Crests & Troughs

Excited to be back in the warehouse alongside some familiar faces and talented artists. I’ll be playing a bit of industrial and EBM flavored techno for this party.

Crests & Troughs is a new take on the famed Peaks & Valleys music promotion group, it was created as a seperate outlet for expressing the darker and more obscure shades of electronic music.

Mix uploaded!

I’ve uploaded my opening set for Der Bunker’s first gathering of the new decade. I’ve been waiting for the chance to execute an arrangement like this, and the sensory deprivation oriented environment could not have fit any better.

Please support these artists directly by purchasing their music on Bandcamp or comparable outlets. Without your support, we have no scene. Without no scene, we have much less music. Tracklist and Bandcamp links are available below:

1 ASC – Etracene
2 ASC – Mindlock
3 ASC – Sedna
4 Anthony Linell – The Fire Within
5 ASC – Departure
6 Sciama – Emanation Far Within
7 ASC – Vanth
8 ASC – Event Horizon
9 Joachim Spieth – Astral Plane
10 ASC – Simplex (Original Mix)
11 MTRL – Ashes of Korr (dycide Remix)
12 Luigi Tozzi – Cohuatl
13 Ness – Hybrid Discovery
14 Shifted – Resurface
15 Deepbass and Ness – Les Planes
16 Unclear – The Guilty
17 Uun – Fall of Man (Original Mix)
18 Monoloc – Things (Monoloc Edit)
19 Saturne – Momentum
20 As Patria – Scheria Coast
21 Viels – Distrophism
22 Ness – TMB
23 Petit Astronaute – Orbital Strings
24 Divide – Punto G (Original Mix)
25 VII Circle – econstruction (Original Mix)
26 Farceb – Transmutation
27 Shlømo & AWB – Arcades
28 Antonio De Angelis – Danzer
29 Ø [Phase] – Internal Conflict (Acts 1-3)

Bandcamp links per track:

https://buymusic.club/list/tavoo-tavoo-der-bunker-belief-defect-pre-party

Soundcloud link for the mix:

The Drop

My long time friend and very talented artistic visionary is launching her very own clothing brand! She’s invited me to curate a night of music for her launch party. Since this is a streetwear brand, Hip Hop and Drum & Bass feel like the perfect fit. I’ve invited Melt head honcho judochOp! to spin some hip hop records, while i’ll be playing a digital drum and bass set.

This is a free evening party, and is sure to be loads of fun. RSVP via the website here: https://www.fvrhms.com/

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The Der Bunker crew is teaming up to launch a residency night at The Lunchbox. This will be a soft launch while we get our footing and nail down a specific night each month, but I’m very excited to play alongside some of my personal favorite (and arguably most talented) local techno DJ/producers.

Expect non-conforming, forward thinking, relevant techno and experimental electronic music. Our first party will be on 1/23, come have a drink and indulge in the darker realms of unexplored sonic territory.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/195009154972941/

Belief Defect Pre-Party

We’ve all been waiting a long time for this announcement, and that day is finally here: Der Bunker has returned. Additionally, I’ve been invited to start the year off alongside Tristan/Iseult and Joe Bear at Der Bunker’s Belief Defect pre-party.

If you’ve been around the Phoenix techno scene for more than a few years, then the Bunker crew needs no introduction. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, Der Bunker was one of the first local groups to take techno seriously throughout the past decade. Beyond that, they’ve been doing the damn thing for longer than most of us have even been familiar with the genre. It’s a massive honor to be asked to perform with a group of individuals that I more or less idolize, and I cannot wait to see what the year may have in store.

We’ll be doing this party at the Lunchbox in Phoenix – The venue has quite an underground dive bar feel, but with a very impressive and well tuned sound system built by the Der Bunker boss himself. Playing on good sound is a very elusive experience here in the valley, one that I have been chasing since I started taking music seriously.

Information for the Pre-Party can be found here:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1361444

Since this is a prelude to the big show, it’s only right that I plug that event as well. Bunker is bringing Belief Defect (Drumcell + Luis Flores) out to the desert for their first Arizona performance. The duo is widely regarded as one of the most ground breaking live-techno acts currently performing, and the hype is very well deserved. Needless to say, I’m humbled to prime Phoenix heads for their appearance here in the valley with this pre-party! Information for the Belief Defect party itself can be found here:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1329458

D.Dan @ Scarlet Room

My good friends over at the Techno Snobs have invited me to open their first residency night over at the Scarlet Room in Downtown Phoenix. Starting on December 20th, they will be hosting techno once a week on the massive Turbosound stacks upstairs above the famous Monarch Theater.

This venue should be a great fit for their vibe; low ceilings, proper point-source PA, and a nice intimate setting. For the first event, they’ll be bringing techno talent D.Dan from Berlin. D.Dan is one of the first DJs I’ve felt “compatible” with in terms of intensity, pace, and style of mixing – so I am very excited to see him perform.

I’ll be starting the night off with my signature extra-terrestrial blend of ambient and techno, going from 930pm-11pm. Tickets are available now via Resident Advisor here:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1357018

Check out D.Dan on the HATE podcast series here:

https://soundcloud.com/hate_music/ddan-hate-podcast-158

Melt v2.9 – Gigantor (Evol Intent)

The boys over at the Melt crew have formally invited me to jump on board as part of the team, and as my first resident booking I will be closing out a warehouse with Gigantor (remember Evol Intent?)! I’ve traditionally been wary of jumping in with a crew for various reasons, but everyone involved seems to have a burning passion and good balance between party and professional. As a bonus, every DJ in the group is very experienced and skilled. This is a great environment to exist in from an artistic standpoint – there is nothing more beneficial than having people around you pushing you to improve.

Evol Intent was one of the most influential musical forces that I discovered as a teenager when first getting familiar with electronic music. Not only being able to see one of the founding members in 2019, but also being a part of the party (AND throwing it in a WAREHOUSE) is a massive massive massive move for me personally. I could not be more excited for this event.

We’ve all been working hard to make sure this one is a big success, from promotion, to performance, to production. All angles have been covered and we are ecstatic to make this happen for Phoenix. We’ve had a large void when it comes to drum and bass in warehouses, so this will definitely be a step in the right direction again for phoenix.

Tickets are available for $10 via bandcamp, grab a presale now and save some money at the door:

https://deadkidseverywhere.bandcamp.com/merch/meltdnb-presents-gigantor

Rumble Drum & Bass

I’ve been invited to jump on stage with the Rumble Drum & Bass crew for their weekly downtown Phoenix party. Rumble has been getting the genre some nice exposure in Phoenix by bringing big drum and bass names to Shady park for a while now! I’m excited to bring some rollers to the OG Turbosound system upstairs at the Monarch Theater.