Bi-weekly podcast of DJ and live sets from artists and affiliates from The Bunker New York party and label. Psychedelic techno, house, idm, ambient, and whatever else we feel like.
The Bunker Podcast 229: Sarah Wreath
1:03:51The Bunker Podcast 229 comes from Berlin's Sarah Wreath, who takes you on a journey of intricate rhythms intertwine, leading you deeper into a mesmerizing labyrinth of sound. If listening, collection, and selection have been daily habits since her youth, the processes of production and devoted explorations into the ripples of sound became the most important aspects of her current practice. In her vision, there is no prevailing preference over the role of producer or DJ - no hierarchical distinction amongst the club’s dancefloor, the acoustic hall or the healing sound bath. In the same perspective, both the creator and the careful selector of music & sound are entrusted with the power of touching the body-mind complexities of listeners and dancers with forceful acoustic messages. Starting off 2024, she made her debut at Tresor Berlin for her first contribution to Infrastructure New York, which also features her collaborative work with David Sumner aka Function, from the collective Sandwell District. "My aim with this mix was to take listeners on a journey—deep yet uplifting—reflecting my diverse taste in club music. It's like a rollercoaster ride of energy; sometimes we plunge into the depths, facing challenges, but consistently rediscovering our path to light and euphoria.” - Sarah Wreath Tracklist: Anthony Linell - Advanced Spiritual Evolution Stereometrix - Phone Number Otodojo - Suzumebachi Artefakt - Hypnosis Valentino Mora - Portal Rrose - Open Cell Applebim - Vansan Droneghost - Ember Alan Backdrop - Nemon Dasha Rush - Dream n68 Etapp Kyle - Polar Franklin De Costa - Poseidon ASC - Telomere TM404 - Rymdeko Luigi Tozzi - Aztlan (Refracted Remix) Slam - Infra GiGi FM - Amadamushies Anthony Linell - Path of Surrender
The Bunker Podcast 228: Blacklauren
2:39:01This edition of The Bunker podcast comes from our old friend Blacklauren, recorded live at The Bunker at Good Room in July 2022, when he opened for DJ Nobu and Wata Igarashi. Mastered by Russell E.L. Butler. artist statement: "At some point during the late months of 2013, a close friend at the time sent me a podcast mix to listen to from a young Japanese DJ who was completely unknown to me at the time - Wata Igarashi. This same friend coincidentally took me to my first Bunker party a few months prior & I became a regular attendee from that night onwards for many years. In the early spring of 2015, my collaborative partner and I, collectively known as The Long Count Cycle, were asked to do a podcast mix for The Bunker as well as an invitation to play the party following it’s release. For us, this was monumental and just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, we were invited to play Rural festival and Dommune in Japan that summer based on our mix. One of the artists on the lineup was Wata Igarashi. I was excited for many reasons but also because I now had the opportunity to tell him in person how phenomenal I thought his mix was. We spent quite a bit of time together during that trip and became friends. Additionally, I gained a new perspective on techno seeing how he performed and the sonic palette necessary for creating states of psychedelia and euphoria. In the years following, we would cross paths several times at Nowadays, Good Room & Sustain Release. Each time, I left with a deeper understanding of the music and my place within it. So when I was invited to open for him and the exceptional & exemplary DJ Nobu, there was a visceral sense of validation in being entrusted to set the tone for what was to come that night. Please enjoy, listen on headphones or a system that can carry bass weight, “turn on, tune in, drop out”.
