John Roberts (Dial, Laid | Berlin) LIVE
Mike Parker (Geophone, Prologue, Aquaplano | Buffalo)
Bryan Kasenic (The Bunker | Brooklyn)
Mike Servito (The Bunker, Ghostly | Brooklyn)
John Roberts is an old friend of The Bunker, which was his regular haunt when he lived in Brooklyn, before he started releasing his music. You may recall him DESTROYING the front room of our anniversary parties in both 2009 and 2010. Since then, he has been playing shows all over the globe and releasing records on Dial and it's vinyl only sub-label, Laid. He has a new album coming in a few months that will be part of the set tonight. Definitely looking forward to having John back in town to do what he does best: wreck shop with some of the deepest house music imaginable.
Check out John Roberts' Beats in Space set:
When we first invited Donato Dozzy to play at The Bunker in 2009, we realized we couldn't bring him all the way to Brooklyn without inviting his dear friend Mike Parker, who lives nearby in Buffalo, New York. Mike impressed the hell out of us with amazing sets after Donato in both Brooklyn and Philadelphia, and again when we brought him back to The Bunker in 2011. Mike has an all analog studio set-up and records his tracks live in one take, which are then self-released with his own screenprints as cover art. He has been making his special brand of uncompromising deep trippy techno since 1997, long before it was in vogue. Mike is a true visionary making music for all the right reasons, and treats techno more as a sacred art project than a career, which is very refreshing to say the least.
Check out Mike Parker's Fabric Podcast:
Check out Mike Parker's CLR Podcast:
Check out Mike Parker's mnml.ssgs Podcast:
Bryan Kasenic (pka Spinoza) is known in the electronic music world for throwing many incredible parties, playing adventurous DJ sets, and starting Beyond, his own booking agency. The past few years have seen Bryan take his infamous Brooklyn-based party, The Bunker, to Panorama Bar in Berlin, Unsound Festival in Krakow, Communikey Festival in Boulder, Decibel Festival in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia, and of course Detroit. The Bunker celebrates it's tenth anniversary in January.
check out Bryan's page on Beyond:
Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation. If you look directly to that inspired generation you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond, you will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out that even they don't know where their set will go. But, it will take you there! In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster. Mike Servito's upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been our gain, as he has found a proper home with a new residency at the Bunker, and worldwide representation from Beyond Booking.
check out Servito's soundcloud: