDIO SYSTEMS
* Running hours are from 9:00pm - 6:00 am. 18+ w/ proper ID.
* Best costume contest will be judged throughout the night, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd!
* Specials on all Atwater brews (brewed on location) also random spirit specials over at the Cornerstone.INFO & DIRECTIONS: 313-293-2339
Tickets & additional info availible very soon.
Also for now check out the *Official Video Flyer*
for the event & stay tuned.Also heres the *link* to the main discussion on the event over in Detroit. For those of you who have never attended a DPS event we invite & urge you to finally make it for this one. Our events over the years have attracted heads from almost every state in the USA & many different countrys including overseas & always fill the house, we put in our work & are confident that this will be one of our best to date!