The Bunker Podcast 227: Otodojo
59:32For this edition of The Bunker Podcast we're releasing @otodojo's live set from their album release party at The Bunker in April. artist video explanation accompaniment: youtu.be/h-xMUetPiTg?si=9qj-4DNHj2dHUBtT artist statement: In February 2023 I focused on developing a new live set for my debut with @thebunkerny for an album release, named one of the best releases of 2023 by @mixmag-1. I trained the set with performances at Bossa Nova Civic Club with Perfect Party Look Book and at Forest City Lodge with Microtones in Ithaca. Maybe describing this can help you process some live set ideas. My previous approach to delivering this material live (originally at The Long Count Cycle, then at Technically Yeah) was using stems as a bedrock and improvisation on top. Even though this worked fine, it got a bit stale for me and I wanted to be as satisfied as a listener when a groove sets in. So I decided to go fully based on MIDI information and instruments, with an added challenge that my CPU can’t take too much of a load, so I needed to make sure I disabled certain instruments before bringing others in. A disclaimer is that I am not fully endorsing all of the equipment in this list, there are some caveats that I’m happy to discuss. In Ableton I created custom instruments through stock plugins like operator, collision, wavetable - these instruments are divided into ones I cycle through and ones that are constant throughout the set. The constant ones exist in instrument racks and are freely interchangeable through chains - all of the parameters are mapped to the same knobs on my Novation Launch Control XL enabling me to wash through several instruments running varying sounds. I also have stored macro variations for those instruments in case I need some sound immediately without menu diving (like 1/16 note hi hats). The cycled instruments instruments are mostly from my tracks in Amphibious / Aural Spirits that are all controlled by four channels on my Xone K1. Initially I tried using Tip by K-Devices and Map-8 to disable a swath of devices (thanks One Child Policy for the tip!). Yet I found that the CPU load was comparable with just leaving the devices on and simply stopping clips. This made for a much better workflow. I slowly progress through the cycled instruments while improvising with the constant instruments and the main drums / accenting discussed below. My iPad is running Werkbench by Karl Scholz @karlalamusic, a sequencer sampler app that can easily form interesting polyrhythms and is great for anything sample-related, like live accenting, bass lines, drums, etc. For the main drums I didn’t want to be too focused on sequencing as it takes up a lot of time, so I just wanted to scroll through patterns that I generate beforehand. I opted to use a modified version of Instant Haus by @alexkid which stores drum patterns for four-five instruments. Modifying this was a bit challenging as it is difficult to determine what kind of patterns I think can stay interesting over an hour time period. This is playing Smackos 808 Simulator by @legowelt-official as well as other custom drum instruments. For acid lines I am using a Roland TB03 on lend from Indy Nyles and sequencing the 303 with Sting by Iftah Gabbai as well as his Microtuner device coupled with note echos (I believe this is the most CPU intensive part of the set).I am using Ableton Push as a means to do miscellaneous control and Jaw Harp / Mic for some added organic-ness. I am running all of this through an Apollo Twin Duo and Allen & Heath Xone 96 at the club.
The Bunker Podcast 226: Sister Zo
