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Sat.Feb.4th [KONTROL] welcomes The Bunker w/ Derek Plaslaiko, Spinoza, & Mike Servito

Saturday February 4th, 9:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: The Endup
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San Francisco, CA
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Sat.Feb.4th [KONTROL] welcomes The Bunker w/ Derek Plaslaiko, Spinoza, & Mike Servito




[ K O N T R O L ]

minimal techno + avant house
every 1st Saturday at The Endup


THE BUNKER NYC showcase featuring:

~ DEREK PLASLAIKO ~
(The Bunker, Perc Trax, Spectral / Berlin)

~ SPINOZA ~
(The Bunker / Brooklyn)

~ MIKE SERVITO ~
(The Bunker, Ghostly / Brooklyn)


with [KONTROL] residents:

~ NIKOLA BAYTALA ~
(S.W.A.T., Bionic, Robsoul)

~ CRAIG KUNA ~
(Mothership, Platform, ESDJCO)


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The ENDUP
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 6am / 21+ / $20

FREE before 11pm!

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DEREK PLASLAIKO

"There's nothing wrong with modesty. But some DJs are too modest, and Derek Plaslaiko is one of them. As someone that has thrived in some of the most competitive scenes for electronic music in the world, he has plenty to brag about.

Plaslaiko cut his teeth in Detroit at the city's famed Record Time store, selling records to some of the city's famed DJs and producers. He took these retail experiences—Watts and Syntax were employers as well, once upon a time—and applied them to his fledgling DJ career, earning a residency at the Tuesday night weekly Family. Filling the city's Motor club on an unlikely party night is no mean feat, but Plaslaiko's keen selections and infectious energy won over the house heads in the audience. So much so that Plaslaiko was asked by Carl Craig to play at the inaugural edition of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, as well as representing Spectral Sound around the world without ever having released a track on the label.

Eventually, Plaslaiko moved on to New York City where he quickly found himself another residency at The Bunker. As part of one of the most respected Friday night events in the city, Plaslaiko has played alongside Daniel Bell, Marcel Dettmann, Baby Ford, Alex Smoke and countless others, and even was named "Best Techno Party DJ" by The Village Voice in 2006. It was in New York as well that Plaslaiko first began to produce music, leading to his debut release in 2010 on Perc Trax, a 12-inch that was played by DJs like Peter Van Hoesen, Pfirter and Paul Woolford upon its release. Now based in Berlin, more tracks are in the works and the DJ gigs keep piling up. As we said, there's plenty to brag about. Not that he'd do it himself that is."

-- Todd L. Burns (editor, Resident Advisor)

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SPINOZA

Bryan Kasenic (aka Spinoza) is known in the electronic music world for founding The Bunker, playing adventurous DJ sets, launching an influential newsletter, and starting Beyond Booking, his own booking agency.

Although Spinoza has been playing tons of techno and house lately, he loves all music, and has a past that cannot be pinned down to just one genre. He started DJing in 1996, playing psychedelic soundscapes in chillout rooms and on college radio shows (Carnegie Mellon, Rutgers, and New York University). Slowly but surely, he became more obsessed with all forms of dance music, and at this point plays dance music in New York City at least twice a month, mainly at his own Bunker parties.

Spinoza is also known for his many other roles in the electronic music scene. As a free service to the community, he began publishing Beyond NYC Events, a weekly email newsletter, in 1997. The newsletter became an influential way to promote interesting under-the-radar electronic music events to a large fan base in New York. In 2001, Kasenic oversaw the booking of all of the promoters at Openair, a DJ lounge in the East Village that quickly gained recognition for its forward-thinking music programming. At Openair, one of the promoters he worked with was Magda, who brought in techno luminaries like Zip, Daniel Bell, and John Tejada to play at her first residency in New York City. From 2000 to 2005, Spinoza helped DJ Olive and Jameson run The Agriculture, a record label dedicated to bringing homegrown laptop dub to the masses.
Spinoza has thrown a ton of parties and weeklies in New York City, including a 5-year stint at Halcyon with the Undercity weekly. He has put most of his energy into The Bunker since January 2003, eventually turning it into the premier techno weekly in North America, which morphed into a bigger monthly party in 2009. In 2005, he started doing all the booking for the Wolf + Lamb Marcy Hotel in Williamsburg, helping to almost instantly transform it into the hottest after-hours spot New York City had seen in many years. Spinoza went on to curate and help throw many larger warehouse and loft parties with Wolf + Lamb. In 2008, he founded the House-n-Home loft party series with Anthony Parasole, which hosted many legendary loft parties over the course of a year.

Through the Beyond Booking Agency, Kasenic has helped build the electronic music scene nationally by booking his friends and allies in other North American cities. As he has become busier with other projects, he reduced the Beyond roster to just The Bunker residents (Derek Plaslaiko, Eric Cloutier, Mike Servito, and himself), but continues to assist guest artists coming through The Bunker to connect with the right people in other cities.

Bryan's latest endeavor was producing three events for the inaugural Unsound Festival New York in February 2010. Unsound, Poland's most adventurous music festival, brought a bold and uniquely modern program of music to Kraków for seven years before producing a New York edition. The three Bunker Unsound events were highly successful, presenting a cross section of some of the most interesting (and sadly most under represented) electronic music artists from Eastern Europe and the US.

While Spinoza has played lots of big clubs like Tresor, Twilo, Tunnel, and Vinyl/Arc, he honestly prefers small intimate rooms. He has DJed at big parties in New York for PS1 Warm Up, Resolute, Rhythmism, Madagascar Institute, Chengwin, Soundlab, Multipolyomni (at the Kitchen), Rubulad, Complacent, theDanger, the Lunatarium, and NYC Burningman Decompression. He's also appeared in Berlin (Watergate), Krakow & Warsaw (Unsound Festival), Seattle (Decibel Festival), Boulder (Communikey Festival), Chicago (Sonotheque), Detroit (Oslo), Philadelphia (Rizumu), Boston, Pittsburgh, and Montreal.

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MIKE SERVITO

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.

Mike Servito was among the original UNTITLED residents, whose ranks include Matthew Dear, Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, and Ryan Elliott. He has played multiple Detroit Electronic Music Festivals and has held court with some of the best talent in the world. In 2008, Servito became an addition to Ghostly’s DJ roster. 2012 marks new territory with a Bunker residency in Brooklyn and representation worldwide, courtesy of Beyond Booking.

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