Tonight’s special edition of The Bunker is a collaborative effort between Red Bull Music Academy and Bryan Kasenic aka Spinoza; a unified effort in showing off some of the newest and greatest talents in underground electronic music today. The lineup is nothing short of amazing; with Modern Love’s Andy Stott still feeding us with welcome vibes from his stunner of an album, Luxury Problems, all the way to the legend that is AtomTM. RBMA participants Objekt (our current URB podcast contributor) and 100% Silk maven Octo Octa will support as well in an event that’s sure to be remembered in NYC underground lore. Advanced tickets are SOLD OUT, but there will be tickets at the door, and early arrivals would be the wise move here. Check out Objekt and Andy Stott’s Boiler Room sets down below after the jump. Happy hunting.
Tonight in Brooklyn, The Bunker houses something somewhat monumental; two rooms will be taken over by the likes of some of the best electronic producers to release music this year. While we know that Peter Van Hoesen has been doing things right for a while now on a multitude of labels, his latest album Perceiver (on his own Time To Express imprint) has come out to critical acclaim within the techno community, catapulting him to a level of subdued mastery among dancefloor enthusiasts. However, while Van Hoesen will be implementing his own techno variants over a lengthy set in the back room, the front room will be taken over by the likes of Andy Stott’s Modern Love label, presenting a showcase of sorts. The front room features Unsound veterans Demdike Stare, Andy Stott, as well as solo sets from the Demdike boys under their separate production aliases (Miles, Sean Canty). There’s also rumblings that the oft-mentioned but rarely heard Millie & Andrea and HATE production monikers will come out of the shadows tonight in the front room, so in all likelihood, bring a tent and camp out. Check out the flier, ticket links, and some quality vibes from Modern Love & Van Hoesen after the jump.
Seattle’s sonic journey returns once again this coming September; as the first 60 acts of Decibel Festival 2012 are officially announced. This year’s focus is not just on the underground producers of today’s electronic world, but a slight focus bestowed upon pop and alternative acts, such as Canadian pop sensation Dragonette, the hauntingly epic Ariel Pink, or Kimbra, whose feature on a certain #1 tune has been rotating radio, YouTube and every coffee shop around the States. Along with that are notable acts such as: Actress (Honest Jon’s), Andy Stott (Modern Love), Carl Craig (Planet E), Kuedo (Planet Mu), Nina Kraviz (Rekids), Terrence Parker and many more. Check out the rest of the sixty acts lined up for Decibel as well as where the festival will take place after the jump.
The duo of Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma have been mighty busy, prepping their live shows and traveling all around the world in preparation for their self-titled debut LP release on Hotflush. While the dudes have been busy wowing crowds and carefully crafting all the elements together for their live A/V show, they’ve also been going on mini-adventures, checking out what’s around them with open minds (and stomachs). URB asked Sepalcure to give us an exclusive tour diary of their latest European tour, as well as their live A/V debut in Mexico City. Praveen kindly obliged, and down below, he gives URB the skinny on all things crazy, cool and vivid. Check out the diary, the photos and the exclusive behind-the-scenes video after the jump.