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.

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

Fixated in Mexico

My set from this weekend down in mexico is now available on soundcloud. This was a very challenging weekend but at the end of the day we had a blast and threw a fun party. Some lessons were learned, and if we have the opportunity to do it again we will do it even better next time (with proper monitors and decks)!

Hermosillo is a young city in regards to techno. The promoters that we worked with were very eager, extremely accommodating, and I see this translating into quick growth for their techno scene. I can’t wait to see what is in store for the state of music south of the border this year.



Fixated! Techno in Hermosillo

I’ve been invited to play an all techno event in Hermosillo at the end of the month. The event is being curated by our very own “Aisle 5” aka Chris, and is titled “Fixated”. This is a step in a new direction for Phoenix locals and hopefully will open the door to more techno events in the region and beyond. I’m very excited for this opportunity to represent the southwest with some proper heat, free from the usual club restrictions that I feel are so prevalent here in the states. This will be a fantastic night full of variety, plenty of melodic stuff mixed in and a warehouse after party to boot!

We will be driving down in a big group, feel free to get in touch if you wish to join in the festivities. The trip should be very affordable, hotel is under 30 USD with our discount. And don’t forget that authentic Mexican food south of the border!

More information can be found at the event page on Resident Advisor and Facebook:

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