2562, Martyn and Contakt at Output with My Favorite Robot and Black Light Smoke in the Panther Room
74 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
2562 is Dave Huismans. This project is characterized by a post-garage skippiness, with rolling bass and hyper-edited snares learned from broken beat, a sense of space and echo learned from dub, and a devastating 4x4 anchorage and attention to detail from techno old and new. The result is more than the sum of its parts, an incredibly fulsome yet lean, natural-sounding, dancefloor-wrecking hybrid that has found favor not only among dubstep heads but anyone drawn to fresh and innovative club music.
Martijn Deykers, known professionally as Martyn, is a Dutch producer and DJ from Eindhoven. He started his career by DJing drum and bass in 1996 but began to include more of a dubstep influence after first hearing Kode9's "Sine of the Dub". He released his first 12" singles in 2005,incorporating elements of both techno and jungle. Deykers' first album, Great Lengths, was released in 2009. In 2010 he released Fabric 50, the 50th instalment of the Fabric Mix DJ series. Martyn's second studio album, Ghost People, was released in 2011.
Growing up in Lansing, Michigan, Detroit’s blue-collar sister city and state capitol, it would have been hard for Contakt not to hear techno, electro, and ghettotech (which was then simply called "bass" or "booty music"). Infatuated by these local sounds and the emerging Midwest hip-hop scene while coming of age in the late '90s, Contakt suddenly found himself at the center of it all, DJing at illegal parties and launching Lansing’s first record store devoted solely to hip-hop, electronic music, and hardcore/punk. Still, the call of a bigger stage eventually brought him to New York, where he landed in the epicenter of the independent hip-hop movement and wound up running the world-famous Fat Beats label.
Despite this foray into hip-hop, Contakt never lost touch with his roots. As dubstep mutated into new forms and began to combine with various strains of house, techno, and garage across the pond, Contakt took notice and launched TURRBOTAX®, the first party in the United States devoted to "bass music" (or whatever one now chooses to call all the interesting stuff that was coming out at the time). Given its unique perspective, the monthly event quickly found success and carved out a unique niche in the landscape of NYC nightlife. As the years passed and the love for TURRBOTAX® grew, so did the demand for Contakt's DJ and production services, prompting well-received releases for Local Action, Grizzly, and Dutty Artz and eventual tours of the UK, Europe, and Australia.
Now that the calendar has flipped to 2013, Contakt is more focused than ever on his production career. Both practically and artistically, he continues to look to his Midwestern forefathers for inspiration, meaning that classic Detroit plays a major role in his musical vision. It's also prompted his to build out his studio; he frequently records to tape, and now produces using an array of hardware and analog synths. His efforts haven't gone unnoticed, which is why the fellows from San Francisco's ICEE HOT—a sort of sister party to TURRBOTAX®—immediately reached out after founding their record label last year.
"Nobody Else" / "Tessera 04" will be Contakt's first solo release in nearly two years, and it showcases an artist who truly appears to be coming into his own.
My Favorite Robot
My Favorite Robot is the trio of Jared Simms, James Teej, and Voytek Korab, three Canadian DJ/producers who in a space of a few short years have become a central part of the global electronic music scene.
Simms & Korab originally formed the My Favorite Robot act in Montreal back in 2002 and the label in 2008, shortly after Jared's move to Toronto from Montreal. At the same time, the duo hooked up with the No19 Music crew and James Teej and a new chapter in Canadian music history was born. Teej, who was already recording for Rekids and other influential imprints, soon became involved in the My Favorite Robot label and a musical affinity between himself and Simms & Korab lead to the duo becoming a trio. Whilst their good friends at No.19 went on to form the massively successful Art Department, the boys at MFR worked alongside them building their own label into a global beacon for quality electronic music.
My Favorite Robot Records has received huge critical acclaim and has released music from the likes of Tim Paris, Jori Hulkkonen, Chloe, Michael J Collins, Kenny Glasgow, Fairmont, Phonogenic, Andrew Grant, & Tiger Stripes to name but a few.
2011 and 2012 saw MFR releases on Visionquest, Life & Death, Crosstown, and Sasha's new Last Night On Earth label but it's 2013 that will see the most complete project from The Robots to date with a new album slated for release on No.19 Music in the first half of the year . There are also plans for a series of label driven events around the globe. Already established as a force to be reckoned with, it seems it is now time for the Robots to take on the world…..
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