The Bunker presents: Honey Soundsystem, Mike Servito, Wrecked at Output
74 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
If you examined a San Francisco dance floor, you would find many layers of rich history stamped into the wood grain. It would tell you tales of the 80's discotheques like the Trocadero Transfer or of Sylvester playing acetates at the End Up. Look closer and you will find imprints of endless nights sweating to the sounds of the DJ Harvey and the Wicked Crew or Mark Farina and the naked sounds of Miguel Migs. But, if you were to look up and into the DJ booth, you would find some new faces fanning the flames of a heavy torch passed on.
Honey Soundsystem, a DJ group created in the spirit of the legendary bay area crews, have been making their own scuff marks on todays dancefloors while spreading the gospel of SF's rich dance music history. A couple of years ago discaires, Ken Vulsion, Pee Play, Robot Hustle, Jason Kendig, and Josh Cheon, came together seeking to fill a void they saw in current gay nightlife. Each member, with many years of experience under his belt, watched as a revival of gay disco legends and queer house music producers were being celebrated by a new generation of dancers. Honey Soundsystem started throwing events bringing those old records and the excitement of new underground sounds back to a gay/mixed dancefloor. Honey started turning heads with their cunning ad campeigns, decadent themes, international guests, private warehouse parties and ofcourse their floor stomping DJ sets. The Mineshaft party was an evening dedicated to SF's high energy disco label Megatone Records of which Honey has been hard at work to release never before heard music from frisco disco legend Patrick Cowley.
They have hosted DJ's from around the world, including Todd Terje, Hawke aka Gavin Hardkiss, Horse Meat Disco London, Part Time Punks, Stefan Goldmann, Hercules & Love Affair, Discodromo, Cosmo Vitelli, DJ Spun, Shits & Giggles, Derek Plaslaiko, Ben Aqua, MVSCLZ, DJ Garth, Club Tubway NYC, Anthony Mansfield, Party Effects, House of Stank, Pilooski, Teengirl Fantasy, Lovefingers,and A Club Called Rhonda
2009 has been an exciting year for the crew. With a European tour under their belt, a mix featured on Tim Sweeny's Beats in Space, a successfull Sunday weekly residency in SF, and countless other dates all over, the bees are buzzing. The coming months will find Honey with original 12" releases and edits, the launch of Josh Cheon's new label Dark Entries, and the release of their collaboration with Macro of Catholic, a never before heard album by Patrick Cowley.
Mike Servito is a DJ's DJ — a lifelong music fanatic with a truly
unique ability to move a dance floor. Fearless in his seamless
transitions from one style to another, Servito has an unpredictability
and a deep trust in his music knowledge that has garnered him a cult
following over the years.
Although Servito is a New York transplant, his DJ style is
unmistakably Detroit. Inspired by Detroit radio of the '80s and the
city's local DJs in the '90s, Servito came of age in a flourishing
electronic music scene, making his debut in 1995 and immediately
gaining attention and the respect of his peers and local
techno heroes. After a brief hiatus, Servito was lured back through
the vigorous encouragement of his close friend Magda. He returned to
the DJ realm in 2002, redefining himself and finding inspiration in
the new generation of electronic-music producers and DJs.
While shopping for vinyl at a record store, Ryan Smith met Ron Like Hell, a veteran DJ of 19 years. Both excited to meet another like-minded gay individual into timeless musical sounds, past and present, they were inspired to work on a project together. They really came into their own when they launched the Wrecked monthly at National Underground, which was an immediate success. They've made it their mission to book solid underground talent to express the changing tides in the gay underground. Currently, Ron is working on music and remixes while Ryan is working on a label, Discaire Records, with 3 other gents while working as a booking agent. The duo is always cooking up some exciting new projects and surprises. For the past few months, these guys have become a regular part of our lineups at The Bunker, shining bright as both openers and in more prime time slots.
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