302 Broome St
New York City, New York

Inaugural night!
Surprise guest DJs on both floors!

Guest DJs:
Bruce Tantum [Time Out, New York
Marcos Cabral [Trapez, New York]
Konrad Black [Wagon Repair, Vancouver]

Hosted by Sheal [Visions of the Impending Apocalypse, The Look,
Crucial Getdown] and Dan Garvey [VIA:iv].

Thursday, August 04, 2005
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome [on Forsyth]
No cover, 21+
12-1 Open Bar

Nightlife legend Bruce Tantum has been involved in the downtown NYC
music scene for a long time. He and his band Moot were regular
fixtures at legendary venues including the Mudd Club, Danceteria, and
the Peppermint Lounge. Moot's spectacular non-success led Bruce to
throw down his bass guitar and pick up a pair of turntables. Soon, he
began spinning a mix of post-disco and early house at the Pyramid,
Chameleon, and other early 80's hotspots. Since then, he's moved
dancefloors all over the city like the former Centro-Fly and Filter 14
and all throughout Europe, primarily focusing on the spaced-out end of
the deep-house/tech-house spectrum. By day, Bruce can be found chained
to his desk, as clubs editor for Time Out New York magazine if he's
not jetsetting all over the world.

Growing up on a healthy dose of 80's electronic music, Marcos Cabral
found himself importing the electronic sound of the 90's through
Syntax Music Distribution, helping to bring a handful of labels to the
states for the first time such as European distributors Kompakt,
Clone, et al. Working alongside Frankie Bones and Adam X at defunct
NYC institution Sonic Groove Records, they pushed Europe's electronic
driven sound into record shops stateside. Soon after, Marcos found
his own sound and started producing alongside techno's elite for
Cologne's Trapez Records, an imprint of Traum. When he's not producing
hypnotic minimal gems like "Only Love" by Hansen + DJ Daniel, of which
he definitely turned into a deep-tech vocal masterpiece, Marcos is
almost always behind a pair of Technics. "You can feel the friction
when Marcos Cabral is punching buttons till the table collapses," a
review states. One part raw, unbridled talent, and the rest all heart,
Cabral is as hard to find as a record on the Traum/Trapez catalogue.
If you are into live sets laden with dirty basslines and steaming
jack-filtered acid, go see him play records NOW.

Vancouver, Canada's Konrad Black has made a name for himself with a
diligent European tour schedule and several 12"s on Swayzak's 240
Volts label. Konrad's work has been sighted on many of Swayzak's own
compilation mixes and you can see why. Tons of gnarly electroid disco
sets the scene with a wall of sound creating a real sense of
dancefloor drama. On his latest release [out on Mathew Johnson's Wagon
Repair], Black delivers more of his signature hard-hitting, pulsating
cuts. The standout A side, under his "Rockit" moniker, is an eerie,
dirty electro-house banger. As if that can be an indicator of his live
set, expect one dark motherfucker. Get Physical, home to M.A.N.D.Y.
and DJ T, hailed Black's latest release, as a top chart pick for April
and May.

Acid House, Tech House, Nu-Beat, Industrial, Hi-NRG, Freestyle,
Electro, Industrial, EBM, Coldwave, Minimal Synth
First Thursdays of the month at Happy Ending Lounge, alternating with
VISIONS OF THE IMPENDING APOCALYPSE [separate press kit attached]
302 Broome
between Forsyth and Eldridge
Venue Contact: Robert Hughes
[email protected]
(212) 334-9676

Added by shealkillyou on August 1, 2005

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