1:08:20artist statement from Sister Zo: My sound has evolved a lot over the past year living in New York. While I feel everyone knows me primarily for my percussive broken beat productions and sets, anyone who's seen me play recently will know I've been leaning heavily into driving psychedelic techno and hard groove house. So I wanted to make something that reflects my evolving tastes. In that sense this mix is very much a statement of range and intention. I'll always love UK Bass and broken beat stuff but there's nothing like a good deep grooving wormhole to lose yourself in as a DJ and a dancer. Also, having been heavily involved in plant medicine this past year I've been making an effort to incorporate sounds that connect with my experiences in ceremony—sometimes light and joyous, often dark, cavernous and all-consuming. But, not to take myself or this vision too seriously, this mix is first and foremost for moving your bones and shaking ass, but in a hypnotic sort of way. Hope you enjoy it start to finish. Tracklist: Black Dove - Leon Vynehall Bellz (Swing Ting remix)- Beneath Rise - Max Ulis Patience - Mown X-303 - Kassian Outburst - Wata Igarashi 7 Mile Dog - Robert Hood Lemsippin' - Cassini Fermi Don't Stop - Maccari Dart - MoMA Ready Forever - Eddie Fowlkes Unreleased - Sister Zo Knife - JSPRV35 loaded tool (extended mix) - BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL Gravity Control - Christian Wünsch equanimity (original mix) - Arnaud Le Texier Tiki Taki - Hassler Cavernous - Bluetoof Spirals In The Sand - Otodojo Suzumebachi - Otodojo
The Bunker Podcast 225: Scotia
1:14:31The Bunker Podcast 225 comes from Scotia. Currently based in Albany, she is known as one of the Capital Region and Hudson Valley's very best and most hardworking DJs, playing almost 100 gigs last year. She appeared in the Going In room at The Bunker Hudson Valley's collaborative event with T4T back in September, and is one of the resident DJs at Community Rave Network, who do a monthly party at Avalon Lounge in Catskill. tracklist: 1. Na Nich x Vera Logdanidi - Journey 2. Bliss Street Queens - Find Me 3. Consequence - Touch 4. Elisa Elisa - Bassline In My Mind 5. Love Letters - I Call Upon The Body (Mike Servito Pump Mix) 6. LA-4A - Tactic 7. Justin Cudmore - Reasons (Twisted Luv Mix) 8. Mike Dunn, MD III - Set Me Free 9. Jerome Hill - Don't Be Afraid 10. Om Unit - Deadnettle 11. Blotter Trax - Programmed Memories 12. RAIM - Acid Synthesis (Oldschool Mix) 13. Acid Al - Jack N Spell 14. Larry Heard presents Mr. White - The Sun Can't Compare 15. DJ Deeon / DJ RBR - Ghetto Bang 16. Acidulant - Reposition 17. Big Miz - Stay Awake 18. Data Theft - Data Loss 19. WTCHCRFT - ACAB ACID 20. Granary 12 - Acid Cauldron 21. AceMo - Afro Knights 22. Eleanor - Thin End of the Wedge (Black Rave Culture Freak Mix) 23. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Journey of the Dragon 24. Einox - Meta 25. Shifted Phases - Lonely Journey of the Comet Bopp
The Bunker Podcast 224: Leeon
1:25:23DJ Leeon sort of burst onto The Bunker scene with an absolutely storming set for a heaving Bad Room at The Bunker 19 Year Anniversary. He returned in September 2022, closing The Bunker after Moritz Von Oswald, with his premier b2b set with Derek Plaslaiko. Here he treats us to a very special studio mix, his first public mix since his EOS Radio residency ended in the spring. tracklist: Jackson Lee - Little Cloud Iori - Under The Water (Wata Igarashi Remix) Planetary Assault Systems - Lazer Organical Priori - Hazard Buttechno - Back 2 The E Animuss - Keep It Moving Makuto - Lumínic Kr!z - Atlantis (Oscar Mulero’s Deconstruction) Binny - Analog Mike Parker - The Burning Roundtable Adiel & Tamburi Neri - Arresto Temporaneo Pulso AS - Cosmos Binny - Looper David Löhlein - Julie Luke Slater - Grooving In A Cave Marco Passarani - Riding Time Waves Tim Love Lee - Wenzenwoznow
The Bunker Podcast 223: Leela
