Modern Love's masters of dark, broken-beat techno are joined by some very talented local live acts at this impressive industrial venue in Queens.
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Last year we were devastated when Andy Stott had to cancel his NY appearance. At that time, we promised we would bring him back as soon as possible. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to make it up to Brooklyn!!
Andy Stott [Modern Love]
With a sound that’s both worldly and underworldly, elegant and hauntingly distorted, Andy Stott is one of dark electronic music’s most cherished producers. The Manchester native deconstructs the traditional elements of dub and techno—analog Roland synths and Elektron drum machine grooves—compounding them with idiosyncratic melodies and field recordings, resulting in a sound that’s infinitely listenable yet boldly provocative. Moments of sentimentality recall the glory days of rave and euro-house before deliberately and unceremoniously decomposing into a stark sonic void
Stott’s dancefloor mastery and left-field sensibility have made him a cult favorite, with adherents everywhere from the obscure nooks of Berlin’s Berghain to the pages of Pitchfork, who awarded their Best New Music designation to both his 2014 album Faith In Strangers and 2012’s Luxury Problems. His new record, 2016’s Too Many Voices was lauded by Tiny Mixtapes, who described it as “home to some of his most severely commanding and disturbingly tender songs to date.”
Demdike Stare [Modern Love]
A Quo Vadis favorite back with us for the fourth time, Demdike Stare is equal parts rhythmic noise and occult black magic. Miles Whitaker and Sean Canty grew up in Manchester and bonded over a love of crate-digging. In the late aughts, they formed up as Demdike Stare, named for the Pendle witch coven matriarch Demdike (née Elizabeth Southerns). Their sound meshes syncopated breakbeats with primal pounding, slick-wet ambiance with dusty samples, luscious drones with expansive orchestral passages. Allmusic praised their 2016 Wonderland, saying, “Demdike Stare sound like they're having an enormous amount of fun coming up with the most off-the-wall bangers they can summon from their machines.”
Nick Klein [LI.E.S/Bank/Alter]
A prodigy of gritty electronic textures with roots in Miami, Nick Klein is a producer, event curator, and co-founder of the Primitive Languages imprint based in Brooklyn. He has been putting out a stream of experimental noise contraptions and infectious minimal tech bangers since 2013. Labels that have published Klein include ALTER, BANK Records NYC, and Ascetic House, as well as LIES Records who released his 2016 EP Rhinestone Cowboy, an underground hit. Krossfingers calls his 2018 EP Lowered Flaming Coffin a “phenomenal release,” adding, “it feels fresh after listening.” He recently performed a b2b set with Cienfuegos broadcasted by Boiler Room from the eighteen-hour Fourth World party series
rrao [The Bunker New York]
Known primarily for working soundboards at dancefloors and underground boîtes, rrao is currently releasing her first original tracks, and she’s letting the music do the talking. Her debut single “Anita”, a track rich with stereoscopic drones, driving tablas, and immersive found sounds, appeared on the 15 Years of The Bunker compilation. She’s often seen spinning alongside her labelmates from The Bunker at Brooklyn most beloved spots
Doors 8:30pm l 21+
Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth