(n.) pl. aus·pi·ces,
An augur of ancient Rome, especially one who interpreted omens derived from various methods of divination. A diviner, prophet, foreteller.
Having cut his teeth over the years coming up through Brooklyn’s now imperiled warehouse scene, Auspex has solidified himself as a regular fixture and contributor to its strong underground techno community, very much at home in and a part of it’s vibrant queer nightlife. Known for creating energetic and raucous dance floors and driving them to bedlam, blending skittering techno and blistering industrial, with anthemic rave and glitchy breaks to create dense and textured overtures, all married together by throbbing dense bass and thunderous kicks. His uncompromising and unapologetic style has seen him tapped to play as support for countless international touring acts from Phase Fatale to Randomer, Kamikaze Space Programme to Headless Horseman, Juan Atkins to Rebekah—as well as being called upon to throw down multiple times at NYC techno institutions and parties such as Unter, The Black Hole and The Bunker New York. As the club scene of NYC has emerged to the forefront of the scene, he has also been tapped by The Good Room, Elsewhere, and multiple times by the new techno nightclub, Basement, including as part of their opening night celebration. The past two years have also seen him making multiple appearances in Berlin at such notable parties as Staub and Pornceptual, and venues like Griessmuehle.
Auspex launched his own party series and residency, Dominion, in 2018, which has already played host to some standout names from the North American techno scene and beyond during it’s first two seasons at Bossa Nova Civic Club: P.E.A.R.L., Dimi Angelis, Irakli, Uun, Tunnel, Patrick Russell, Altstadt Echo and Antenes, to name a few. Volume III, it’s most ambitious undertaking with it’s most heavy-hitting line-ups yet, will launch in February 2020 at a new venue yet to be announced.
His first production work saw release in January of 2019, after years of quiet toil and labours of love in his home studio, with a notable release on Katie Rex’s “Bound” V/A (his contribution was highlighted by Resident Advisor), as well as a handful of remixes and other contributions to V/A compilations. It was during this period of discovery and release that the concept for Oath was born, his own record label and imprint that will be home to his first full EP, “Suspicion,” in December of 2019, fully leaning into his unique techno perspective--a merger of occult and mystical elements/references that play into the inherent spirituality of transcendent dance floor experiences, as soundtracked by cinematic and sweeping techno arrangements.
Selected discography Auspex
Various Artists, "Auricular Discipline," [BOUND001]
Auspex, "Suspicion" EP, [OATH001]