VSK / Henning Baer / Volvox / Auspex
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Dominion Presents: ALTÆR
Dominion is pleased to introduce ALTÆR, a new party series/rave ritual striving to establish a space to give you—the dancer, the mystic, the witch, the reveler et al—the framework to explore the mind, the body and the soul.
For the first iteration, we are pleased to host:
◾️ HENNING BAER (Grounded Theory/MANHIGH, Berlin)
Henning Baer stands as one of the most important emissaries of Berlin’s definitive modern school. He is the co-founder of and a resident at Grounded Theory - perhaps the city’s most prestigious party series for steely, deep techno - a regular at Berghain and a celebrated producer. His sets are delicately structured descents, modulating between power and restraint with an unwavering hand. But his works can speak in a whisper as well as a thunderclap: his most recent EPs on his own Manhigh trade in tantalizing ambiguity and depth of field.
◾️ VSK (Disconnekt/VSK Series, Berlin)
Italy’s VSK emerged at the dawn of the decade with a powerful mix of heady and acidic sounds, often released on his own Consumer Recreation Services label. Since then, he’s developed across a number of standout releases: ruthless, tunneling, with a touch of the cerebral. Recent works on Mord and Tommy Four Seven’s 47 (2) series show him advancing his voice into new realms—as well as the launch of his new imprint VSK Series. Metal-on-metal synthesis and strobing noise give his high octane sound an extra kick of adrenaline.
◾️ VOLVOX (Unter/Jack Dept, NYC)
Of the new generation of DJs to emerge from Brooklyn’s recent explosion of club music, Volvox remains one of the most powerful and distinct. Her residencies at Unter and Jack Department are the stuff of legend, and the past year has seen her release her debut production work on Ostgut Ton as she’s quickly made her way to the global stage. Her dirty, acid-drenched sets notoriously steal the show, and 2019 took her across the globe in a whirlwind of performances.
◾️ AUSPEX (Dominion/Oath, NYC)
Auspex follows up two years of his party series Dominion with Altær, a new concept developed for Basement. Focusing on bleeding edge techno, this night brings together his most ambitious lineup yet. In his own sets at Unter, Pornceptual, The Black Hole and elsewhere, Auspex pushes dancers to the limit with an unforgiving devotion to air raid intensity and molten sound design. His debut EP “Suspicion” on his own Oath records offers a taste of the mayhem to come.
We call into the night…who will answer?
Dominion Presents: ALTÆR Guidelines
◾️ FIRST DO NO HARM: We seek to create and maintain a safe and diverse space where consent and respect are our first priorities. Do not willfully damage or compromise the space or its guests or employees in any manner. Take care of yourselves first, and look out for your friends. Any behavior that threatens or endangers you, another person, the community or the venue may be considered cause for immediate discharge from the venue.
◾️ THE DANCE FLOOR IS A SACRED SPACE: Please keep your phones in your pockets on the dance floor. No photos or videos at any time throughout the space—allow yourself get lost in the experience.
◾️ ALL YE WHO SEEK WISDOM ENTER HERE: This is a space for lovers of music and this community, with a primary focus on providing space for LGBTQ+ identities and POC. Harassment of any kind (unwanted contact, verbal or physical abuse, racism, homophobia, transphobia, body-shaming, misogyny, etc.) will NOT be tolerated and will lead to immediate discharge from the venue.
Tue, 14 Jan 2020