1:10:37Leela is a collaboration between Jan Woo and Dru, both currently based in Ridgewood, Queens. They are inspired by the entire spectrum of freeform art, spiritual transformation, and a dual/nondual approach to all things. In this mix, they focus on the Spring/Summer transition, illbient, experimental, and oddities from the history of recorded music. tracklist: Raymonde - Mer Aux Etoiles Space Afrika - Preparing the Perfect Response SW. - VFXpeaksTWIN Cujo - The Method Lesie Winer/Jay Glass Dubs - No Famous Actors K-Lone - Old Fashioned (O$VMV$M Remix) We - If/They/See Skylab - Ghost Dance Dj Spooky - Juba Debit - 4th Night The Infinity Project - High Insert De-Yang Krew - Bad Luck Kid Crooklyn Dub Consortium - Soaking Bodies in Dub J Majik - Mermaids Stigma - Acid Rain Bill Laswell, DXT - 33 Louis and Bebe Barron - Main Titles (Overture) Nikolaienko - Glass Flowers Branko Mataja - Da Smo Se Ranije Sreli Aaron Cupples - Ocean & Prayers
The Bunker Podcast 222: Mareena
1:21:14Very excited to host this podcast from Mareena, who simply has this to say: "This mix is dedicated to the club re-opening in my hometown Berlin. Pure dance vibes!" tracklist: 01_Refracted - Torn Relics (Delsin) 02_Gianluca Caiati - Surrender - Substance Remix (KSR) 03_Bidoben - Gstaad (Truncate) 04_Ness - The Moon in Montreal (The Gods Planet) 05_Monobox - Rise (M-Plant) 06_Vil - 50 Shades of Grain (Reflekt) 07_Ignez - Sahasrara (SK Eleven) 08_CNCPT - Exit (Modularz) 09_Rene Wise - Jungle House (Enemy Records) 10_Planetary Assault Systems - If I Die (Token) 11_Marcal_Robot Thinking (Enemy Records) 12_Jeroen Searach - Storm (Figure) 13_Sev Dah - Marija Bursac - Nihad Tule Remix (Proletarijat) 14_Undivulged - Pintoe (Undivulged) 15_Bjarki & Kuldaboli - Ú Je Je (bbbbbb recors) 16_Fadi Mohem & Rødhåd - 210409.1 (WSNWG) 17_A4 (ES) - And You (Sub tl) 18_Ctrls - Your Data (Micron Audio) 19_Phara - Amygdala+ (Phara) 20_Yant - Solidarity is on the line (SK Eleven) 21_MODE_1 - Movements (Knotweed Records) 22_The Lady Machine - Magnify (Mote Evolver) 23_A.Morgan - Lost In A Box (self-released) 24_Mike Parker - Spiral Snare (Geophone) 25_DJ Bone - Himbot (Subject Detroit) 26_Kuldaboli - Ég er bara ég (bbbbbb recors) 27_Oscean - Spacion (Tresor Records)
The Bunker Podcast 221: Nihal Ramchandani
1:49:53This podcast was recorded live at The Bunker New Year's Eve party at Market Hotel on December 31, 2021. @nihal-ramchandani was booked to play the closing slot less than 24 hours before the party started, filling in for Patrick Russell. This was Nihal's first time playing in public since before the pandemic.
The Bunker Podcast 220: Craig Gonzalez
1:02:06Artist Statement: I don’t think it’s a stretch for me to say that I really enjoy making mixes. I like challenging myself while exploring different sounds and rhythms and mixes give me a chance to play around without the added pressure of the dance floor. Context is key and in this regard, I always try to take into the consideration the environment the mixes are consumed by the listener. So I tend to make more headier mixes due to them probably being listened to at home or maybe work. I started this one out coming in a little “hot” before getting into the headier bits about a third of the way in. I did this because I wanted the momentum to carry though the headier section of the mix before bringing it slightly up again. I feel it helps the listener stay focused and engaged to the very end. Tracklist: Elemnt - Octagon #3 Alternate Current - Suspended in That Silent Place Varuna - Ney Erik Luebs - Ascending Bubbles Wata Igarashi - Mood of the Machines Part I D’Marc Cantu & Danny Passarella - 080 Forest on Stasys - Neon Portal Refracted - Neo Cavern DYL + DB1 - ECOU #12 Amanda & Karim - Sqala 3 (Forest Drive West remix) Nekyia - Vurrgh PhonoTropismi - Saphileaum - Blue State Crossing Avenue - Fucco Freddo Ricardo Garduno - Took Smiles Away Irazu - Enduring Form (Pessimist Remix) kuf - Konflikt Dino Sabatini - Icaro Artwork by ACE