ENDIF, Illumiate Steele
6 W. 6th Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Electronic music group formed by Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh (both formerly of the band Orgy), and Anthony Valcic.
The line-up of Julien-K teamed with singer Chester Bennington to form the group Dead By Sunrise.
Endif was spawned in 1991 by Jason Hollis as a means of extracting the sounds and songs rattling around his cranium. Experimentation, live performance, technical accumen, and pushing aesthetic boundaries are core values. Emphasis is placed more upon energy, emotion, context and texture than on stale commercial formulas, towering arrangements or catchy pop hooks. The output is genre-irrelevant, yet given the often harsh soundsets involved, often gets lumped in with the ‘Power Noise’ catch-all category. Which is fine, as that seems to be where most of the innovation is.
Initial efforts were simple, often very low grade, poorly recorded, purely exploratory. Subsequent efforts built upon lessons learned, and soon was fit for human consumption. Nearly all of this has been archived, recycled, and used as a sonic mulch pile from which to build new compositions. As a result, even the newest tracks using the cleanest production methods still retain a heritage of decay to varying degrees.
Endif draws upon a broad spectrum of experiences and influences and distills them into weapons-grade hard-electronic; Original sonic compositions incorporating a syncrete of techniques with a mind altering rhythmic bent and a fierce uncompromising aesthetic.
Illuminaté Steele is a songwriter, producer, published poet and video director who cites Gary Numan, Martin Dupont, Die Form and Clan of Xymox as her most prevalent musical influences. Illuminaté started out as a local DJ and promoter performing and promoting events in her hometown of Portland and throughout Washington DC's metro club circuit, while also "moonlighting" as door staff at DC's infamous 930 Club. She has been featured in national publication such as Dark Beauty, ReGen Magazine and many others. She was a former Twin Cities "Dark Energy" DJ before opting to start her own event night "KOUNTERKULTÜRE": a Dark Wave Boutique Showcase. She will be a headlining DJ and performer at this years 2018 Montreal Fetish Week in Montreal, QB.