Vessel, Pete Swanson, Container, Huerco S. ☰ Powered by ADHOC.FM
Brooklyn, NY, 11211-4119
This event is all ages
Bristol, UK. 22-year-old electronic artist Sebastian Gainsborough. Seb rose to prominence in 2011 through acclaimed releases for Throwing Snow’s fledgling label left_blank, and in 2012 released a record for Tri Angle. As part of the Young Echo collective alongside fellow left_blank artist El Kid, and Punch Drunk signees Kahn & Zhou, Seb is at the forefront of a groundbreaking generation of new producers.
Influential electronic oddball Pete Swanson has won widespread affection with his slow-building schizophrenia-inspired compositions, and his use of untamed synthesizers and death's-door drum machines results in matchless productions every time.
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Container is the minimal techno project of Ren Schofield of God Willing. God Willing is Ren Schofield, from Philadelphia. He also runs the label I Just Live Here and used to play drums in Dynasty. Occasionally he can be found jamming with Deep Jew.
Brian Leeds produces electronic music under the name Huerco S. His debut album for Software is titled Colonial Patterns. On Colonial Patterns, Leeds treats his Kansas City region as a universe worthy of its own electronic music.
To that end, Leeds deconstructs Midwestern techno and house tropes. The pieces are corrugated, rough, and decompositional. Working cheaply, Leeds conscientiously uses low-end software, synths and cassettes so as to subvert the gloss of so much urban dance music, giving tracks an impressionistic, emotive feel. The result is uniquely Midwestern: there is an expansiveness to each piece that suits the open space and the storied past of its inhabitants.
A native of Eastern Kansas, Brian Leeds first turned to music and visual art as a teenager. He attended the University of Kansas where he studied installation art and ceramics before leaving school to focus exclusively on sound design and music production. Recent releases include “No Jack,” off the EP for Wicked Bass, and the twenty-minute synth exploration “Untitled” which Leeds cut in collaboration with Exael for Software’s favorite Opal Tapes.
Colonial Patterns shares Jon Hassell’s hybridized experiments in percussive ambience, as well as William Basinski’s strobing melancholia. When tracks subtly veer into house/techno territories, they mirror the no frills dance mechanics of Midwest figureheads Ron Hardy, Omar S and Theo Parrish.
DJ Weird Magic
DJ Weird Magic, a.k.a. Erez Avissar, will be holding it down, spreading his "magic" throughout the night. Avissar doubles as one of NYC's best photographers and one of its best party-throwing DJs, taking photos for Pitchfork, et. al. and putting on shows across the globe. He's played recently alongside homies Teengirl Fantasy, and Dutch E Germ among others-- and if those parties and his Soundcloud are any indication, Avissar'll fuse pulsing techno and techno with more far-out sounds and keep the night sweaty 'til late.