302 Broome St
New York City, New York

Wednesday, 11 January 2006

Sheal presents: Maximal

Live PA:
Mark Verbos [Simple Answer]

Guest DJs:
Prozac [Rancho Relaxo All-Stars, Disko B]
Lauren Flax [Chicago/Detroit]
James Willeford [New Orleans]
2-For-1 Drinks Before Midnight

No cover, 21+

Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome [on Forsyth]


Mark Verbos' interest in music began at an early age where he began playing instruments and reading music at the age of 5. Influenced by Wax Trax Records and Acid House, Verbos got into Techno. In 1993, Milwaukee promoters Drop Bass took notice and invited him to play at their parties. By 1996, in every major city in America. Around the same time, he released several EPs of his own and began working as an engineer, where he worked with legends Ralphie Rosario, Braxton Holmes, Terry Hunter, Vince Lawrence, and Farley Jackmaster Funk. His prolific recording career, which involves producing, remixing, and releasing his own tracks for prestigious labels like ReLoad, Wavescape, Planet Rhythm, Djax-Up Beats, Bpitch Control, Memory Boy, among others, with a bunch outputted through his own label, Simple Answer. Despite his humble roots in Milwaukee, he has lived in Chicago, Berlin, and now New York. Verbos has played records and live acts around the globe and has been embraced by the biggest techno DJs worldwide. In addition to his own music, Mark Verbos has continued to work as an engineer or co-producer valuing classic production techniques and implementing current technology. His work with Tommie Sunshine is of particular note, having produced more than 50 remixes and several EPs together on labels like International DeeJay Gigolos, PIAS, Astralwerks, Touch of Class, BeautyCase, K7, as well as major labels like Island DefJam, Atlantic, Arista, et al.

Prozac [Zach Vietze] has been a fixture in the New York scene for a million years. He worked at the Limelight for many years, mainly as a tech expert during Club Kid Michael Alig's Disco 2000 and Lord Michaels' Future Shock parties, respectively. After the Limelight closed, Zach worked at the now-defunct institution Throb Records. Throughout the the 90s, he played records at historic Gotham club[night]s like Tunnel, Palladium, USA, Save the Robots, Freq, Filter 14, Static parties, among many others. As Prozac, he released the "Zombie Style" Ep on Disko B and collaborated with John Selway and DJ Deluxxx as the Responsible Space Playboys' Sexsonic Sound System producing the international G13 hit "Jack You Fly Girls" on Tension Records. As a member of the "ambient supergroup," The Rancho Relaxo All-stars, which comprises of such distinguished talent as Abe Duque, Dietrich Schoenemann, John Selway, Susanne Brokesch, and Jason Szostek. The Ranchos will be touring Germany in January promoting their third album, the forthcoming "The Answer is Always Yes."

Added by shealkillyou on January 10, 2006

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