On the Tresor Floor Alessio Armeni aka Freddy K. presents the Unbroken series, and tonight’s #9 spot features himself and two guest artists. Freddy K. now resides in Germany and was the creator of the “Virus – Il Suono Di Roma” techno movement, founder of K1971 Label Management, boss of Key Records & Unbroken Booking Agency. Takaaki Itoh is a Japanese techno producer, DJ and promoter who founded the acclaimed Wols label and endears his fanbase with his ever-powerful, driving techno sets with a very modern approach. Unbroken artist Hector Oaks was born in Madrid and now lives in Berlin. He is a young artist who is enjoying a lot of success both as a DJ and as a producer. Hector Oaks continues to increase in recent years by releasing on labels like Key Vinyl, Quant Records, Sonntag Morgen and Par Recordings. The +4Bar features 2 Detroit artists sharing the decks with 2 Berlin artists. Kevin Reynolds, producer/live performer from Detroit, began in the local underground of the mid ’90’s Detroit Techno scene. He worked for Derrick May’s label Transmat and after beginning his own careeer was dubbed by the UK’s BBC Radio One as “the new sound of Detroit.”: his recent live sets have been called a highlight of the 2009 Movement Festival Detroit by Resident Advisor. As a teen Derek Plaslaiko was equally transfixed by Mojo and Wizard cassettes and Minor Threat 7”s, followed the beats from his hometown 20 miles south of Detroit to the epicenter of Detroit techno. He quietly paid his dues on Detroit’s rave circuit, and quickly earned a reputation for forward thinking DJ sets that were clinical, sophisticated and extremely sensual. This combination resulted in a residency for Family, the weekly party at Detroit’s legendary Motor. Currently, Derek is one of the resident DJs at the Bunker (Subtonic) in NYC, as well as an integral part of the Wolf + Lamb monthly parties. Marc Schneider is an influential DJ and producer from Hamburg who got his first taste for dance music via Hip Hop and golden generation artists before visits to the legendary, groundbreaking club Front and other influential venues introduced him to house and techno in 91. Never having missed any major development or pivotal release in quality dance music, Marc Schneider can flex is DJ-muscles in so many different ways and sensibly guide the crowd through a tasteful and kicking mixture of all things house and techno. Richard Zepezauer is one of the DJs who believes that releasing records as well as playing music to a crowd of dancers is fulfilling a higher purpose! His label · n s y d e · is his own personal way of keeping this focus alive. The broad range displayed in his DJ sets testifies of his lifelong passion for music and record digging, and his recent cooperations with various renowned 20th century classics ensembles is a testament of his diversity.
*** (The Tresor Floor line-up has been changed. We regret that Takaaki Itoh is unable to play tonight and in place we present Leiras and Mary Velo with a live set).