Saturday, January 5th, 2008
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant-house
every 1st Saturday @ The Endup
With the incessant journalistic nods to its birthplace-of-techno
roots, it would be easy to assume Detroit is a city stuck in its
own musical past. But its thriving and continually evolving scene,
represented this month by four of the D's finest "new school"
talents, has proven that nothing could be further from the truth.
Repping the Spectral, Paxahau, and Beretta camps and beyond,
please join us for this special evening showcasing the new
sounds of Techno City.
===> RYAN ELLIOTT
spectral sound . ghostly international : detroit
===> KEITH KEMP (live)
beretta grey . gravid digital : detroit
===> RICH KORACH
paxahau . movement . d records : detroit
===> ERIC CLOUTIER
subtrak . untitled . moodgadget : detroit/nyc
with [KONTROL] residents:
---> NIKOLA BAYTALA
s.w.a.t . robsoul . junior boys own
---> ALLAND BYALLO
nightlight music . auralism . leibe*detail
---> SAMMY D
classic . utensil . dirtybird . magnificent 7
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 6am / 21+ / $15
FREE until 11pm!
full bios, pics and FREE music:
[KONTROL] on MySpace:
[ground.KONTROL] on Western Addition Radio:
January flyer front:
January flyer back:
Detroit DJ Ryan Elliott has gained notoriety over the past few years by programming sets that are as well crafted and sophisticated as they are danceable. From ice cold minimal techno to summery house beats, Elliott has played both big rooms and martini bars with equal success. As a DJ, Ryan is adept in the late night hours, finding the balance between heavy floor tracks and elegant crowdpleasers. Utilizing three decks, multiple audio sources, and outboard effects are par for the course, and Elliott employs them with the utmost skill to keep crowds engaged.
With a fervent interest in the emerging international techno scene, he is a walking dictionary of artists, labels, and releases. Elliott held his Tuesday night events at Ann Arbor's Goodnight Gracie with Matthew Dear from 2002 to 2004, bringing back energy to the city's nightlife. Ryan Elliott was also asked to be a resident at Detroit's weekly Untitled alongside Dear, Tadd Mullinix, Mike Servito, and Derek Plaslaiko. In 2005 he began a new residency at Detroit's Oslo, and created a stellar 33-track mix for the 2xCD edition of the Spectral Sound Vol. 1 compilation. This year he delivered one of the most talked about sets at the DEMF, tag-teaming with good friend Matthew Dear on the Detroit Stage.
Ryan's web page (with charts, links, etc.):
2007 Interview for Resident Advisor:
VIDEO: Ryan Elliott @ the DEMF, 2007 (w/ Matthew Dear):
VIDEO: Ryan Elliott at the afterparty to his 10-hour birthday set!:
AUDIO: Ryan Elliott DJ mix, September 2005
A Detroit native, Keith’s exposure to electronic music via Industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy and Brian Eno sparked an early infatuation with synthesizers and audio software. Club life after high school inspired Keith’s interest in spinning records, connecting the dots to Detroit artists such as Plastikman, Underground Resistance and Carl Craig. He has since focused on various creative areas of electronic music: DJ, producer, operating his label Gravid Digital, and performing his own music live.
DJ: Keith’s gigs have seen him headline alongside almost every prolific producer to have graced the electronic music stage in the past decade. A highly regarded technical performer, Keith’s sets combine his love of house, Industrial and German minimalism with Detroit techno. Sharing his taste in quality music with people as a DJ, he has traveled across the United States and performed at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2002 and 2005. After strictly DJing for a few years, he took the next logical step by cutting down his schedule and returned to his machines, working hard on his own unique take on electronic dance music.
LIVE: Blending the ethics of minimal techno with the moods and feel of house music has helped Keith in the creation of a live p.a. His passion for music technology, whether hardware or software, has allowed Keith to continually develop his live performances in a modern micro-house sensibility. His live performances are best described as a deft fusion of percussion programming, sub-atomic bass lines, and melodic flourishes. Keith regularly performs live for revered Detroit promoters Paxahau and Freshcorp.
Keith's website (w/ discography):
Keith's MySpace page:
AUDIO: Keith Kemp - Live PA @ DEMF 2005, Detroit
Rich Korach discovered underground electronic music in 1994, finally encountering the sound for which he had been searching. A native to the Detroit area, Rich witnessed sets from the early pioneers of techno: Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, John Acquaviva and Stacey Pullen. Drawing influence from Detroit’s elite, Rich became an active DJ in 1997. His sets are characterized by seamless transitions between elements of House and Techno, creating new subgenres with every mix.
In 2004 Rich became one of a few select Paxahau resident DJs while conjointly leading the merchandise divisions for Paxahau, DEMF and D Records. Being a resident Paxahau DJ gave Rich greater opportunity to display his unique capacity for DJ’ing, earning opening sets for such luminaries as: Josh Wink, Michael Mayer, Mathew Jonson and Richie Hawtin. Rich consistently evolves his sets, incorporating the latest effects components to create buildups, rearrange sounds, and make his performances that much more unique. His precision, timing, and technical aptitude have acquired both national and international attention resulting in spots at: the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Ibiza, Berlin, and all across the U.S.
Rich's MySpace page:
AUDIO: Rich Korach live @ The Oasis, Oakland 2007:
In a genre and movement all too predictable with the same fifty records playing forever on a continuous loop, Eric Cloutier is quietly making himself stand out amongst Detroit's next generation of producers and DJ’s. He began on the same circuit of Detroit parties and clubs most have traveled, eventually establishing residencies at Ann Arbor's Necto and Detroit's prominent after hours party spot, The Works. He also performed at both 2004's Movement festival as well as 2006’s Detroit Electronic Music Festival, and has shared the decks with fellow Detroit DJ’s Matthew Dear, Derek Plaslaiko and Ryan Elliott. In 2005, he was handpicked as a chosen replacement for the next batch of DJ’s at Detroit's monthly "Untitled" parties. He has since gone on to be label manager for the label Subtrak, which is slowly making waves amongst deeper minimal fans. Tasteful yet mildly abrasive, his blend of minimal techno infused with dub sensibilities firmly entrenches his sound in Detroit's rich past while looking towards the future.
Eric's MySpace page:
AUDIO: Eric Cloutier - Let The Beat Kontrol Your Body (promo mix made specially for Kontrol) :
Official Website: http://www.kontrolsf.com
Added by kontrol_sf on December 19, 2007