Speedy J, Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium, Bruce Bailey
Jochem Paap, better known as Speedy J, has been making his mark on techno for as long as he's been making it. In the early 90's, he played a critical role in shaping what became the sound of Plus 8 with dancefloor monsters such as "Pullover" and "Evolution". After two albums that were more geared towards the dancefloor, he started going out a bit more with the LP's "Public Energy No. 1" and "A Shocking Hobby". While those albums were more sonic and textured and maybe a bit more experimental, they proved more of what Jochem was capable of in the studio, and are some of the more interesting stuff we've ever heard. Moving on, he started to take things back to the dancefloor crafting four to the floor techno, maintaining what he'd learned previously while forging new ground sonically. As he showed when he played an eight hour set at The Bunker 7 Year Anniversary in January 2009, his performances are unmatched by nearly anyone. His tastes are so broad, and he just seems to know how to bring it all together. We recommend being there for the whole 8 hours, it's surely going to blow some minds.
DJ, Artist, and Remixer extraordinaire Fred P is the mind behind Black Jazz Consortium and the owner of Soul People Music. Recording for a wide range of labels, most notably DJ Jus-Ed's Underground Quality, Fred P has gained a following of true deep house lovers all over the world. In fact, he'll be joining us fresh off of a European tour that includes stops at Panorama Bar and Freerotation. Fred is a mysterious man of few words, choosing to let the deep personal vibe of his music speak for him. With such a prolific output of amazing music, it's clear that Fred has a lot to tell us, and you'll be hearing a lot more in years to come. Fred's previous sets at The Bunker and House-N-Home have included some of the deepest, most insane aquatic house music we've ever heard, alongside more straightforward dancefloor material. We're very excited to see where he takes us with a four hour opening set tonight.
We found ourselves firmly planted at the Made in Detroit stage for most of Paxahau's Movement festival this year. In addition to many of our favorite Detroit artists, many festival highlights came from local Detroit DJs we'd never heard play before. One of these DJs was Bruce Bailey, who played one of the best sets of the weekend, which was unfortunately missed by the masses, who were glued to Ricardo Villalobos' (reportedly uneventful) main stage set. Bruce's perfect selections and flawless mixing were just what the doctor ordered, and we instantly knew we had to bring him to Brooklyn to play at The Bunker. Bruce has been a staple of the Detroit house scene for decades, with residencies at clubs like Club 246, Lola's, and now TV Bar.