VX & Surface Tension present Ancient Methods and Obsidian Blade at F8 Line-up /Ancient Methods Obsidian Blade (live) Surface Tension DJs: Justin Anastasi, Jason, DJ CZ, Nihar VX DJs: Rachel Aiello Special guest DJs: Frankie Francisco (DF) Clinton Butler (TX)
Sure Thing & VX: Cititrax II at BeatBox Line-up /Veronica Vasicka, Broken English Club, Oliver Ho, Aaron J, Rachel Aiello, Justin Anastasi Sure Thing, VX & Minimal Wave present: Cititrax II Lineup: Veronica Vasicka DJ (Founder of Cititrax / Minimal Wave | NYC) Broken English Club LIVE (Cititrax / Jealous God | UK) oliver ho DJ (Blueprint / Meta | UK) Aaron J (Sure Thing) Rachel Aiello / Justin Anastasi (VX) Info: Veronica Vasicka (NY) https://soundcloud.com/minimalwave Veronica Vasicka has managed to take a lifelong love of electronically modulated sounds, along with a ardor for playing recorded versions of said sounds, and transform that passion into an impressive, intriguing cottage industry. A collector of vintage synthesizers and drum machinesRoland SH-101! Fricke MFB-501!the New Yorkbased Vasicka decided to bring her beloved music to the masses in 2003 via East Village Radio's Minimal-Electronik, a show dedicated to for her favored style: old, obscure, spare and often dark. I had this collection of Dutch magazines from the early '80s," Vasicka explained in a 2009 interview, "and they kept using the terms minimal electronics, new wave, coldwave and a bunch of others. I kind of thought there should be a term that covers all this music, and I thought minimal wave could be it." And with that bit of nomenclature set, her obsession became her career. In 2005, she kicked her similarly-themed label, Minimal Wave, into gear. But Vasicka wasn't done yet: In 2008, she launched the Cititrax imprint, a clearinghouse for newer synth-based acts, jacking house, raw techno and the likeand she's developed into something of an evangelist for the music, DJing around the world to spread the sine-wave gospel. Broken English Club aka Oliver Ho (UK) https://soundcloud.com/oliverho13 Those familiar with Oliver Ho's fearsome and often brutal futurist early EPs on Blueprint and his more recent avant techno/house Raudive material will be aware of his ability to inject a dark narrative into functional electronics. Broken English Club delivers monotone vocals and shards of live instrumentation over stuttering beats and bleak synths. The blank-stared, pin-point focused electronics and layers of noise betray no/wave and post punk influences, dragging together industrial experimentation and pitch-black techno. Aaron J (Sure Thing) https://soundcloud.com/aaronjmusic Rachel Aiello (VX) https://soundcloud.com/rachel-aiello Justin Anastasi (VX / Surface Tension) Sound by Danley Sound Labs, Inc.
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VX & Sure Thing: Civil Duty (Live) & Minimal Violence at F8 Line-up /Civil Duty (Shawn O'Sullivan & Beau Wanzer), Minimal Violence, Tyrel Williams, Aaron Jen, Jason Greer, Justin Anatasi, Rachel Aiello, Topazu On Friday Oct. 30, VX and Sure Thing are kicking off Halloween weekend with an epic horror-filled party featuring the live debut of Civil Duty! Expect drink specials, decorations, visuals, and killer track selections as we push deep into the witching hour. Costumes encouraged! Hardware-loving L.I.E.S. affiliates Shawn OSullivan and Beau Wanzer perform live material from their debut album on NY techno figurehead Anthony Parasoles label. The project first aired on a 12 on The Corner back in 2013, brandishing a hardware-heavy sound with nods to the 90s New York industrial scene. The self-titled debut LP was primarily recorded live across a few jam sessions, with some of the tracks dating back to 2012. Though this marks the duos first album together, the pair are no strangers to collaboration Shawn OSullivan and Katie Roses Further Reductions project released an album on Minimal Waves Cititrax imprint last year, and Beau Wanzer has released several records with Nation boss Traxx as Mutant Beat Dance over the years.
VX presents Regis (Downwards) at 1192 Folsom Line-up /Regis (Downwards) Justin Anastasi (VX) Rachel Aiello (VX) Regis is a name that has become synonymous with techno. The pseudonym of Birmingham, U.K.-born Karl O'Connor, Regis' story began in the early '90s. With a grounding in the post-punk and industrial scene of the '80s, O'Connor favored the rapidly increasing British techno sound being pioneered by the likes of Sweet Exorcist, Renegade Soundwave, and Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H. Kirk, and in 1993, along with Peter Sutton (Female), he founded Downwards. Approaching the label with true D.I.Y. aesthetics, Downwards released music from like-minded artists such as Surgeon andFemale, but it wasn't until 1995 that the first Regis release appeared. The 12 Montreal was made up of three loop-driven slabs of industrial-techno, taking influence from Jeff Mills and Dave Clarke, a sound that Regis would become known for throughout the '90s. After a slew of singles, Regis released his first album, 1996's Gymnastics. It continued with the dark, cold, industrial-techno sound that had appeared on his previous 12" releases and was followed in 1998 with his second album, Delivered into the Hands of Indifference. That year also saw Regis work with his childhood heroes Robert Grl and Chrislo Hass of German industrial outfit D.A.F. and saw him round out the end of the '90s with the recording of a prestigious John Peel session. With collaborations influencing his output, Regis' sound moved away from the loop-based techno he'd produced in the '90s, and with the beginning of the new millennium, O'Connor took field recordings and drones and incorporated them into his own brand of techno on his third album, 2001's Penetration. That year Regis teamed up with fellow techno artist Surgeon to form the British Murder Boys. Their mix of industrial drones, broken beats, and harsh loops helped redefine the techno landscape, spearheading a new direction in the genre. Alongside longtime collaborators Female, Silent Servant, and Function, Regis helped form Sandwell District in 2002. Part label/part DJ collective, the mission was to continue with what had been started with Downwards, creating a truly D.I.Y. setup with like-minded individuals. The Sandwell collective went on to inform one of the biggest shifts in techno, with their sound influencing a whole new generation of producers, particularly at Berlin's famous Berghain nightclub. With Resident DJs Justin Anastasi & Rachel Aiello. The San Francisco based duo and creators of VX. Previous notable guests include HTRK, Dva Damas, and Shifted. F8 | 1192 Folsom Supplemented sound and live visuals. Club Mate & Drink Specials.
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